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So my father went out today and bought my mother a brand-new computer for her fiftieth birthday, although giving it to her today means that it’s coming as a bit of an early present… I’m really hoping that it doesn’t come with Windows Vista. I can’t stand Vista because a lot of the programs that I’m used to running on it aren’t compatible with Vista, or it takes a lot of pushing and strong-arming to get them to run the way that they used to run just fine on XP.
For the record, I knew that she was going to get this because he tipped me off at some point that he’d be bringing her home a new computer; I’m also the next in line to get one of my own since my father’s been promising me a reliant, speedier computer for the past while now although my birthday isn’t until next February. And he said that he’d go out and get me one after he got my mother this computer, because my bet is that he’d pretty much be shopping from the same store if he liked the one that he got her enough to lay down the money and purchase it from them. I was pleasantly surprised, having read some of the labels on it not too long ago before they went out to get something that they needed for it, to learn that it was in fact coming with XP. My neighbor has a Vista computer, and me and his oldest daughter sometimes have the most difficult of times getting that computer to do even the simplest task on it if it’s not wholly compatible with what I like to call Pissta for now.
Anyways, my parents are almost done setting up my mom’s new computer in her bedroom, which is where she’s had her old computer for the longest time now… and like I said, sometime within the next couple of days my dad told me that I should be getting a new computer. The one that I currently have is manageable enough to do most of the things that I need to have done with a computer, but everyone who’s ever seen or used it knows that it is slow. And I can’t outfit it with any more RAM than it’s currently carrying because that would then exceed the limit designated by the processor, so even trying to add more to this thing will wind up futile. So I’m just going to keep it around for parts…
I’ve decided to remove this post. I just wanted to test the protection feature.
Well, my dentist gave me a prescription for twenty pills or so of Vicodin, at least so says the surprisingly neat prescription paper that he had one of his receptionists print up for me just before I left his office with my work done… and when I went across town to my pharmacist to fill them, I actually got them filled in a decent amount of time! Usually it’s wait thirty minutes this, come back tomorrow because we’re not going to be able to fill it that… and when I walk in there and give them my prescription sheet, they tell me that they’re going to be able to fill it for me in ten minutes! Wow. And I haven’t ever really needed the medicines thus far, except for before going to bed each night because my jaw gets a little sore from time to time to having to be given six whole shots of novocaine at three separate points in my mouth because it took the most novocaine just for my mouth to become suitably numb. Weird, huh?
And then it took forever and a day for the novocaine to wear off, but I wasn’t surprised… my dentist told me that he’d much rather me be too numb than in any sort of pain during a procedure, which wins me all the more respect.
Jason’s library books are also due on the fifteenth, so I need to get all of them back there before… well, the fifteenth. I’ve already read all of them to him, plus read all of the ones that I checked out for myself… next time I go in, I’m going to rent the last Harry Potter book and read it to Jason. I read him the first few in the series, all the way up to the most recent that was out, while I was pregnant with him and he refused to come out until after I’d finished that last one. That should tell me something! (Jason likes Harry Potter, haha…)