Sunday, August 23, 2015

Silver Liningness Sunday

Here we are, classes start tomorrow which is probably a good thing. The house isn't as tidy and organized as I'd hoped it would be, but I managed to get some things off the to-do list during the break in action.

Along with getting a few responsible things done, I also enjoyed finding some new bicycle routes, reading a coupla novels, playing too much words-with-friends, and watching some escapist tv shows.  Time to fire up the brain cells again, I suppose.

Meego started school last week, and Wolfgang is nearly all moved into the apartment with Chaco now.  This will be an interesting experiment.  Naturally, they've lived together before, but this arrangement will be different without their washwoman around.  Hmm...

And Potato, Meego's aged computer, just wasn't going to be able to handle the workload anymore.  He's been replaced by a newer, younger model to accommodate all the important gaming schoolwork.

Magnum and I offered to get Meego a laptop to take care of all his homework needs, but Meego didn't necessarily jump for joy at the offer.  Instead, he entered into cahoots with Chaco to build a new computer to suit his needs when I said we would contribute money we would've spent for the boring laptop.

The yet-to-be-named new guy arrived in pieces, and then this happened:

Chaco wouldn't build it.  He said that Meego had to build it, and he would just  help.  This so that Meego would take better care of it.  Either that or Meego would have to pay him bunches of money.  

How come Chaco was able to get such quick results when it's similar to the principle I've been using for years with such lackluster results??

And speaking of results, I got a surprise generous e-mail promo coupon and ordered some capri tights this morning.  While I was shopping, I was reading the reviews for these particular tights and came across a review that included this photo.

Yes, that's the same woman in both pics.  I don't think she'll mind me stealing her  photo since it was on a shopping site and all, right?  In her (favorable) review, she mentions that she's lost nearly 200 pounds in 15 months and plans to run a marathon later this year.  

I just love those kinda stories.  



ShadowRun300 said...

I love those stories too! SO proud of her!
My boys will be living together too. They claim they can be their own wash woman. I'll believe it when I see it.
As for Meego and Chaco. Can't explain it. But happy to see it!

Abby said...

Oh, maybe we can swap notes on sons-who-move-out-and-live-together! Maybe they'll appreciate us more now. Or not.
The woman's review was by far the most liked on the site, but I don't think it was just because of the tights!

Rock Chef said...

Yes, you need a good home-built PC to handle games these days...

Transformations like that are wonderful to see, boiling down to a lot of guts and determination. Good for her!

Abby said...

A computer that's just good for homework?? Why?!?

I doubt this woman is finished doing great things.

Rock Chef said...

Me too, you can see it in her face,

A homework only PC - just pull out the graphics card and watch the games become unplayable ;-)

Riot Kitty said...

Good for her! An awesome story indeed.

agg79 said...

Yea, when we shipped junior off to college his first year, we sent him with a brand new, state of the art computer. That lasted exactly 9 months before he stripped it down and started rebuilding it with more memory, a new graphics card, extra expansion slots, etc. By the time he left college, he had gone through 4 computers, some new, some kit builds. A far cry from my days at the the U.

I love those kind of inspirational stories. Someone who has taken a challenge to better themselves. I recall in my first half Marathon, I was grumbling about my sore muscles and poor pace when I passed a Army Captain who was running the course blind (with assistance). Kinda made my aches/problems seem trivial in comparison. After that, I stopped complaining/whining.