Daily Archives: December 15, 2003

Receipts make the man

I was filing away my web invoices, when I stopped to look at them. I purchased three things in the last week:

  • Donkey Konga: a rhythm action music game imported from Japan for the Nintendo GameCube that features a conga drum controller
  • Tickets to Lord of the Rings: Return of the King the day it comes out
  • 1000 ft. of cat-5e ethernet cable, with a crimper and 100 RJ-45 connectors

I tried to rationalize any one of these purchases.

“Well, it’s imported from Japan, so it’s never going to come out here. Music games are genre of video gaming that American culture isn’t ever going to understand. I’m soooo indie.”

“Well, lots of people like the Lord of the Rings movies. Decent people with families and everything.”

“Well, I need 1000 feet of networking cable because. . .”

Needless to say, I failed miserably.

These are the receipts of a nerd.