Thursday, September 23, 2010

So I can feel accomplished...

I've already forgotten what I wanted to say in this post. After about an 2.5 hours of wanting to write, I've finally sat down at my NEW laptop and started to write. I remember now, I wanted to feel somewhat accomplished so I was going to talk about everything I have done this week to distract me from the mile long list I have to complete by Sunday. Now we are back to the laptop.

After talking about it, thinking about it, researching and waiting for something better to come out, I've finally purchased a laptop. It's one of the things I wanted to do with the finAid money I borrowed. Side note, I hate owning the government money. I feel like i might get called into an Eagle Eye kinda situation and I would end of dying cause I wouldn't jump from a 10 story build. What i discovered in researching laptops is there are two categories, Macs and Not Macs. I didn't have Mac money so I'm in the other category. If you aren't spending $700 or more, the brand really doesn't matter in the Not mac cat. And netbooks are ridiculously over priced for what you get.

What I ending up purchasing was a MSI A6200 blah blah. Truth is, it doesn't matter.What does matter is that it has 3 gigs of ram, 320 hard drive (which they partitioned into two drives?!? Why?!), and a DVD burner. An actual dvd-rom was important to me because so much of what I watch is still in the format. All this for less than $400, not bad. There where netbook twice the price and a third less ram. I did buy the warranty but it's only for two years. I hope i get to use it when it's totally convenient to me and not when I have a major project due that is only located on my laptop. I only plan for this to be my major laptop for that long, two years. I need to buy a mac so I can do video editing. Say what you will, I'm loyal to FCP and Apple. I bought this laptop to replace an EIGHT year old powerbook that couldn't download pdf's from the web anymore. How many windows laptops can run for that long reliably? Most windows desktops don't live eight years let alone a laptop.

Something else I accomplished this week is realizing I never should have taken this Emac6372 class. I won't go into any details, but I will say when you say, "I said my class would be a lot of work" that doesn't excuse you from giving 4 major assignments due in one week. That's just arrogance. Like your class is more important than any other class in the depart because the class is new. I can't wait for this to be over and I might need extra paper for the end of the year course review.

Another task I accomplished, I got to see my grandmother this past weekend. While I was there, I was inspired by Story Corps to interview her and I found out some very interesting family history, none that I will share here. It's not what you think, it's just boring family history.

That's all I have for now. Another Side note, haven't worked out since school started but I hope to get my schedule together soon. I really miss my pool time, my bike time and my weights.

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