Sunday, March 16, 2008

Entry 3375 'It's About Time, Don't You Think, James?'

Okay okay, so it's been awhile. Well EXCUUUUSE MEEEE for LIVING my life instead of sitting in front of the computer, all the time.

(Not that I don't do that ANYway...!)

Here's some loose ends to clear up...first off, remember that emotional post back last June, about how I WANTED TO BELIEVE? Well, for those of you that read it, forget all that. I guess you could be critical and say that I was an idiot in the first place for even thinking whatever I was thinking at the time, that it might actually work. Okay again...guilty as charged.

(And for those of you new to here [welcome!] have no idea what I'm talking about. Well, there was this posting last June, about how I wanted something to happen...I was being an optimist and an idealist, I guess. It didn't...imagine that. But, you know what? That's not gonna stop me from being those things. And, don't look for it, because it's not here any more. I took it off. If you are REALLLY NICE, I might put it back on...but don't count on it. In retrospect, it was just embarrassing.)

This posting is about Wonderful Things...but that sounds like a weenie title, so I won't use it.

I could have a Wonderful Thing going on right now...and, no details. It is what it is...and what it is, could be...wonderful. KC knows...or, should. And will.

Another Wonderful Thing is--SURPRISE! It has to do with computers. Specifically, Macintosh computers. I have left the PC world...for good, this time. I lugged around my Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop for years...then, last October, I got a Mac PowerBook G4 from one of the former Best Places on Earth, the ASU Surplus Warehouse in Tempe, AZ. Readers who want to look back on here a bit will read how I've praised them before. They don't sell Direct any more, only through Online Auctions...another Wonderful chapter of my life, closed. I owe them a lot for what they provided me, starting 10 years ago. Wow...ten years! Anyway, it wasn't much, but it was my first next generation Mac. That was the start...gradually, I found things and workarounds, ways to use it instead of the Dell.

See, it's this way...when you first started using computers years ago, you thought "Wow! This is pretty cool!" Well, after a few bouts with Windows, its at-times unfriendly interface and its problems and little idiosyncrasies, a lot of the novelty (and fun) probably wore off. Well, PSSST! It's still there...on a Mac. No hassles with Operating System they say, it They now have Macs that run both OS X and also run Windows...but I will GUARANTEE that once you use Mac OS X, you will use Windows less and less. I know...I did.

And, not too long ago I got a newer PowerBook G4 which frankly kicks my Dell's ass! It does all that the Dell does, and more. The PC image in my rear view mirror just keeps getting smaller and smaller....

There's a few more Wonderful Things to tell you about...I also am back "in circulation"...but this doesn't mean that I'm actively seeking anything, though, Out There. I am traveling a lot these days, I'm only home a few days a month...and for the most part I stay in hotels that have restaurants and "lounges" (I love that word..."Let's go have some drinks until we can't stand or sit anymore, then we'll LOUNGE...!") So, I go there often...the restaurants I mean, but sometimes the Lounge. It's a great way to unwind and get out of the room for a while. So, "in circulation" means getting out in public, and not just getting takeout and going back to the room.

In fact, I'm writing this from the Lounge of the MCM Elegante hotel in Albuquerque, NM. They give us two free drinks a night, and a Free complimentary hot breakfast buffet ("gratuity not included"). That should be a Jimmy Buffett song..."two free drinks, and a Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet!"

Gratuity not included. Please, take care of those...that take care of you!

In addition, there's this great job I have now...that's another Wonderful thing. More on that later, though...that's a whole 'nother Post.

And...the last Wonderful Thing here, for this post...Blake's Lotaburger! Chopped Green Chiles! Bacon! Extra meat, and extra cheese! And, only in New Mexico! Since July 9, 1952. 

This state might be backwoods and backwards, but they do have Blake's, New Mexico's answer to In-N-Out Burger.

But of course we all know...there is no substitute for In-N-Out Burger...but, it's very close.