Just had a wonderful weekend with Lucy, who came up to Cambridge on Friday night in time for a fabulous Pizza Express dinner. We’ve become rather brilliant at getting uni work done in each other’s company by now, so visits to the library are now much more productive than they ever are alone. On Saturday evening we also went some way to paying back my meal debt to Oliver as Lucy lead the production of some delicious pigs in blankets and leak-filled mashed potato. Finish off with Oliver and Abi’s chocolate cake and a troll-infested episode of Merlin: hurrah!
The other thing bringing great joy to my life right now is Windows 7. Against all my better instincts I ran an upgrade installation on Thursday night (yes yes, the release date). But rather than consign my laptop to messy Windows oblivion all of my programs, settings and files emerged out the other end without a scratch. And Windows 7 itself! Yes, Vista had an unjustified reputation: it was always a decent advance over XP with the right hardware. But Windows 7 makes my laptop sing! Everything is so sleek and fast! And Vista features which never quite worked, like the Sidebar, are suddenly transformed – I it. Plus it’s only a £30 upgrade for students… do it, people! (Even Lucy thought it was pretty, and that’s high praise for an operating system.)
Jeez, how does anyone cope with the pretentious brushed metal of OS X? Whatever.