Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Some Random Thoughts on New Years Eve

**I really want a Mac laptop. I just don't want to part with the money to buy one. Especially since the moment I do something new and better will be on the market. I have spent over a year now researching every possible laptop out on the market and now I'm so informed and overwhelmed that I can't make a decision. Aside from my dream Mac I have at least narrowed the brand down to either a Dell or a Gateway and am hoping to be able to make a decision within the next week. So, I am asking you my internet friends. Any suggestions? What are your personal preferences and why? Have you had a bad experience with any particular make and/or model?

** My birthday was pretty uneventful as a whole. However, my daughter is very excited about birthdays and she just couldn't believe I was not going to have a birthday party. (She doesn't yet realize my husband and I are going out tomorrow alone in celebration) so, she spent the day making me beautiful pictures and then made a card for me tonight. So incredibly sweet and thoughtful.

** Just a few short years ago I would be spending New Years Eve out drinking at a party. Tonight I sit at home watching TV and fiddling on the computer. Oh, how times have changed.

** A good friend had her first baby tonight! (On her due date, no less). Congrats J!!! Your son is in good company :)

** My daughter was given a plasma car for Christmas from my parents. I had never heard of it before. The basic idea is that the weight of your body propels the movement of the car by gently moving the steering wheel back and forth. Once moving it steers like a car even going in reverse. I think I have spent more time on it than my children. Lately, I have taken to giving rides to each child. They think it is the greatest way to spend the day and since our downstairs is completely tiled we have quite a bit of inside space to cruise (The car holds up to 220 pounds).

** I'm not a big fan of New Years resolutions because most of the time I think they are made with little intention of truly keeping them or the best of intentions, but no specific plan for success. Last year I had two goals: 1) to lose weight and 2) to write and actually get paid for it. I did lose weight (I still would like to lose a little more) and I am getting paid for my writings. (Still a weird and exciting concept for me). So, in the spirit of consistency my New Years resolutions will once again be to lose weight and to continue to work as a writer....hopefully learning more and parlaying my current work experience into something new.


Gena B. said...

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year. I am fond of Dell computers myself. Good luck.

Gena B. said...

My husband says definitely a Mac. (He didn't pay for his though; his job did).

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year Moxy! I hope your new year (age and calendar wise) bring you everything you wish for.
I have a Compaq Presario computer and also bought my son one for college this summer. Knock on wood we've never had any trouble with them (I had a used one before this one). I hear Macs are great; never sat down at one though so can't compare - which being the techno geek I am is strange!
I had no New Years Resolutions until I read today's Dear Abby and have adopted her "Just For Today.." resolutions for 2009.

Joanne said...

Happy New Year Moxy! I vote for Dell, mostly for their service. My Dell desktop has lifetime free telephone service, which isn't fun if you have to use it, but it is effective. They've gotten me out of a jam more than once. Also, during the initial 3 year full service plan that I had purchased, they had no problem sending a tech to my house pronto when the hard drive crashed, which was replaced no charge by tech while I just stood and watched. So I guess any computer can have problems, but I like Dell's service.

No matter which computer you choose, Happy Writing to you!!

Mark said...

Happy new year! Some advice: do not get a PC! For sure you want a mac. You will not be happy with a PC after a few weeks whereas you will smile every time steal a glance at your sweet apple laptop. Also, if you want a deal, look at the refurbished macs at You can get a great deal and they all come with a year long warranty. Apple all the way!

Moxymama said...

Thank you all for your suggestions. It definitely gives me more to think about. Mark, you echo my brother's sentiments exactly. He was flabbergasted to hear that I would even entertain the notion of buying something other than a Mac.

Robyn said...

First, Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great time tomorrow night.

Second, MAC, MAC, MAC. My house looks like a computer store threw up in it. We have 4 or 5 laptops (some are from Hubby's job), we have HPs and Dells. But, the ones WE spent OUR money on are our mac notebook and mac desktop. (we also have the iphones -- we're mac people now).

You will NEVER need more storage. It is the best for pictures, movies and media of all kinds.

It's worth the money. Go mac.