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-- The Dalai Lama

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Turn Down the World...

I really, really want some noise canceling headphones. Browsing on Amazon, these seem to be the favorite, but I'm wondering if anyone has any other recommendations.

In other news, the word of the day is stress. Finishing school and the wedding plans have whipped themselves into a relentless screeching frenzy and there's no real end in sight. But I refuse to whine about it any more than I absolutely have to.

The more positive news is that I have finally finished my huge Powerpoint presentation for my talk on Tuesday, and my term paper for the same class is nearing the home stretch.

For the wedding, the last vendor - the officiant - has been booked. (A very nice judge. We found her on the city's website. We were both relieved to have found someone with no religious ties.) The hair and makeup have been practiced, the food has been tasted, the cake has been chosen (We went with one larger cake with a bunch of smaller versions around it - so cute!). Next week is final dress fitting (Of course between now and Thursday I need to lose about 4 pounds...), tux renting and marriage license getting. (Is it too late to elope?)

5 comments:

Menagerie said...

Matthew has used the less expensive Aiwa headphones for the last three years (and I've borrowed them whenever I fly). They run about $50 and do a great job!

Shannon said...

Thanks! Let me ask you this: If you were at a busy coffeeshop, how much noise would you be able to hear with them on?

stag said...

I've never used noise cancelling headphones, but I've heard the Bose ones are cool. I'd guess they are expensive though.

sui generis said...

I'm looking for some noiseblockers too, so I'll be interested to hear what you get and how they work out.

Menagerie said...

They do knock out a lot of conversation. I use them when I fly, and Matthew uses them on the MAX and while vaccuuming. They're quite amazing -- and if you're not happy with the $50 version, you can always just return them! (He did that with a more expensive set that he wasn't nearly as impressed with.)