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21 March 2012 @ 09:33 pm
Wanted: Sugar-Daddy.  
So Livejournal likes giving blowjobs. Because it sucks. Or it was my laptop that sucks. Or my laptop and Livejournal were involved in some sort of mutual suck-off together.

I typed up my last entry and clicked 'post' and it took forever to do anything. Then when it did, LJ told me to 'view the entry' but I just clicked over to my homepage. My post wasn't there.

Luckily - since the one DDOS attack where I typed up a 800 word entry and then it disappeared when I posted it - I have learned to save my posts to documents before I click the button. So I just emailed it to myself and then turned on my desktop computer and copied and posted it. Then I checked my inbox and I had a comment on the first post (that one that wasn't visible on my LJ). So I clicked over to my Friend's List and saw two entries from myself. It took a minute for me to realize one of them (the first one which I posted from my laptop) was dated February 17th. I looked in my archives and there it was in February.

I am still not sure if it was Livejournal or my laptop. And today, first my laptop wouldn't even do anything once it was turned on and then later it worked really well and let me reply to comments from it and everything. Idk.

I got my laptop in 2002 or 2003 and it was used then. I had been wondering what to save up my money for next - since I have been saving for over a year for the new mattress I just bought - and I guess I know what is next. The BFF recently got a Kindle Nook, which is awesome and I was thinking of getting one of those, but I think a laptop would be better.


1) To use in bed. Like right now, I could be catching up on LJ from a semi-laying down position and not have to worry about dizzy spells. I could also use it in bed when it is just too damn cold to be outside the blankets - happens a lot in Michigan.

2) To use when I end up in the hospital. Crossing my fingers that I never end up in the hospital for the extended stay I had when I broke both my legs, but someday I will have to have my hip surgery again. And the last time I was in the hospital, with the seizure, I could have really used the distraction of the internet. The hospital jacks my anxiety levels up insanely and any distraction helps.

3) To browse the internet and make LJ posts and replies. Then when I am too ill to sit up at my desktop, I can still talk with you guys.

4) To type stories instead of scribbling them on notepaper like I usually do when I am sick but have to get the words out. This would also come in handy in the summer, when I want to sit on the sun-porch and type. I wrote in notebooks on the porch one summer and then I ended up having to type up 60,000 words, which was not fun. If I could take my laptop out on the porch, that would be awesome.

5) To watch DVDs or stream Netflix. I could stream Netflix on my laptop in my bedroom, including shows that are limited to screening on your computer and not available through the Tivo. (Currently this is "Raising Hope" and "Merlin", both of which I want to watch but don't want to have to sit at my computer to view). Plus, I could use it as a DVD player when I am in the hospital since I just gave the portable one my cousin loaned me back to her.

I wish it was legal to advertise in the newspaper for a sugar-daddy. I'd be fairly undemanding for a kept-woman. Right now I just want a laptop.
 
 
 
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 22nd, 2012 01:40 am (UTC)
These are all EXCELLENT reasons for a laptop. Especially the hanging out on the porch in nice weather and writing one.
dodger_sister: boys being boysdodger_sister on March 26th, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
One day a few summer agos, The BFF came down for the day and we both broke out our laptops and sat on the porch writing and it was kind of nice. I mean, it probably looked lame because we were sitting on the porch staring at our computers, not speaking to each other, but it was actually quite nice.
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Mandy: spn!otp!smith & wessonmandatorily on March 22nd, 2012 01:45 am (UTC)
I'd literally be lost without my laptop. I have to spend pretty much all day in bed with my legs elevated, so I splurged and bought one of those nifty hospital tables that slide under the bed and have my laptop set up on it. Best purchase I ever made. :)

I hope you're feeling a bit better, sweetie.
dodger_sister: talky-talkdodger_sister on March 26th, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
That's what I was thinking too - a laptop would be great for when I am too sick to get out of bed. I have been thinking it for months but I figured the new mattress was more important to buy first. But the other day I read one of your posts where you were sitting in bed watching hours of Sherlock vids and I thought, "I need a laptop too!". ;)

Thanks. The doctor says I just have to 'wait it out' - which sucks ass but I guess that's what I am going to do.
book_nerd57book_nerd57 on March 22nd, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
Having a laptop is very convenient. I don't have a sugar daddy but my boyfriend tends to buy me electronics for Christmas ^_^; but I'm not complaining about that.
dodger_sister: tie kinkdodger_sister on March 26th, 2012 07:01 pm (UTC)
Awesome boyfriend! Between my dad and my sister I have managed to get a few really good items - a Nintendo DS and an IPod and new phone. The sugar-daddy thing has the added bonus of sex though. (as you can tell, I am imagining a super-hot sugar-daddy, but whatever, it's my fantasy!)
Kate: Charles+Raven-here to hold youceitfianna on March 22nd, 2012 03:05 am (UTC)
Having a laptop is great. I hope you can figure out a way to get one.
dodger_sister: talky-talkdodger_sister on March 26th, 2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
I have to buy a bunch of new clothes (it's been a big decision which geek tees to buy!)but I figure even with that and the large number of birthdays coming up, I will probbaly have saved enough by July, maybe sooner.
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rockstarpeachrockstarpeach on March 22nd, 2012 03:31 am (UTC)
You know, you can get netbooks for pretty damn cheap, these days. That's what I have and if you mostly use it for word or web browsing, it's just as good as a laptop. And you can buy external hard drives and dvd drives and stuff for it, if you want to spend a little extra, but I find I don't miss them.
dodger_sister: geeksdodger_sister on March 26th, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks! How is the netbook for typing? I type super fast and even on the laptop I have now, it makes it difficult. I definitely want the DVD drive but if a netbook is that much cheaper then the extra cost wouldn't be a big deal.
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Why all the pearls?Why all the hair?Why anything?rhymephile on March 22nd, 2012 05:21 am (UTC)
I agree with what rockstarpeach said...I have a netbook I bought like two years ago that was all of $250. I have Office, Photoshop, iTunes, Skype, and about 15 other applications I've downloaded and everything works smoothly. If all you need it for is surfing the web and writing stories (or the occasional arty endeavor) like me, a netbook would be perfect.

