Ladies and gentlemen of the Clumsy-verse!
This post is coming to you from the sleek, black keys of my brand new lap top computer. Yay!
After all the confusion, I'm very happy with my choice: this HP Pavilion Special Edition. It is spec'd up the wazoo, not to mention being very easy on the eye (because I'm a girl, and damnnit, that's important).
In the end, price and specs ended up being the most important factors. To get the same specs in a Mac, I would have had to go for a MacBook Pro, which would have been at least another $1000. I think this computer will give me several good years of use, with space to expand my horizons. Windows Vista also seems to be ticking along nicely; and on my shiny, glossy new screen everything is a joy to look at. It even has this somewhat unnecessary yet totally groovy fingerprint recognition device. Best of all, it has the tick of approval from the two resident Chez Clumsy geeks, The Wah and Taity, so it must be worth all the drama!
I would take a photo to show you, but I need to clear out my camera's memory card.
Taity did take a photo of me opening the computer for the first time, but unfortunately I look like a tank. Having now indulged in electronic goodness, I've decided on two things:
1) I need to keep motivated to write more, to earn more money through freelance work to pay off the lap top, and;
2) I need to eat less junk and move more.
Stay tuned for updates on both.
The only thing now is to perhaps pick a name for my new computer. It's currently called "Girl Clumsy-PC", which is a tad boring. For some reason, when thinking of a name, "Bessie" popped into my mind, which while sweet is perhaps more suited to a pet cow. The Wah suggested "Xena: Warrior Laptop", which, I must admit, is pretty rocking. Taity even suggested "Mack", for a bit of a laugh, if nothing else.
But what do you guys think? Anyone want to chime in with a name? I'm open to suggestions, and will try to do something nice for whoever suggests the most appropriate moniker!