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Looking for a little bright

If you access my front page you’ll see that I’ve made a temporary modification to include random photos. This doesn’t signal a redesign as much as a need to add a little bright color to my page. I was inspired to this move, as I sit inside and watch yet another thunderstorm roll past.

These thunderstorms shouldn’t be here. It is supposed to be in the 30’s, with cold, clear days just perfect for hiking. It’s not supposed to be in the 60’s one day, and then less than 48 hours later, in the 20’s, and then 48 hours later, back into the 60’s again. And no sunshine at all. I feel as if I’ve been transported back to the Northwest.

Luckily the orchid show is coming up so I can count on some color there. And I think I’ll visit the gardens this week and see the camilias in bloom. Anything to get out of the house and into something resembling the Great Outdoors.

Of course, I could add a little more color if I was in the mood to spend money, and buy one of those new mini Macs that just came out today. Cute little buggers, though color might not be the right word to use for them; they only come in Apple basic white. Still, for being an affordable Mac, adding bluetooth and Airport shoots the price up to $628.00 and that’s with going with the basic setup. I would, of course, want to cram it full of memory and with the biggest hard drive I could. And then I’d have to add a monitor and get a mouse and…frankly, a trip to Florida or Arizona would be cheaper.

But it is cute. And I’m surrounded by people with new toys. I want a new toy.

Maybe I should get the iShuttle instead. Then, by adding a new headset with noise cancelling microphone, I would have the beginnings of my own podcasting setup. Better yet! Some kind of digital recording device I could take on my hikes, and then be able to share with you every warble, buzz, mumble, stumble, and branch snapping aspect of my trips into the deep, vast wilderness.

But these are wants. Fun wants, but wants. I have everything I need.

Still, when you compare things for size, that mini Mac is awfully tempting.


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