Thursday, February 11, 2010

Too Excited To Cook!

I know you are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the Martian Food Contest but I'm too excited to cook, much less to judge the contest. I have resorted to Niman Ranch hot dogs and B&M baked beans from a can for dinner this evening as we got home late-ish from the computer store. You see, I'm typing this on my brand new birthday present from My Beloved, a whiz-bang new laptop computer!

It is subtly shiny aluminum, fast as lightning, pretty light as laptops go, and full of wonderful features I'm having fun discovering. It replaces my eight or nine year old iMac - they've made some serious strides since then!

I promise to get serious about judging the contest and will report the winner soon. In the meantime, "YAAAAAAY!! And, thank you, My Beloved!"



Blogger Greg said...

You say it's your birthday and you're going to have a good time! A cool new computer woot!
The kids used to call that dish beanie weenies.

Thursday, February 11, 2010  
Blogger Rev. Biggles said...

Yay !!! I'm going to have that dinner soon, it looks perfect.

I bought a little 15" aluminum rig a year ago, darned fine little machine. It's like computing on Fine Art!

xo, Biggles

Thursday, February 11, 2010  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Oh. I'd be jealous, but I'm sitting here in front of my not-yet-week-old big boy. Just plugged the printer in this morning.
Very exciting indeed. I'm so glad you patronized that store! Here's to the independent sellers.
My Power Mac was seven years old when it got Alzheimer's. This new rig is so fab and so relatively cheap, I'm thinking "why not buy a new one every couple of years?" It's like buying a new printer when you run out of ink.
Happy birthday.

Thursday, February 11, 2010  
Blogger namastenancy said...

A new MAC computer - oh boy oh boy and oh boy! I am so excited for you - you couldn't have a better beloved or a better present.

Thursday, February 11, 2010  
Blogger Moonbear said...

You've made me hungry for beanie weenies and for a new computer. Hmm.

Thursday, February 11, 2010  
Blogger Pink Granite said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations on your fabulous new Mac laptop!
- Lee

Thursday, February 11, 2010  
Blogger dancingmorganmouse said...

Ooooo happy happies!

Thursday, February 11, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one to resort to beanie weenies occasionally.

Biggles, mine's the 13" version and you're right, it's a little design marvel.

Cookiecrumb, I usually don't get a new computer until my old one gives up its ghost, so this purchase seems fantastically frivolous to me - but I can dig it!

Nancy, you said it! He's a gem and so is the Mac.

Moonbear, get the beanie weenies - it will give you enough moral fortitude to march into the store and demand a new computer. I can recommend Marin Mac in San Rafael - good customer service and they don't cost any more than a regular Mac store.

Lee, thanks for your good wishes. When you coming West? We all wanna meet you!

Morgan, and frabjous day, too! And my birthday weekend hasn't even begun yet! What other goodies are in store for me??

Friday, February 12, 2010  
Blogger Rev. Biggles said...

You know what's fun? To curl up with the little bugger and stream movies to it via Netflix.

xo, Biggles

Friday, February 12, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Biggles, I already found out that video runs smoothly on this machine, unlike the old one, which only ran them in fits and starts! I'll have to try the Netflix thing now - woohoo!

Saturday, February 13, 2010  

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