For me, it is now officially the weekend. Retail work grants me the pleasure of having my weekly vacation on a Wednesday, when no one else but the unemployed- or other retail cretins are available to hang out. It’s a quiet solemnity that allows me the time to write this little post, and to muse about life and love.
Firstly- My new MacBook came yesterday and it is beyond perfection. It has been nearly a decade since I have owned any sort of Mac computer. Sure, I have a few iOS devices lying around but there is no comparison. A new sandy bridge Mac running a legit version of OSX (with a free upgrade to Lion when it debuts in July), I am a kid in the proverbial candy store. A sound investment for my future.
Secondly- I have been needing to go to a tea place that some coworkers (one in particular) have raved about. The place is called Kalesia. I have always been a huge tea drinker, just not in more than a convenient way. I have a dozen teas at home, mostly bagged stuff but sometimes I have some premium teas, or even better some loose leaf teas- but I have always enjoyed them alone. I share my habit with nobody else in my daily life. My girlfriend does not share my addiction to leaves, or perhaps she hates tea because I nearly constantly ask her if she would like some tea. I offer her a mild green tea with little negotiable peaks in flavor. Even a white tea she scoffs at. Alas, she and the others around me think that tea tastes like a stick shoved in hot water.
Now my girlfriend of years would most probably come with me if I politely demanded (asked constantly for a day or so). However, I would prefer to go with someone(s) who would enjoy the experience at a level around what I would. My girlfriend and I share many common interests and hobbies but we are amazingly individuals who have our own opinions of what is fun and enjoyable and what is not. I maintain an individuality that keeps me sane. Homogenous interests are good, but if you were to think of my relationship as a venn diagram, I would say the slice of circle that does not intersect her circle is larger than the one that does. I think having my mancave and some more diverse interests keeps me sane. It’s indicative of my persona- I am at times a loner that prefers some solitude in this overpopulated ‘burb.
Well I’ve got a few days of relaxation ahead of me, and it will indeed be fantastic. Typing on this fancy new laptop is fantastic. It has a battery life well beyond any windows box I have ever used- this entire article wasted no more that 8% of my bar. The illuminated keyboard helps immensely in the low light of both the late night and the early morning.