Friday, January 15, 2010

I'm dreaming of a mini laptop... (Simplify My Life Sweepstakes)



You could win an HP Mini 110!

Mama wants a new toy, but not just any toy-I want an HP Mini with Windows 7 to help simplify my life. Yes, I can just see it now, the Mini and I are getting to know one another in my kitchen as I peruse the Internet for interesting new recipes, and the latest Windows operating system with high definition graphics allows me to see included images clearly and quickly.


But wait there’s more, so much more! At only 3.22 lbs. and less than 2 inches thick, I am able to take my new Mini anywhere, including my daughter’s gymnastic meets. It’s built in WI FI capability enables me to use the down time between events wisely, and I connect to my online grade book and enter scores from my midterm exams. This added convenience means less time away from my family on the weekends, and less guilt in the workforce.

And let’s face it-blog and e-mail updates will be a lot more comfortable using a keyboard that is almost as big as a full size model instead of jamming my thumbs on a Qwerty keypad. With this little baby I won’t have to worry about pressing wrong keys or accidentally deleting comments, like I do on my cell phone. I can relax in a favorite easy chair and be where my family is instead of shut off in another area of the house.

I start to feel all warm and fuzzy inside, as I think how the Mini’s built in Web-cam will allow my seven and ten year old to have “visual” chats with all their relatives. Keeping the lines of communication open is next to impossible when all of your family lives on the other side of the state, and a phone conversation just isn’t the same.

I heave a sigh and wipe a stray tear as I glance at the seven-year-old desktop sitting in front of me. This computer is slow but it does what I need it to do-it’s just sad when a computer science teacher’s technology gizmos don’t measure up to those of her students. And ever since our old dinosaur desktop went on the fritz, my tech savvy kids want a piece of this computer too, and mama isn’t willing to share all that much.


I could go on and on about how this wonder of a laptop could provide me some relief, but I think I’ll let you envision the possibilities on your own-take a look at what you could win with one little comment...



The Mom Blogger’s Club, HP, and Olympian Dara Torres are giving away three Mini 110-1100 laptop PCs to three random commenters on the finalist’s blog post. That could be you!  Or visit The Mom Blogger’s Club and create an entry of your own. But do hurry because the last date for entry is January 20.







46 comments:

  1. An HP Mini 110 would simplify my life by allowing me to keep up with all of my computer activities (blogging, emailing, entering contests, social networking, surfing the Internet, etc.) when I'm not able to be on my laptop (which just so happens to be an HP) for whatever reason. With 4 kids, the reason I'm not able to be on my laptop could be anything! :O

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  2. I hope you get it Susan! That Mini looks gorgeous, and am sure you're going to have fun playing with it :)

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  3. A mini would definitely simplify my life because I wouldn’t have to lug around that big heavy laptop anymore!! And it would fit inside my handbag instead of being so conspicuous in a carry around laptop bag. And besides, you don’t always want to carry your laptop with you but leaving it in the car is a direct invitation to thieves to break in and steal it. Being able to carry it in my purse is a major advantage! Great giveaway!

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  4. very cool!

    I've seen those MBT shoes you mentioned, and I'm dying to try them, but my husband won't let me get them because I'm so clumsy. My girlfriend has them to help with her bad back, but she hasn't had any mind blowing results from them.

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  5. I would like it because it the the perfect size to take with me wherever I go

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  6. Good Luck to you! I blogged & entered, too!
    This HP 100 Mini netbook would be a blessing to our family, as we only have one old desktop to share amongst our family of 7. We rely heavily on spreadsheets, lists,email and schedules, etc. to streamline our day to day activities, and the portability of the HP 100 mini would make it so effortless and stylish. Plus, mobile computing would be perfect to pass the time--when time seemingly stands still--like when waiting in a doctor's office!

    Good Luck!
    Twincere(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I have to do a lot of traveling and I use a friend's extra laptop while I'm on the road. It would be great if I didn't have to use his and didn't have to carry such a big thing through airport security!

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  8. You've convinced me that you need one! I would love to be mobile with my blogging! Right now I'm chained to the desktop.

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  9. Good luck Susan! I know that would be an awesome prize. I would like one too :)

    Thank you for your thoughtful comment on my Sunday Citar. I'm sending bunches of hugs to you, my friend.

