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So in the past week I've got myself a few new shinies.

The big one? A new computer. Quad core (Q9450), 4 gigs of ram (it even has cooling pipes on it. hey, it was only 5 dollars more!), and a 8800 gts graphics card. Neat mobo, neat case, and a cooling fan the size of god. I got windows vista 64bits - I figured I might as well test out the devil (and once we learned to install directx drivers, I must say some of the aero affects are pretty snazy).

Things got more leds on it than I knew about when I got it - hell, even the southbridge on the mobo has a logo that lights up on it. The side of the video card even lights up...the computer is its very own nightlight. This was not intentional, but it is amusing.

I did not buy a new monitor, but I want to...maybe I'll find a good deal on a 24" widescreen monitor in the near future (Hrm, newegg has the 22" WS monitor I currently have on sale for 220, which is ~40 less than what I paid for it)? I dunno...I also need to buy a new apc/power supply strip thingmajig. And I want to buy a HD camcorder. And a HD TV.

I'm mostly happy that I put it together in one pass and that it posted first time I powered it up. =) Also that currently the cpu runs at a 'toasty' 95 degrees under what I consider 'full' load. *snickers* I obviously need to abuse my system more.

The other shiny? A new digicam! Let us pray it won't get stolen, and that it can take nice pictures well into its old life with me. :P

Also, pondering a trip to Cedar Point...likely won't happen, but I'd like to do -something- fun this summer away from here, celebrate the warm weather and the summer. I suppose I did get firefest..maybe I shouildn't be greedy (whatever did happen to Renfest? I need to buy me a lot of ... stuff. Stuff that contains metal and leather and pretty.)

And oh god another server blew up. /cry

P.S. Like my new icon? :) Sinfest is taking over...

P.S.S. I also got a new haircut. :P
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tyomniye From: tyomniye Date: July 26th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
New Mexico is warm... but our rendition of ren faire isn't until the first weekend in November... of course the last few years it's still been sunny enough for a tank top & corresponding sunburn... :P
daimones From: daimones Date: July 27th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I want to get me one of those. Sunburns, I mean.
tyomniye From: tyomniye Date: July 27th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
well, this is a good place for it...
jeannee From: jeannee Date: July 27th, 2008 05:40 am (UTC) (Link)

I want some fun!

I'm old and decrepit and never get the fun! I want the fun! I'd invite you here, but I want a nice vacation away from here... somewhere a lot less hot.. or a lot more beachy. I also want a new computer that's all nice and fast and shiny like yours. I'd also like to add that I want someone around to lust after. Nothing new there in that want, but I figured I'd add to the list just in case I hadn't mentioned it in a while. I'm so far out of the loop of everything that I realized I hadn't even checked my email in over a month. WTF? How does that even happen?
*random smooches*
daimones From: daimones Date: July 27th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I want some fun!

Not check email in a month? Technophobe. ;)

Glad life is busy?
jeannee From: jeannee Date: July 28th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I want some fun!

Life is busy in that I'm-mostly-doing-things-for-everyone-else-and-not-me sort of way, ya know? Which probably comes as no great shock to you, I'm sure. But, my sister put up one of those above ground mostly-for-playing and not-really-swimming pools in her backyard. I do believe my shoulders and back have seen sun for the first time in.. well.. a lot of years. There's mostly fun in that, even if I still end up taking too many kids to count with me anytime I go. :)
arafel_sidhe From: arafel_sidhe Date: July 27th, 2008 06:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I like shinies. Congrats. I just finished paying off every shiny I've bought since moving here. I hardly know what to do with myself, now - work a lot and save money, I suppose.

Enjoy your shinies! Money's worth nothing if you're not doing something fun with it.
daimones From: daimones Date: July 27th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congrats! And indeed.
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: August 13th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
We have cedar point season passes. Let's do a trip ;)
daimones From: daimones Date: August 18th, 2008 10:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, that'd be fun...
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