I’m buying a new IMac for myself as a birthday pressie to me.
Thing is, that until yesterday, I knew what I wanted – 20″ iMac with max RAM. But yesterday, Steve Jobs pulled a fast one and released the *new* iMacs, with Core 2 duo processors and wait, there’s more, a 24″ screen. Yipes!
Honestly, I did try to order one yesterday, but the online store was giving me grief – some sort of bizarre checkout loop. After I got home, I measured my desk (beledibabe, you remember the desk you helped me put together?) – it’s got a nice little shelf across the top, which means the 24″ iMac would be too large for the desk.
That said, my enabler at work, J, reminded me that I could always figure out a way to use the 24″ – plus, if I get this piece of hardware, it negates the need for a TV entirely. And considering that Comcast has neglected to turn off cable access, even though I returned the digital box to them and canceled my account, I’m figuring it’s fair game.
In any case, it’s a thought – so I ran over to the Pentagon City store at lunch to look at the machine in person and buy one. The answer: “They’re in the back but haven’t been unpacked.” No matter how I tried, salesguy was totally not interested in going back to get me one, not even if I was to pay Right Then. I called the Clarendon store once I got back to the office – they have the 17s and 20s in, but no 24s yet, and the others won’t be out on the shelves until morning.
In other news, my birthday weekend was fab! Started off Saturday with a gathering at beledibabe‘s – there was yummy food and brilliant company, including bheerfan and several non-LJ folks. Pressies ranged from the sublime (Anne Taintor calendar for ’07; 2 bottles of Chimay), to the ridiculous and so appropriate – PotC action figures with sword slashing action(tm)!…and the requisite bottle of stage blood, black roses and teeny prop coffins. ::g:: There was a lot more loot, but it’s at home and I’m not.
Sunday was quiet – spent the day resting…and by that I mean sleeping.
Monday, the day of the natal anniversary was quiet. Phone calls from mom and sister, relaxing with books and just being alone and quite happy about it.
Speaking of natal days, today marks the birthday of dear cousin Jeffy, best know the world as Jeff Mariotte – author of a zillion tie-in novels and some really excellent fiction! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CUZ!
The work week has been insane and the month may be more of the same. I’m trying to not freak out about it.
Today I got the Best Buy Supernatural DVDs, because thanks to my f’list, I learned that there was a bonus disk, which yay! Also, my Oz Season 6 set arrived, again with the yay!
Segueing back to the original thought – should I splurge and get the 24″ iMac and figure out where to put it later? Or get the 20″ machine, which will fit – sort of. (In actuality, the 17″ fits perfectly on the desk, the 20 will be a close fit, too.)
I wait with bated breath for your thoughts (since obviously, my purchase is going to have to wait). ::g::