I spent the weekend in the Shire of Nant-Y-Derwyddon helping my parents (who have nothing to do with the SCA, I just wanted to give the shire a free link) empty out a condo that sells at the end of the month. I conveniently also got to be home for Father's Day, too. We got all the big stuff out of the condo; what's left will be going to auction. Some things went to my parents house, but quite a bit of nice furniture also came home with us.
You'd think that providing all this home furnishing goodness would be enough for my parents, but no. My father decided -- on Father's Day, no less -- to buy me a new computer. For the briefest instant, I considered declining, but far be it from me to refuse my father a chance to display his generosity. I therefore altruistically accepted his kind offer (really, the fact that I desperately want a new, state-of-the-art computer had nothing to do with it).
So, by the end of the month I expect to have a gaming behemoth of a computer (which should handle the installation of a MySQL database pretty well, too). I should be able to play in prime time, engage in PVP, and go to major cities whenever I want. I should even be able to manage the Zepplin crossing without any trouble.
I would therefore like to take this opportunity to loudly and publicly thank my father and mother for all they have done for me over the years and continue to do. I love you both!