Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Potpourri: the sequel

Feed me, Seymour, feed me
My ipod mini is not actually an ipod. Want to know what it really is? It’s the Earbudinator.

I’m now on my fourth set of earphones this year. Wth? In the first three sets it was the left earbud that zonked out. This last set it was the right one. I don’t get it. Is my ipod like a succubus for earphones? Does anyone else go through earphones like water or is my ipod just super special?

‘You need to find a shoe shale,’ shed Sean.
As I’ve whined before, my shoes (Asics 2130s) are being discontinued. However, in my half-assed online searching, I have yet to find a retailer that’s selling them for super cheap. I think the lowest price I've seen is about $85. That’s not cheap, my friends. Anyone have any retail website recommendations for me? I really want to buy another pair or two before they’re all gone, but I can’t afford to shell out a fortune for them right now.

Ode to my grey running trousers
Oh grey running trousers, how I love thee. Your legs are the perfect length. Your material is soft, breathable and sweatwicking. You form to my un-junk-filled tookus and actually make it look enticing. (Okay, maybe not enticing, but at least passable.) You don’t ride up and give me camel toe. We are a perfect fit. Or we were until I realized you make me look like I have bladder control issues and should probably be wearing Depends. Why do you make sweat marks so visible? Why do I consistently wipe my sweaty hands on my bum and compound the problem? I thought what we had was special. I feel betrayed. No longer will I consider you for my race day outfit. I think we need some time apart. Trust me, it’s for the best.

Yeah, that’s all I’ve got for today. I’m busy. Go bug someone else for a little while. Maybe I’ll find enough time before the weekend to put together another quiz. Or maybe that’ll be next week. Eh, who knows.

19 comments:

RazZDoodle said...

Your enthusiasm knows no boundaries.

Melanie said...

Try holabirdsports.com... I find that they often have the lowest shoe prices.

Marcy said...

Ooooohhh give me a bit . . .I'll find you some coupon codes or a sale or something on those babies LOL.

I don't know what to tell you on the buds. Mine are still kicking hehe.

tfh said...

Ah, Melanie beat me to it. I'm all about holabird, and they ship super-quickly too. I checked though (hey, research is part of my JOB) and I think they're still around $77 there.

As for earbuds, mine do that too. Then again, my Ipod also breaks every five months. Since the Apple store exchanges it without argument everytime, I figure it's a known glitch and they're doing nothing to fix it. Likely the same thing with the earbuds.

Ms. V. said...

As much as I love music, the earbud situation is starting to pizz me off too. Always losing those bud things.

joyRuN said...

For the earbuds, I haven't had any issues with the pair that came with my iPod Shuffle (knock on wood).

And for the shoes, I just got the 2130's from RnJsports.com - between the price + shipping, it worked out the cheapest for me.

Hope that helps!!

BeachRunner said...

Good luck with the buds and shoes. I agree that holabirdsports is great for running shoes and gear.

Jess said...

Sorry to hear about your break with your running pants. That's unfortunate.

Roisin said...

I cannot wear grey bottoms ever...I sweat too much and then look a little special.

I go through earphones really fast too! Good...it's not just me!

chia said...

LOL I'm with you on the earbuds. I have a shoe box full of the rejects. Anything Sennheiser seems to last longer than the others... but nike has a cool pair of over-ears that rock.

m said...

Ha! Thanks for sharing! :)

Ted said...

Xenia... you might want to try this website...

http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/products/ASC1299/Womens_ASICS_GT-2130_Running_Shoe

Marcy said...

OK I'm with Ted on this. Both Amazon and RR have them for $75. I also found some coupon codes for RR (I don't know if they'll work since the price is so low) But here you go:

CX180213 -15% off
CPM-05844 -10% off
RMO80510 -10% off $75 or more

Xenia said...

I love you people. Thanks for the links. Marcy, I heart you and your coupon codes.

Ted, have you turned into Jesus or something?

Jamie said...

runningwarehouse.com. Not sure what the price is there but sometimes you can get a great deal. And I hear you on the grey pants - only black for this girl!

P.O.M. said...

Yep, I've come to realize that black shorts or pants are really the best for running - for OH SO many reasons.

The Running Knitter said...

Now I'm off to check out everyone's links, since we wear the same shoes! :)

Marci said...

Just catching up - great job with your speed training - keep it up!

Laura said...

Sometime in the next few days I'm going to be giving away a free pair of headphones... stay tuned :)