Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What a Difference a Year Makes

Oh yeah. I cut all my hair off again.
No, I'm not just talking about the Habs.

Remember when I was a letter carrier in Halifax bitching about some dirty old guy's balls swinging in my face? Sheesh! Did NOBODY read that blog entry?

Yes, the Habs - pending the outcome of the Penguins and Flyers tilt tonight - have worked their way out of the basement and into... *drumroll please* 1st place in the East! Did you imagine that would happen just because Geoff Molson cleaned house? Me neither.

Having said that, the post-season is still a long ways off.

As for me, the move to Newfoundland was a huge, huge mistake. It's not that I don't love the island and being near my family, but other than those two things this is a bust. Like the Habs I'm having to rebuild, to start fresh and all those cliches that make people's eyes roll whenever I spout them.

C'est la vie, que sera sera and all that rot.

In an effort to re-brand myself I've bought a new computer. It's an iMac instead of the trusty old PC I was using. The trusty old PC has seen better days (though not many). It was cheap and I used it to blog and tweet and facebook. That's pretty much as deep as it got with the PC, because I paid less for that than I have a couple of articles of clothing.

The iMac, on the other hand, is a beast and I mean this in a very good way. I've had it for a few hours now and I haven't moved off the chair near my mini-desk. I'm in love with a computer. Is it possible? Apparently so!

So far I've managed to set my desktop to a rotating collage of Habs players and tweet to a lot of people. This is my night. It's boring as hell and I'm loving it. It's the little things in life that make me happy.

You have no idea what the hell I had to go through to get this computer. Newfoundland is not the happening mecca that St. John's would have you believe. The hassle to get a Mac is insane. Forget online orders - everything is back ordered and you're looking at a month's wait!

A MONTH!

I have no patience! Have we not established this? No? Go back and read all of my previous blogs if you need proof. The Habs ones should be especially enlightening.

I bought a 27 inch iMac and plopped it on a desk less than 2 feet wide. One of my tweeps told me that my new desktop wallpaper "wasn't exactly subtle".

I'm nearsighted as hell! I can't find my ass with both hands if my glasses are off (okay not really but I have run into doors). I don't need my glasses on for this monitor really.

It should come in handy because when I go into the poorhouse for this computer (I'm in love with it - did I mention I'm in love with a computer?) I will have to hock my glasses to buy food to eat.

But I've been thru a long, hard road lately and I'm determined to start fresh and get my feet back under me, and if that means buying a shiny new toy then damn the torpedos.

Oh yeah. Go Flyers! (One night ONLY! Don't send out the white coats yet!)

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