Friday, April 2, 2010

My Thoughts for the Day…

A Vacation…

The next few days will be a vacation for me of sorts.  Mom and dad are off to Washington to see my brother.  This takes a LOT of pressure off me.  I won’t have to “prepare” and “perform” every night for dad to come with my medications.  I can let myself and the house go for a few days.  I don’t have to shave.  I don’t have to keep the den tidy.  I can just be an all around slob! lol  It makes me so nervous every night with dad coming and I don’t have to deal with that anxiety until next Tuesday.

Computer Stuff…

Charlie’s wife gave me her old laptop last night. Charlie bought her a brand new Dell Inspiron.  That was so kind of her, and I was surprised at what a nice laptop it was for being several years old.  I got out my old wireless router and got my wireless Internet connection back up and working.  I installed Linux Ubuntu on the laptop and sat out on the porch browsing until dad got here with my medications.  I was so excited and geeking out.  I love computer related stuff.  This was like Christmas for me.  My old laptop was a piece of crap and was still running Windows98 SE. It was also another hand-me-down from Charlie’s wife.  It was so slow, it was useless.   Now, I can blog from the porch or my bed! AWESOME!!!!

IPad Adulations…

I so want an iPad.  I comes out tomorrow.  How can I come up with $499 dollars?  I could beg dad and he would buy me one, but I don’t want to go through all the groveling to do so.  I could also beg mom, but she would probably faint when I told her it was almost five hundred bucks. lol  Where there is a will, there is a way, and I will find a way.  I realize it is just a glorified iPod Touch, but I haven’t wanted something so much since I got my iPod for Christmas.  Why does Apple have to make such geek addictive and enticing products?

6 comments:

Summer said...

LMAO! I know what you mean about a vacation. I feel that way when my husband works on Saturday mornings and I can slob around without the evil eye. Have fun!

BigDummy said...

Welcome to Linux!

Matt said...

You could save up your Itunes gift cards. I assume you can use them toward any apple product and purchase an Ipad online.

Just a thought. I am not sure if they can only be used for file downloads.

Andrew said...

Matt,

That is a great idea! I will check into it. I have several gift cards on the way for my birthday.

LM said...

I am so envious of your computer knowledge...being able to set up another computer that runs wireless, troubleshoot problems, etc. You are so very talented, Andrew.

Loved the "slob" story. I do the very same thing when I am alone...don't wash dishes, don't make the bed...for those few days. FREEDOM!

Happy Easter to you and Maggie.

Annabel said...

I understand what you mean about slobbing around. Though my roommate is certainly nice and I hardly notice she's here, I look forward to weekends when she's gone and I can run around in my underwear.

I love having a laptop and don't think I'll ever go back to a desktop. I love the portability. I use it at my desk most often, but I also use it in the recliner, in bed, on trips... everywhere. I've been thinking about updating though because mine is really slow these days and I keep filling up the hard drive.

I do wish I had your computer knowledge though. It would be a great asset.