My parents are planning a cruise to/around Hawaii for the end of this year/the beginning of next year and my dad had me looking at dates/prices. The lowest price for the dates he had me looking at was $899 PER PERSON. I think that's a little much. Think of all the other things you could spend $900 on. I mean if you really wanted to spend that much money on me, I could think of a couple other things I need like a new power strip for my computer, an external hard drive so I could set my computer back to the restore point, a new MP3 player, a couple HD TV's so I could see the edges of TV shows, a nice TV stand for my bedroom, digital antennas, a new swimsuit for this season, money for other things. I'm sure I could rack up $900 worth of stuff I need that's not a vacation that I can enjoy once (ok, pictures and souveneirs you enjoy more than once, but still). Granted I do like vacations and it's always fun to get away, but I'd really like to have those things I need instead.
I have/had a giant power strip/box thingie for my computer that has been acting up lately. It's called a CyberPower 525SL, it's a box thing with 6 outlets in it, plus a serial cable to plug into your computer (not really sure if that does anything though), it's got 3 outlets that run on battery and 3 that only run when the power strip is turned on. Anyway, it's been flicking itself on and off for the past couple of days. I noticed it Sunday, it clicks on and off, but I couldn't figure out what the hell the noise was. Then last night, I realized it was coming from the vicinity of my computer tower (the power strip sits on top of it under my desk), and I turned the computer off, then noticed it was the power strip, so I turned that off, thinking if it was off for a little while that would cure it (always works for the computer). Today, I turned it back on, still did it, then I unplugged it, plugged it back in, same thing. Finally I disconnected it, and plugged everything into the wall. Luckily I have 2 outlets (2 plugins each) cause I'm in a corner, and I only have 5 plugs, I decided I didn't need the speakers plugged in all the time, especially since I rarely use them. So, now I have to go buy me a power strip. Nothing like spending money you don't really have.