Sunday, January 8, 2006

Santa Arrived Last Night

   When I awoke at five a.m. and rose to make my usual trip to the bathroom, I discovered a shipping carton in the middle of the living room floor.  It was like Christmas morning.  While I slept, Santa, or UPS, or the night watchman, crept into my apartment and left a carton in the middle of the floor, where I would be sure to discover it.  Then he crept out, without so much a sleigh bell. I slept on.

   It didn't take long to discover it was my new Laptop from Dell. I hadn't specified Overnight Shipping, but here it was.  Kid that I am, I could not go back to bed and open it in the morning.  I opened it then and there, in the middle of the room on the floor. 

   First out of box were two large manuals. Oh, my, I have to learn a whole new computer.  At least, it is Windows XP, I know that. A picture card shows how to plug it in.

   I thought as I lifted it out of the carton, "The last person to see this, was a Balinese worker in Malasia."  I have no indication whether it came from Kuala Lumpur, or Penang, or Singapore, or places in-between.

   It is a heavy little bugger, with no handle. Tablemate Wilma once asked me why they are called Laptops. "Do you use them on your lap?"

   "Well, no."  It would surely fall off your lap. I will put it on my desk, beside my Desktop Computer. Hmm.

   And then, but not until then, I had buyers remorse.  What have I done? So much to learn... so much to UN-learn. Where will I use it? Dining room? Card room? Starbucks?

   My next entry in this journal will probably NOT be made on the new laptop.  Sometime next month -- maybe.

New Dell Laptop, on the floor, right where I found it.



jckfrstross said...

You will love your new laptop both the kids have one and they love it:)


garnett109 said...

wow new puter

astaryth said...

Oh, you are so going to love the freedom the laptop will give you! First thing to do is set yourself up a wireless network with your desktop. Be sure to 'hide' the network.. it's not hard, the directions tell you how <g>. Then you can sit in your bed and work, or go just outside to sit, or..... You are no longer tied to a desk! Also, the starbucks will most likely have a wifi network set up, so you'll definitely be able to post there. One thing I have found with my laptops, however is that I usually need to be plugged in. Being online (which I am mostly), or using graphics software (the rest of my computer time <g>>) both suck up power, so my battery doesn't last as long as someone who just uses a word processing program... But, still I can move from room to room and place to place... I just have to be aware of where my next outlet can be found <LOL>

Enjoy your new TOY!

valphish said...

ooooo cool!!  I want one!  I want one!!! LOL xox

firestormkids04 said...

I use mine in my bed . . .well, I did until I spilled coffee on it.  I hope you enjoy that 'puter!  Blessings, Penny

hunybea4him said...

typing to you now from my hubby's bed.. it is wonderful.  after he connected the wirless network stuff so our other puters are connected to this one and we all can be online I found new freedom.  I can blog,chat,e-mail and what ever else I like to do online from my favioret places.. in the livingroom sitting in my recliner,  my bed as I watch a movie or enjoy the quietness, and I am sure in the spring from the back yard as I watch the children play lol. And when my husband is on the road for work it is nice he can take it with him and we can be connected that way... but I am getting used to his laptop... he may have to get me one of my own.

the only big annoyance of this laptop is the curser likes to jump around and mess you up.  It must be the sensitve touch pad.. if you barley bump it while typing, it moves your curser and you are typing in another place then u started. : P

Enjoy your new toy.. it is not going to be as hard as you think to learn,

ann7inflorida said... can take it anywhere. AND, you have it as back up if your desk top computer ever fails. Either way, enjoy it, Chuck. :)

bamawmn46 said...

Chuck,  Let me know if you like it or not.  I've been debating for years about getting one....  I am a little envious....  hehe

hewasolddog299 said...

Merry Christmas, Chuck. I fully expect the next entry or the one thereafter will be from the new laptop. There just isn't THAT much new to learn.



judypearllove said...

that'a a great looking lap top. you will get the hang of it just don't let it over whelm you. my daughter has one and she loves hers. I use hers some it gives you more freedom to take with you and take it to different spots you had rather be at on your computer. Before long you will be thinking how did I ever live with out this.