02/09/2008: "Asus eee"
After a year and a half of "sharing" a single computer, Aaron and I finally decided to get a second one but most were way out of our price range. All we really needed it for was to surf the web etc. So, after quite a bit of research we got the Asus eee which just arrived today. It's a very small wireless laptop that only weighs two pounds! It's about the size and weight of a hardcover book; It's SO cute! Runs on Linux and boots up super fast, has a flash drive so no internal fans, the battery lasts 3.5 hours, and it only costs $400.00.
The keyboard is small and is taking some getting used to, but other than that, I LOVE it. It comes with quite a few programs pre-installed. All we had to do was plug in the battery, than plug in the power cord, then turn it on. It was all set to go and connected to the internet right away. It comes with a built in web cam though we need to tweak it a bit to get it to work with Skype.
Anyway, it had excellent reviews and for the money, I think you just can't beat it if you want a super light laptop.
In personal news, I stopped by JoAnn's fabric today and they were having a 50% off sale so I bought 20 yards of this gorgeous fabric (like in the photo, only ivory) to make table cloths for the picnic tables at our beach wedding. I think our colors are going to be sort of light amber and ivory, though I haven't checked with A yet. He's been pretty cool about my ideas so far. I'm having a lot more fun planning this than I thought I would...I feel like I'm turning into such a girly girl, now I'm shopping for paper lanterns and tea lights...Oh well...
We're having another major snow storm and Aaron is out plowing. He got our snowshoes and sleds out of storage today and I want to go and play tomorrow, though I will also have to go back down to shovel the boats off again but I still love the snow.
I've been having a productive weekend though I'm not painting and that always bothers me. I have an 18"x24" canvas right to the left of my computer that I stare at all day everyday but nothing is coming to me yet. I guess (as usual) I just have to get started. Maybe having a wedding and opening in the same month wasn't such a bright idea after all?
btw, if anyone wants to share money saving tips from their weddings, I'm all ears!