The computer is here!

And there was much rejoicing! Oh frabjous day, callou callay!

No this post isn’t from the new computer. I still have to get it configured and get the wireless set up on it, so that is going to take a bit of time, but otherwise it is a good day!



I still haven’t finished “the Book”

Yet. We (DH & I) ended up spending the day at my parents with my entire family. My sister was in town for her 20th high school reunion. And my brother who lives out of town was in too! Family day indeed. My 2.5 year old nephew was not a happy camper when I told him I didn’t bring the paints for his face. But the family day was nice to have.

I’m not going to take the book to bed, since I do want to get some sleep tonight, and I know that once I start reading again, I’ll not want to put it down until I finish it or absolutely have to close it. Oof. No geek cred for me on this occurrence, I’m afraid. DH isn’t helping. His spoilers are really obnoxious. For example, he’ll tell me “the kids catch and stop Voldemort. They pull his mask off and he says ‘I would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for you meddling kids.'” All of the spoilers are done along those lines.

In the mean time, I’m going to try to get caught up on some rest. Next weekend is going to be tough. I’m working at a festival, and the weather is supposed to be very hot. Its time to start hydrating now for next weekend.

New motorcycle forks in from California

So the motorcycle shop has gotten it to a paint shop and they should be painted to match the rest of the bike. DH and I are hoping that the bike should be ready by the end of the week. At least the repair place is keeping us in the information loop. We’re both really pleased about that. DH is especially pleased, since the bike gets so much better gas mileage than his 1989 Jeep Wrangler.

Still no word on the computer yet

Its in production, though, according to the Dell web site. The estimated ship date is still the first of August. I want my computer! Now!

If I hold my breath and stomp my feet, will it get here any sooner? Noooo. 😦 Oh well. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed that it will be finished being put together and shipped sooner than their estimated date. It can’t hurt, at any rate.

We have “the book”

And DH has even finished it. He read it all day Sunday and finished it Sunday evening. He isn’t giving me spoilers, other than facetious ones. This way I don’t have to beat him about the head and shoulders with a pillow for it. 🙂 I finally started it this evening, but I have work to do at home before I can get back into it. I have another gig this week that is going to take several evenings. The kit has to be put together for it. Don’t ya hate it, paying work getting in the way of my fiction reading? I’ll survive somehow. I just don’t need to be staying up all night reading, I have to go to work during the day and have the brain engaged for that job.

After I finish, I’ll put together my impressions in a spoiler friendly way for folks. In the mean time, enjoy what you’re reading!

Obligatory Harry Potter mania post

Ok. DH and I will be getting the new Harry Potter book this upcoming weekend. Fortunately (unfortunately) I have a job first thing Saturday morning. So that puts the kibosh on trying to stay up tomorrow night and get one of the first copies of the book. 😦 Now if I was working one of the book parties, that would be different. I’d stay up for it Friday night and live on caffeine on Saturday. Yes, caffeine is one of the essential food groups. Caffiene, Chocolate, Salt, and Sugar. Back on track now.

DH and I are curious to see who makes it and who doesn’t. Ms. Rowling is willing to take out characters, so it should be interesting. We have pretty much avoided the big spoilers and “leaked” book pictures. I know there are decoys out amongst the spoilers and that the publishers are going to do the best they can to squash ’em all. The biggest question for us is going to be the disposition of Snape. (And a terribly disagreeable disposition it is) What exactly is going on with him? And will he end up the goat or the unsung hero?