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Most of you know I worked four jobs this past year.  I didn’t do it because I am a glutten for punishment.  I did it because I wanted something that wouldn’t fit into my normal budget.  Therefore, I had to find a way to finance it outside my budget, and I am not delusional enough to think buying things on credit makes that possible.

Here is what I ran myself ragged for — mine at last.  A Gateway Notebook PC with a 15.4″ ultra-bright screen, Intel-Pentium Dual Core Mobile Processor, 120 GB hard drive, 1024 MB RAM,  CD & DVD readable and rewritable; with the Vista Home Premium operating system.

I would hug it and kiss it, but I don’t want to touch that shiny aluminum case.  Ain’t it purdy?

Mine. Mine. Mine. Mine. Mine. Mine. Mine. Mine. Mine.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Glad you got a new toy, you deserve it, I am thinking about a new computer, this old HP is giving up the ghost too fast. Do I get a better vehicle to drive or a new computer???. I think fixing the computer and something safer to drive is the proper thing.

    Enjoy your new toy

  2. LOL! Awwwwwwww…. I hope you two will be very happy together — for MANY years to come!!! I wish kids today would realize that they have to WORK for what they want — and how much more they will appreciate it for having done so! Congratulations Quilly! WELL DONE!!!

  3. Wait, I’ve been buying stuff on credit since I quit my job 6 months ago. What’s wrong with that? Is something bad going to happen? Does it have anything to do with those envelopes I keep getting from Delaware?

  4. It is indeed purdy, Aunt Quilly, and will make it easy for you to send me beautiful photos when you arrive in Hawaii.

  5. Jackie — thank you. I felt very extravagant buying it, since I’m about to quit my job, but I did work hard for it. I hope Hawaii neds teachers as badly as they claim.

    Bill — something safer to drive is probably the best idea — if you want to be around to enjoy a new computer.

    Melli — I am sure it will be a blessed and productive union.

    Diesel — the pink envelopes with the big read “urgent” stamp on them? Nah. Those are just courtesy cards. Wait until the phone starts ringing.

    Brooke — and I just found the camera software so get ready!

  6. It’s beauteous. 😀 I’m thinking about getting one myself, but the one I’m looking at isn’t nearly as cool as yours. You’re a smart girl, buying it before you went to Hawaii. I imagine they cost a weeeee bit more there.

  7. Brig — this lovely, cool thing wasn’t as expensive as you might think. When I started out on my 4 job spree, I was headed for the fully-loaded top-of-the-line moidel, but I found alternate uses for the better part of that money (can you say, Hawaii?) and purchased this quite reasonably.

    Rob — so far I love it.

  8. Jackie — OC is very busy mid-week, but I sent it. I hope you get an answer before you go crazy — oops! Too late.

    Polona — isn’t she lovely?

    Nessa — green is a lovely color for you.

  9. now that is a little piece of luxury you have there. Veyr nice, shiny and it seems powerful. many a wonderful blogpost can be written on such equipment 🙂


  10. That’s a bunch of shuckin’ fullbit! Are you kidding me?! I know you’re not. And don’t tell me—-these are older clerks who have been there forever and are smug and surly, right? If not, then you are in for some real trouble when they get a few years under their belt.

  11. Penguin — and if I ever get finished packing I may take it out and use it! (I return the desktop comp to the school tomorrow.)

    Kat — you’re already more then busy enough!

    Gawpo — I knew this comment was for the post office post. And the clerk was a young twit.

    Gawpo Again — I picked that desktop background to tremind me why I am I doing all this packing. I don’t have the photos of OC transferd over yet, or you may have been looking at him. Monday my car leaves this state behind.

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