Friday, September 18, 2009

friday high five - a laptop of my own

Now this may have come up before, but it bears repeating, I would really love a laptop. I say a laptop of my own, but who are we kidding. They'd all have their sticky little fingers all over it. And I'm including Michael in that statement. Now I realize that I don't need a laptop, but that doesn't mean I don't want one anyway. Actually after this past week I've come to realize it probably isn't a bad idea at all and for this week's Friday High Five, here's why....

Angela's Adventures


1. Have I told you how much I love Twitter? Because I really do. Don't ask me why, because I can't explain it to people who don't already get it. Lucky for me my buddy Normie, from the Mommy Project fame gets it. I have found that we tend to live Tweet the same TV shows. Having a laptop would eliminate the need for me to race off to the office during commercial breaks to see if the MP thinks Julie Chen is wearing a bump it and a horrendous maternity dress too. And American Idol is just around the corner. More tweeting to do.

2. Photos! I am taking tons of pictures these days. Which is great and fun and all of that, but now I have to teach myself how to use photo editing software. Which at this point may as well be written in greek. I have no idea. It would be nice to be able to take the laptop somewhere quiet to play. Or be able to work away uninterrupted by folks who want to play webkinz world or search kijiji for a used snowblower or download horrible music from way back inthe 80's.

3. Maya! I was wandering around facebook the other day when I had to leave my desk chair for some such reason. By the time I got back a moment later Maya was in my seat and had clicked her way through to playhouse disney and had started some such game. She's three! And that makes one more person I have to share computer/internet time with.

4. I'm not going to lie. Sometimes it would be nice to use the internet from my bed. Completely frivolous, sure, but even still it would be nice.

5. And finally I don't really have a 5th reason that isn't a rehash of what I've mentioned above. Let's just say I really want one for purely selfish reasons and leave it at that.

10 comments:

I love live tweeting tv shows with you! That is an excellent reason to want portable tweetage, right there. So much fun...and, yes, with Idol coming up...well it really isn't as much frivolous as it is necessary. ;-)
A friend of mine just got one really cheaply through e-bay. It seems like you might check it out!
bed web browsing is the best! You can get a pretty nice Acer at walmart for about 300, lots less then they used to be!
I hope you get a laptop for all those reasons and many more! It does make our computer time so much easier. I still have to get into the whole Twitter thing. My daughter loves Playhouse Disney too. She'll kick me off the laptop real quick to play her games.
J has purchased several laptops/computers from Craigslist. They worked out great.
reason five: Ikea sells these cool laptop table/pillows which is quite practical to position a laptop on your lap that remains stable while your lap isn't getting hot etc...

but not much use buying an Ikea laptop table if you don't have a laptop!
MACBOOK!! If you know a teacher, they could probably get you a sweet educational discount. And it comes with iPhoto so you can organize and edit your photos. Or if you want to go hardcore, and you can use a teacher friend, you could pick up Photoshop.
I am currently on my bed right now and I love it!

I got an Acer Netbook for $220. The best $220 Ive ever spent.
Oh I want one too! Being on the computer while watching tv or lying in bed would rock!! I hope you get it!!
MP - Oh absolutely necessary. That's what i told Michael anyway.

Jen - I'll have to take a look.

Betsy - Yep they are some good deals out there.

SM - me too!!

WW - I'll have to check on there too.

Goofball - thanks for the tip!

Heather - good information to have.

Raine - thanks for stopping by.

Angela - me too, thanks.