Buyers Remorse

All who know me know I border on mild geekiness. It’s not my fault really. Some really nice undergraduate adviser in the computer science department convinced me that my high math scores would make a BS in CS a piece of cake. Man what a good liar he was, although I didn’t tell him such when I saw him at a local beer shop/gas station a few months ago. What, I was getting gas there, I swear. 🙂 So I changed my major to Computer Science and no one told me how hard Calculus was, never mind the imaginary math. I am pretty sure someone who sounded smart just made that stuff up. Or more like stole the line from Toy Story “to infinity and beyond…”

Anyways…. on to why I have buyers remorse. Ever make a purchase and then have a stomach ache for a day because you aren’t sure you really wanted to spend that much money on something? That’s what I am suffering from today. I bought my first real notebook when I went back to school after having Zach, at the time I paid about $1000 for it and it was top of the line. She has served me well and I’ve only had to do minor repairs to it. Lately she’s been a bit more ill than usual and a little on the flaky side. I depend on her so much for work I really need error free performance so I’ve done the unthinkable.

I’ve ordered myself a new notebook. A DELL to be exact. I’ve always been keen on Toshibas. They are reliable and hearty but my decision came to a Dell because I’ve been consulting on so many for customers lately and the specifications on it were really good, especially for the price. But there is nothing like cleaning out an account to purchase a piece of hardware. I’m a firm believer in you get what you pay for though. My girl has served me well but soon you’ll see me toting one of these around –

and hopefully this stomach ache will go away soon! Maybe the red case will even improve my productivity. Hah, not. That will increase in about three weeks, when the wild monkey boys go back to school. The countdown is on!

All who know me know I border on mild geekiness. It’s not my fault really. Some really nice undergraduate adviser in the computer science department convinced me that my high math scores would make a BS in CS a piece of cake. Man what a good liar he was, although I didn’t tell him such when I saw him at a local beer shop/gas station a few months ago. What, I was getting gas there, I swear. 🙂 So I changed my major to Computer Science and no one told me how hard Calculus was, never mind the imaginary math. I am pretty sure someone who sounded smart just made that stuff up. Or more like stole the line from Toy Story “to infinity and beyond…”

Anyways…. on to why I have buyers remorse. Ever make a purchase and then have a stomach ache for a day because you aren’t sure you really wanted to spend that much money on something? That’s what I am suffering from today. I bought my first real notebook when I went back to school after having Zach, at the time I paid about $1000 for it and it was top of the line. She has served me well and I’ve only had to do minor repairs to it. Lately she’s been a bit more ill than usual and a little on the flaky side. I depend on her so much for work I really need error free performance so I’ve done the unthinkable.

I’ve ordered myself a new notebook. A DELL to be exact. I’ve always been keen on Toshibas. They are reliable and hearty but my decision came to a Dell because I’ve been consulting on so many for customers lately and the specifications on it were really good, especially for the price. But there is nothing like cleaning out an account to purchase a piece of hardware. I’m a firm believer in you get what you pay for though. My girl has served me well but soon you’ll see me toting one of these around –

and hopefully this stomach ache will go away soon! Maybe the red case will even improve my productivity. Hah, not. That will increase in about three weeks, when the wild monkey boys go back to school. The countdown is on!

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