But no, it was the new laptop. I have been happily learning the interface, and installing Linux software packages, since then.
I paused for a bit to talk to timenchanter's friend Mike.
I took a little time to answer the door and get the case I thought it was in the first place.
Timmie made a fairly nice dinner, which I ate between bits of installation.
I went out to Mini Gourmet for supper around midnight, with the laptop in tow, and installed around 300 new fonts - among other things.
Timmie insisted i do some sort of "social interaction" thing when I got back. I survived for maybe half an hour.
New toy! Wheeeee!