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So, when I was in grad school, I hated Fridays. Because I was a waitress at Outback, and unlike the rest of the world, Friday for me did not mean rest and relaxation. It meant slipping around a greasy kitchen for the next ten hours, serving extra ramekins of honey butter and doing laps by the cold side window to grab and deliver salads. The one thing that always got me out of bed on Friday mornings was Amazon's $5 Friday deals. Being destitute in grad school, I felt okay with occasionally buying myself a $5 MP3 album.

Lucky for me, the $5 MP3 album deal caught on and now it's a regular thing. Unlucky for my wallet, I've been going a little nutso lately. Recently purchased albums include:

500 Days of Summer soundtrack

Band of Horses: Cease to Begin

Coconut Records: Nighttiming

Death Cab For Cutie: Transatlanticism

Foo Fighters: Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

Jay-Z: Blueprint 3

Mazzy Star: So Tonight That I Might See

Paramore: Brand New Eyes

Regina Spektor: 11:11

Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream (This is one I had wanted since, like, seventh grade and just never got after years of putting it on birthday and Christmas lists...good to know, fifteen years later, I still support the grunge scene)

The Avett Brothers: Emotionalism//Four Thieves Gone

The Decemberists: The Crane Wife

The Weepies: Say I Am You

Them Crooked Vultures

U2: No Line on the Horizon

Weezer: Raditude

Yeah Yeah Yeahs: It's Blitz!

$85 for 17 albums...not too shabby! I finally decided to replace my busted iPod FM transmitter too...which requires even less work than burning CDs! Hooray!

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