Super exciting purchase of the day!
This laptop has been a long time coming.
I needed something lightweight, long battery life, Windows 7, and high memory for blog traveling. I’m a Windows + HP girl all the way (this is my 5th HP in my lifetime) and love them. My last laptop (the one that is failing) lasted me 4 happy years, but the battery life was terrible, it was really heavy and we’ve been saying for a year now that at the first sign of failure I’d get a new one. A new one went from want to need quickly this week – especially with 4 weeks of travel ahead of me! I had the whole computer set up just how I like in less than 10 minutes – thanks to Google Chrome sync!!
[And because I know you guys are going to comment, I would never go Mac because of blogging and Windows Live Writer – despite parallels. I worked on a Mac for a year and really didn’t like it. I don’t get all the hype. Windows 7 suits me juuuust fine]
I did a bunch of research last night on HP.com, Best Buy and Consumer Reports (my dad has a membership access to the ratings) and decided on the Best Buy version of the HP Pavilion dm4. It cost me $713 with local sales tax, which hopefully considering the use I’ll get out of it and the happiness of blogging when traveling, I felt was a great price for what it has. I can’t believe how much the price of computers has come down since the year I went to college. The Best Buy version is just how I would have designed it myself with upgrades in memory at HP.com: 8GB of memory and 600+ GB hard drive, Windows 7, webcam and sleekness.
I went to Best Buy after cycle class this morning and needed a snack to tide me to lunch (cycle wipes me out!) Grapes, dry cereal, cheddar to take in the car!
When I got to Great Harvest for my lunch date, I found the mailman here with a surprise big box of fruit – a baby bump gift from KERF reader Xiomara who works at Parkesdale Farm Market in Plant City, FL!
Thanks so much Xiomara, baby loves fruit!!!
[I shared and gave each of our staff members a tangerine for snack time!]
My lunch date with none other than the famous Diner of Cville!
Jenée writes about all things food, from restaurants to foodie podcasts. Her writing is witty and clever. She’s a local celebrity, so I was thrilled to finally get to meet her! She actually did a podcast about KERF just a few weeks ago : )
We chatted for two hours over GH sandwiches over food, blogging, Cville restaurants and more food.
Curried Tuna for me and the babe
Pickle on the side!
And tangerine that I’m saving for snack hour
We have a meeting with our bakery accountant next, and then I’m going to take a shift bagging granola!
Cville Cluster sale going on today! The granola is being bagged every afternoon for the next 3 weeks, so there is lots to do (and we’re shipping it out in 3 stages so shipments will be staggered based on purchase date, FYI)