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27 August 2008 @ 11:58 am
 
Here's a link to the new laptop I bought:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8967335&type=product&id=1216425209738

It's pretty basic, but I don't need anything fancy right now anyway, it has everything I need and use right now. Everything's working fine so far and it is surprisingly fast. My only concern is how long it will last. If I can get two years out of it I'll be satisfied. Hopefully it will last me longer than that. It is so tiny I feel like it is my little baby now, my new little toy. It even kinda looks like a toy..lol. It can be my baby for now. I don't plan on having any kids anytime soon anyway. I'd love to have some in the future, but kids are a big responsibility and a huge investment. They require a lot of money, time, and selflessness. Just because you want some doesn't mean you go and have them. Some people in the world do not understand that..ahem..lol. I need to be able to comfortably take care of myself financially before I add a tyke to take care of as well. Plus I'm not even married and by the time I do get married, since I've waited so long, I want to enjoy my husband for a few years first. Is that wrong? I don't think so. I don't mind if my husband and I don't make much money, that's not really a concern for me. I'd rather live in a shack with someone I'm in love with than be with someone else and be supported and have a nice home, yadda yadda. My mom tells me that if I want help from the government to just go and have a kid..lol. Yeah, that's true, so sad. If you are poor and need help yourself forget getting any assistance, but if you go ahead and have a few kids they will give you lots of breaks. Even though I'm still in school the financial aid money I get supports me very comfortably I must say. I have plenty to live on and am able to save a thousand or two a semester. A lot of people I know have told me they never have enough, barely enough to live on, nevermind save. I don't understand that, but I think I am figuring it out. They party a lot, go out, by beer, buy clothes, and they also get and charge up lots of credit cards, etc. I'm not a lavish spender, neither with the cash I have nor with credit cards. I think I've kind of learned from my parents example. My mom once had a credit card she was paying a minimum payment of $100 a month on and the total balance was going up a dollar. When she told me that that was it for me. I have one credit card and I use it to buy things and then pay them right off, when I even use it, which isn't often. My parents have several credit cards but I am proud of them because in the past few years they have basically paid all of them off and they had high balances on them all. My only issues are spending too much money on coffees and eating out. It's not too hard to cut back on those things if you really want to. Anyway, enough of my tangent.

This is pretty funny. A couple days ago we got a church pamphlet in the mail that said on it: "A church that teaches babies to say 'rock on!' Lol. Really... that's quite a catch slogan for a church huh?

Okay, I should probably try to get started on some of the schoolwork that is already starting to pile up very quickly!
 
 
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CBrefuse2bdefined on August 27th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
I agree so much with some of the thoughts about children that you hit on. On my dad's side of the family, it's have kids and think about how you'll take care of them later. And they're very ok with government help. I'm more in line with how you think. Brock, my husband, grew up on government assistance and refuses to let our kids grow up like that. I understand that some people need it during transition points in their life and that's fine. Brock's mom needed it because his dad died when Brock was little.

Brock has an Acer and it's been a good little laptop. He's had it for about 3 years and it's starting to poop out a bit. His boss is upgrading it soon because he needs to do some programming for the company and his current laptop cannot handle it with it's current processor and RAM. Your laptop was a steal! I need a new one. I crushed my screen in my backpack last year and I have three thin strips down the left of my screen. They drive me nuts, but the laptop still works. I may get myself a new one if I get into pharmacy school this year.

Good luck in your classes this semester. :)
lizzbethelizzbethe on August 27th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
That's awesome that your husband has the same one I got and it lasted him 3 years, that was what I was hoping for. We'll see.

You applied to Pharmacy school? That's cool. My dad's a Pharmacist :-)
CBrefuse2bdefined on August 28th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
Brock doesn't have the exact one you do, but he's had the brand twice now and they've lasted quite awhile.

Yep, I want to be a pharmacist. I applied to 5 schools last year and interviewed at Oregon State. Didn't get in so I'm back to square one. It's so much work!
lizzbethelizzbethe on August 29th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
Well, good luck! If it's something you really want, keep going for it. I wanted to be a Pharmacist like my dad for a while until I realized that I was seriously lacking in math and science skills. My strengths lie in reading and writing and analysis, verbal stuff.
Beastmastermercenarytoast on August 27th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
Holy fuck, and I thought I had a small laptop.
lizzbethelizzbethe on August 27th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
LOL. Yeah, this is the smallest one I have seen to date!