May 19, 2008


Maybe you read the earlier entry. The woot BOC (bag of crap) arrived this weekend. Wanna see?

Firstly, the bag was actually a bucket. It's a small substitution, and I'm happy with it. The bucket looks to be just about the right size to cool 4-5 Shiner Bocks in ice on a hot day. Alternately, I could use it to make a giant citronella candle. Oh, the options.

Inside the bucket was a "reading desk lamp." I was a little disappointed, and may have even said, "man, this thing is crap." Since I purchased a bag of crap, this was right on par. It will go into a parts box, and turn up in something.

Next, I pulled out a Delta Airlines tin. I thought that it was full of cookies or something. But inside was a posh travel kit, that must've been a giveaway for first class passengers. The kit contains a number of items including an eye mask, ear plugs, tissues, toothbrush, and socks(?). Everything is neatly branded for Delta. It's a very cute kit. Not sure what I'm going to do with it though. Probably put it with my collection of kiddie airline pins.

At the bottom of the Woot bucket rested a handful of refurbed Sansa MP3 players. They range from 2GB to 6GB, and at least two of them work. Since there weren't any cables included, I don't know if the other two work yet. As far as MP3 players go, they don't seem all that bad. They have FM tuners, and can also store photos, videos, etc. I will probably load up Rockbox on 'em, then play a little Doom.

Not bad for 8 bucks. Now I have to start training so that I'll be ready for my next BOC!

Posted by Matty at 11:29 AM | Comments (4)

May 12, 2008

Happy happy, woot joy

After years of trying and failing, I finally scored a bag of crap!

Not to be confused with a colostomy bag, this bag of crap is a hallowed item from the sales site The BOC typically sells out in mere seconds, after crashing the Woot servers.

For the uninitiated, Woot is a one-item-per-day sale site based here in Dallas. Typically the items offered are electronic and gadget-based. I like Woot, and have gotten some cool stuff in the past including a Roomba and a Scooba, and tasty pistachio nuts!

The crap in the bag can be most anything. Sometimes it's squirt guns remote controls or other overstock junk. But every once in a while, it's something a bit nicer, like a big TV.

I scored my BOC in the woot off last week, and I will update this post with pictures when it arrives.

So, um I didn't mean to make this sound like a big commercial. But I know that the three or four of you who woot will be excited by this post!

Posted by Matty at 11:15 AM | Comments (4)

May 01, 2008

Here We {yawn} Go

I'm not certain what I'm doing up at this unholy (to me) hour, but I'm awake enough to be excited. I'm going to Maryland. Specifically, to the MD Sheep & Wool Festival!

Chris is my traveling companion, and this is our 3rd year attending.

Matt is so very kind and handsome, and is driving me to Chris', who will drive us both to the airport.

Again, let me state that I am excited (and being off work may have something to do with it).

Posted by Nanc at 05:38 AM | Comments (4)