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Oct. 29th, 2009

Finally saw Tara for the first time in a little over two weeks on Tuesday - between various complications in both of our personal lives that had nothing to do with the state of our relationship and more to do with life's little interruptions (like following LVP to the Kia dealer for her 3,000-mile service one night, then taking her back the next night) We had dinner at Five Stars Chinese, bummed around a couple of stores (I found two Coca-Cola pint glasses at a dollar store Tara likes, picked up a Megadeth double-CD anthology for myself and a couple of manga), and we went to see Paranormal Activity. OK movie, although some of the shaky camerawork still had me thinking, "Blair Witch", and very admirable that they made the movie for about $15,000 but still not my kind of movie.  

Today, my computer decided that it wasn't going to cooperate with me any longer, so I had to get a new one. I got an HP Pavillion. I have had the old computer in Safe Mode and have been transferring files (primarily my Microsoft Word files, my music files, and my desktop wallpapers) from that one to the new machine all evening with flash drives. Then at some point in the near future I am going to look into having the old laptop fixed so that I can pass it on down to LVP. Getting the new laptop was a bit of an adventure - LVP and I first went to Staples but I think the guy there was more interested in selling us a warranty than a computer and was telling us that without it, they only had a 90-day warranty on their puters, etc., so we bailed and headed for Best Buy. When I was discussing what I was looking for in a laptop with one of the more helpful sales clerks there, he asked me what my previous laptop was (a Dell XPS) and I told him. He felt rather sorry for me - apparently Dell laptops have been problematic lately. After telling him what I was looking for (specs that matched the Dell Inspiron we almost bought at Staples - 4GB and a 500MB hard disk) we had two firm choices, a Toshiba 16" and this HP 15.6" inch. This HP was cheaper and faster so we went with it.

I had a rather amusing dream on Monday night, but I shall have to share it some other time and get back to transferring files to this laptop. This is actually going to take me a day or two since I have 100+ GB on the old computer, but as long as I can get the old puter into safe mode to rescue my files, I should be fine and dandy.


( 2 stunned turtles — Myu? )
Oct. 30th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
if you are going to throw out your old computer can i have it?
Oct. 30th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
Re: hey
*points at entry* As I stated above, once it's fixed, I'm passing it over to my mother.
( 2 stunned turtles — Myu? )


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