Drawbacks: Tumblr is nearly impossible to see on such a small screen, which is mostly crappy Tumblr user-created pages at fault. And I do run into problems seeing large web pages sometimes. There's no DVD drive. But, it sits on my lap and it's small enough to take anywhere. It also has a 8-hour battery life.

Also, girl, don't you have a Wii? You can watch Netflix streaming on that!
dodger_sister: geeksdodger_sister on March 26th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks! So the Netbook isn't good on larger-sized webpages? Because I usually blow my screens up to like 150% to spare my eyes the strain. Though I do like the sound of it being light-weight, small enough to fit on my lap and the 8 hour battery life (especially the battery life!) Hmmm...I will definitely check out netbooks when I get enough money saved.

I can stream Netflix through my wonderful Tivo actually. But some shows won't drop into your que. You have the option to click 'play' but not 'add to streaming'. It's weird, like some things are just available by disc and others you can drop into a streaming option and watch from the Tivo...and then some you can only click 'play' and watch from your computer. Idk why because if they are paying for the streaming rights then why not make it available to stream from all sources. Like "Raising Hope" is the kind of show that you just want to veg on the couch and watch 5 hours of in a row and yet the only options for it in the Netflix are "play' and 'disc'.
ranuaranua on March 23rd, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
Those are all perfectly good reasons for a new laptop. I third the netbook tho. I had picked up a used laptop for myself some time ago and when it died it's craped up hard drive death I got a netbook on sale (bout $200 if I remember correctly) and I take that thing with me every where. It won't do duty as a portable dvd player obviously, but for anything where all you need is an internet connection you're golden. (for streaming stuff though I recommend going wired instead of wireless, but then again I have a crap ton cat5 cable in various lengths around the house so plugging in if I need to isn't a problem)
dodger_sister: talky-talkdodger_sister on March 26th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
Everyone seems to be backing the Netbook option! I know you like yours for being 'on the go'. Someone else said it is very lightweight and that is nice because it would be easy for me to carry around.

Let me ask you then...how is it for typing as I type super fast and even have trouble on my tiny laptop keypad. And also, do you find the screen is hard to see? I think those would be my two bggest concerns atm.
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bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on March 24th, 2012 12:46 am (UTC)
A laptop is necessary sometimes.

And I think advertising for a sugar daddy would only be legal in Nevada. If it was legal in Texas I probably would have done it long ago.

dodger_sister: tie kinkdodger_sister on March 26th, 2012 07:28 pm (UTC)
When my dad or my sister buys me electronics and things, I always feel kind of guilty. A sugar-daddy would be nice because it would be a business transactionand I wouldn't have to feel bad for taking his money, like I do my family's. Plus, in my head, my sugar-daddy is really hot. ;)
wolfrider89: Cas 2014wolfrider89 on March 24th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
Laptops are the best. I haven't even owned a desktop since... 2009. OK, I thought it was longer. My point is, laptops rule. Which I think I've said already. (I'm tired again. Triedness makes me write nonsense. ;))

I need a new laptop, too, actually. The screen on mine keeps going black, blinking on and off, and just generally make a fuzz. I think there's a glitch in one of the wires. Have to save money for that, then. Hopefully my tax return will help. (I think it's called a "tax return." Don't know how they work in the US, but if we've paid too much tax we get it back once a year. It's awesome.)
dodger_sister: boys being boysdodger_sister on March 26th, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC)
My desktop is fairly new - (two or three years old) - the laptop would just be an added bonus. My desktop has tons of storage space too, so I could use the laptop as an extra hard drive kind of, since I always worry about losing all my fics and stuff if my desktop ever crashes. So I could just back my documents up on a laptop, just in case.

Yep, we call that a 'tax reurn' too. It definitely sounds like you need a new laptop!
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on March 25th, 2012 02:06 am (UTC)
I'm going to echo the netbook recommendation. I have a work laptop I run graphics programs on, but my netbook has been great for virtually anything I want to do on the internet, includeing watching tv and movies. It is almost 5 years old and still runs great (though I am backing up all the data, just in case). I've been considering buying a tablet, but I'm not sure.

FYI mine is an Acer Aspire One. Don't know how it stacks up to others, but one thing you might look for is battery life. Mine was good for about a year then started draining quickly. When I began relying on the cord, that failed and the replacement one I purchased didn't last long. I ended up buying a universal cord which is bulkier, but has lasted a few years now. Otherwise, the Acer has given me no problems.
dodger_sister: geeksdodger_sister on March 26th, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

- Someone in the comments above said theirs has an 8-hour battery life and that is highly appealing to me.

Tablets - I heard they aren't very good for typing. Idk though since I've never used one.
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