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.


  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*

  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!

  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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