Retail therapy . . . shiny.

So, yeah, we kind of went nuts yesterday. We went into Best Buy to pick up some DVD-Rs for fosteronfilm to use for the D*C film festival. While there, we also got a 250GB external hard drive and, uh, this:

It’s a Sony VAIO VGN-TX750p/b notebook. 1.2 GHz processor, 80GB hard drive, with a DVD-RW. And it weighs 2.76 lbs and can run for up to 7.5 hours on battery! It’s my dream laptop. And it’s so little! For comparison, we set it next to my HP Pavilion when we got home. I couldn’t decide if my Pavilion would eat it, or if it was a mommy computer and the VAIO a baby. So teeny tiny.

I tried and tried to get away, but it seduced me with its tiny cuteness.


Writing Stuff

I’m one of the featured authors in Aberrant Dreams‘s Writer’s Challenge. To participate, select a picture from the ten pieces of artwork on display, compose an outline and synopsis to accompany it, and choose one of the featured authors to write your story. You may also also opt to have one of the characters named after you. If your synopsis is selected, it will be written by the author of your choice and published in a forthcoming issue of Aberrant Dreams as well as a hard cover anthology. So if you want me to write you a story, go play!

Dean Ansley dropped me a line pointing me to the pictures he took at Frolicon. Here’s my all-time favorite of one of the panels jackzodiac, tstauffer, and I did, complete with bottles o’booze prominently featured before our giggly-ass countenances:

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20 Responses to Retail therapy . . . shiny.

  1. I poke at thee. Randomly, even.

  2. kittymel says:

    please let me know how you like the new laptop – I’m looking for a new one, but need something that has enough memory to run graphics programs

  3. Oh wow, I *love* that laptop! I want one too!!! 😀

  4. Anonymous says:

    Oh my … That is a VERY pretty shiny!!

    congrats on the new toy!

    Just remember not to smack the comma-tators with it 😛

  5. It is SO cute!! 😀

    I told you retail therapy would be fabulous! ;D

  6. ecmyers says:

    Enjoy the new toy! May you write many terrific stories on it! I’m sure it’ll pay for itself in no time 🙂

    Question: does that one have a full-size keyboard? That’s my main criteria, even if it is smaller and lighter. I have no plans/need to replace my current Dell, but I do want the next one to be much lighter than its 6+ lbs, since I do lug it around fairly often. Of course, I’m sure the Vaio is pretty much out of my usual price range too…

  7. random_42 says:

    It’s wrong to wish lightening would strike my laptop (again) so I could buy one like that, isn’t it?

  8. terracinque says:

    What, were they all out of Apple notebooks yesterday?

  9. neo_prodigy says:

    re: new laptop

    *drools profusely*

  10. basletum says:

    The only thing that could be better than a laptop like that would be a laptop that can lapdance.

  11. keesa_renee says:

    Ooooohhhh, pretty! :pets shiny laptop:

    Laptop make it all better, yes?

  12. dean13 says:

    Well? Is it “Slate Blue”, “Platinum”, “Sienna”, or “Charcoal”? Inquiring minds want to know.

    Uh, did I get the trailing comma thing right? English is more challenging than C++ since there is no compiler to tell you when you are missing a comma.

    It does look like an excellent writer’s laptop. I bet you can get an extended battery pack that will last longer than 7.5 hours.

    My own laptop is limping along with a cracked LCD. But oddly enough the extended service agreement covers accidental damage. I hope you got an extend service agreement on your new Sony laptop.

  13. lingtm says:

    I had the original superslim, the N505VE and it still works after 7 years. I’ve upgraded since then and gotten a monster laptop to play games on. I keep mine around for posterities sake. It’s just too cute!!

    Hopefully, this one will last as long too!

  14. Anonymous says:

    I just saw your Critters woohoo – congrats on the reprints.

    Joel Wideman

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