...a shiny new 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook with 2 GB 667 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM, courtesy of my new job. It's too bad about the big honkin' company-that-owns-my-company bar code sticker they have to put on the top, to serve as a constant reminder of who owns me, but hey, that's a minor complaint. It gets here in a week or so, and none too soon, because the Book of Power has been awfully sluggish lately -- not to mention the fact that the CD drive sort of...quit accepting discs a couple weeks ago. I need to take it to get looked at, and I've been reluctant to do that so far because it might need more than a quick fix. We'll see.
They're also getting me a copy of Windows (Vista, I guess?), Office for both Mac and Windows, and Parallels Desktop. Last night when Indigo indy1725 and I went to Missing Link to see the aforementioned Kurt Halsey show, the guys at the store showed us Parallels running on their iMac behind the counter. It seemed pretty slick. (The show, by the way, was cool, although tiny -- two paintings and a handful of drawings. Still, it was exciting to see his stuff in non-LiveJournal-icon format. Intellectually, I know that art looks a lot different in person than it does at 72dpi, but it still never fails to impress me. I was all, "They're so texture-y!" and Indigo was like, "Yep, uh, that's how that works." Hee.) While we were there, I also bought a small birthday present for J-J meterbridge. It was difficult, mostly because everything in the store was screaming out, "Buy me for J-J", but I think I managed to narrow it down.
Speaking of events that occur near the beginning of February, work is flying me back to New York from the 5th through the 8th, or something like that. I'm moving on the 10th. Um, there'll be plenty of time for packing on the 9th...right?