Thursday, January 12, 2006

So smart

Since I've been sick, I haven't spent a lot of time on the computer. I've been going to work, and coming home exhausted, eating dinner, and then lying on the couch aimlessly channel surfing until I fall asleep, then stumbling up to bed when Bob comes down and urges me to.

But last night I felt better, and Dinah and I spent some time on the computer. I tried to install The Sims on the laptop--I thought that might be a fun thing to do since I'm wireless now--but it wouldn't install. I must have one of the very early copies of the original game, and it won't install directly into OS X (although there are patches to make it run natively in OS X if you already have it installed--quite a conundrum). It says it requires System 9 to install, but I don't have System 9 on the computer; I could install it, but I don't really want to, since I don't use it for anything else. I read somewhere the Aspyr, who makes the game for the Mac, will exchange old CDs for newer ones that will install directly onto OS X for $5.00, but I haven't yet been able to confirm that with Aspyr. I may just have to buy a newer copy.

Then I spent some time on iTunes, listening to music clips. Both Bob and Barb gave me iTunes gift cards, so I have quite a bit of leeway as far as being able to buy music. So we did that for awhile.

Bob always says that when he comes downstairs and Dinah is on my lap, she always looks like she's intently doing whatever it is I'm doing, either reading something on my computer screen, or reading a book. I say that's why she's so smart . . . But last night she was basically just draped across my arm with her head hanging off the chair arm. She lifted it up when he took the pictures, but it was mostly, "Just take the picture so I can go back to sleeping, okay?"

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