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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

WEDNESDAY: STEVE'S NEW LAPTOP

Leisurely installing programs and setting up everything
"my way" on new Lap "FLEX 2", this is HUGE fun for me!
I'm in "Swine heaven" or is it "Hog heaven"? Background
photo is compliments of Mary Christine's Blog
"One Sober Alcoholic" (CLICK HERE) Those tulips
suvived a brutal winter "somewhere in the foothills
of the Rockies: Colorado"

Wednesday: NEW LAPTOP!!!!

Written Tuesday Night:


When I got home from my Tuesday meetings, I looked online and smiled as I saw my 17" Laptop was "on the truck" at Fed-Ex, and rolling. Excitement. A friend received a new computer recently, and I asked him if I could attend the 'unveiling'. He seemed to think that idea a bit crazy, said, "Steve it's JUST a computer." JUSTA...JUSTA computer? God, man! I'll bet you go to movies and read books and visit zoos and eat out and don't drink and go to meetings and stuff...-grin!


I would have liked to have ordered a Mac, but did not feel like learning a new OS at this time (Operation System!). So maybe next time--five years? Company I order from is named Puget Systems (CLICK HERE), and my PC is six years old and runs and looks like new. They build a GREAT computer--but they ain't cheap! Comparing a DELL or HP, or SONY to one custom-built by Puget, is exactly like comparing a Chevrolet to a Lexus...OK? (When I call Puget, which is located in the far NW corner of our country), most often the fellow answering the phone is Jon Bach, the owner of the small company. No calls to foreign countries like India, or Cincinnati.


What does all this have to do with my Recovery Program? Well, I don't have a clue! I DO know it allows me to write Blongs, and to read my peeps' blogs, and to leave comments, and to study Steps, Traditions and History of AA. It has enabled me to befriend some wonderful people I well might NEVER have met. I can go 'chat' on TSR, "The Second Road" (CLICK HERE), and read innumerable messages on AA Online meeting sites.

Also (maybe?) a computer keeps me out of trouble...well, it keeps my mind working. Online Porn had nothing I ever wanted or needed. Too many live ones around, why settle for paper? Even back when guys were ogling Playboy and other crap, I felt that was such a waste of time. Lost time. So where was I spending MY time? Why, in a bottle of course, where else?

Anyway, ya got the idea now, that I'm an extra happy camper with a new and powerful toy. So when I say, things like "Oh I'm so happy", etc., just realize where my head is these daze. Love all you Peeps, really I do. And wish you all health and happiness, and we SHALL all stay sober today, right? RIGHT!


In LOVE and Service,

Sincerely.
Steve E

17 comments:

dAAve said...

I should be so lucky to be at YOUR unveiling!

Just Be Real said...

You are blessed my man! Thank you for sharing your new toy and just being who you are dear one! Blessings!

Kathy Lynne said...

you are such a nice man....

Gin said...

Have fun with the new toy! New computers are so much fun. When I got my new laptop I think I forgot to cook dinner for like a week because I was so in to it. It was okay though, my children were able to survive on YooHoo's and Fruit Loops. They are extremely resourceful. *wink*

Shadow said...

a boy and his new toy. enjoy!!!!!

Joe said...

Since you said you didn't want to learn a new OS, I'm guessing you went with XP instead of Vista? if so, great move. (and wish that I spent the extra bucks to do so...)

New 'puters _are_ fun!

Prayer Girl said...

In my home, a man with a new computer is a happy home with a happy man living in it. :)

AND, "When Daddy's happy, Mama is happy!"

Love,
ME

clean and crazy said...

i miss washington state so much, i lived off the puget sound for years it was really great the water was always chilly and clear, you could go out on a boat , about ten feet or so, look down into the water and practically reach in and grab fresh dungeoness crab right out of the water.we used to watch the killer whales come in to bathe on the soft rocks at the bottom and sometimes if you were lucky the northern lights would come just south enough to reflect off the water. oh i was taken back there the minute i read the word "puget" thanks.

Kristin H. said...

Whoo hoo! New toy! New toy! Love it, Steve. Really.

Ed G. said...

Congrats on your new computer...

May you Blog and participate in your online recovery long and happily...

Cat said...

Much deserving of it are you!

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Oh I love getting a new computer! I hope that you are enjoying it now as I write this and still installing and enjoying! I love my Mac, I have a desktop Mac and am longing for a laptop, but will wait...

Enjoy!!!

Love,
G

Rainbow said...

Steve E. we envy your optimism....we can not "act" cheerful if we are not feeling it...acting, secrets all part of our childhood...plz bear with us..we are trying.....
rainbow

Syd said...

Having a new computer is great. Glad that you like it and it is up and running. Life with technology is indeed good.

Ed G. said...

I'm so old I remember when we had to write our blogs on punch cards using Fortan (remember not to put anything in column 1 or it creates a page feed...)

Sorry - couldn't resist...

Zanejabbers said...

Now Grineroni, just cause you got a new computer go see Prayer Girls
comment and reverse it. You two are a real pair.

Indigo said...

I know the feeling I got my first ever laptop this past Christmas. Before it was always stuck at a desk in the corner to be entertained. Now my entertainment goes all over the house with me.

Thanks for having me along for the unveiling dear friend. (Hugs)Indigo