Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I want one of those!!!

I’ve decided that I want one of those fancy tablet PC things. Not an iPad, because it's too big and expensive (and it doesn't support Flash...wtf??).  Plus, Apple is a bit of an elitist snob and I don't enjoy that.  But maybe something like the Galaxy Tab would work.

But why does a practical-minded girl like me want one in the first place?  Not because they're cool; no 'toy' is worth $400 bucks.  No, I want one for somewhat practical purposes...well, as practical as a portable computer can be, I suppose.  I want one because I keep getting writing ideas as I’m drifting off to sleep, and my “analog” tablet just isn’t doing it for me. I have to turn on the light, squint and grope for the notepad and pen (usually dropping it onto the floor and setting the dogs into a frenzy), then try to scribble down all my great ideas before they abandon me. Then in the morning, I can barely read what I scrawled onto the paper while half-asleep.

I’ve also tinkered with texting my ideas to myself, which usually works somewhat better, although my qwerty pad has been acting up so I’ll get texts like “grrrrdan tuuuuu oo ! draaaaan” instead of “The Guardian turns into a dragon.” And, of course, predictive text is out of the question when writing fantasy. Try spelling “Anaiiya” with your predictive text. Go on. I’ll wait.

...yeah, me, too.  It doesn't work so good.

So I’ve decided that some sort of tablet PC may be the answer. Something portable like a cell phone, yet versatile enough to have some app version of Microsoft Word.

If only I weren’t so desperately poor.

Well, if only I weren’t saving up money for the 4th of July. We live outside the city limits, so we get to shoot fireworks off in our driveway if we want to. And we soooo want to. So until then, all of our spare change is going toward trying to blow up the neighborhood and feeding everyone who comes to watch us try to blow up the neighborhood.

OK, now I’m excited about the 4th of July. This is why I haven’t gotten farther along in my WIP, because I get easily distracted by the thought of mortars and cakes.

So maybe I can get a tablet PC in August, unless anyone here has one they don’t want.


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