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- 1st Feb 2005 - Beach Scene?

OK so it's not really, but today I went shopping.
Actually I went yesterday too, but couldn't persuade
anyone to sell me anything... I needed a laptop to
replace the one that went (literally) with the job.

Searched the 'net' but many out of stock, or 10 days to build,
so after consulting prices and number 1 son set forth with Denise
in tow to control my spending urges (my previous laptop was
a rather sexy Sony machine).

PC World were closed for stock taking, opening at 12, then
1, then 2, then 3... they opened after 4! Got a free cup of tea in B&Q
while waiting (I know how to treat a lady!)

Curry's... selected nice model, 2 in-stock... but not
in the warehouse.. and so on.

Took number 1 son at lunch today, and we went to PC World,
but they're pretty well out of stock waiting new ones.

Ended up at Staples (honest). Very helpful and friendly,
and we dropped on this hp laptop, eventually buying the
display model for half the price I'd been prepared to
give someone for a much 'shinier' new machine :), at 480.

SO what to PAD, well the answer was easy. So welcome to
my new laptop (called Puddlejumper in case you wondered).

The PADs a crop of a macro of yesterdays false sunset!

Enjoy :)

Cool blue lights.....

Nikon Coolpix 8800
1/4s f/3.5 at 21.8mm iso124 full exif

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Guest 04-Feb-2005 23:33
hehe, good deal, I want a new laptop too, mine is ancient,
laine8203-Feb-2005 01:28
A good ending was had...thank heavens, say's Ian.
Cindy02-Feb-2005 16:33
Congrats on the new laptop, that is on my list for next Christmas. :-) Nice colors also.
Karen Stuebing02-Feb-2005 10:17
Love the colors. Is it an awning? Congrats on your new toy.
Elaine (etfitz)02-Feb-2005 03:09
Great colors!
Guest 01-Feb-2005 23:45
Oooooh I'd love a laptop!
John Finlayson01-Feb-2005 23:42
Nice graphic.
Graham Whitehead01-Feb-2005 22:22
Puddlejumper ? Is it powered by a ZPM instead of a battery ?? Cool colour graphic shot by the way.
Gail Davison01-Feb-2005 21:48
Happy New Toy Day!
Guest 01-Feb-2005 21:31
Cool colours ... and I had no idea what it was! Enjoyed reading the 'story' behind the image ...
northstar3701-Feb-2005 20:59
Like pshychadelic, man