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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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my new laptop!

It's an HP and it has lots of fancy new features, most of which I have no clue how to use. Since it's arrival this afternoon, I have spent most of my time with it connecting it to the wireless router so that I have full WiFi capabilities here in the house. All in all, the new computer is pretty killer (and so dang fast! especially when compared to our POS desktop), and I'm very happy with my b-day gift.

In other news, I ran a short 2 miles yesterday afternoon before bowling, and it was brutally hot out (thus, only the 2 miles), and then this evening, I ran another 3 miles (and since I waited until 7:30 pm, it was much cooler out). Aside from the heat of yesterday's 2 miler, both runs went well, and really, I have nothing to report about them.

For my last bit of news, it seems that the running bug has bitten another person close to me: my brother. This probably has more to do with his girlfriend, who is also a runner, than it does with my influence, but still, I like to think of my range of influence as being far reaching. Anyway, he and his girlfriend are planning to run a 10 miler this fall in the Twin Cities, so he has begun running in the past two weeks, and he has been calling and texting me about his runs. This evening he called to tell me that he ran 4 miles and it felt so good, he had felt like doing more but decided not to push it. He was so excited about the run; it was great!

I hope the excitement continues and he sticks with it because I am having visions of Jerry and I running with my bro and his girlfriend, and the pretend image fills my heart with rainbows and butterfly kisses!

17 comments:

MCM Mama said...

Yay for a new computer! Cool that your brother has started running. I think running is one of the few my brother doesn't do - I'm guessing it's not dangerous enough. He'd much rather do fun things like jump out of planes LOL.

d.a.r. said...

Very cool!! I am trying to get my hubby more excited about it. I just bought him a fabulous pair of new running shoes for when he comes home in the next week or so. Couldn't pass up a good deal :)

By the way, I just thought I should inform you that the word verification for this comment was "sadist". Hmmm...

Marlene said...

I got my first laptop at Christmas and LOVE it. Being able to surf the web while laying on the couch is just bliss. :) Enjoy your new toy.

That's great news about your brother!

teacherwoman said...

Sweet! New computer!

That's fun that your brother has been bitten by the running bug! Good for him!

Shannon said...

I'm glad you won't be having anymore computer issues.....Yahoo on the running.

X-Country2 said...

You, Jerry, the brother, the girl friend, and a stroller with an adorable smiley baby inside!

Erin said...

Congrats on the laptop!

When you finally convince me to run your purpose on earth is over. I want to run, I like the idea of running, but I don't really like it. On the exercise front, I took Annie on a 2 mile walk tonight. That's at least a butt off the couch and a step in the right direction, right?

Carly said...

Congrats on the new laptop! I love getting new toys!

That is great news about your brother and his girlfriend running. It is fun to influence peeps to run. I love the TC 10 mile (assuming it is the same one). That is a great race.

kelsalynn said...

That's awesome about your bro... I hope he sticks w/ it too.

PS: It's all b/c of you I'm sure.

:)

Hopefully next year we'll buy a new laptop too... I'm jealous.

Xenia said...

Congrats on the new laptop! People around me too have begun to pick up running and in the back of my mind I like to think it's because of me. I mean, hell, they tell me all about their running now, so that's justifiable, right? :)

MN Mom said...

As excited as another runner makes me...it's the fast PC that has me on cloud nine for you! I hated my slow, snail slow old hand me down PC so my brother hooked me up with an inexpensive quick up date that has helped a lot! (Thanks) But the thought of a knew, lightning fast wireless PC sends this old heart into palpatations! I am happy for you!

Jamoosh said...

Perhaps - dare I say it - your brother should start a blog. OK, I said it...

Wes said...

rainbows and butterfly kisses!?!?

I can't wait for blogging under the influence to resume :-)

New laptops are the coolest!!

Oz Runner said...

new laptop--i am jealous

that's awesome your brother is running now....wish i could get my twin brother to run with me...

D10 said...

Congratulations on the new computer. Hope it treats you well. Very cool that your brother is starting to run. You'll have to do a race together.

Marcy said...

Pretty soon this is going to be a whole fam affair, you, Jerry, the bro, the gf, and baby Norah. Dang! ;-) Think you can convince the parents to get in on the action?

sRod said...

Welcome to the HP club!