Come back to the dark side; we (still) have cookies

Posted January 29, 2011 by Maire in Wanderings / 0 Comments

It’s an odd thing, the way the world twists.  Yesterday morning I was trying to figure out when I would eke out the time to podcast. I was dreading the fact that I would be stuck in the basement, using a years-old computer that would require me to compensate for the fans blowing like crazy. That all changed in the blink of an eye.

We knew we were going to be attending a friend’s Belated Birthday Sushi Dinner, so we thought we’d head to the mall to see what we could find him…

Hm.  Shoe-shine chairs with how the shiner *really* feels about the shine-ee. Didn’t seem like a good idea, so we kept on going.

Next we had lunch. I’m loving the South St. Burger Co. for the fact that they will refrain from giving me a hamburger bun that I really don’t want (the onion rings were shared). We were browsing through the computer game store when a call came in that had Robin turning to me and saying “We’re going to Bearspaw.”  Turns out, a member of the family was upgrading their computers and wanted to know if we could take some “old tech” off his hands.  Boy howdy!

We hit the bookstore quickly and headed out to the other side of town.  I don’t think that I will need to worry about dreading the coldness of the basement in the middle of winter again.  Instead, I’ll have to figure out how to use Garageband for recording, and whether my Logitech microphone will do the job, or if I’ll have to switch back to my old headset. You see, I now have a laptop again.  It needs a little more RAM to be able to play any kind of video games, but as a blogging and web-browsing tool, it more than does the job.  We also inherited a desktop Mac that may have a little more muscle for things like recording, so we’ll see how that goes.

Quite the roundabout way of saying “no podcast this week, possibly a delay”, but I believe in disclosure when necessary! 😉

Calgary currently has a weather warning for snowfall.  We shovelled the driveway and walks together & then walked down to the Safeway & back for supplies.  The picture above shows how we’re riding out the weather system: a clean living room, a glass of wine, a fireplace, and a bit of the web.  Sometimes I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.


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