Hello, baby.

...and speaking of all that time I'm going to be spending on the computer...

I'm now the proud mama of a new 15" MacBook Pro. I'm working on the Leopard OS, with Snow Leopard coming in a week or so. She purrs along with a 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of memory. I can finally store my photos and music on the same machine (novel concept) with an enormous 500 GB hard drive.

Also, I'm most excited about the gorgeous NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics card. I've outgrown iPhoto and I'm currently playing around in Aperture 2. I want to freak out with glee every time I see my photos displayed on this computer. Dude. Seriously.

It's a professional system, Aperture is, so I'm just trying to get my bearings. I know I'm going to love it! This is just a quick sample of something I played with last night. I took this photo @ Thanksgiving Point Gardens.

this post sponsored by nelnet, the lender of my graduate student loans...
loans which made this sexy new set-up possible.

Yes. I'm THAT nerd.