after that :-) I went to see my computer builders in their lair next to Slaveways downtown. I went in and said, "Jeez! It's too clean in here! And too remodeled! It's completely different than the last time I was in here! You know what that means." "What?" "It must be time for a new computer." Then I told them I actually WAS there for a new computer. J was there, who came to my house a couple of times to install and replace modems. He's 6'6" -- stoops to peer in the fanlight in the door. "Been there, fixed that," he said in response to A's query about where I live. It's been 3 years since they built this one, which in turn was 3 years from the one before. I'm a 3-year person, apparently. I want them to take some things from here and use them in the new system. Not the CD burner, but the CD drive. The useless floppy drive since I have zero interest in that. The firewire card. The sound card. Hmmmm... that's about it I think... This has an ATI A-I-W Radeon card -- they have quoted me for a system that has an Nvidia -- makes my stomach churn... whatever you're used to... I went to Mirage to read the sign people had commented on ATI vs Nvidia -- but it was gone! I'd just read it the other day but I wanted to pay attention to the comment about (card) being the only one showing gleam on the water in some game or other... I think it was an ATI... hmmm not pozz tho... The one "they" have in the quotation is a 256mb... that's what I want, but I, for no reason other than familiarity, would rather have an ATI... do more research... The trouble is, I'm not trying to make things good right now -- I'll be ecstatic with w/e I get as it will be such a move up. However, some cards will keep me happier longer. Say, 3 years. Hard to decide given my level of knowledge and the fact that I can't see x then see y. Really, it probably doesn't matter given my odds at this point. Anyway, I want to be happy. I'm actually usually quite happy under these extremely difficult circumstances -- go figure, if you will.
Also: Dropped off "A Mighty Wind" at the library, bought sushi at the grocery store. Did nothing some more... um... it's quarter to nine, yikes! As I was eating sushi the sun was beginning to set on the lake, and the silvery trout leaping out of the water seemed very close. The white feathers on the bald eagles showed very white.
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