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Monday, November 28, 2005

 
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today turned out nothing as planned.

the plan:
i would stride triumphantly from the bright & cheerful apple store with a 12" powerbook box in one hand and a bag containing a white nano, firewire cable and maybe some new headphones in the other while the apple employees waved and shouted "bon soir!" sven & michaelmas would be beaming, one on either side of me, and we would chatter excitably over the new family members in the pioneer place food court, eventually settling on charming thematic names for both the laptop & the nano. we would drop michaelmas off in time for his l-net session and then head home to transfer eliot to the new laptop, barely pausing to eat dinner, and i would be writing an "exhausted but accomplished" post from a speedy new keyboard.

what actually happened:
after we make plans, michaelmas reminds me, "don't forget your student id!" augh! mhcc didn't give me a student id this term! so even though i get up early, i waste most of the morning trying to find my old one or trying to decide if i want to go to mhcc and get one. i finally print a "certificate of eligibility" from the mhcc online services website, & call apple to ask if they'll accept it to recieve a student discount, which they will. however, they don't have the configuration i want (namely, a 100gb drive) and say i can only order it online. i agonize for a fair amount of time about whether to just get an 80gb drive, but if i'm paying so much, i just don't even want to worry about running out of room & want to practice good memory managment techniques which recommend keeping at least 20% of your drive free. so i reluctantly decide to order online even though i will give me vastly less time to download eliot & troubleshoot before i send eliot to live w/ carl's friend megan. finally, at around 10:30 p.m. (after dinner w/ michaelmas & a round of the new dr. who), i press the "confirm order" button while sitting on michael's couch and after evaluating every possible permutation. happily, even though i've gotten a powerbook, an engraved nano, a firewire cable & some ipod socks, the total is just under $2000. i'm hoping to get it by dec08.

i have a great name for the black nano ("nocturne") and a desire for a constellation/stellar/astronomical theme for the new powerbook (in fact, i'd call her "stella" if i wasn't already calling the bike that). any ideas? leave a comment!

Comments:
Cassiopia?
Castor?
Pollox?
Rigel?
...
 
Nebula?
Pleiades?
Nova?
Sol?

Markalope
 
can i respond to my own post? :)

Selene?
Ecliptic?
Satellite?
Orbit?
Triton?
Haley?
Vega?
Lyra? (advantage also: "his dark mysterials" reference)
Spica?

any latin possibilities for stars/sky?

and i've gotta ask: who's beaglebeaglechai? :D
 
Astra? That's stars in Latin, I believe
 
thanks! ad astra per astera. hmmm.
 
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