Okay, kiddies, it’s way past my bedtime, so tonight it’s gonna be short and sweet.

It was a busier day at work than I expected. Usually Mondays are pretty slow, and I sit around and surf for most of the day. Today, though, I had to get a "new hire" kit together, because we (can you guess?) hired someone new. It was a matter of getting together all the paperwork, and then realizing we were low on all the forms (W-4, I-9, A-4), and panicking, trying to remember where I’d gotten them in the first place (hey, gimme a break, it was 3 years ago), and searching the web for forms I could download and print out. You know, the usual thrills.

Fred went to Best Buy yesterday (Best Buy is to Fred what Wal-Mart is to me), and drooled over the computers. He came thisclose to buying two new computers, and then chickened out and came home. He told me about the computers he’d seen "They have blahblahblah hard drives, and blahblahblah processors, and blahblahblah!" he said excitedly.

"Computer fast?" I grunted, trying to translate it into my kind of terms,

"Yes!" he practically shrieked, masking his impatience with my dumbassness. "VERY fast!"

"Take credit card. Buy computer. Big monitor. Go fast. Go buy. Now."

So he left to go back to Best Buy, but by the time he got there, it was closed.

"I guess it’s a sign," he sighed.

"No, if you go tomorrow and they don’t have any, that will be a sign," I informed him.

Today, he went to Best Buy and purchased us two HP blahblahblah computers with blahblahblah and blahblahblah; one for him, one for me.

Me like.

(Updating may be a tad sporadic over the next few days, ’cause I have to back everything up to floppies, which makes my current piece o’ crap computer freeze up at random moments for no foreseeable reason whatsoever. After I do that, I have to hook up the new computer and download programs and blahblahblah. If you email me — and if you haven’t, you damn well should!– and I don’t get right back to you, rest assured that I’ll get back to you as soon as Robynly possible).