Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

June 22, 2004

new loot!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 1:22 PM

– Orna bought me tons of stuff from thinkgeek, seeing as my birthday is coming up. Loot include /dev/mug, “got root” bucket hat, the quintessential stuffed tux and a tux golf shirt. Have I mentioned I have the best SO?
– My order from the free software foundation arrived this morning. Two tshirts with the GPL on them (I am now a walking license!), and a GNU travel mug.
– I bought new running shoes yesterday. Exactly the same (New Balance 991) as the old running shoes, which have served me faithfully in the last few years.
– I also bought a new backpack, an Eagle Creek Work Space 30L pack, with a special nest for one’s faithful companion, the laptop. Now I can lug my laptop on hikes! (I can hear you Orna, yes, I know I will actually have to actually go on hikes!)
– I bought new shoe pads (no idea what these are called in English..) for my flat feet. This is something that my health insurance should have covered, but the sales person convinced me to get new and improved ones, to the tune of 1400 NIS(!) (310$). The selling points were the fact that I should feel absolutely no foot pain with these, and a money-back guarantee if I am not happy with them. I should get them in two weeks, and we’ll see.
– I bought new earrings. I’ve been wearing the same pair of earrings for a few years, but one of them got lost last week. The old ones cost me around 10 NIS (some unknown metal) – the new ones 400 NIS (18 karat “white gold”). I have expensive tastes.


  1. A few typos…
    Argh. “Shoe” is written with an e, not a w. You made the same typo twice.
    And one of the earrings probably got “lost” last week.
    Titchadesh on your purchases.

    Comment by novartza — June 22, 2004 @ 3:37 AM | Reply

    • Re: A few typos…
      fixed, thank you. That’s the problem with spell-checkers, they know syntax, but not semantics…

      Comment by mulix — June 22, 2004 @ 3:57 AM | Reply

  2. I think I have a “RSA Dolphin” shirt from Thinkgeek (back then when strong encryption was still export-controlled). I haven’t been to that site in ages. I bet they have tons of new stuff now.

    Comment by emre — June 22, 2004 @ 4:38 AM | Reply

    • yes, they do… I’m a sucker for geek paraphernalia.

      Comment by mulix — June 22, 2004 @ 4:49 AM | Reply

  3. I hereby declare today, June 22nd to be “get green with envy at Muli’s cool stuff day”.
    /me shoots extra powerful envy-LASERs from my eyes!

    Comment by yrk — June 22, 2004 @ 6:26 AM | Reply

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