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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

where milli amp fuses go to die...

as much as i hate that idea of men are from mars women are from venus bullshit, i'm starting to believe in it. i took a geek field trip with the boys today to raelco, an electronics graveyard store. it's a creepy place and i am, without a doubt, the first female to have ever walked through the door. the way they looked at me was frightening, not undressing me with their eyes frightening, but "what is this person that looks and smells so much better" frightening. odd, because you would think at least one of them had seen a woman on episodes of star trek before.
this place proves to me, yet again, that men and women are very, very different--women so clearly being the superior being.

10 comments:

pmk said...

Uh Sarah, I'm pretty sure they were thinking about me when the said "what is this person that looks and smells so much better?"

Anonymous said...

Miss Bellum how do you know what a milli amp fuse is?

cornflake girl said...

IT looks just gross there. Like a man organized it.

ak said...

Ahhh raelco; on of my favorite store- I think they haven't done inventory since 1977

Anonymous said...

hey, look! a girl blogger. in Utah. that's cool.

Ryan

Ryan Byrd's Ramblings. The coolest site in Utah

Dave said...

i've wandered into raelco once, trying to find a capacitor and some LEDs. as geeky as i am, i felt out of place there ... that store was beyond levels i could comprehend.

now codale electric supply, on the other hand....

Lincoln said...

Man bashing again are we? I'll refrain from retaliating.

p.s. While in Salt Lake I saw your actual column for the first time. I picked up an issue of "in" and gleefully turned to your ramblings. Then I told my friend "hey look...I know this woman." Even though that's only barely true. Nice work.

sarahbellum said...

pmk: thank god you cut your hair last week, or that might have been true.

anon: i know things.

cornflake girl: it was pretty gross, actually.

ak: that's being kind, i don't think they've EVER done inventory.

ryan: i'll give you a lil read.

dave: it's at least interesting.

lincoln: all for good reason, i promise. that's great you saw a hard copy of the rag, very cool. how was the trip anyway?

That One Guy said...

been there - you could make all kinds of crap with the stuff from that place... and Dave had it right - inventory? What's that?

Shaun said...

For the record... I think raelco is great. Though, they didn't have the 40 pin zif socket I needed a couple of weeks ago... maybe I should see if they have any 8051's. Embedded hardware here I come.