Monday, July 18, 2011

What I got last week (and Succinctly Yours!)

I needed (okay, maybe wanted really badly!) another fast computer in the house. We have our dinosaur computer (painfully slow)used just for word processing in our redone basement, but let's face it-it's still the basement...
  • I needed the portability of a smart phone (I love my phone but typing on it for long periods of time isn't fun.)
  • I needed the processing power of a desktop (I love our main computer but I am stuck in one locale and everyone else loves it too!)
  • I needed the convenience of a laptop(but I didn't want a huge machine to lug around).
  • And let's face it-who wouldn't want the fun of a tablet pc?
  • I wanted a combination of all of these all rolled into one...
What I got was: my new HP TouchSmart tablet laptop. It is only four pounds so very easy to move around. It has an i3 processor, and although not the fastest out there (they have i5 and now i7), it's quick enough for me. And I can toggle between entirely touch screen like a tablet (the screen flips 180 and lies flat on the keyboard), or use my included stylus or keyboard at any time while the laptop is upright. It came loaded with Windows 7 which I am slowly getting used to, but a very bare Microsoft Office that I may or may not upgrade. And you may not be able to tell but the case is pretty snazzy-no excess fingerprint problems! But the bottom line is I'm loving this new machine. (I haven't let anyone else touch it although both my kids are quite interested-LOL!)

Can I hear a collective "ooh"? But it's also time for Succinctly Yours, another writing meme that piggy backs on the idea of Susan of the Stony River Blog.
Grandma Goulash posts a picture and you are to write a 140 character or word story about it. You can also use the word of the day in your post if you wish. This week's word is obscure. Here is the picture and my story:
It was our place, a place we had been to a thousand times before. But I never knew him until that day-when he slowly tore my heart in two. (139 characters)

It's way too late to come around your blogs now, but I can't wait to check what you all wrote tomorrow!


  1. Hi Susan ~~ First of all, congratulations on the new computer. It sounds very versatile. My red Gateway cratered so I too had to update. This new one is an HP 14" plain old fashioned lap top.

    I'm liking your µ-fiction story. It sounds like trouble out there for her. That is a thoroughly broken heart, one torn in two.

  2. Oh how sad! Did he tell her he didn't love her any more? - wipes tear away with hanky..^_^

  3. Oh dear. I wonder what he said, or did?

  4. Oooh! Congrats on your new addition :) You'll have fun with it, I'm sure. Your story wants me to hear more juicy details. Good one Susan!

  5. First and most definitely: Oooh!!!

    This angst-filled story is searing after the joy of your new aquisition. I need to pull myself together!

  6. Ohhh I have always wanted a computer like that! It sounds perfect.

    Sad microfiction! But good.

  7. There's nothing like a new computer. Keep those kids away or you may lose it forever. lol

    You've packed a lot into your mf. Shame on him for taking her to a favorite spot, then breaking her heart. I'm ready to do a little male bashing!

  8. Guys always pic the wrong place/wrong time for bad news and/or breakups. Had a guy breakup with me on New Year's Eve once because he thought that was better than breaking up a couple weeks before Christmas.

    Congrats on the new computer. I got my first laptop a few months ago and have been seriously in love with it ever since.

  9. How could he tell her there of all places??? :(

  10. Wow, that was a surprise ending--a twist at the end. Excellent, Susan!

  11. ooh is right. What a beauty! And ooh mysterious romance too!


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