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17 December 2011 @ 09:18 pm
Early Christmas gift  
I really enjoyed my day off with Chris today. It was much needed. We dropped of some boxes at the thrift store. Yes there's still junk we're getting rid of. Not as much but we're still not done with that. Then we went to Office Depot and I got more printing cards for making my Christmas ones this year. We also picked up new ink cartridges because we already ran out from just printing regular stuff. Then we went to Starbucks and had some coffee and a brownie. I asked one of the guys if they could add either more milk or more chocolate to my Peppermint Mocha because it tasted more bitter this year. I asked him if they had changed the formula. He said they had and that last year it was five pumps of chocolate and this year it's only four. So we went with that. I KNEW they had changed the formula. I could just tell. Well that made all the difference in the world. It tasted much better, just like last year. Now I know to ask for it with five pumps of chocolate. Victory!

But what was really awesome was that Chris told me what he wanted to get me for Christmas. There's no way he could have surprised me with this and it's a gift for both of us actually. He said he wanted to get me the laptop I've been wanting. I told him I could help out and I could pay for the warranty and buy a case for it and any other accessories we might need. So we went today and we only needed the case. We got the Dell Inspirion 14" 4GB memory and 640 Hardrive in peacock blue.





I turned it on and it works. I don't want to use this online too much. Just to get drivers for the programs and sometimes if we are gaming and need to look something up to cheat with our Xbox's. It's mostly for me when I travel so I can work on my art and stories. I also love the case I bought as it has lots of pockets for memory cards, power chord, cables and even my pen tablet for art. We also want to put the Protools on it so Chris can use it to record music since he doesn't like using my computer for that. I hope there's enough memory for everything, but I think there will be. I only want a handful of programs on this anyway. I want:
Illustrator
Photoshop
Sony Vegas
Protools
Intuos Tablet
MS Word
A few of my favorite mp3's.

That's it really. This means I get to retire my Spongebob bag and will use this bag whenever I travel or go on jobs with Chris. I can even use this to type for those times I lose my voice. That will be wonderful. I might be able to even take my two cameras in this if I can put them in some of the extra bags safely. I'll have to experiment with that and see. That way I don't need three cases. The only possible problem will be the weight of so many electronics. Ha, I'll be like Penny from Inspector Gadget carrying my "computer book" everywhere. Some of the stuff on that show was ahead of its time and they had no idea it would come true.

I also got a cute orange shaped soap dispenser from ebay that I really like.

Orange shaped soap dispenser

I'm very excited. The two most expensive items on my list have finally been obtained. Now all that's left is to get that Sony software from Office Depot and that's nowhere near as expensive as my laptop and camera were.
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earthmother45earthmother45 on December 18th, 2011 04:18 am (UTC)
What a wonderful Christmas present. I can tell the excitement in your post. I'm so happy for you. Merry Christmas to you both!
Des: Christmas Tree Bluethagirion on December 18th, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
Yes, I'm very happy. I'm glad my excitement can come through even in text. Merry Christmas to you too.
kabuldurkabuldur on December 18th, 2011 10:16 am (UTC)
Wow, what an incredible Christmas present! It's in a colour you like, and the case takes so much accessories - all the stuff you need! Before I read all of your post, I knew it was for when you wanted to do art while out with Chris, and probably for your trip, too. You and Chris have fun with it!
Des: Cope Thumbs Upthagirion on December 18th, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
I'm really looking forward to the first time I try it out on the road.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Ignignoktsilvolf on December 18th, 2011 11:17 am (UTC)
Awesome! Lol I wanted the purple one of those. I love getting new laptop and was super excited when I got my netbook earlier this year. It's become a useful tool for writing my fics in.
The orange dispenser is cute!
Des: Thank Youthagirion on December 18th, 2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
I like how they make different colors. I also like the pink and neon green.
I saw that orange and had to have it.
Tilly: kaet: faith portraitxyndarella on December 18th, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
Oh that laptop looks pretty! The blue looks really lovely.

The specs on my laptop are a bit larger but I have almost everything on here that I had on my desktop PC so I think you should be alright. I've got the full version of Microsoft Office Professional, Photoshop CS2, Photoshop Elements 9 and.. Premiere Elements 9. I've downloaded quite a few movies, have graphics as well as World of Warcraft, Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and Rift installed. Skype too. There's a few other random programs they are sizey but it always runs smoothly. Dell has always been a pretty decent brand and since you won't be using it online much, you won't be using up the battery life faster. I've noticed that with laptops, using them wirelessly eats the battery faster.

Ooh I love your soap dispenses! Will you be decorating for Christmas before you go away at all this year?
Desthagirion on December 18th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
I hope there's enough memory for the programs I want. Yeah, I don't really want to load it down like I have with my main PC. I'll also have an adapter in the car so I don't have to run on the battery as much.

It's funny that the others are pumpkins so they are all orange colored. I've already decorated. We're not going this month because of the stupidity I talked about before.
Tillyxyndarella on December 18th, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
I usually run my laptop on power where possible but it's nice to be able to use it where ever I want. I've currently got a gaming keyboard hooked up to it for my gaming and because I miss the size of a decent keyboard. I hope you have enough memory for everything you need to run. Do you ever have more than a couple things running at once to use up the resources on your computer?

Ah, my apologies. I think I missed an update about your travels arrangements because I thought you were still getting things sorted out.
Desthagirion on December 18th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
I do run multiple things on my computer but I won't be on my laptop. I got nearly everything installed now. I had to put photoshop 7 on it for now. I'd rather get CS3 with its two programs. Yeah, I hope there's enough memory for protools. That might be the biggest program.
Cheezey: Oh goody!cheezey on December 19th, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the laptop! It looks really nice.
sike_saner on December 19th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the new laptop! That blue color is very nice.