Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I think I'll go eat worms...or buy a computer.

I can’t believe it’s already December. It seems like just yesterday that it was 1996. I mean seriously...where did the time go? I’m very reflective today...my Dad is in the hospital. Don’t worry...I think he is OK but he had a problem with shortness of breath and they kept him to be cautious...they are going to look at his heart. It hasn’t been the best day at work. I won’t share all the details but you know...it’s just one of those blech days that makes you thankful for your friends and family but in a bad mood all the same. If everything happened the way I wanted it to...the world would be a better place. Just kidding.

You can tell it’s not a good day because I had a minor meltdown over the fact that I was out of fiber bars to eat for breakfast. I had to eat a Special K bar. The Target brand fiber-granola bar thingys are really good, and pretty big for a bar and packed with fiber for only 2 points. The Special K ones taste OK...they are two points also but I swear they are have the size and have no fiber. I had to tell myself to calm down. I think it will be the small things today that make me fly off the handle.

I wanted to take a break to tell you my new infatuation/relationship...

I introduce to you...the Mac Air:



You know, I am pretty ashamed of myself because I have always been pretty opposed to the Mac’s. I still hate them because they don’t have Windows or Microsoft Office compatibility but you CAN run Windows on them and add Office to them. I know, I know if I’m going to do ALL that...why not just get a PC...well...I mean look at it...it’s pretty. I think the best argument against it for me right now is that it is WAY too expensive...but Best Buy does offer payment plans. The truth is that now that I am not in school, I could probably wait on a new computer but I am itching for something new and shiny. Even though Christmas doesn’t seem like the best time to buy myself a huge gift, the sales are pretty good. Also, if I DID get on a payment plan now, I think I could pay it off by the time I have to start paying off my student loans. I know that I can explore other options and I will but it’s hard for me to settle after I fall in love. I have looked at Dell and Sony but I’m still not sure. Does anyone have any raving recommendations based off of their experience? I need to be talked out of this big purchase I think...at least for the time being.

I have other expenses to worry about. I added up all of my student loans yesterday and I seriously almost vomited. I mean...I knew the ballpark estimate but to see it in one solid number pretty much took my breath away. Basically, because I had to pay for a year and a half of undergrad and all of graduate school with loans, I essentially bought a house. So-for the next 20-30 years...I will be paying for school...I hope it pays off. I’m sure my best-selling novel is on the tips of my fingers. I will sit down every night and place all of my fingers on the appropriate keys and wait for the next Harry Potter-esque series to bleed onto the word processor.

I know I’m not the only one suffering with loans but I think I can speak for everyone who owes a ridiculous amount of money to the federal government that when you do have loans...it sure feels lonely.

Didn’t mean to bring you down...because I really am fine! I hope everybody else out there having a bad day cheers up and has a turnaround.

3 comments:

  1. That computer does look very pretty. I can't believe it's so small/thin!

    And, I FIRMLY believe you're right when you said, "I'm sure my best-selling novel is on the tips of my fingers."

    I hope your days gets a lot better!!! *Hugs*

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  2. I hope things start looking up...do I need to stage an intervention tonight?

    I asked Mr. Paul and he said the only major problem besides what you listed with the Mac Air is that it doesn't have a cd drive. He recommended still getting the Macbook but I am with Jordan, it does look very pretty!

    By the way, I am right there with you on the student loans. My parents had 19 years and managed to save nothing for my education...Thanks mom and dad!

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  3. For basic every single day things, the macbook is probably best because it does have a cd/dvd drive and more usb ports. Personally, the macbook is the best laptop I've ever had. Period. And I've never had a problem using the operating system or with compatibility. I've got Microsoft Office on mine. But, if you're thinking PC, HP is my pick.

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