Thursday, September 11, 2008

Weapon of Choice

My goal when I started freelance writing was to save up enough money for a nice, new, geek-tastic laptop. I'm happy to say that last month, I met my goal and am as of this moment, typing on it with a satisfied grin on my face. I am a certified nerd who is in love with her own gadgets.

I had a delimma over which one to purchase. My heart told me to get an apple, but my savings account begged to differ. My teenage son wanted to to get something that I could easily run Ubuntu on. While I am a well known geek girl, I'm concentrating on my writing skills right now. When I get ready to earn my computer freak-hood badge, I'll let him know.

Instead, I decided on a Toshiba Satellite computer with Windows Vista. So far, I have absolutely loved it! I can't keep my hands off it and I think my significant other is becoming jealous. I'm curious to know what everyone's preferences are. Mac, PC, EEeeee....? What is your weapon of choice?

Geek Girl Moral Dilemma

My mother called today to ask for my help with her email. She is 75 years old and uses AOL Dial up service. Her problem, you see, was that she could not open an email attachment from something called "you tube".

Here's where the moral dilemma comes in. The attachment was an Obama bashing video that she wanted to see.


I compromised. I opened the attachment for her, but explained that because of her connection, it would take over an hour to buffer. She decided not to wait.

Geek Girl Find of the Day

These cool ice shot glasses can be found on the ThinkGeek website. I ordered some for my boyfriend and they are fantastic. They come as a mold of four shot glasses. You fill the mold up with water and put it in the freezer. Once it's frozen, you just pop them out of the mold and pour in the tequila!


If you don't like the ones at ThinkGeek, they have some pretty nice ones on Amazon, as well.