This was a conversation around 2am last night when I got home from work and crawled into bed:
"You are never
gonna guess your birthday present this year."
"Can I hold it in my hand?"
"Yeah, sort of."
"Is is a book?"
"No, why would you guess that?"
get me a book."
"No I don't! When did I get you a book?"
"For Christmas you got me that Detox for Life
book and for my birthday you got me that Kitchens
"Oh yeah." (Pause) "Well, it's not a book."
Tim, as great as he is at keeping secrets, made a major error this year. He had my birthday present delivered to the house.
Now, I don't know about you, but if a medium-sized package comes via FedEx to your
house with your hubby's name on it, I open it
! I thought about leaving it untouched. I almost did, until I saw where it was from. The return address read ACI. Simple. ACI- think think, what is ACI? Oh damn! Apple Computers Inc. (Jumping up and down with baby on hip.)Mac mini
! For those of you that have no clue, it's not a book.
I have been cursing this
computer nearly every night. Kicking the hard drive. Slamming the keyboard. I haven't even been able to hook up the new scanner that I bought about a year ago b/c this ancient piece of shit can't support it for some reason. It's continually freezing up. I might actually throw it away. On second thought, maybe I'll smash it Zombie-style. Ode to Tim, Father of my Child, Master of Gift-giving.
Why haven't I set it up already?
I'm glad you asked. I must buy a USB keyboard and mouse for it. I also need a USB hub seeing as it only has 2 USB ports. (Not that I have a ton of stuff to hook up, it'll just be nice not to have to keep pulling and plugging things in.) And eventually, when the cash flow is better, I'd like to get a LCD flat screen. That would be sweet.
So, it's off to CompUSA tomorrow. I hope I can get it up and running by the afternoon. Knowing my luck, there will be some glitch. I'm not the most computer savvy.
Dude, I'm so glad it wasn't a book.
Love you Sweet Pea.