Morning Meanderings…. Decisions Have Been Made

Good morning.  Sunday already!  :D

 

Several decisions were made around here yesterday – 2 bookish/ blog  related…. one random.

 

First of all let me just say that it is that with a heavy heart that I finally had to realize that Laptop is not going to fully recover.  Our time now is short…. he has brief moments of being coherent – and then his screen goes black.   So…. yesterday I went out to Best Buy and came home with….

 

"Asus" (ah- zuess)

 

Meet Asus.  He is new to the family and yesterday we spent a lot (A LOT) of time together transferring pics and files off of Laptop when Laptop cooperated.  I was going in with my heart set on a Dell (I am pretty brand loyal) but this guy was right around the same price and I liked his keyboard, size, and shape better.  Here is hoping we have a long and happy life together.

 

Second decision of yesterday…. you may remember last week I mentioned for the BEA nominations I was nominated for Best Audio Book Blog and Best Eclectic Book Blog.  Both very exciting!  :razz:  BUT – I had to choose and finally decided to go with Audio blog as I have become a bigger and bigger advocate of audio over the past couple of years.  It was fun to choose the posts and we will see what happens… it was fun to be nominated.  :D

 

Finally – the third decision was hubby Al’s and that was what movie we seen yesterday afternoon.  He wanted to see either Conan The Barbarian or Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.  (UGH…. to both)…. I craved a little girly movie or comedy but he rarely chooses the movie so off we went, a smile planted firmly on my face as we went and discovered – Conan had started 30 minutes earlier than what it said online so – Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes it was.  Turns out…. it was pretty good.  Sad in that “abused animal” sort of way, but good.

Ok – off to get things done.  I have two audio finishing today and at least two books… possibly three.  :D  (Oh, and this is the first post written on Asus.)   :razz:

About Sheila (Book Journey)

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Posted on August 28, 2011, in Meanderings and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. a new member of the family is always exciting…hope laptop was too far gone to realize what was happening!
    don’t remember the last time i saw a movie…..by the time the day is done the last thing we want to do is crawl back into thecar and go somewhere. at least you liked the movie….my nephew really liked it but i think it might be a netflix pick when it comes out vs the theatre

    enjoy the glorious sunday!

    • LOL – Diana, I ho[e Laptop was too :razz: He is still on the kitchen table, I hope to keep forcing him to work a bit while I remove more pics. I have the most important stuff, but there are a few more pics I would not mind grabbing. :D

      I LOVE movies!

  2. Welcome Asus! Good decision on getting him before laptop took his final breath. It’s a real pain to get files off a dead computer. I’m assuming Asus is a him, or is it a her?

  3. Welcome, Asus! Sounds like the two of you are beginning a great journey together.

    My movie-going was fun. My granddaughter and I went to see The Help (my second time!), and it was even better at this viewing. Seeing it from her perspective was so moving!

  4. Kudos on being nominated. Enjoy your new laptop. Is Asus the brand?

    • Yes, Asus is the name brand…. Best Buy spoke highly of it and said it was great for what I would be doing with it. Once I got it home – all I could think of was naming it Zuess (Asus sounds kind of like that…LOL)

  5. Good to hear you found a new laptop that you’re happy with. It’ll maybe take a few days to get used to the keyboard and then you’ll be typing away as fast as ever.

    Enjoy!

  6. Enjoy ASUS and good luck with the audiobook nomination.

  7. Congratulations on your new laptop. That’s something I need to do, but I hate to part with the money. I’m glad you went with Best Audio Book Blog!

  8. Sorry about Laptop, but he must be really tired and needs a rest! Asus has some pretty big shoes to fill…at least he would if laptops had shoes!

  9. I love, love, love my ASUS laptop. I was pretty Dell Loyal as well, but made the jump and haven’t regretted it at all.

  10. I’m going to buy an ASUS when my HP dies. The warranty ran out this summer, so the clock is just ticking away. :) Enjoy!

  11. I hope Asus works out great for you. I got an Asus Tablet last year but I haven’t adjusted to it yet – there’s a story there. I need to give it more of a chance as I am thinking it will be easier to carry on my cruise trip in two weeks.

  12. My old Dell desktop is having old age problems but I can’t part with the money to replace it right now. I do think I’ll stick with desktop, but being greedy, I want a laptop too. Guess I’ll have to save my pennies.

  13. You know, I was pretty Dell loyal for awhile too, but my last Dell had SO MANY problems that I made a switch myself. I’ve had my Sony Vaio for about a year now and I’ve been loving it from the start! Mine is a great media related computer, it has fabulous speakers built into it, which I love and I feel bad for people who can’t listen to music on their computer like I can! Hopefully you’ll come to love Asus like you did old Laptop :)

  14. Congrats again on the BBAW nod! That is wonderful. And I kind of want to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes. (James Franco.) I’m not sure why. (James Franco.) Glad to hear it was better than expected!

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