We did it. We've been talking about it for about a month.
I first saw the beauty of the new iMacs a few months ago, right before the Apple Store opened in Loserville.
Then the Spouse made noises about how nice it would be if we had another Mac and we could both surf the web at the same time.
Then Webhamster mentioned how easy it would be to hook up a router to our internet source.
Then a few days ago the Spouse's hand-me-down G3 iPod croaked. Well, it didn't really croak, but the battery is shot. I was trying furiously to get his music uploaded to it... going 50 songs as a time... and still it was being surly.
So the Spouse made noise about how nice it would be if I got a new 160gig iPod (for ALL the crap I keep finding on the web) and he could get my current 60gig iPod to replace his dying one.
And, well, our 5th anniversary WAS Friday. And since we didn't buy individual gifts for each other...
So after a hefty purchase at Apple, and a stop off to Comp USA for a router and an ethernet cable long enough, and several hours last night and a few today moving over files and re-establishing connections, and waiting thru updates and various syncs, here we are, basking in the beauteous glow of the new iMac (350gig hardrive, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) with the older, yet still dependable, iMac behind us.
See? Even the cat is happy. Now he has TWO laps to choose from when he hangs out in the office with us.