Tuesday, November 29, 2005

a visit from Santa's Dellf...

Okay, I think I've made up my mind. Here's what I'm thinking about... the Dell Inspiron 9300.
Pentium M 750

It comes with the CD-RW/DVD combo drive, McAfee, Works Suite, Quickbooks, etc.

& I want: the 17" True Life Wide Screen, a 100 Gb hard drive, WiFi, Bluetooth,
and just for kicks... the TV Tuner with remote.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Peg's reading list...

Here's what I'm reading right now:

Chocolat by Joanne Harris

A bit of a departure for me... but anything about Chocolate can't be bad!

Illuminating Peter Mayle's South of France with a touch of Laura Esquivel's magic realism, Chocolat is a timeless novel of a straitlaced village's awakening to joy and sensuality.
In tiny Lansquenet, where nothing much has changed in a hundred years, beautiful newcomer Vianne Rocher and her exquisite chocolate shop arrive and instantly begin to play havoc with Lenten vows. Each box of luscious bonbons comes with a free gift: Vianne's uncanny perception of its buyer's private discontents and a clever, caring cure for them. Is she a witch? Soon the parish no longer cares, as it abandons itself to temptation, happiness, and a dramatic face-off between Easter solemnity and the pagan gaiety of a chocolate festival. Chocolat's every page offers a description of chocolate to melt in the mouths of chocoholics, francophiles, armchair gourmets, cookbook readers, and lovers of passion everywhere. It's a must for anyone who craves an escapist read, and is a bewitching gift for any holiday.

Turkey Day...

Thanksgiving was great, thanks! It was kinda nice wakin' up in the same place I was having my Thanksgiving dinner... no traveling! And I made the green bean casserole! Our family's Thanksgiving meal is pretty typical. Well, I guess I'm saying the "typical", "conventional" T-day meal includes: turkey, ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, pumpkin pie... etcetera etcetera...

Here's a question for the masses!

Is there a dish that is a part of your family's traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas meal that's ... let's say... unconventional? Hmmmm? Let's hear it!

Aside from turkey day, what have I been doing?? Not much, that's for sure.

The local "Ladies of Harley" (as well as a few of the fellas) have been volunteering their time at the local Harley-Davidson store providing free gift wrapping. I've been helping out, wrapping, hanging out with friends, etc. We started on "Black Friday" and will continue on the weekends until Christmas.

Friday, November 18, 2005

one more...

I sleepwalk my days
traversing the malaise, but
you awaken me

two for you...

you light all my days
how did you bring me to this?
you ignite my soul.
you have such talent
orchestrate my fantasies
so masterfully

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Notebooks, Laptops, PDAs ... Oh My!

I'm staying at W and "the Chef's" house again. I usually spend the weekend with them since I'm pretty busy on weekends and B.F.E. is just so far from EVERYTHING.
OH, yeah... they are planning to go to (re-scheduled) Fantasy Fest in Key West in December so your's truly is house/puppy sitting again. YES!

I'm using "The Chef's" laptop right now... it's a Dell XPS and it's fantastic. I need a laptop/notebook computer and quite frankly, this one is WAY too expensive for me. So I'm asking the Brain Trust... that's all you folks out there... to give me some advice on what to buy.

  • I need WiFi
  • I would like to have as much ram as possible
  • and I'd like a decent size harddrive.
  • Oh, and I don't want to spend more than $2000.
  • I prefer Dell but I'm not married to them.

Okay folks... can you give me some help here??