New computer

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When Thea called me up at work to say that my new computer had arrived already, my heart started beating faster and faster. Boy was I excited and could not wait to get home. Two more hours of work to kill and then I cycled home with tremendous speed, this time the wind is blowing at my back which is unusual for Holland. Threw my bike in the garage and dashed inside. There were the boxes. First things first, and before I knew it I had everything unpacked, and with the help of Lennart and his expert eye we succeeded in arranging all the required componts on the floor ready for assembly. The only problem was the empty boxes. Too much of a temptation for Maarten who was completely captivated by the boxes and all of the adventurous things you could do with them. Climb inside, close the lid, and roll around, back and forth, giggling and laughing all over the place. There is a huge expanse of newly laid carpet which is a perfect invitation for all kinds of somersaults, cartwheels and other six year old activities required for expending pent up energy. The only problem, if you can call it a problem, is that he was noisy so that we could not concentrate very well connecting all the wires and stuff. Also, by rolling around everywhere he was continuously bashing into the computer we were trying to setup. In my extreme excitement I had a really bad headache, probably all of that adrenalin streaming through my body because of the new computer. Like a little kid on his birthday, couldn't I control myself better? No of course not, there are too few pleasures in life that no one was going to stop me from enjoying this state-of-the-art super toy. Bash, bang, there goes Maarten again and he knocks of the sub-woofer. He opens the lid of the overturned cardboard box with an semi-apologetic smirk on his face, but in doing so the lid scrapes across the monitor and nearly knocks that down also. I am really proud of myself because I am restrained and do not get angry and yell. So I just give up. Stand up, turn around by 180 degrees, first place my left foot and then my right foot in front of me and head on downstairs. Maybe this weekend when I have more time (sure). Wait just one minute, I remember that it is the weekend already. Lennart continues, and gets two of his fanciest games installed: Medal of Honor and Operation Flashpoint. Realistic graphics and the sound effects are amazing, he tries to tell me above the noise of battle that is shaking the whole house.

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Coolio!!! Keep up posted!!!

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Graduated from Stanford 6-5-1979 ago.

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