Tone Parsons

My obligatory post of the every-so-often

I haven’t written for a bit, and feel that I should put something new up (for the two or three people who actually read this).  So here we go.

I actually escaped my house last week!  I hopped on a bus last thursday and made the hour and a half trip to visit my co-workers for lunch.  I had a fantastic time!  We went to Cruisers (our favorite lunchtime haunt) and had some burgers.  The bartender there introduced me to the wonder that is Vincent Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka (oh my God, is that good!!!).  Afterward, I got a chance to wander the halls of work and say hi to everyone.

It was nice!

Today’s plan of action: Build a computer for my son!

Yes, in my previous post, I said “Hell No!” to dealing with computers (and I’ve actually been very busy doing exactly that since then), but this is for my eldest son… and family is a different thing.  His birthday was on Monday (19 years old), and he paid for the bulk of the parts.  Here’s what he’s getting:

All the parts should come today, so I’ll be a busy boy tonight putting it all together.  This thing will be so fast, you’ll go back in time when you turn it on! 🙂


6 Comments so far

  1. pigman March 27th, 2008 2:24 pm

    I hope your Son knows how cool his Dad is. My son just got a PC from me…. It was a E-Machine.

  2. baldy March 27th, 2008 3:23 pm

    Adopt me. Please.

  3. whiterabbit March 28th, 2008 12:01 pm

    Nice system. But why AMD?? Its just not worth it man. I know you know why so… 😕

    And a moment of braggin on my behalf.. 😉 I am loving life myself, I just purchased 2 Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10,000 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drives. Oh ya baby! Smoken.. 😀

  4. Uncle George March 30th, 2008 8:37 pm

    I can’t believe Michael is 19 already.
    I know what you mean about work, I went back Monday after 11 long weeks off. I never thought I’d miss it as much as I did. Now that I’m old enough to retire I don’t know what I’d do if I did.

  5. Mike S March 30th, 2008 8:45 pm

    How are you feelin’ these days? You were obviously in an ambitious frame of mind when you wrote this post:)

  6. Tone Parsons March 30th, 2008 8:58 pm

    Thanks for asking, Mike.

    It’s all about the same, but I’ve resigned myself to the fact that this is my life now. I’m trying to make the best of it and not let to bring me down.

    Of course, that doesn’t work all the time… but I try. 🙂