Sensual pleasure in money
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The best thing in my life? Money! My bills are paid. While today I had to pay a hefty sum because Charles hadn't had one of his three cards tested since 2,000 I still have a goodish amount left over.
So I bought some CDs (sorry, no MP3s, Bit Torrent (?) &Etc. for me). My weekly compact disc purchases was one of the things I forswore when we started living together. I ordered a Sister Rosetta Tharp box (early gospel singer who also performed in nightclubs) , a disc of hitherto unreleased Moon Mullican (hillbilly boogie), Ethel Waters (America's most neglected traditional pop singer) and five Boswell Sisters. I already have several Boswell Sisters collections but they are fairly redundant. This is a series of collected works. You've probably never heard of them but they get my vote for greatest vocal group of all time. Period.
(I was trying to think of some recent electronica / dance pop to buy but my mind went blank even though I know there are folks that I like with releases that I don't own. Make a suggestion if you feel like it.)
And I've ordered a new computer. My old 450 MHz PIII+ has been with me long enough. I'll let it devolve into a box solely for Charles to use when he accesses AOL or his MSN email account. What brand you might wonder? Is it a Dell or HP, perhaps a Sony VAIO or even a little eMachine. The brand as it were is Richard. I chose the components and am having a local shop assemble it for me. Used to be that I'd put all the pieces together myself. You know what I find hardest about building a PC: getting the cards in the slot. I'm as they say a total klutz. (You can read my component list but it doesn't make for exciting reading unless you like to argue about motherboard and monitor choices.)
Not an exciting tale of cheer. But if you've ever found yourself pinched for money for a couple of years you know how uplifting it can be to be able to spend some on yourself.
As Bertie Wooster would say, Cheerio and pip pip!