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Snowy Evening

Hi, luvs!

Very snowy here tonight. Our second storm in three days! Lots of shoveling to do tomorrow.

I was going to see Thor 2: The Dark World with my cousin but we cancelled and are going to try again tomorrow night. The commute out of Boston is a nightmare. Traffic is locked all the way from the Zakim Bridge to New Hampshire, and Route 128 is a parking lot. The authorities sent public employees home early and urged private businesses to do so, but it's still gridlock out there.

It's very Christmassy around here. I've received several cards and a big package from Amazon. I had to go and get it from my local post office as it was sent to my old address. I'll have to update that on Amazon. My neighbor works at the post office and called me. So I went down and was happy to receive a big ol' box.

I thought someone had gifted me with books and DVDs because it was pretty heavy. I know you can get virtually anything from Amazon nowadays, but I still think of it as the place to get books, its original mission. :) So imagine my surprise when I opened it and it was a CHROMEBOOK!!! Yes, a laptop shiny and new! Omigosh! THANK YOU to the very generous person who sent this to me. I listed it on my Wish List as a shot-in-the-dark, never dreaming that someone would fulfill it! *dances*

I'll have to read the manual and I'm terrible at computer set-up, but maybe I can get someone to help me. I wonder if it requires any extra equipment to connect to the Internet? All questions to be answered! I'm very excited! :)

I hope you're all having a happy holiday season! Love you all! :)

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mithen
Dec. 18th, 2013 03:02 am (UTC)
Eeee! *dances* If you have any tech questions about the laptop, do feel free to email me directly and we'll see if we can hammer them out. Well, I'll ask Dan and he can probably figure it out, lol.

Happy holidays to you too! *hugs*
bradygirl_12
Dec. 18th, 2013 03:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Mithen! I'll probably need help. I won't be able to connect to the Internet (I can't afford the extra tech), but I could learn the other features once it's up and running. :)

*hugs*

Happy Holidays! :)

Edited at 2013-12-18 05:18 pm (UTC)
northern_star
Dec. 18th, 2013 04:26 am (UTC)
oooh, awesome gift, how cool!! :)

You're likely to need some sort of extra hardware to hook up to the 'net since you're still on dialup -- the Chromebook won't have a modem that you can connect your phone cable to, or the old types of connections for an external modem that your old computer might have had.

Unless you switch to high-speed... Then your ISP will likely give you (or rent? some places do that) all the hardware you need to be set up. But for dialup, you're going to have to find a modem, like this one else you won't be able to connect to the internet.

I'd offer to help with technical stuff, but looks like someone else already beat me to it. Anyway, if you need me for stuff, you know where to find me. :)

Edited at 2013-12-18 04:27 am (UTC)
bradygirl_12
Dec. 18th, 2013 03:46 pm (UTC)
Ha, thanks, Star! Believe me, I'll probably ask you stuff, too! :)

I won't be able to connect to the Internet (I can't afford the tech), but I can learn the other features of Chromebook. I've never used a laptop before so it's going to be a learning process. I'm terrible with set-up! I have no logic circuits. I'd never last on Vulcan, LOL!
ava_jamison
Dec. 19th, 2013 01:30 am (UTC)
Woo hoo! That's awesome! I totally suck at tech stuff like this, but I'm happy to help if I can. My dad just got a Chromebook and I can ask him stuff if it helps. AWESOME! I am grinning for you.
bradygirl_12
Dec. 20th, 2013 05:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Ava! I just might take you up on that. :)

And it's TOTALLY awesome! :)
starsandsea
Dec. 19th, 2013 06:56 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful present! :D I hope the setting up of it all goes okay!

bradygirl_12
Dec. 20th, 2013 06:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Star! Hopefully all will go well. :)
catalenamara
Dec. 22nd, 2013 12:24 am (UTC)
That is so awesome you got a Chromebook - yay! Good luck getting it all set up.

Have you seen "The Dark World" yet? I have dived headfirst into this fandom - I haven't fallen in love with a fandom so quickly in many many years. All I want to do is read fic...!
bradygirl_12
Dec. 22nd, 2013 06:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Cat! I'll need all the luck I can get! :)

I saw it! I wasn't expecting much because movies tend to disappoint if you count too much on them, but this was a pleasant surprise. Marvel really has it going in the movie department, churning out winners! :)

Are you just in Thor fandom or Marvel Cinematic Universe in general? I can HIGHLY recommend the Iron Man, Captain America, and Avengers movies. If you can only watch one, choose The Avengers because all the heroes are in that one and it's a really good film.

Check out cap_ironman, marvel_slash and A03 for fic. Also avengerkink and norsekink are good sources. Sometimes the prompts are even better than the fills! ;)

Edited at 2013-12-22 06:55 pm (UTC)
catalenamara
Dec. 23rd, 2013 05:50 am (UTC)
Thanks for the recs! I'll check them out. Glad you liked the movie - like you I hadn't expected anything outstanding - and I certainly didn't expect to be pitched headfirst into a new fandom...!

I've watched all the Marvel movies as they came out, except for the Hulk one; the Ang Lee movie made me never want to see the Hulk again. I have Iron Man III on netflix right now and plan to watch it shortly. I loved The Avengers, even more once I got into Thor fandom. I've rewatched Avengers* twice in the last couple of days streaming on Netflix. I also liked Captain America and rewatched that one recently.

* I was the only one of my friends who had ever eaten shawarma *prior* to seeing The Avengers when it first came out. I work in an Armenian area, and there are lots of shawarma places around. It's much better than they make it seem in the movie. :-)
bradygirl_12
Dec. 23rd, 2013 04:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recs! I'll check them out. Glad you liked the movie - like you I hadn't expected anything outstanding - and I certainly didn't expect to be pitched headfirst into a new fandom...!

Awesome, I think you'll find some good stuff there. :)

And we never know when we get hit with the fannish Cupid's Arrow, do we? ;)

I've watched all the Marvel movies as they came out, except for the Hulk one; the Ang Lee movie made me never want to see the Hulk again. I have Iron Man III on netflix right now and plan to watch it shortly. I loved The Avengers, even more once I got into Thor fandom. I've rewatched Avengers* twice in the last couple of days streaming on Netflix. I also liked Captain America and rewatched that one recently.

I never saw any of the Hulk movies but watched all the rest. It's good you rewatched Cap's movie as the sequel will be coming out in 2014. Iron Man III has some very interesting scenes. RDJ and GP are great in their roles, and there's more Happy Hogan in this one! :)

Can't get enough of The Avengers! :)

I do like how Marvel has set up their Cinematic Universe. DC should be so clever! And I'd always been a DC girl growing up but Marvel was right behind it, so it's fantastic to see my faves in the flesh! :)

* I was the only one of my friends who had ever eaten shawarma *prior* to seeing The Avengers when it first came out. I work in an Armenian area, and there are lots of shawarma places around. It's much better than they make it seem in the movie. :-)

Ha, ha! :) Well, I guess we can cut them some slack since they were cleaning up after a major battle. :)

Edited at 2013-12-23 04:26 pm (UTC)
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