So I made it to Atlanta in four days.
Day one was Oakland to Winslow Arizona.
Day two was Winslow to Oklahoma City.
Day three was Oklahoma City to Birmingham Alabama.
Day four was Birmingham to Atlanta.
I'm glad I did it, to say I did it, but I never want to do it again. To quote my friend, "there are people who you can pay to do that."
My apartment in Atlanta is pretty fabulous. I have my own bedroom with a full sized bed and my own bathroom. I'm next to the gym and a pool and my bedroom window overlooks a wooded area. Atlanta? Well it's not as bad as I expected. There are trees, and there's a pretty decent variety of eateries and coffee shops. I think I can live here.
For reasons that aren't worth explaining, I had some trouble connecting my computer to the internet here. I considered busting out the screwdriver but instead I decided it was as good a reason as any to finally cave in and buy a new computer.
It was tough to drop the cash when I'm in between incomes but in the end, I think it was the right choice. Even though my old computer still turns on, that's about all it does and the last thing I need is an implosion midway through the semester.
So I got a little bit lost along the way but I finally made it to the Sony Style store this afternoon. I'm a little sad that I couldn't really afford anything from the ultra portable line but in the long run, I'm pretty happy with what I purchased.
Even though it's not the lightest or the smallest, it's still pretty damn small and light and apparently, I'm quite lucky to get my hands on one according to the salesman. The store previously stocked the same model in red, which sold out, and they just received a shipment yesterday in dark blue.
And now because I'm really just vomiting words onto blogger because I'm so worn out I could puke, here are some photos of my new computer, dubbed "Deep Blue."
Love at first sight. So clean and new.
You can't really see the color of the case but it's quite a pleasing shade of dark blue in person.
Here she is, after an afternoon of me fixing things up just right. I'm still getting used to Windows Vista and deleting the assload of crap it comes packaged with, but on the whole I have to say I'm not entirely upset that I had to switch from XP.
Here's the old computer, my first computer ever. It's kind of silly to get attached to a hunk of electronics but I have to say it's sad to see it so decrepit, it's gone through a lot with me. I can't help thinking back on the day it arrived at my house, six years ago, and how excited I was and how clean and new it was. Just like the Vaio.
So it goes, I guess.