Ahh, blessed silence… Zeze has left to return the relative to Maryland so I'm free to enjoy some music and unwind from the peopling I've gotten over the last few days.

It's taking some time for me to get used to having folks around *all* the time again and being drug four different directions simultaneously as long as I'm awake.

See, Zeze (my roommate whom I've known for a long time) is always in a perpetual state of “go” and of course wants me to go along too. Me, I'm more of a sit and meditate type and if it isn't an emergency I prefer to stay put. Add in Zeze's son, his wife, and their son who are here most of the time too, and you get a very high level of interaction that I'm just not used to.

It'll get better once I get my own wheels and I can disappear when needed. Right now I'm considering buying either a new Cooper Mini or a PT Cruiser. The Lotus is just too expensive insurance-wise and they're such a pain to keep running… I'm going to be far too busy to tinker with a car all the time, especially if I need it to get back and forth to work.

On to other things…

I've gotten a few emails about the new laptop and the top two questions are “why a Mac?” and “Just how big is that?”:

Well, first of all I chose the Mac after comparing -every- decent laptop on the market and finding that overall the Powerbook has the most features I wanted. Secondly it's a Unix-based system which makes it very powerful when I feel like fiddling under the hood. Thirdly it's like getting two laptops in one as it emulates Windows XP almost as fast as a native $1000 laptop, so anything I need to do on the PC side is still very doable. Lastly it's made out of metal, not plastic, and it just looks very industrial which I like. 🙂

I'll have a nice external 250gig HD hooked up to it via firewire 800 in another week or so and then a similar external DVD+-RW drive the week after that.

Well, I think I'll sign off here and just sit and enjoy the music. Speaking of which iTunes directly exports what I'm listening to when I hit “send” so the format will be a little different from now on.

Have a great day!