June 28, 2003

Today, because of the computer being stolen last night, I did not have to go into the office. Instead, John and I started out the day by going to Best Buy and picking up a Hewlett-Packard Pavilion ze1420 laptop (Athlon XP 2200+ 256MB 40GB.) We got a good deal on it, even though it is a poor consumer grade model, and it will likely suit our purposes just fine. I am impressed by the snazzy new look that HP is using on their laptops, lots of lights all in blue and green (it is obvious that they are going after Apple who has been adding tons of non-essentially lights to their laptops to make them seem more powerful.) We got the laptop back the house and I spent a couple of hours working on it to get it ready to go onto the truck tomorrow. We needed a cable, though, so I couldn’t finish the computer in the morning. At 2:00, John, Michelle, Kit, the girls and I went to see Finding Nemo at the Annapolis Mall. This was my second time seeing it but it still held up as a good movie. I am really looking forward to seeing “Johnny English”, though, with Rowan Atkinson.

After the movie, we returned to the house and I finished setting up the laptop for tomorrow so that it can be mounted onto the truck. It will provide great peace of mind to all of us to have the laptop actually locked down on the truck instead of just sitting in there.

After doing some work, John grilled dinner out on the back deck and we ate outside. After dinner, I worked on the laptop some more while Michelle and I watched Three’s Company. Then later, John and I watched some of Father Ted: Series II.

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