Thursday, August 18, 2011

Like Heath Ledger at the Oscars

I hope it doesn't offend anyone, but I had (and still faintly have) a belief that Heath Ledger did not die in early 2008, but that his death was faked to add supreme effect to his role as the Joker.  This idea was first proposed to me by my friend Westin who has a mind for these kind of things. But unlike Heath Ledger at the Oscars (where in my mind he would have shown up to accept the award for best actor) I have blogging. Our abscence was due mainly to Cait getting very sick from her pregnancy and the shifting of most of her household duties to me, although I do them poorly, especially the cooking.

Also, we sold our old computer, because it was getting old. Although it still worked, because it was a Mac, as opposed to our newer PC laptop, which is a goner, because it was a Power PC Mac instead of an Intel based one, most new programs weren't working on it, including a new enough version of Itunes to support our Ipad and Ipod. So we debated for a long time about new versus used, mini versus Imac and ended up with this (sorry for poor photo quality):

We got a new Imac from the BYU bookstore. It was their cheapest model but still cost a nifty 1150. But that did come with a free wireless printer, Adobe photoshop, $100 in the appstore and a free upgrade to the new operating system. Even though it cost a lot, we think its a good investment, both because we use the computer so often and because Macs retain their value so well, that we should be able to resell it for a good price (we only lost $75 on the last one) So even though we got the new computer, I spent what time I had on it figuring out what it could do and surfing the web on its pretty screen. But I'm ready for a return.

So the official topic of this post is our new computer and its set up. We got a free desk from someone in the ward, and lucky for us, it was an adjustable height computer desk.

I've been reading a lot lately about the bad effects of sitting down and wanted to try a standing desk. Also, this puts the computer out of the guys reach and also discourages too much computer time for the adults (in theory). After a little struggle to put it together with my friend Casey (many of the parts are gravity dependent), and some fiddling with the height (trying to get it at a good height between me and Cait (thus the books under mouse and keyboard). So far we are extremely happy with the computer and the set up.

Any other standing-height deskers out there, or anyone that has wanted to try? Leave a comment.


Cait worked all day. I tried to go to Seven Peaks in the morning with the guy, but he fell asleep (his naps have come earlier in the last little bit). So we went again after his nap and after Cait's lunch break. After that, we hurried home, because I wanted to buy my new five fingers in Salt Lake before I went to my brothers first trip through the temple (subject for another post), but the traffic was so bad, that we didn't have time. So temple and dinner with the family and home at midnight, where the guy had finally gone asleep for mom, who had him alone for the first time in a while.


  1. I'm glad you're back! I hope Caitlin feels better soon!

  2. Wow, thanks for the shout out Tim! I still have that theory lingering in the back of my head. I am also glad you are Mac people. They are the best... I really don't care how much Windows fans argue the contrary. Apple is an awesome company that makes a good product.