The Next Best Thing To Magic.

Hey,

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It’s that time again….Friday….with the whole weekend not touched yet.

Excellent.

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I had a wonderful time last night.

Big H went out as usual, to play computer games with his friend, so I was left to my own devices once more.

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It was my first time to try the new computer.

During the day, Big H had finally got everything set up for me, in more or less the same format that I had on the old ‘Spawn Of The Devil’ computer, so I was reasonably confident in having a go.

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It was the next best thing to magic!

With old S.O.T.D computer it used to take absolutely ages to start up.

You would press to begin, then have to press F1, then wait until it decided to access the web.

Sometimes this process would take absolutely ages to complete, including things like the screen suddenly going faint and me having to actually twist the screen back and forth until it readjusted to being visible again.

Quite often I had to write the whole blog with one hand  because my other was busy forcibly holding the screen at a certain angle to prevent it continually fading to an unreadable level.

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It was actually shocking to see how quickly this computer starts up, ready for bear.

And it is so beautiful.

Sitting there, fingers on those amazing silver keys instead of the black plastic ones, looking at the general clarity and intense silverness of the whole thing….I was moved by it!

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So, last night, I just put ‘Secret Garden’ by Bruce Springsteen on repeat, very loudly,  and had a total ball just getting to know it.

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I love the look of this computer….love it, love it, love it, and the fact that it actually works is a bonus.

Things go so quickly now that I don’t have the S.O.T.D. sabotaging me every five minutes by jumbling up all of my writing or playing the critic and deleting whole sections just because it could.

I appreciate people who have a mind of their own, but not computers.

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There was a bit of excitement here yesterday too.

I was looking out of the window when I saw three young girls trying to persuade a cat to come out from under a car, but it kept running away from them.

The animal looked terrified and the girls were looking very, very worried.

Eventually they walked away, leaving the cat.

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Big H said that I should go down and try to persuade it to come into our house and eat some food because it looked like it might well be a stray.

When I went out the girls were coming back down the street again.

They told me that the cat had been following them for a mile along the riverbank and they were afraid it was lost.

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They thought that perhaps it could belong to someone that they knew but when they tried to ring and ask about it no one answered the phone, so they did not know what to do, as they were afraid it would now get really lost and perhaps run over.

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I said that they could leave the cat with me if they wanted.

Then, if it did belong to the person they knew, it could be picked up from me later on.

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Unfortunately, although they caught it twice and brought it to my door, it totally panicked when they tried to bring it in, and leapt out of their arms.

One poor girl’s hands were really scratched after one such leap, which was well worthy of a gold medal at the ‘Cat Olympics’.

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The eventual decision they made was to go back home and try to persuade the cat to walk with them until it got back into territory which might be more familiar.

If the neighbour did not turn out to own the cat, then they planned to put up a notice in a Veterinary Practice, in the hope of finding it a good new home.

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I think that the result may well be that one of them ends up with a new pet in the very near future!

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A relief actually.

It could have been me!

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Today is very bright and pleasant, with periods of sunshine and blue sky, so perhaps we are going to be spared the threatened snow this time.

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There could well be a very nice walk on the cards later on.

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Enjoy your Friday.

Jaksie.

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