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  10. Something this small would be really convenient for me since I need a computer for work and it is light enough to take on the bus which I use to commute every day. I could check e-mails & bills on my commute. My old laptop was actually stolen recently so I would love a new one! Good luck!
    AboutTreasureTrooper@gmail.com

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  11. The size and weight of the HP Mini 110-1100 would make it perfect for on-the-go computing. I would also be able to easily take it around the house and out to the back yard.

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  12. Good luck, I hope you win!

    We have a laptop. I started using it when I make dinner to read/reply/respond to blogs. Then my daughter got really upset because she wants me "free" even though she is doing homework and doesn't ever "need" me during that time. She would prefer it if I stood waiting for water to boil and be at her disposal! Ha!

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  13. How exciting! Good luck and I'm headed over to check it out myself.

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  14. What a great giveaway! I just got my new laptop today, and I am loving it! Best of luck Susan!! :)

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  15. I would love a HP mini! I am a very busy mom of two teenage sons and I am constantly on the go. The HP mini is so portable, I could take it everywhere.
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  16. This would be so nice to have. All we have now is a desktop.

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  17. I would LOVE to win this Mini HP. My life needs organizing and this would be perfect! Thanks.

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  18. Wow, this is a fantastic giveaway! One of these little babies would be perfect for any Mom Blogger that usually has one child around her leg, one on her hip and is "typing" away with her thumb on her cell phone. Hey, we're good...but not that good!...lol. Good Luck to you!

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  19. A new HP mini Tord would help me a lot! I could use it for school!

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  20. I entered to win too! Might actually get some more things done! Good luck :-)

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  21. I would love to win this. The possiblities would be endless as to what I could accomplish.
    deanenpr at yahoo.com

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  22. It would be so cool to win something like this. I wish you lots of luck! :)

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  23. Great post! I would so love to simplify my life with one of these too! :)

    Elena

    ebedner at directsalesmoms.com

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  24. I really would like to win one of these! Good luck to you!

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  25. Man my life could use some simplifying! I would love to be able to write my blog posts on the go or during lunch breaks. Now if the HP Mini 110 could help me get my daughter to sleep through the night, I would be in LOVE (even more!)

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  26. Sounds like you could really use one. Good Luck!

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  27. I know right? I'm sitting at my desk-top now, which is cool I guess in this Indiana Winter, but this Summer - I want to be out in the woods, at the pool and active with my blogging rather than choosing to sit here or slow blog.
    Best of luck :))

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  28. "it’s just sad when a computer science teacher’s technology gizmos don’t measure up to those of her students." Now if that doesn't tug at the heartstrings of HP, I don't know what will! Yes, I think you deserve and HP Mini! (And I'd love one too!)

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  29. I may have broken my wife's laptop, so you can imagine how much this would simplify MY life lol Good luck! Her email is: starbuck rose at gmail dot com

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  30. Good Luck to you. just wishing I had a mini

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  31. Good luck! It would be so much fun to win one of these.

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  32. Yessss, I want to win an HP Mini 110 ;)

    Good luck to you and good luck to me ;)

    militaryfamof8@yahoo.com

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  33. Not sure if it would actually simplify my life, but I'm willing to give it a try:-) Good luck!

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  34. This would be great! I'd love to be able to work on the go, like while I'm waiting for the kids to finish piano or dance lessons.

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  35. I would love to win this. It simplify my life so much! Good luck!

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  36. I am in the process of trying to start my own business and I currently work from home...but I rarely stay in one place with my laptop. As I suffer from degenerative disc disease in my cervical spine - coupled with a heavy laptop - changing my "workspace" throughout the day is NOT an easy task.

    The HP Mini would simplify my life by allowing me to move my computer from place to place on my own...no more bothering the rest of the family! This netbook would be a true lifesaver!

    Thanks so much!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  37. I entered also. It would simplify my life by helping me get organized! Wishing you luck... and hoping for some luck myself!

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  38. Thanks for stopping by! Good luck to you too!!!

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  39. a hp mini would be an awesome pc to have thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com I love the size

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  40. This would be so nice! I've never had a laptop before. The ability to surf the net from the couch (or anywhere for that matter) would simplify my life beyond belief. Good luck everyone :-)

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