Saturday, August 15, 2009

Laptops and blankets...

Yesterday I spent most of the morning finishing the last of Maya's birthday presents. It's a Fancy Nancy blanket. I don't have a picture of it spread out, because my cedar chest isn't big enough and the light is even more terrible in the kitchen.

It's so cute, and I'm happy with the way it turned out, especially since I just winged it. It's a little over two feet by three feet. One side is Fancy Nancy flannel material. The other side is pink broadcloth with a cut-out of the flannel appliqued in a corner, and there's a layer of fusible fleece in between (which made it a little too stiff, but I think it'll soften up after it's been washed). The corners are rounded and it's held together by pink bias tape around the edge.

The fabric on that side isn't wrinkled under the bias tape...I don't know why it looks like that.

And then just before lunch, I had a lovely surprise. I was thinking about ordering a new laptop, because of my poor dead 6 year-old one. But a few weeks ago, my parents told me that since we're supposed to get financial aid for school, that they would get me a laptop. So we ordered a new Dell Inspiron 14. It originally wasn't supposed to come until next week, but it was shipped early and got here yesterday! It's so lovely. Such a huge improvement over my old one! And I hope I'll be able to use it a lot with school stuff. I'm really impressed with it so far.

Isn't it wonderful? Just kidding, this is my old monster. It feels like it weighs twice as much as the new one.

I'm sorry for the lack of good pictures. It's a lot prettier than the picture. It's really shiny and thin.
This is closer to the actual color, but it's even darker and more purplish/pinkish than this picture.

So shiny that it's reflecting my closet doors. It's too bad that it'll never be this clean again.

I've been spending a lot of time figuring out things on it (it's a lot different from my old one) and switching over some documents from the old one. I really need to get offline now and clean my room, which hasn't been dusted in years (not really, but from the dust on my TV you would think it). Or begin transferring my iTunes from my parents' computer to this one... =)

I've been watching some Elvis movies over the past few days. Poor Elvis. I've always read that he wanted to be a serious actor, like James Dean, but the only roles they would give him were ones to bring in a lot of money. So that means that he plays nearly the same character in all 30-some movies. He's always a tough, carefree, race car driving, say-one-wrong-thing-to-me-and-I'll-punch-your-nose, singing, guitar playing, karate chopping, chick magnet, nightclub singer. Always. Except in his last movie (I think "Change of Habit"-how ironic!), where I believe he plays a doctor who does not get the girl (because she's a nun), and in a few others where he might play a slight a pilot or scuba-diver. I'm not making fun of Elvis. I'm making fun of the people who came up with those scripts.
Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

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