So I got this new (my first actually) MP3 player last night. I ordered it last week from Wallmart and it took surprisingly little time to ship. Must be UPS- stupid FedEx. Check out the pictures. It is the smallest in the world.
It really is small. It's actually awesome because it has necklace headphones that you wear it with so you don't have to hassle with bulkiness or whatever. It's only a gig, but super portable and holds a few hundred songs which is plenty for now. I mean I will never listen to all 5000+ songs on my MP3 player before the battery runs or whatever. I figured in two years when I work at an accounting firm (see below), I'll probably get a hard drive player since I will be using it at my desk where I can turn it in. So far, so good- no real complaints.
Tonight I went to the firm I'm interning at over the summer (Clark Nuber)'s Holiday party at the Science Center. At first I didn't have a date, but I ended up going with Lauren--which is really good because I would have been out of place without a guest. Everyone at the party was really nice. And they announced my name and gave me a gift, along with the other UW intern. Wow, I've gotten so much from the firm already. There were also some cool gifts people won- IPOD mini, Canon digital camera, various $50 gift cards, radios (as in 14 mile walkie-talkies). I met a few new people but my only complaint is that it seemed a bit too "old" for me. I mean it was totally one of those corporate holiday parties which is fine, but I don't have a GF to showoff and I'm not that old and I really don't know anyone. After the summer it'll be fine. I just need to mingle some more but it's akward because I don't know what to say since everyone is older than me- although the other UW intern did running start and is probably only 20. And I also noticed that everyone is taller than me LOL. But the dinner was great. I had fillet mingon and the presentation was 5 star (along with the taste). And there were like 6 drink stations. I didn't have alcohol, but Lauren sure enjoyed the white wine. After the party, she said she wasn't drunk, but she was definetely tipsy. Lauren was nervous about trying to impress people for me and she did a good job. Things turned out fine. I also found out (officially) that she's dating one of my (now) former coworkers at the EC, Jeff. We had a going-away party for him yesterday. I'm glad that those two are (sorta) dating. I think I'll have a good time working at Clark Nuber. I just hope I don't get spoiled. LOL.
So after the party, I drove up to Lynnwood for Mili's karoke birthday party. I called her 3 times but no answer so I went 1/2 hour out of my way to the place she said she was having it at. Nope- no one there. I called someone else who I thought would be there and she didn't know what was going on. God, wasted an hour and a half. It's a good thing that I never pursued that...Her car got stolen two weeks ago too. She's borrowing her Ex's car.
On the school front, I'm kinda pissed at my group projects. For one group, the people are flaky. The other one, they are on-top of things, but not very "open" to ideas and doing good (in my mind) work. So as usual, I have to completely edit the paper and for the other one, well, I wrote it so yeah. I have to study for all of my classes too. The next week and a half will be a pain. But hopefully after that it'll turn out ok and I can quit Sears and prepare for next quarter.
By working in retail, I've come to hate some kinds of people. And doing these stupid group projects, I hate flaky people and people who are not organized and people who don't hold their own. I've adopted three principles for being successful: Information, Communication, and Dedication. You need all three of them to get things done and reach your goals. I guess that's part of the reason I'm an accountant (the first two anyway).
Well, I'm tired and should do work tomorrow. Go Huskies and Seahawks.