I know things have been quiet around here and I'm sorry for that. I need a new laptop so badly right now that half the time I'd just rather not even try to get any real work done on this computer. Trying involves screaming, grunting, slamming my fists down on my desk, that sort of thing. I'm kind of torn because, as I understand it, Walmart is the place that currently has the best price on the kind of laptop I prefer (though I think Best Buy will price-match).
Furthermore, my brother-in-law is telling me to wait until the new Windows OS comes out later this year. My cousin asked if I can repair my laptop -- you know, add RAM or whatever -- but I'd just as soon pay for a brand new machine and clean up and donate this one. It's more than a few years old. And I just remembered that there's something wrong with the disc drive, anyway.
The Dell Mini I bought from my friend Barb a couple of months ago is definitely faster, but that has its downsides, too, especially if I'm doing any length of writing. But it's certainly more zippy as far as web surfing. A new page can take up to 2 minutes to fully load on my regular laptop-- multiply that times working on it for hours at a time and you understand why I'm so frustrated.
Anyway! We haven't played "Keep or Return" for a while, so let's have some fun.
I bought this striped, cotton cowl-neck Sweet Pea dress at Von Maur last week. It was marked down to $39 fro $78. It's very comfortable and I like the style. Two problems with it, though: one, I'm not crazy about the colors, lemon yellow and heather gray, and two, I'm at a loss for shoes. I thought some cute deck shoes would be great, keeping with the casual nautical theme, but a trip around the MOA didn't yield anything that I loved, at a price I loved.
The style is pretty timeless so I could eventually find shoes that work, even if it's not this summer. But then we're back to me not being crazy about the colors. How much wear would I get out of this dress? $39 worth?
Keep or return?