tonight is my first night back after 11 days off. yep E-LEV-EN days off. it was delicious. thanksforasking. ;-)
i went to mom and dads to see my mom and annoy my dad. (mission accomplished) went to my brothers' graduation (he now has a bachelors in nursing. yay! and new camera took a mini movie of him getting on stage. it was really slick and well worth the money spent). then i used the rest of my time off being annoyed at Charter internet tech support.
for my tax refund i decided to pay bills, save some and then spend 100 or less on a new camera. for our "economic stimulus" doodad thingy i figured... if, IF i can find a new computer for less than 500 (just the cpu, mind you) that runs WinXP, it's MINE.
most of the rest of my vacation was spent trying to get new bessie hooked up to the internets. apparently when i bought my own modem FOUR YEARS AGO, charter fucked up and never changed my ip addy. so i ended up with NO INTERNET for over 24 hrs. yeah, it's no big deal at mom and dads 'cause there were plenty of other things to do. but at home? i'm just now getting over the nightmares. i had to go through THREE tech guys the first night and ONE woman the next day to get my internet working.
what does that tell me? it takes 3 men to do the work of 1 woman. ;-)
anyway... new bessie is an Emachine with 2GB processor, 1GB RAM and 130? 150? GB hard drive. since i already have a 350GB external HD that's a moot point. but most everything is working just swimmingly. i haven't added MS office 2003 yet and i'm wondering if i really want to. *shrug* i'll add it if i have to, but i just don't see the point right now. Open Office works just as well and the price is right. heh, on the other hand, MS office is already bought and paid for so... i guess i'll flip a quarter.
what else? i got hooked on crocheting again thanks to littlecurvieme and Ravelry.com. seriously? that website ROCKS! tons of free patterns and ... and STUFF! it's for knitters and crocheters and is *well* worth the wait to get in. it only took about a week or two to get my invite. but ... it's just cool. as much as i like Craftster.org, this just blows it out of the water.
well, that's about it for me right now, i have to get back to work.
if anyone can come up with a new name for the new bessie, let me know. i'm leaning towards Gert or Vyqlet. (that's pronounced "vi-let". the Q is silent 'cause we're sooooo 2008.)