Saturday Slumming

I can’t do another entry on how I avoided writing, can I? No, I didn’t think so. Okay then. What should I talk about? Hmm… I could mention that it wasn’t entirely my fault on Saturday, that Stephanie was a bad influence on me. But that might sound like I was blaming her. I don’t want to sound like I’m blaming her. So, I won’t go there.

We hung out together today, the first time in a long time that we just spent a day together without anything in particular to do, or any place in particular to go. It was nice.

In the middle of the day, we took a drive out of to the Mall at Rockingham Park. We browsed through a bunch of shops, including the Yankee Candle shop, where we took whiffs of seemingly every scent in the place. My main goal though, was to check out the Mac Mini at the Apple Store.

We eventually got there and it was so cool that it hurt. They were giving a demonstration in the back on Pages, Apple’s new word processing/page layout program, and I was super-impressed. I wanted one really badly.

This whole Apple-envy of mine came up again later when Stef and I wandered by the dog store and ended up in a conversation about why we didn’t have a dog yet, despite months of talking about it. I mentioned B.O.N.E.S, a New England-based beagle rescue outfit, and she mentioned going to the pound. I offered the following parallel: Getting any dog other than a beagle now would be like getting an HP machine two years ago when I actually wanted to go Apple—I’d be wanting that which I didn’t get until we eventually got one.

Anyway, that was our day: shopping, hanging out, and watching the episodes of Extreme Home Makeover and Desperate Housewives that we missed last week while watching the Pats game.