Friday, August 01, 2008

August first

It's August...already.

First of all, a funny video for Friday:

Stop It ~Bob Newhart

Secondly, I was thinking recently that I really wish I had a laptop, so I could take it places. Like I could take it outside and work on stuff while being outside, or I could take it to work with me and when I have nothing to do, type recipes up. (I want to make a recipe book with all the recipes I make, so they all need to be typed up.) So I was wondering whether I could find a cheap Apple laptop on ebay...and highly doubting that I could...when it just dawned on me today that we have an Apple laptop! It's undependable and it won't connect to the internet, but it will run Microsoft Word, which is all I really need it to do!

It's a Powerbook 3400, and while it's certainly not thin and light-weight and everything that newer laptops are, it is portable. And I don't need to have an internet connection anyway. Dad had figured out a way to get it to connect (which involved resetting a bunch of things every time it got shut down) but that stopped working even. It also can't really be plugged in because something doesn't make contact properly when the adapter's plugged in, but as long as I remember to keep the batteries charged on the external charger, I should be able to keep it going...although it will shut down every time I change the battery.

I dug out all the stuff for it today, and I had to plug the adapter in and hold it in really tight, because the computer couldn't boot with just the battery. Crazy can't run off the adapter, but it has to be plugged in to turn on! But the little "happy Mac" icon made me smile. :)

Although I imagine that if you were in a horrible mood when starting your computer up, to have it smiling at you might just push you over the edge! ;p

So, I have a laptop that I can carry around, and it will run Word, and should work most of the time. And if it doesn't, maybe I should just tell it to "stop it!". :)

That is...if Petunia even lets me use it...:

Hey, look at these! It's it's's telephonic sheep!


Jessica said...

I love discovering our family owns things I need at those certain times when I could really use them. For some reason I can't think of any instances at this moment, but I know it's happened before. The one thing is that laptop screens are very hard to see out-of-doors. It's very sad...

mandolinartist aka amanda said...

STOP IT!!!!!!

Natalie said...

That's nice, isn't it, Jessica? :) Yeah, laptops are hard to see outside, but I don't know how much I'll really take it outside...and actually, since it's so old, the screen isn't quite so flat and shiny as some laptop screens. So it's not too bad.