This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Intel.
I’m a computer addict. I’ll own it. So much of my life depends on the Internet that if there were a surgery to embed a high-speed line into my spine, I’d do it. (Although on second thought, cables are so old school! Wireless brain Wi-Fi all the way!) You think I’m kidding? Here is a sampling of what I’ve done on the computer just today:
Checked my e-mail (about 20 times, ahem)
Read blog comments (highlight of my day!):
There were some pretty shocking comments on that inseminated shoe post… Also, you like how my pencil isn’t even sharpened? Only wore it ’cause it matched my purty coat – fashion over function darlings!
Graded SAT essays for my day job
Added lunch money to my kids’ school accounts
Paid some bills
Ordered a coat (which I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to return, stupid impulse buy)
Looked up videos of exercises for a future Experiment
Read some blogs
Found a recipe for dinner and e-mailed myself the shopping list
Wait, what? I need an actual pumpkin to make “dinner in a pumpkin”?
Distracted my son with The Little Einsteins
Wrote an article for a magazine
Googled “How to get poop smell out of laundry”, “Demi Lovato in rehab?” and “list of local preschools for my son who just got kicked out of his” (true story, sigh) among other things
Updated my calendar
Checked my calendar about 13 times
Looked up voting results (nope, Minnesota still doesn’t have a governor!)
Used an online interval timer for my metabolic circuit workout from Rachel Cosgrove (sweaty fun! No pics of that – sorry!)
See how I’m ignoring all the mess around me so I can blog? And I wonder why my house always looks like a bomb went off.
Made a Skype call
Edited photos of Jelly Bean’s first birthday!
Imported and edited video of Jelly Bean rolling in her cake
Ok, so it was just her brothers that rolled in it. She took two very dainty bites of frosting and then crawled off to play with her favorite birthday present: the wrapping paper.
Let’s just say it’s a darn good thing my new brain has two cores inside that one little Intel® Core™ processor
because I put that thing through its paces. And I have to say it kept up with me every step of the way. There was barely any lag while I was processing the video and blogging at the same time. Plus the option to use my HDTV as a monitor is crazy cool. It really cuts down on all four munchkins trying to sit on my lap at the exact same time to beg me to play the Annoying Orange videos
for the 100th time (Hey Football – you’re a ball made out of feet??).
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