The Apple Store (U.S.) – MacBook

My friend and fellow geek Ms. Eclectic turned me on to some really cool software that, alas, is Mac-Only. I’ve been a pc baby since dirt, and I resisted, feeling like I was somehow crossing to the dark side, but Windows Vista scares the hell out of me, and I do recognize that Apple has long been the leader when it comes to tools for writing and publishing, so I talked to BossGuy and he fronted me the money for a 15″ MacBook. I got the mid-range model, with an 80 gig hard drive, and added an extra gig of RAM, and about a week after I placed the order, it showed up at my door.

I’m not using it as much as I should, because so much of my stuff is still on my Vaio laptop and my self-built desktop (which, I must add, has a cool green mod-light), but for the most part, I do like it. The box was cute, well, designed, and something to save. The laptop itself still strikes me as a bit toy-ish, but I’m getting over that. I do like the fast response time, and the hardly ever having to reboot.

Bang! Crash!

It has been a week of grey rainy weather, punctuated by thunder and lightning, with last night’s finale being spectacularly dramatic. By the time Fuzzy got home from downtown Dallas, it was too late to go to CSz, and though we did brave the weather, for a quick run to Blockbuster, Steak-n-Shake, and Starbucks.

We came home and sat in the dimly lit living room, and ate juicy cheeseburgers while watching Eragon on DVD, and I have to say, the flashes of lightning beyond our window only enhanced the experience.

Earlier I wished for a good horror movie, or thriller, to go with the weather, and ended up catching up on Lifetime TV’s Blood Ties series on TiVo, which is based on Tanya Huff’s series of novels. Christina Cox is excellent in the lead role, and my only wish is that every episode was two hours long.

Today, the sky seems unnaturally blue, the kind of blue you generally only see in the mountains of Colorado, where the air is thin, and you’re above the smog. I suppose it’s not actually any bluer than usual, and just seems like that in contrast to the previous week – rather like the TechniColor portion of The Wizard of Oz after the black-and-white Kansas scenes.

Tonight: 2 shows at CSz. Tomorrow: I put Fuzzy on a plane to Rochester, NY.