The highlight of my weekend was that my husband set up my new desktop computer. Yay! It's a Pentium 4 (replacing my Pentium 3 laptop), has a huge hard drive and a ton of RAM (no, I don't remember the specifics right offhand), and came complete with a CD burner and my husband's old scanner (which actually works, unlike my old one that - d'oh! - I forgot to put out with the trash this morning).
My husband originally built the CPU to use onstage with his band, and it's fantastically loaded with features. Perhaps a bit TOO fantastically loaded with features. For lack of a better term, it's completely pimped out. It has multi-colored, lighted exhaust fans. The side of the case is clear lucite, and through it you can see glowing blue cables. The on/off button is shaped like a jewel and cycles through a rainbow of colors every few minutes. There are even glowing blue LEDs framing the front panel. In short, it is the extended disco remix of a computer. I actually kind of like it, except that the cheapo lighted fans are noisy. It cries out to have a lava lamp installed next to it.
From a performance standpoint the computer is HEAVENLY! My old computer had been turning into such a dog that I could hardly get any work done. I haven't tried the scanner yet, but everything else seems to work wonderfully.
Best of all, unplugging and moving everything forced me to finish cleaning off my desk (I even vacuumed the shag carpeting underneath). I have perhaps one more hour of filing before my entire work area is clean and tidy. I'll fix the room's feng shui yet!