Saturday, October 31, 2009

Is there anything quite like the feeling you get...

...when you see a book that you have been waiting for in the bookstores for the first time?

In my case, I had been to the shops today, and I was just wandering past the bookstore when I looked and saw the new Paullina Simons book out on display! I actually didn't think it was supposed to be released yet, but still...yay! I went in and picked it up, lovingly gazing at it, marvelling at how it looks like another mammoth book (to be fair, I am not sure Paullina knows how to write anything but mammoth books), and then I put it down again, and walked out of the store.

Wait, that's not what you expected to read is it?

The thing is, I kind of did something a little silly today. For the last four or five years I have been living with a dodgy computer monitor. As soon as it got a little warm it would switch itself to black, whether it be warm because it was hot outside or warm because the heating was on. Sometimes it didn't feel that warm to me at all, and it was still switching itself off. I had turned the brightness right down, but still the problem persisted.

Going back a few months, I got a $200 gift voucher to a store when I bought my mobile phone from there. Today I spent that $200 on a brand new 23" computer monitor. I only had to spent just over $100 of my own money, but because I am in the middle of changing banks, that's about all I had in the account, so we are now having a very low key weekend! All will be well with the world on Monday when I go to the new bank and get my ATM card, but for now, I am pretty broke.

You know what though! It's worth it to not be having to watch the screen flicker and then go black every few minutes. Worth every penny!

I will be getting the new Paullina Simons book any day now though, I can assure you!


  1. Well yes I do know that feeling! ;) Congrats on your new monitor. We are borrowing our son's large flat screen monitor while he is in China for the year. I love it! Hope you love yours.

  2. Ugh - that must have about killed you!!!! Good thing is that the setback is only temporary!

  3. That feeling is the best, well much better than the one you get roaming through the stands of books trying to remember the zillions of books/authors on your wish list and coming up empty! lol

  4. I know that feeling too and only a bookaholic would understand :), congrats on your new monitor.

  5. I got a gift card for the bookstore for my birthday and still haven't spent it. I can't make up my mind what I want!

  6. Yay for a new monitor! Definitely sounds worth it - and I hope you get your hands on the book soon.

  7. I understand perfectly, and that same thing happen with my old one and now I replace it with the flat screen one. So much better!

    Congrats on your new monitor!

  8. Yay for the new monitor! Don't worry, the book is there waiting for you so you'll get to it soon no doubt!

  9. Wow, it sounds like you needed a monitor really badly! I am glad that you got a new one, I can imagine having it turn off all the time can be very annoying.

  10. Wow, it sounds like you needed a monitor really badly! I am glad that you got a new one, I can imagine having it turn off all the time can be very annoying.



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