Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Would you look at that!

So, my girls don't like to sleep anymore. They played tag team with Dad until 2 am. Being Dad has its moments. Today - Dad is VERY tired.

But you don't come here to listen to me moan, and frankly, I try to not to moan.

So why are we here today. Today is about the wonders of life. I'm a bit of an audiophile. I love my iPhone, I hate the Apple ear buds. Those things suck. They are uncomfortable and their dynamic range is a bit crappy. I could never buy these things if they just didn't come with like my phone.

Pictured above is the headphones I use most often: my Bose TriPort Earbuds. The sound quality is excellent and I've never worn an earbud that felt so comfortable. Again, I digress, but seriously...OhCountess just got a she won't be wearing mine any more...but again...distraction.

On the days that I'm not the family bus driver, I drive the car to a park and ride since I have 12 years before I get parking privileges at the new job (that is not an exaggeration, that is the time I was quoted...yikes). These bus rides can be very interesting, well not really, but my phone does have a built in iPod, and trust me, it makes the ride a joy. Usually...I've got one of my favorite poker podcasts to keep me company.

Last night was poker league at a local tavern. I often play with my headphones on. It helps me stay focused and last night was no different. I busted out a little (a lot) earlier than I would have liked to and instead of neatly putting my earbuds away in their handy dandy case, I neatly coiled the cord, got home and set the spaghetti pile on the counter. I figured I'd just be uncoiling them in the morning on the bus ride in.

Good call, because that's what I did. I put the mess with case in my coat pocket (sports coat guys) and headed to the Park and Ride. I found a crappy sweet spot to park the car, got out and as I walked to the queue, I removed the birds nest from pocket and got the headphones in ear and cranking out soothing podcasts.

When I get to my desk, I usually put away the earbuds and exchange them for over the ear noise cancelling headphones. I reached into my pocket for the case to my headphones, and it was gone. CRAP! I knew I had it when I left the house, I thought maybe I left it in the car, but the sick feeling in my stomach reminded me that it was probably...on the ground in a large retail parking lot. Again...CRAP!

Its not the end of the world. There are alternatives, but I'm the type of person that hates to lose something.

Well, work went fine. Outside of falling asleep briefly at my desk this afternoon, I had a good day. Even OhCountess stopped by to finally see my new office. But I was really disappointed I lost that case.

Happy Birthday E! The family got to enjoy a wonderful 2 year olds birthday party. It started at 5:30 in a town about an hour from year so there was no way I was making it in time. This helped to distract me since, as many Dads know, bachelor dinner nights are a rare thing. I got to chose my own supper...without negotiation! Because of all of this, I stayed a little later at the office and took a late shuttle home.

I got off the bus at our destination and start the trudge back to the car. I keep my eyes peeled (that just sounds so gross...where did it come from) for my little black case. Holy poop! On the curb, could it be? Unharmed and in perfect condition lay my earbud case. Someone must have found it and moved it too safety. There is no way it could have just fallen and landed on the edge of this curb.

To whom ever did this...Thank you! This is a unfortunately rare event. Time to keep paying it forward.


dmarks said...

I need amplified earphones for my Archos 404, because it is just audible at max volume. Those Bose's look nice, but they aren't amplified.

Sometimes I wonder if my hearing was damaged slightly on my last trip to Rochester. I might blog about that one day.

Greg said...

Thnak goodness that case was found. I might have needed to drink a beer in remembrence if it had not been found.

Anonymous said...

Wow that was amazing. Round here they would be on e-bay by now or sold for drug money.
That's truly a heart warming moment. Bet you wanted to kiss someone?

Heather said...

I hate to lose stuff too. That must have just made your day, finding it on the curb like that.

Nap Warden said...

Lucky you...go buy a lottery ticket!

MamaGeek said...

Bose earphones and an iPOD? I like your style! Hail Mary for finding the beer!