Monday, February 4, 2008

A Post from the Past

This being Monday it's my 16-hour shift at work which means I don't have time to really write a post so I thought I'd look back in my archives and see what it was I was doing a year ago today on February 4th, 2007 ...


Let's say that I had a list of things that I wanted to do before I died and let's say that "Sit pretentiously at a WiFi cafe with my new laptop and surf the Internet" was on that list ... and then let's say that if I had a list and something like that was on it that I don't have very high ambitions for my life! Ah, but if I did have such a list with such an item, I could now scratch it off and be one step closer to dying happy.

Are you as confused reading that as I was writing it? Good ... I don't want to be the only one totally lost here! Must be the air quality here at Borders or perhaps my Caramel Latte Tea has gone straight to my head OR it could just be that I am so not used to sitting in a public coffee spot and typing on a computer that I have completely forgotten how to write!

Normally this isn't something that I would do but I jokingly told MizCyn the other day that were I to actually get a laptop that I would then go sit at the local Starbucks or Seattle's Best and post an entry to my blog. She wasted no time in telling me in no uncertain terms what she thought of that idea and told me not to even think about it (and to think she calls herself a Californian - sheesh!). Her declaration, of course, made me all the more determined to do it so when Amanda asked me earlier today if we could go to Borders after I got home from work, I decided that it was the perfect time to provide my good friend the opportunity to once again roll her eyes to the East!

The only reason that I am able to do this at all is because I finally did get myself a laptop - a rather nice Dell Inspiron 1501 actually - which now gives me the means to go mobile should I choose to do so. I've already become rather enamored of this new technological toy of mine not only because I can now sit on the couch and post blog entries while watching the latest episode of Grey's Anatomy (or sip over-priced tea in a high-end coffee shop while blogging) but because it has 1 GB of memory and an 80 GB hard drive that moves at lightning speed - especially compared to the Compaq dinosaur that I've been used to fighting with.

The only drawback so far has been Amanda wanting to borrow the Dell all the time as the new PC that I ordered to replace the dinosaur has yet to arrive (it should be in sometime early this week and then the child will be totally happy). Other than that, I am a happy woman - pretentious right at the moment yet happy! And yes, Cyndi, I promise that today's visit to a WiFi cafe was a one-time thing ... perhaps ... maybe ... or then again maybe not!

Me at Borders with my new toy!

11 comments:

  1. Cool beans on several levels - getting a new computer, having a laptop and lastly, "BLogging from Borders!"

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  2. Coming to you from Borders - It's Supermom! LOL

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  3. Hope this week goes well, hon! Happy Monday!

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  4. Now we know what Borders is really for!

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  6. You described Starbucks very well. Yep, there is a laptop on almost every table. Lots of college students use Starbucks as a place to study with their study groups. Have a great day. :)

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  7. And a year later, how trips to Borders did you make with your laptop?

    As someone who travels a lot and has to make use of even coffee time to catch up on e-mails and such, I don't get that warm and fuzzy feeling anymore when I log on at Starbucks. But I can certainly understand those that do.

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  8. Do you take the laptop with you places? I don't have one and can't imagine being mobile like that.

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  9. Hope you have a good week at work. Those 16 hour shifts sound brutal... but you are a stong woman.

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  10. Laptops are wonderful. You look so peaceful and engrossed in thought in that pic!

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  11. I remember this post. Are you resting from your 16 hour shift. That is a tough one girl.

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