Sunday, August 17, 2008

eMachine

Firstly, I want to thank Emmy for keeping me entertained with her bloggage. *big hugs* It's not my usual cup of tea, but it's always nice to keep up with friends.

We got a brand-spankin-new computer! I have a picture . . . . but since it's not a Hewlit-Packerd, we don't have HP Image Zone anymore, so now I have to troll around the net and find some other program to crop, resize and adjust the lighting on our pics. *hangs head* That was a good program. Anywho, it's an emachines. Which, apparently, is a division of Gateway. It's a fairly decent piece of equipment. The processor is about 1/2 as fast as our old one *boo* but everything else (like RAM) is better so it evens out. I haven't checked specifically, but I'm 98% sure that the video card is far better on account of just how well it's handling Sims. I got a cinematic I never did before! *woohoo* :-p Only problem we're really having with it is how slow the internet loads up. I mean, slow even for dial-up. But, it does connect and does load (eventually) so *hurray!*. It does have the Power DVD player (software) which gives us unlimited screenshots for DVDs!! Nice.

Which, yes, also means my dad is home for the week. Yay! They already took Colleen (my sister's kid) clothes shopping for school. Sometime this week they're going out to Temple since (apparently) that's the only place where my mom can get those damn Z-coil shoes. You know, the ones that are like sneakers with a giant spring in the heal. I love shoes as much as the next chick, but there is no way I'd pay $300 for those ugly things. I don't care if they are custom fitted and offer great support. Give me a cute pair of shoes that pinch my toes any day! (If anybody knows what happened to my sparkly purple sneakers, I'd love to find those again)

Other than that, we're doing good. Happy as hell to be back online in the comfort of our own uncomfortable broken lawn chair. ^_^

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