Attended the last Microsoft Server 2003 seminar for the year. It was nice, mostly techie, no sales pitches. We came back to work after lunch and pitched moving our network to Server 2003 to the CEO. Got the OK to do it … now just need the time to sit down and configure the server. (ugh)
Jessica’s getting better, but she was NOT happy about going back to school. She’s cried every morning this week, wanting to stay home and watch cartoons. (UGH)
My weekend visit to my parents went OK. My dad and I are still at odds, but he was pleasant for the most part … only a 20 minute lecture this time. (UGH!!!!!) But at least I came home with a sackful of good food and a bunch of my mom’s Christmas ornaments. I’m not just talking ANY ornaments … some of these things have been in our family for at least a couple generations!
Jim and I went out last night. He had a darts tournament, and I got up and sang a couple songs at the karaoke bar. *LOL* I sounded terrible and off-key … being around a bunch of smoke absolutely kills my voice, plus I couldn’t hear worth a flip. *shrugs*
Christmas is in 15 days … I still haven’t shopped for anyone other than Jessica. I just haven’t had anything for time lately. I think I’m going to go next weekend and knock it all out at once. I hate malls. I hate crowds. I especially hate Christmas shopping, which is mostly why I’d been putting it off.
I’m a little peeved at the moment because a tablet that I wanted that CompUSA had all summer and up until last week is apparently gone. I couldn’t remember the name of the maker, so I called them to ask if they still had it. The dude on the phone kept telling me about the Wacom tabs they had in stock … I told him I had one already, and they had a bigger (and cheaper!) tab by another maker, and I wanted the name of the maker so I could look them up — I figured I’d research it before I bought it … I need to buy a gift for me too! ;)
Anyways, the guy wouldn’t walk back there and look on the shelf. The only thing he would tell me was that it was not in his inventory anymore and that it “must have been a clearance item” … right, and I’m Margaret Thatcher. It wasn’t marked down the last time I looked.
Oh well, looks like I’m going by CompUSELESS tonight to look for it myself. It might be a piece of crap, but it looked just as nice as a Wacom Intuos 12×18, was the same size, and included pretty much the same software bundle … but was a fraction of the price. (Bottom line wins every time) My little Wacom Graphire is just too small for me now. I need something bigger! :)