Monday, January 21, 2008

The Good, the bad, and the awesome

The good: I spent the last couple of days visiting with my mom, Caryn, and--in a surprise addition--Shannon. I took the train out to NJ on Friday and spent oodles of money shopping with my mom. Saturday was mostly about catching up with Caryn and Larry and oohing and aahing about how cute their daughter is. She was adorable when she was born, but now that she's a few months old, she's smiling all the time. It's so satisfying to get a big grin out of her! Then, Shannon surprised me by being available for brunch today in the city before hopping on the bus back to Boston. It was a great way to wrap up the long weekend.

The bad: My home computer's power issue has gotten out of control, and I'm sorry to say that it has officially kicked the bucket. It was a speedy but decisive decline. Yesterday I couldn't even get it to stay on long enough to lament that it still wouldn't connect to the internet. 

The awesome:  Instead of moaning about how my computer lost it's oomph, I went on a wild spending spree. I didn't go for the Macbook Air as I bragged I might, but I did pick myself up a hot new Macbook today. It's my first personal Mac, and I'm loving it. 


rg said...

Congrats on your new Mac! Very exciting :)

Mike M said...

You have no idea how happy I get when friends get a Mac.

Tina said...

So glad you're back to power-surfin' the net. :) I'm jealous that I wasn't brave enough to get a Mac this summer.