So, yesterday we went to see the Da Vinci Code, (overall kinda disappointing, but not really a bad movie, just not as good as the book...), and as we left, Ethan decided he wanted to get some more blank CD's so he could burn more music from the computer onto them......we go to Tukwila which is a teeny suburb town consisting of the Southcenter mall and a bunch of megastores....I don't think anyone actually lives there, just the stores.......
Anyway, we went over to Best Buy and found the appropriate CDs (after figuring out the difference between CDR and CDRW), and got caught up in the computer section, specifically the laptop section. Okay, so it was ME getting caught up, but Ethan indulged me. After some discussion with the Best Buy computer guys, we decided that a particular computer would be the most appropriate for what I want in a laptop (great graphics, and enough oomph to run PSCS2 without stalling all the time, like our desktop does), and we left to go to Red Robin for our obligatory meals (shroom burger for Ethan, and baked potato soup with side salad and ranch for me..........we ALWAYS go to the Red Robin after going to a movie, although this time was a bit different. I usually get a Jamaican shake to drink, but I switched to a vodka and cranberry juics instead. Ethan did in fact stick with the large Alaskan Amber as is his norm)
Sorry.....got a bit lost there
So we had our meal, then went back over to Best Buy and purchased said laptop, receiving a 10% discount on the CDs for our troubles.
At home, I consulted with Matt, the family computer guru, about the safety of connecting my external hard drive to the laptop (the laptop is NOT going to be ever connected to the internet, this way it stays safe from viruses and rifraff). I need to get my pictures and scrapbook files (there are as of last night over 16 thousand of them in total, about 20 gigabytes worth) off of the external hard drive and onto my laptop. Matt gave me some instructions on how best to do this, then I was off. Have I mentioned how much faster this laptop is than my desktop?? Blazing speed! I have everything moved over, and just need to go back to take PSCS2 and Picasa and move them over to the laptop, and voila, I have a functional, portable scrapping machine!