The Internet Kitchen: New Computer!
I used to be a computing assistant in my college years and if there’s one thing I learned during that job it’s that you get what you pay for when it comes to computers.
I fixed more cheap computers in those years than I can even count. But the kids that spent a few extra bucks on a nice machine rarely had issues.
So when it was time for me to buy a personal computer after college, I bought a really expensive Macbook Pro. That was six years ago.
Until last week, this thing was still humming along like a champ. It was a bit sluggish and couldn’t run every program out there, but it got the job done and never gave me any major problems.
Then, this week, it exploded.
Ok. It didn’t really explode. But something weird happened to it where the entire bottom of the computer popped off and pieces are hanging out of it. Funnily enough, it still freakin’ runs. I have no idea how this is possible because it seems to be missing critical parts.
But whatever. It gave me a chance to backup everything one last time before promptly ordering a new 21 inch iMac which I’m super-pumped about. I upgraded the crap out of it and hopefully it will last me another 6 years!
In other news, I missed the latest season of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution so I’m playing catch up on the episodes. He just re-did the menu at a fast food joint in LA. For the poll this week, pick one of the burgers he came up with and I’ll do my best to recreate it!
And a few links as always!
Add Me To Your Circle! – If you happen to be on Google+, I just got my account set-up. Add me to one of your circles to keep in touch. From what I’ve seen so far, Google+ is really cool. It’s basically like Facebook except it works the way I want Facebook to work. (PS. I’m not sure if that link will work if you don’t have a Google+ account.)
Three Mac and Cheeses – Mac and cheese is always a hit at any party and these three ideas are awesome. Plus they are made in catering quantities which is just plain impressive. (@ The Food in My Beard)
Watermelon Jello Shots – A whole watermelon filled with delicious drunken goodness and chilled. The slices look really cool, but I’m guessing you might want to split a slice with a few people! (@ Savory Reviews)
Creamy Peach Smoothie – Betsy and I are back to making smoothies every day for breakfast and I can’t wait to try this version out. Peach season is just around the corner here so we’ll be getting some very delicious peaches very soon! (@ Pinch My Salt)
Have a great weekend everyone!
Photo by Young Thousands.