The one where ¥16,125 was earned, but another ¥47,975 is desired.

I’m going out on a limb here, but I fixed PCs all last week, non-stop. I even had some appointments lined up on the weekend. I have no idea why, but I only earned ¥16,125. Maybe I’m too fair with charging people money. I only charge a little over ¥5,050 an hour, but I usually spend more than an hour on these kind of things. The sad thing about it is that I end up being fair and not charging for the “sitting” fee, which is the time taken waiting for the computer to finish working (ie. doing HDD surface scans and number crunching). Am I just too nice? Are you thinking about calling me for help right now? X_x

Anyway, with this hard-earned money, I made a few preorders over at Neowing tonight. You can check them out on the Preorders page, they’re there. You’ll also notice that I finally made a preorder for the Griffon Enterprises nude figure of Housen Ryofu (from Ikki Tousen). Ahh… so delectable. I found a quaint little shop called Hobby Search, and they sell a wide variety of hobby kits from most of the major companies. As to whether or not they ship to Canada is another story, but they accepted my preorder for now. So far, so good.

Here’s where the ¥47,975 comes into play… there are a few more figures that I have my eye on, and I kind of want them all. It’s sad to say, really, that I’m hooked on these molded works of art and erotica. It’s no wonder I don’t have a girlfriend… I just don’t want my figures collection thrown away because of some ridiculous emotions called jealousy and insecurity.

Watched some of the live E3 footage from Sony and Nintendo. Skipped Microsoft, since they suck, and most likely would have showcased an army of FPS games. Not my cup of tea. While Sony’s E3 presentation was phenomenal with the PS3, Gran Turismo 5, and FINAL FANTASY XIII multiplied by three (!), I was most impressed with Nintendo’s E3 unveiling of the Wii. Despite it’s peculiar name, the Wii may just be the next big thing in the console industry. I may even be putting PS3 on the backburner to the Wii. They made so many innovations this year, you just have to see it to believe it. Nintendo is making a surprise comeback this year. I’m impressed with the Japanese game line-up for the DS, as well as their new DS Lite. The PSP, while a good system, is missing the big thing – titles. I’m a bishoujo/RPG gamer, and the titles they have available for PSP are lacking, even in the Japanese market. I hope Sony takes this kick in the butt to come back and start pushing out more titles. Nothing like a little competition to induce creativity and productivity.

I’m so close to getting a new PC, it’s not even funny. I have the cash, but buying the PC would leave me broke for the rest of the month, and I have no intention of doing that (again). I also had a few other purchases in mind throughout the entire weekend. One of them was a Canon PowerShot SD630. After much consideration, I decided that if I was going to spend that much money on a point-and-shoot camera, I may as well buy an SLR instead, so I settled on the Canon EOS Rebel XT, since the price has been lowered recently, and I’ve been wanting to get into amateur photography for quite some time now. Still, it was more of a pipe dream. Then, I went back to the new PC idea, and thinking deeply, came to the conclusion that although having a faster computer with a RAID-5 configuration would be cool, I’d also have to think about tape backups and UPS units, and crap like that. When it came right down to it, I needed a larger storage medium. I contemplated saving money by picking up another HDD for extra storage space. At first, I was thinking about going with another 3.5″ HDD, but I didn’t like the idea of having to carry it around with another power adapter. I thought about a 2.5″ HDD, but the idea of having less space also irked me. For some time, I was stuck in limbo, and I finally decided to just buy nothing at all. In the end, it still works out for me, and I’m pretty much halfway towards saving enough money for paying off one of my minor loans. Well, by the next pay period, I’m sure I’ll figure out a better solution. Moral of the story here? Just because you can spend a lot of money doesn’t mean that you should.

My old MS Intellimouse Explorer was dying, so I gave in and bought an MS Laser Mouse 3000. Much better, although I’m not a big fan of the small size. No big deal, though, since I plan to pick up the Logitech G7 Laser later on.

I brought my car to Canadian Tire on Saturday morning, and got it back by the mid-afternoon. It turns out that the clutch pedal just needed some adjusting, and they didn’t have to install my clutch kit after all. Instead of returning the parts, I kept them for the future, in case it needs to be changed out anyway. I’m pretty sure it’ll be sometime soon, since I have no idea how long it’s been since the clutch was last changed (by the previous owner). As a result, I’m re-learning how to drive standard, since I’m still used to having the clutch pushed in. It’s so far out now, but I’m slowly adjusting. I have less than three weeks before I take this baby to the city, so practice, practice, practice!


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