I just reinstalled Windows with my new, completely legal version that I got for Christmas, and it is so beautiful. Previously I was using Windows 2000; now I'm using XP, and while XP may seem old hat, I am lovin' my XP experience so far: the brights are brighter; the whites are whiter.
I now have a 100% legal OS with 100% legal software (not that I ever didn't, of course). Even my music is all legit, with good ol' DRM enforced.
My computer is now no longer overrun with Trojans and programmes I don't even remember installing, which completely refuse to uninstall. I also now have IE 7, which I've been craving since I first experienced the joys of tabbed browsing (I know Mozilla has tabs, but I just don't like Mozilla).
I was going to sort through my "Unsorted" folders first, but decided instead to seize the moment and "just do it". So, while Kylie is backpacking somewhere through Europe/Asia and Angela is winging her way to San Francisco, I seized the moment by reinstalling Windows.
In other news, I've been reading Eats, shoots and leaves lately; it's great to read a book by someone who must be even more irritating in person about punctuation than I am. It's also really interesting to read about the true function of semi-colons, which have always somewhat puzzled me.
Which reminds me, I'm doing a paper on sub-editing this semester and it looks fascinating. Although that could just be me. I remember the bemused stares of my classmates when I had to admit that my topic for the final essay in Advanced fiction writing was the function of punctuation in creative writing — which I thought was interesting.
My classmates didn't seem to agree.