So as some of you may know, I had a birthday recently.
Last year was a bit bleak because of reasons. This year was way better. In part it was way better because while last year I bought myself one present (an admittedly wicked cool Handbag of Holding computer bag from ThinkGeek.com – the deluxe black “vegan leather” version!), this year I…uhm…I went a little nuts.
This year I bought myself a ton of socks from Sock Dreams. I am not a shoe girl, but I DO love me some socks.
I also DID buy a pair of shoes – boots, actually. But understand that I have never in my life owned a pair of tall boots. Never. Not once. And now I do. I cried when I bought them. I tried them on and I got all teary-eyed and the barely-more-than-a-teen helping me looked like I had just started hemorrhaging from all of my orifices and fluttered her hands around not sure what to do. I waved her off and said I was fine, and then asked if I should get those or another pair I’d tried on (partly because I kinda wasn’t sure and partly out of spite because I knew she’d try to help me but be befuddled – shadenfreude – it’s a thing), and sure enough she froze like a possum staring down a Volvo and then mumbled “…you seem to like those…….”
I also got myself a wireless gaming headset and new speakers – since I disconnected my computer from the TV and the surround sound system. AND I got myself not one, not two, but THREE 27″ monitors. It’s egregious. And I love it. My consoles – like Steam and Battle.net and Origin are on the left. The internet is on the right. And my games and whatnot – right in the middle. It is AMAZING. I am really not sure how I survived before now. I was basically a raccoon, rummaging through the garbage for tech before now.
I feel really powerful.
Also I got myself Civ VI. And it is GORGEOUS. Only………..WTF, Sid Meier? Where is Alexander? Really?
So anyway – know that as I type this, it is on the RIGHTMOST monitor. Unless I decide I need to move it to the middle for some reason. Or the left. Because I feel like it. Because I can choose.
And if you only have one or two monitors, know that I feel like I am JUST a little better than you.