Wait! Just remembered the two things I've been trying to check online despite connection problems being what they are:
1) Boston-visiting. Round-trip is $75. That's the cheapest I've seen (I haven't been able to check much other than Amtrak and Greyhound, stupid Erol's). If I go up with Tom (who's in the area for New Year's) on the 3rd, I can take a bus home one-way for $41. That's still a lot of money.
2) Finally looked up the Samsung Uproar (no link available, thanks, Erol's). I keep thinking about whether or not I want a cel, or whether I'm ready for a cel phone. But I thought, if nothing else, this phone is the phone for me (the guy singing out loud to himself in the commercial is me, fer chrissakes). It's got a lot of what I'm looking for: web, e-mail, an organizer, .mp3s too, oh and a phone. It's also about $400. Shit, that's expensive. That doesn't include any extras (web access, phone plan) I assume, as well. It's the phone for me, if there is such a thing, right? Nice and expensive, like my tastes. I'm a vain motherfucker, I am, if your cel phone indicates anything about your personality. ;)
Also discovered: due to a lack of tomato paste that spaghetti covered in garlic powder and soy sauce is very, very good. I will now eat spaghetti like that often. My mom will find it to be very gross, or at least odd, and that's good enough for me.
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Now accepting donations: I need $500 for Christmas so I can buy all this stuff, plus the $2750 I didn't make for this coming semester's tuition, and some pocket change so I can buy people presents.