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Now on to something a bit more interesting... How difficult is it to find blank VHS media these days?
My adventure started yesterday, when I went to Wal-Mart. I checked the electronics section, where I had gotten some blank tapes before, and there was no VHS to be found. Only a wide variety of blank DVD and CD media. I then take a trip across town to the mall, thinking I'm certain to find some blank tapes there. I walk in the the first place, Radio Shack. No VHS tapes. I then go to Sears, again to find no tapes. I ask an employee in the electronics section, and he points out an empty place on the shelf where the tapes should be and says they're sold out. He then suggests that I look at Wal-Mart. I tell him that I've already been to Wal-Mart and they had none. On my way out of the mall, I stop by the only other place that might sell VHS tapes in the building, FYE. Unsurprisingly, they had none.
So today, I get the bright idea that one of the many discount/dollar stores in town may have blank tapes. I first stopped at the Dollar General here on this side of town. I walk around the store for nearly 10 minutes looking for blank VHS tapes. I see many old videos and movies on VHS, but no blank tapes. While I'm walking the exit of the store, I spot a section with blank CDs and DVDs. After I stopped and stood there for a few seconds, I finally spotted a few two packs of TDK VHS tapes on the very bottom shelf. Since I rarely ever buy blank VHS tapes, I don't really know what a "good" price for them should be, but nonetheless, I pick up two packs, for three dollars each.
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I've got one class tomorrow (Friday) and then three days of class next week (Monday through Wednesday). After that, the school's scheduled two "reading days" for Thursday and Friday where students are supposed to be studying for finals which will occur the next week, but most people (including myself) are calling it a four-day weekend.
I won't be on campus for the long weekend, but I'm sure there will be plenty of partying. I'll be at home that weekend, probably trying to study or just catch up on sleep.
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I haven't gotten fooled yet today, but it's still early. I do plan on trying to pull something off later, but I'll have to play it by ear and see how things work out later today...
In other news, males here get to go through the room selection process for next year. Today is the main day, and this morning, I chose a number in the room selection lottery. I chose number 50 out of 500, so I'll get a very early (and hopefully good) choice of where I want to live next year. I already have a good idea of where I want to room next year, so I'll have an easy room selection session tonight.
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