Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Quick Story

So, most of y'all, my dear readers, are bloggers, and most are also avid picture takers. You know how much room pictures take up, and how important it is to backup, and thus how wonderful external hard drives are. Well, I was near a Circuit City yesterday and thought, "Ooh, they are going out of business, I wonder if they have good deals on HDs..." I walked in and couldn't find them right away, so I found the one person actually working there and the following conversation ensued:

Me: Where are your external hard drives?
Employee: Oh, they are over here. *points, as I start to walk that way* Do you know what you are looking for? There are...*starts to explain*
Me: No, I'm just looking to see if there are any good deals.
Employee: *walks over to HDs* Well, there are two basic kinds...
Me: *cuts him off, smiling* Yeah, I know.
Employee: See, there are smaller, more portable ones...
Me: *cuts him off again* Or the bigger ones you can plug in. I know. I have three at home.
Employee: *realizes I might not actually be a dumb girl* Oh, ok.
Me: Thank you. =)

It sounds a lot ruder in writing, haha, it really wasn't, I promise! He just kept trying to explain hard drives to me, and I kept trying to politely insinuate that I had a clue, and he just didn't quite get it. "I just want to look for cheap storage, sir, because I'm a technology addict!" It was kind of surprising that he was so helpful, because he really was the only employee in the store (that I could see) and so I'm sure he spends all day answering props to the nameless Circuit City employees who are helpful even though they know they'll be out of a job soon. Just please don't bother me too much when I'm trying to bargain shop. ;) Oh, and on that note, drives were only 20% off, making them still more expensive than just waiting for a sale at Staples, which happens about every other week. So I didn't buy any, but maybe I'll check back in a few weeks to see if the prices go down any more. I was with a friend who's a new grad student, and I think she was surprised when I said I didn't want to buy one that was less than 500 gigs. Um, yeah, I already have 750 gigs at home, and about 500 gigs of that full. So, yeah...

And so this is not a picture-free post, I present me testing the range on my new toy, a remote for my camera:

Testing the Range...

We were doing a knitting photoshoot on campus (yep we got some strange looks) and wanted to take a group picture at the end. There were very few places to set the camera - this is the first one we tried (it was on a trash can about 30 feet away, haha), and it worked pretty well. The next one was awesome, and a tribute to the Gorillapod...hopefully A will send me the pictures of that soon and then I'll share. =)


  1. at least yours are 20% off, ours here are only 10%!! ha, not happening. Good to know staples has good sales, I'll check them out. I need one, BAD. My computer crashed about 2 weeks ago. Luckily, my Brother in law rocks and fixed it, and I quickly burned cd's of all my photos. That'll teach me not to back my stuff up! :)

  2. Yeah the deals at CC's liquidation sales are pretty terrible. I have a friend who was a manager at the one on airline for years, until they closed it late last year. He somehow got a job at the new one by the mall (difficult because they were trying not to "contaminate" the new store with the old employees). He was only there about a month before they announced they were closing all the stores!

  3. So, um, where's the employee with all the explanations when I'm shopping?

  4. Ahhh you just reminded me of every trip to Radio Shack I took as an undergrad. I came to believe they had an alarm that would go off when a girl "accidentally" wandered in the parts section. I wish I could record the looks I would get when I would say something like, I need 4 op-amps and you only have 2 here, are there any in the back...

    Gorilla pod pictures coming soon.

  5. "*realises I might not actually be a dumb girl*" ... cracked me up!! I just got an external hd, so great to have the extra storage!

    Glad to see you're still having fun with that button! :-)

  6. You are so fun. I loved this post. :)


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