The new symphony of life.

I’ve made a very important electronic discovery today. I’ve discovered iTunes. I’ve mentioned from time to time that I would really like an iMac, like the big brother version to the one I bought for Earl for Christmas last year. But my HP Pavilion is not that old, is quite functional (when I allow it to be) and works like a charm. I’ve messed with alternate operating systems (Linux, FreeBSD), but I’ve settled back into the routine of Microsoft Windows XP Home. And today, I took the opportunity to install iTunes for Windows XP.

Oh my God.

I’ve already purchased one complete album and 17 miscellaneous songs. I’ve burned two CDs that I intend on listening to in the car this weekend.

I’m hooked on iTunes. After struggling with “alternate operating systems”, it’s nice to have something that works so easily and is yet so very functional.

If you haven’t latched on to iTunes, you need to get it fast.

Earl and I invited our friends Dennis and Victor over for supper tonight. We haven’t seen them in over a year for various reasons. Our lives were very hectic with Earl working many extra hours. Our house was always a wreck. So it was nice to get together and catch up on all that’s been happening. It was a nice, relaxed, casual evening. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

And last but not least, I may have mentioned that I started a beard the day we made a purchase offer on the house. Not wanting to jinx the purchase, I decided to not shave until we closed on the house. Well, we’ve closed on the house, and I still have the full beard. I kind of like it, as does Earl, and I think I’m going to let it grow until at least his birthday (end of February) or until the 1st of March. Who knows, maybe I’ll let it grow until The Ride for Missing Children. That would be pretty cool. 🙂

If you want to take a look, the webcams are up and running again. Now that we have high-speed internet AND I’m running Windows, it’s easy to share my face with the world!