Tuesday, September 02, 2008
That's Ekim's new car. He'll probably forget about dinner tonight, until I suggest that it's time to DRIVE somewhere and chow down. I'll give him an hour before I go outside and start whining.
The thing is, new STUFF can actually cheer a person up. Take me and this computer, for instance. Everything's all built in to Vista! In case no one remembers what Windows98 was like, we had to download a special program for almost everything--especially the cameras (I purposely bought the same one Ekim had, so we wouldn't have compatibility issues) and our MP3 players. And yes, I do have to record my music again, but that's such a breeze now that the hardest part is simply running up and downstairs to retrieve the discs. Really. With the old operating system, it took forever, and sometimes didn't work properly at all. I'd be making serious choices about which songs on which CD's I really needed, but now, the whole CD is recorded before I could ponder such things.
I had heard about Vista having bugs awhile back, but I'm not trying to do anything fancy, here. I just want to be able to read everyone's blogs, record music, watch YouTube without everything pausing constantly, and play with the nieces and my sister on FaceBook without needing a novel to help me wait it out. Hang on to an unsupported system long enough, and it starts to act a lot like dial-up.
And so, the computer has become a necessity to me. And I laugh at people who can't live without the TVs and cell phones, but here I am. What a hypocrite.