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Death and Rebirth

Something bad has happened every Friday for the past three.

Two Fridays ago, Minna and I were deathly ill. Last Friday, she had her seizure. Obviously, that one is the biggest major event lately, but those that know me know last night's tragedy, while not nearly equal, is as close as one can get.

My laptop died.

Gwynydd, the reliable iBook G4 coughed up her last, in relation to what appears to be a logic board failure. This left me with an issue- I could take 5-7 days and spend $320 to repair a laptop I was planning to replace in a few months anyway. Or, I could wait 2-3 weeks, suffering without a handy computer for that time, and get a $1999 MacBookPro.

Or, if I could come up with a way to clear out $500 more, I could have a much nicer MacBookPro right now. So I thought, and thought- where could I quickly recoup $500? And suddenly, it dawned on me. Within 100 days, I could recoup that cost. How?

Quitting smoking. Given a choice between a hot new computer and another pack of cigarettes, I think we can all guess which way I went. So now, I have a 2Ghz MacBookPro with a gig of ram and 256MB video card. 100GB hard drive. It is TEH SEXOR.

Bonus: Minna is, of course, happy I'm going to quit.

Of course, I've still got some smokies left, so I'm gonna finish out this pack. Speaking of...
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