Archive for April, 2009

A cute visitor

April 26th, 2009

We currently have a guest staying over at our apartment for about a week. Say hello to… Mr. Peanut!

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If you read this entry back in August, this cat might look familiar to you. My boyfriend and I are “cat sitting” him while my friend is out of town. I’m normally horribly allergic to cats, but surprisingly, my allergies haven’t been acting up while he’s here. I think taking allergy meds every morning and keeping him out of the bedroom helps a lot.

The other day, a little incident happened! When we clean the turtle aquarium, we put the turtles in a big plastic tub temporarily. Well, my boyfriend left the tub out, with the dirty turtle water still inside. Peanut, without looking, jumped off of a chair and splashed right into it. He hates water, so that was an unpleasant surprise XD;; I then had to clean him, which was a struggle. He constantly tried to get out of the bathtub, even escaping once or twice and making me chase after him. We have the plastic tub covered now, so that should prevent any future accidents with it!

If you want to see more of the little guy, my friend made him a YouTube and Twitter account. Anyway! Other than that, not much else is new in my life. I had to work until midnight on Wednesday due to a work release, so I’m just glad to have a relaxing weekend =)

Another new toy

April 20th, 2009

Well, I mentioned my new computer in my previous entry, so now I’ll show it off! Except for the power supply, we bought everything from Newegg, and my boyfriend and I put it together ourselves.

Case and desk set up

Processor: Intel Quad Core at 2.66GHz
Motherboard: ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX
Graphics: GeForce GTX 260 896MB
Memory: 6GB DDR3 RAM
Space: 1TB partitioned into 2 drives, each with its own OS for recovery

A couple notes on the stats. It hasn’t been overclocked yet, so the 2.66GHz is the default. It will definitely be over 3GHz later. I’m just not sure how much over yet. Also, since I’m not willing to deal with Vista or 64bit XP, I’m on 32bit XP which only recognizes about 3GB as memory. If Windows 7 is good, I’ll upgrade to that later.

Here is the inside of the case. (Labelled picture incase you’re wondering what is what, and a picture of the parts before they were opened.)

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I’ve also realized how bright my case is…

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It really lights up the room. I suppose I don’t have to stumble around in the dark anymore if I wake up in the middle of the night ;)

Weekend so far

April 12th, 2009

1. I played a lot of WoW (World of Warcraft). I finally started the game a couple days ago and created 2 characters: a night elf druid and a blood elf priest. No worries though! I don’t think I’ll become so addicted to WoW that I forget about my life outside of the game. I just tend to get into the game a lot when it’s new to me ;)

2. My favorite Girl Scout cookie is probably the Caramel Delites/Samoas. So little of them come in a box though! They’re gone almost instantly. My friend, Tina, and I decided to try to make them ourselves with a recipe that she found. They turned out pretty well!

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It is a lot of work though and the caramel is a bit hard to spread. Our only complaint is that the cookie part was too buttery and sugary. It still tastes good, even if it’s not exactly the same.

3. With Tina’s help, I finally put up my Blik bamboo wall decals onto the big mirrors we have. I love them! I feel like buying more for my walls now.

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I’m currently blogging on my new computer that my boyfriend and I built last week. Right now I’m waiting for one last part to come in. The heat sink I originally bought didn’t fit in my case, so I had to get another one. Whenever that comes in, I’ll post pictures and blog about its specs!