In this post: A runny nose, a Macintosh milestone, winter weather.
It’s almost 6 a.m. and I woke up about 40 minutes ago sneezing. SNEEZING! And if that’s not crappy enough, my eyes are drippy, I’m freezing cold, my knees hurt, I’m thirsty as hell and I’ve got a craving for tuna salad on rye toast with teeny pickles. Life is certainly a puzzle, isn’t it?
The Howdygram would like to acknowledge an important birthday milestone! The very first Macintosh computer, pictured below, debuted on January 23, 1984, in a now-famous commercial during the Super Bowl. The original 128K Mac included one 400K floppy disk slot, a mouse, a keyboard and four fonts for about $2,300. It was the most thrilling moment of my life, even better than accidentally meeting Robert Wagner when I was drinking in the bar of Chicago’s Drake Hotel with my girlfriend Susan on our way home from work in October 1982. (I would NEVER joke about this.)
It’s 22° in the Dallas metropolitan area as I write this post. That’s DAMN COLD for our neck of the woods but at least we’re not getting the crazy crap that’s rolling through the southern part of the state this morning. There’s snow in Austin and San Antonio and an ICE STORM ALONG THE GULF OF MEXICO that’s affecting Laredo, Houston, Beaumont and southern Louisiana. The red star on the map below indicates Howdygram headquarters in Mesquite.