Friday, March 26, 2010

A Week in Review

Hello everybody! It's Friday afternoon, and my tummy is full of Navajo taco, and I'm thinking to myself, "I'm sleepy", and that it's time for A Week in Review.

I BOUGHT A NEW LAPTOP! And I'm totally freaked about it. Happy, excited, horrified because that's a lot of money. I've never spent so much money on one thing before. I was calm and collected while at the store yesterday, but this morning I had "I'VE GOT TO RETURN THAT AND GET MY MONEY BACK RIGHT NOW!" screaming through my head.

I'm not really going to return it. I love it. It's silver and pretty, and I will love being able to do some writing at home. That's really why I bought it. I have some writing projects in mind, and feel like it's time to seriously work on them.

I went to Best Buy for my computer, and would recommend them to others. The service was good. The people really knew what they were talking about, and there was no attempt to sell me more than I needed. I had spent a long time shopping online, so I was pretty much decided on a laptop before going to the store. I did fall for the warranty pitch. I have a tendency to drop things, so my laptop probably should be under warranty. There, talking about it calmed my nerves, and I'm happy again. I think that when I get home tonight I'll just hold it for a while. My pretty little laptop.

Who do you Think you Are?
There's a show on NBC by the above title, and I really like it! Each week a different star works with history/family history specialists to trace their ancestry. Ok, that didn't sound very interesting, but it really is! They travel to the places where their ancestors lived and go through courthouse documents, visit home towns, meet people who knew their grandparents and great-grandparents. Last week Lisa Kudrow went to a small village called Ilya in Easter Europe where her Jewish great-grandmother was killed during the Holocaust. Here's a clip. It's emotional, and Kudrow is so thoughtful in the things she says about her experience. In all of the stories I've seen so far, each person has said that learning about their family has changed how they see themselves for the better. I think that's true. What little bit I've learned about my family history makes me feel more grounded, like my roots go down deep. It's a great show, and I'm really looking forward to watching it again tonight. Kudoos to NBC.

My Parents are Coming!
Mom and Dad will be here the weekend of April 10th. That's always fun. I don't have much more to say on the subject, except that it'll be good to see them again.

Ok, I think that's it for this week. Thanks, as always, for the blogging friendship.
You are loved.


Nicole said...

I love love love "Who Do You Think You Are?"!!!!! I'm so happy to find out you're a fan, too. It's convinced me that you have to BE in the places where your ancestors lived to get the full experience. Not just the waiting in line at the Family History Center.

Tiffany said...

I've been a bad commenter lately, but I'm still reading! I love your blog and everything you have to say! I can't wait to watch that show.