… and it’s gonna be totally awesome

November 24, 2010 § 9 Comments

I haven’t been posting; I think it’s mostly due to the fact that I got a new paper journal that I love writing in – yet another Moleskine. The third over a relatively short time. Used to be that I thought they were pretentious, now I appreciate their simplistic design and rounded corners.

Speaking of rounded corners. Last night, my old laptop broke, which was a kind of a shame and kind of a relief. I liked Graham, I really did, but I’d had nothing but trouble with him in the last months – freezing, especially, and overheating, and freezing some more, and more random shit that was just annoying. Then last night, he wouldn’t recognize the fact that he was plugged in. I tried the usual – pull the plug out, stick it back in, thump it on the back – nothing.

So I rather hysterically backed everything important up onto my external harddrive, transferred some money, and bought a Macbook today. The Macbook I’ve been planning on for… a while. Ever since summer, I guess, since Graham started acting up more and more.

I was a bit afraid of the Big Bad Apple, but so far I’m loving it. It’s friendly, it’s streamlined, it’s simplistic. I’m sure I’ll encounter some problems at some point, but right now, I’m very much charmed. Oscar (i.e. the Macbook) isn’t quite as big as Graham, which might put a damper on watching movies, but seriously… if that’s all I have to complain about, I’ll take that any day.

Status updates on the Frantic Christmas Knitting: 30 days to go, Girl Friday halfway done, Henry around 60 %. I’d post pictures but it’s at a point where it just looks… more of the same, basically. Which isn’t very exciting as photos go. (Also I don’t have anything on this computer yet.)

Cute knitting-related anecdote: One of my classmates was wearing this stylish beret, so I asked here where she got it. Her answer? Ravelry! So Saskia and I squeed a bit, and started chatting about knitting, and the pattern (Meret/Mystery Beret by Wooly Wormhead, by the way), and yarn, and the whole shebang. It was nice, having a little outpost of normality in the ‘real world’. The Bunter November yarn market (the little brother of the Wollefest each May) was, of course, right on the mainland of the Wondrous Land of Knitting, and I spent a couple of hours deliriously petting yarn, knitting and chatting with people I knew from Ravelry or the Strickcafé or didn’t know at all, at least not their faces (hallo, Jana!).

Why I never posted about this? Well, of course I’d forgotten my camera (figures), and I just haven’t felt like posting yarn porn. Shocking, I know. I’ll post ’em one of these days, when I’ve figured out whether Oscar is compatible with Bobby the External Harddrive. But first, Glee.


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§ 9 Responses to … and it’s gonna be totally awesome

  • Rhian says:

    Yay for Macs – I’ve used them for 5.5 years now and wouldn’t go back. My PowerBook is dying so I’m just getting to the point of saving for a MacBook. Can’t wait!

  • Toile says:

    Smithers sends his deepest condolences about Graham’s passing, and his felicitations on Oscar’s purchase. He hopes you two do well together.

    I watched Glee just now. Grab the tissues while you can!

  • wollphilie says:

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who names all their electronics! :D

    Glee was (once again) awesome this week. I loved Finn’s speech and how Glee stood up for Kurt and the fact that Kurt is transferring. Not just because I wanna see more Blaine, but also because a zero tolerance no-bullying policy is the best thing that could ever happen to Kurt. Hallelujah!

  • Toile says:

    And I didn’t even tell you about Ozymandias the calculator, or Manfred the camera :P.

    Oh, I completely agree. I really liked how Finn worked to overcome some of the things holding him back from helping Kurt. I must admit, I’ll miss Kurt at McKinley, but you know there’s going to be drama there! Also, they’re doing ‘Hey Soul Sister’ next episode! Eee! Dalton does it, and it’s a really cute video.

  • wollphilie says:

    oooh, nice names! I named my new webcam Polyphemus, but he’s sadly redundant now that I’ve got Oscar earlier than planned…

    I KNOW I CAN’T WAIT. and I also have a feeling Kurt might be transferring back – I hope they’re not done with the storyline yet! I wanna see what makes Karovsky tick, apart from fear, and I want some changes! also, yes, Finn did a good job with his speech. I don’t like him very much a lot of the time, but this week he really impressed me.

  • Toile says:

    Ahah, thanks. Though, I must say that Polyphemes takes the cake.

    Kurt’s totally transferring back. It’s one of those gut feelings that has to be true. I’m also really looking forward to seeing Karovsky’s brain all exposed. I wonder if it’s his parents or the school that he’s afraid of coming out to.

  • wollphilie says:

    I think it’s a combination – his father seemed reasonable enough, even if we don’t know much about him, but high school can be a noxious environment.

  • Toile says:

    Very true. I’m inclined to think that his father’s a bully, though. For all he presented a kind face, bullies are excellent actors.

  • wollphilie says:

    good point! well, I guess we’ll find out sooner or later.

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