Thank you, Sky Bank, for all the toys you bought me with my $500 gift certificate to

Thank you for the Epson Stylus Photo R200 printer and the Epson Matte paper and the Kodak Glossy paper. I’ve had lots of fun playing with my new printer, printing on the free 4×6 glossy paper included with the printer and the 8? x 11 matte paper, too. The printer’s nice and quiet, and prints a 4×6 color print in about two minutes. Later tonight, I plan on making a new driving mix CD (or maybe a third 90’s mix) and printing art on the disc, using the free printable CD-R included with the printer.

Thank you, also, for the new Carlo Robelli electric-acoustic guitar that arrived today after the printer. I tuned it this afternoon, and played with it some, but it needs time for the strings to stretch and adjust, being BRAND FREAKING NEW. I’ve never owned a brand new guitar before, and it’s pretty cool. Sure, I can tell that this is an inexpensive guitar (one might even say “cheap”), but I don’t mind. I’d actually feel silly if I’d blown my whole wad on a nicer guitar that I’d only play a couple times a week in my own basement, alone. Oh, and thanks also for the Musician’s Friend guitar stand, and the guitar strap I ordered today.

I’d also like to thank you for the Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 250 video capture card. That’s going to go into Aaron’s computer on Sunday sometime, since Saturday is devoted to visiting the grandparents in Lakewood, and I don’t want to try installing anything in his computer without him here. Of course, now he’ll probably have to spend some cash himself on a second hard drive for all this video media…

I think that’s it for now. Next week, though, I’ll be thanking you for the remainder of my toys: the guitar strap I mentioned above, the replacement black ink cartridge for the new printer (just thinking ahead), the printable CD-Rs and DVD-Rs, and two Best of the Muppet Show DVDs. The one with Mark Hamill I barely remember, being a Star Wars nerd at a young age, but I don’t remember much about the ones with Steve Martin or Gilda Radner. I’m looking forward to those.

Thank you again, Sky Bank, for giving me lots of cool stuff. Your benefits rock balls sometimes.