Today my biggest accomplishment has been listening to the KEXP top 90.3 of 2005 [kexp (starts at 10 am, 30 december 2005)]. [Except that right now they're playing "Kissing the Lipless" even though Chutes Too Narrow came out at the end of 2003. Ah, they're cheating by including their live compilation disk]. I'm so glad that I took evan's suggestion [#] about downloading the streaming mp3 file because I'm thoroughly out of practice in the "listening to the radio" department and if I couldn't fast-forward past the surprisingly long surprisingly inane breaks of DJ chatter, I think that the experience of not being able to just pick the songs that I want to listen to in the order I want to listen to them might just drive me completely crazy. I couldn't find an mp3 player that completely understood that the track it's playing is getting larger with time so I occasionally need to reopen the file. The point of this is to say that carrying around a bunch of music that I like has perhaps spoiled me and over-indulged my control freak work environment tendencies.
I thought that my big accomplishment would be sending some FAXes, but that has been a bust. Alas, there's still time to conquer the long-distance dialing instructions.
updates: as the playlist gets into the 20s I'm liking it more and realizing that the most stressful part of radio is the people talking directly into my ears (which may be a small part of my telephonehate). Also, Mission FAX Machine has come to a successful conclusion.