Welcome August

It’s out of character that I’m not more excited to buy a brand new Titanium G4 Powerbook tomorrow. But I’m not. Not really so much at all. The thing is I love my black G3 Pismo Powerbook. Like I seriously love it. When I first got it I wanted to take it to bed with me, all cushy and smooth and round as it was. But that was 3 years, 2 hard drives, 1 dead battery and a new CD-R drive ago. And more to the point, even with all that replacement hardware, it’s just shot. My theory is that poor Pismo just couldn’t take so much OS X for so damn long. It makes bad wheezing and ticking noises almost every day. It might be acute TB. In any case, it’s got to be replaced. And it’s got to be soon, so I can make several deadlines before attending a wedding in St Louis and then a vacation out west in late August where I want to do absolutely no work.

Buying a $2000 plus sharp metal thing wasn’t in the financial plan yet. Rats. I’d rather get shoes.

Maybe once I bring baby home it will all be roses and faeries. Maybe the new kid will prove himself a worthy replacement of trusty Pismo. At least it will be lighter to lug to California even though I’d like to barely turn it on. But I’m only kidding myself ‘cause I just can’t stay away from the glowy screens in my life.

In Cali I’d like to do nothing but stare at my toes and play with my new ab muscles, and in between that take a nice long drive through the desert wearing mirrored sunglasses and too much music to be believed. And hell, I’ll have to start smoking again, maybe Kent Golden Lights cause that makes me think of summers in the desert. And drink Carta Blanca and eat only tacos…

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