For my 21st birthday, I went down to New Orleans to visit my sister. Whoooo! What a party. Unfortunately I don't drink. HOWEVER, that's not the point of the story. When I returned from my birthday trip, which was about 5 days before Christmas, my apartment had been completely gutted of anything worth money (including my awesome Crown Royal lamp I found at the thrift store for $5, complete with a purple velvet shade I had made) and my brand new computer I had just bought. It was the first time I was really on my own, and I had bought that computer with my own money! I was so disappointed.
The cops basically blew me off, gave me a lecture about how this wasn't CSI (I don't even watch that show!) and since I didn't have any serial numbers, there was zero chance of me getting my stuff back. I said screw that! So now I keep track of all of my serial numbers for EVERYTHING (even my decrepit PS1--why do I still have that thing?) and keep them in a lockbox. And for further insurance (and the reason for this post! I swear there is a reason) I had my boyfriend paint my computer. He said there is basically no way to get this paint off without leaving permanent damage to the computer---not that it would stop someone from gutting it, but still. Let me have my false sense of security!
Okay! No more rambling--here are some pics of my computer.
Excuse the wires on the back. Both of these pictures are inspired by Ralph McQuarrie paintings (although I can't seem to find the originals they were based on, so maybe he did make them up), and this one is a picture of two AT-AT's walking through some ice fields on Hoth. I love blue, so I think this picture is just amazing. I think those icicles in the front of the pictures are really cool. That white spot is the moon, not a flash--although I know the pictures aren't that great. It looks so creepy and cold! I love it. I think this is my favorite side.
Here's the other side:
here for a flickr group. I think they are all so amazing, they are really very beautiful and have a very specific atmosphere about them.
Anyway, we didn't get much done this weekend, but Kaylee is done! So we have Kaylee and Mal. I also figured out how to style Inara's hair, so now we just need to pick out which dress to put her in. Stay tuned!