April 27th, 2006

Panther

No! I'm not ready for a new laptop!

Dunno if it was my subconscious trying to get me a new laptop the way beeeej was forced into getting his, but I just tripped over my power cord and sent the PowerBook careening to the floor. Last time I did that, I broke off the tip of the power adapter, and had to buy a new one. (That's one of the calamities Apple's new MagSafe power adapter is designed to prevent.) This time, the trackpad button got stuck down, but I was able to free it.

There's a remaining bend in the front edge of the aluminum case, but it's intact and everything seems to work. It closes and goes to sleep fine, the power adapter still works, and the DVD drive is working. *phew* Definitely not ready to spring for a new laptop yet, both because of upcoming (and recent) travel expenses tying up my disposable income, and because the model I'm hoping to buy hasn't been introduced yet! The 15" MacBook Pro that Jeff just got would be fine, but I'm really hoping for a widely rumoured 13"ish widescreen replacement for the 12" PowerBook I have now, so I can stick with smaller and lighter. I figure that'll be introduced soon, and perhaps the 15" model will be refreshed a little at the same time. So, sometime this year, I'll probably buy a new laptop and sell this to someone who doesn't need a high-end one.
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    "Counting Crows" in concert on RAVE
Green

Speaking of burgers...

Just asked in 14850_dining this afternoon about the best burgers in the area, and I'm kinda craving one now. Any vague thoughts I had of grabbing one of the half-price O Burgers at Olivia before 6pm were thwarted by the car dealer taking forever to call me back about fixing the damn speedometer. They're keeping the car overnight and calling Audi tomorrow to figure out what to do. Good thing I have a nice loaner.

So I ate a big bowl of leftover roasted potatoes and carrots, and sauteed snow peas, from last week's roast chicken dinner. That was an hour or so ago, and of course I'm hungry again. But I'm going to resist the temptation to go find a big honkin' burger. That way lies madness. There's other food here.
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    Counting Crows on RAVE