Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Wow...summer has been anything but a break, though it has been very much a vacation. After spending a week in Montana we were home for three days and then whisked ourselves off to Nebraska to see family and friends for a few days (how's that for alliteration?). It seems like there's never enough time to see everyone, and do everything, that we would like to while we're visiting down there, but it was very enjoyable to visit with the people we did get in touch with. As anyone who knows my family can probably guess, there was a good deal of card and board games that were played throughout the weekend, and probably far too much eating out than what was good for us. In our defense, though, we try to hit the local haunts for which there is no Twin Cities equivalent, such as Amigo's, Valentino's, and Fazoli's. So there really is a purpose, you might say, to all the indulging.

The highlight of the trip, though, was Sunday night which was spent with several family members along with some of my friends I haven't seen in a while. We had dinner, went bowling, and played "Loaded Questions" back at my parents' house. To any of you who were there and are reading this...thanks for a great time. Seriously, it was really cool to just hang out for a while. In fact, the whole trip was fun, and I'm already excited about going back in a few weeks for my ten-year class reunion.

Today we went to the Apple Store and purchased a brand new iMac, complete with a free iPod Touch and inkjet printer, which will stay firmly inside its box until we sell it, because inkjet printers are the devil.

Next to the iMac you can see my four and a half year-old eMac, which has served me faithfully and largely hassle-free, but was just too slow for any serious video editing, though a few projects that I completed on the eMac helped to purchase the iMac, so it has earned its keep for sure. It's nice to have a zippy computer again, not to mention a cool new gadget to play with too. :)

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