I had typed up quite a lengthy update before but the baby walked over and turned off the computer. So much for that.
Anyway, the gist of it was that I wanted to direct you folks to the two pieces that I have in Pulp this week. It's the first time I've had something in there since May! Silly.
The article that I wrote on N*E*R*D can be found…oh…wait…nevermind. Something's wrong on the Internet. I can't seem to get to Pulp's website at the moment. Perhaps by the time I'm done writing this everything will be okay.
I do have an announcement to make, however. Yesterday, with my graduation money and an endorsement from my very generous dad in hand, I went to CompUSA and bought a new computer…a laptop. I was very clammy, as I tend to get when I hand over any sum of money larger than $10. But so far, I'm very happy with my new machine. I was surprised to realize that the resolution on the screen is much clearer than on my desktop. I'm still using my desktop, by the way. With all of these computers around I feel like Batman or some shit.
Last night I was thinking about the computers that I've had. The first one I bought with money that I save up waitressing. It was $1,500 and I got it from this crack store called A2Z Computers, which I've since found out is run by the Russian mafia or something. I don't remember the specs of it, the only thing that I do remember is that it was a Pentium II. I bet the hard drive wasn't even 1 gig. Anyway, two weeks after I bought it, it crashed completely. I took it back to the store and told them the computer couldn't even be turned on. They scoffed at me but fixed it…sort of. I had problems with it on a monthly basis. Eventually, a little less than two years after I bought it, the computer died while I was in the middle of writing my term paper for my philosophy class. I lost a lot of papers and stuff that I would have liked to have kept, although I think I have hard copies of all of them floating around here somewhere.
A few weeks after that computer died, I bought (or rather, my mother bought, since I was completely unemployed then) a bare bones Dell. It cost about $900. It turned 3 this past May. It's slowed down quite a bit, though, probably due to the teeny hard drive and all that I demand from it. I plan on keeping it for at least another year.
Ah, Pulp is working now. Just a note: these links require you to scroll down a little bit. So, you know, don't hurt yourself or anything.
So, the little piece that I wrote about N*E*R*D can be found here
The article that I wrote about the Loneliest Contest can be found here
Let's see, what else. The baby and I went to CMU today to visit my mom and the Human Resources guy there. He's helping me in my quest to become a CMU employee (they have dope, dope health insurance). The job that I applied to a few weeks ago was filled internally. Ergh. So, we'll see what happens.
I think my kid is about to get in some trouble. Perhaps I'll write more later.
P.S. I'm not wearing pants.