Wed update: I want a MacBook, Salad Expressions, pizza taste test, trolley tour, and more

I get a weekly e-mail listing specials from MacMall. Today I found this:

FREE SHIPPING on MacBook Pro 15″ 2.53GHz 4GB/250 only $1599.99 (was $1699)+Free Parallels & Printer after rebate(s). From 02/24 to 03/02

Seriously considering getting it. “Parallels” is the software that allows the Mac to run Windows, so I could get a copy of Windows 7, and have a dual-OS laptop along with MacOS.

It’s on sale until March 2, so I have a little while to weigh the pros and cons… the major “con” is, it costs twice what a comparable PC-based laptop would cost.  The main pro is, of course, it’s a Mac.  I really, really want it.

Here’s an article about Salad Expressions, the salad shop at 120 A. W. Willis (formerly Auction Avenue) across from the MATA bus terminal.  I need to give them a try… it wouldn’t kill me to eat a green vegetable every once in a while.

A couple of weeks ago I tweeted about trying Domino’s “new, improved” pizza to see how it measured up against the other chains.  Well, today I read that the folks at Brainwoo decided to do a taste test of their own, comparing Domino’s to Pizza Hut and Papa John’s.  Click here to see who won.

The monthly South Main Trolley Tour is Friday night.  Galleries and shops will be open from 6 to 9 PM and the public is invited to stop by.  Many of the businesses serve complimentary wine, beer, and/or appetizers.  Free food?  Wonder if the Nuh-Uh Girl will show up.  It doesn’t seem possible that the last Friday of the month is right around the corner, but that’s February for you.

That’ll do it for now.  I didn’t go out tonight.  I got in a $5.50 hold’em tournament on PokerStars after work with 6-max tables.  Normally I keep a notebook handy to journal what I did wrong during tournaments, but for this one I might as well have just written “everything” in the notebook.  After that I got busy setting up a new blog, and spent hours playing around with the settings for the Atahualpa theme for WordPress.  It’s so configurable!  More on the new blog in a few days.  So far it’s got everything but content, which is kind of the key ingredient.  I would have gone out about 9, but I was having fun with WordPress, and besides, it’s just too cold to walk to the bar tonight.