I am now the proud owner of a laptop!
Who'da thunk it? Best Buy was practically giving away these Toshiba Satellites - and for $299.00 - how could I refuse? Sure I have to upgrade the RAM a bit to be able to add what I want on the system and still have it function well - Vista is a big system "whore", but it's so well worth it.
One would think that since I'm sort of a techie-geek type that I'd have had one ages ago; but I love, love, love my desktop computer and just didn't see the need to have an additional computer. Didn't see the need? Was I on crack? It is so much fun to be able to be anywhere - and surf the internet, or get email.
I feel like Dr. Seuss: "I can take it on a train…I can take it on a plane….I can use it on a bus, I can use it without fuss….I can take it in my car, I can take it to a bar….I can use my laptop here, I can use my laptop there…I can use my laptop everywhere and anywhere!!"
What I don't love about it is the Vista operating system (um, thanks a million Dad for helping me reinstall the wireless card, fixing my router, helping me restore the system!). (It's always good to have a computer genius in your family.) What should've only taken 10 minutes -- took 6 hours due to the aforementioned issues I ran into. Oh, and word for the wise -- disconnect your 2.4 MHZ cordless phones when setting up your wireless connection -- if you keep it too close to the machine, or the phone rings -- you'll completely screw up your DNS pointers in your router. Yes, that was a fun one to troubleshoot.
So I've ordered my skin - and naturally, it's the Red Sox home jersey. If only I could personalize it with a name…..
Hmmm….. Whomever would this girl pick???
(*tongue in cheek, sarcastic…clearly the choice is obvious!)