Tuesday, December 18, 2007

In Mourning...

It's official. My laptop is dead. I got word from the geeks at Best Buy that the problem was, in fact, my motherboard. It would cost $1,100 to replace it, and I could buy a couple of new laptops for that amount of money. SO, being the SAINTLY woman that she is, my mom is bequeathing her laptop to me. In truth, she hates working on a laptop and only uses it once a week to check her e-mail, so I'm going to buy her a brand-spankin'-new CPU to go with the 17" monitor she already has, and she'll be set with a desktop again.

The laptop I'm inheriting is a beautiful piece of machinery that I helped her pick out, so I'm absolutely forever indebted to her for her kindness in passing it along to me.

So, with that said, it's time to load SIMS 2 onto this bad boy. Priorities, right?

I engaged in a smashing bit of retail therapy yesterday (included books, make-up, and jewelry). I'll be back to report on that later.

14 comments:

  1. omg, a motherboard crash is one of my biggest fears of all time. You seem to be coping so well! How nice of your mom to make the switch with you... but I still wouldn't blame you if you dressed in all black and wore an armband for the next few days.

    *sniff*

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  2. So sad for the loss of your laptop. That sucks.

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  3. Ugh, sorry. I hope your retail therapy helps.

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  4. Sorry about your loss, but it sounds like you've been repaid with a better computer! And priorities schmiorities...load that game!!!

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  5. As I sit and try to set up a Christmas laptop (ssssshhhh!) up, I can sympathize. I've had a couple of computers die of motherboard failures.

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  6. Rest in peace, Andi's laptop. You will be missed.

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  7. my laptop started making a very angry noise at me the other day and I have to tell you...I was in shock and fear that my laptop may be dying. All I saw were dollar signs flashing in front of my face - dollar signs that I don't have. Thankfully it's not dead yet but I'm dreading when it happens.

    You are the luckiest woman in the world to have such a great mom to pass hers on to you! Rock on sister.

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  8. Sorry about your laptop, but I'm glad you found a solution.

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  9. Ugh computer woes. Hope the retail therapy helped. What did you get? Where did you go shopping?
    You've made it out to HP Books right? Otherwise the bookworm cred will be in serious jeopardy - hee,hee...

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  10. Awww-my laptop's in a coma, so I sympathise. Your mom's awesome! :) (And I'm so jealous of you being in Texas...I lived in south Texas for seven years, and I miss it dreadfully)

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  11. So sorry for the passing of the laptop! I'm looking forward to some retail therapy for me tomorrow as well...

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  12. Sort of an early Christmas gift then? Nice. Happy Holidays.

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  13. In the lap around
    the cemetery for
    motherboard,
    she jogged into the
    mortician's assistant's
    office. The assistant
    was kind -- gave her tea,
    some makeup, recovered jewelry
    and a note from Mother
    a saint with a laptop

    Mom is alive, and
    they glow with love
    in front of a 17 inch monitor

    A Mother with desktop
    can easily love
    a daughter in the lap

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  14. Ho ho ho! I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I've been traveling through Southeast Asia and am now arriving in Hong Kong to be with my family. I haven't kept up with reading blogs. But I'll take a peek whenever I have a chance. I have read 3 books by Maugham and have completed the Armchair Traveler Challenge. Yay!

    I'm sorry for the computer woe.

    Btw I'll come up with my list for your challenge. I'm all buried in books now. :)

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