I really need a new phone. Since I squashed my Pantech I have been using my old AudioVox. The AudioVox was a good phone three or four years ago but now it seems ancient. I miss my 3G phone! I don’t know what to do, if I get something now I’ll probably get another Pantech Duo or possibly the AT&T Tilt. I know as soon as I commit to a phone, something new will come out. It always seems to work out that way.
Because I got stuck in Dallas on my way home from Denver on Thursday, I wasn’t home in time to play on Friday with one of my co-workers who is a member at TPC Wakefield. I haven’t played there in a while so I was looking forward to it.
Because I was out of town all week I didn’t play any golf until yesterday when I played the Parent/Child tournament at MDCC. I played with two of my girls and we had a good time. I hit the ball ok considering I had to keep my 6 year old and 8 year old from picking at each other too much. There was a larger turn out than expected so play was pretty slow. Even with a shot gun start it took us 3 hours to complete 9 holes. We had a couple pars and a birdie and only one double-bogie for a round of 43. The low score was something rediculous like 32. There wasn’t any seeding based on age or handicap which they really need to do. A good golfer playing with a good child would mop up.
Young kids (like mine) play from the “Carolina” tees which are painted blue bricks located at the beginning of the fairway much like courses that have First Tee markers. On some holes, these tees are 150-180 yards closer so we played a couple of my kids drives when theirs had a better lie than mine. One of my girls also knocked down some nice putts including our lone birdie.
I need a new laptop and need one soon. My HP is on it last legs. On my way home from Denver the other day (a crappy trip home, I missed my connection and had to sepnd the night in Dallas due to the tornados in the Denver area) it acted as if the delete key was stuck again and deleted about two weeks worth of e-mail. It is a real PITA when it does this. I end up having to go back through my deleted items to determine what shouldn’t be deleted.
Anyway, enough whining about that. I am going to get a new laptop. My employer has standardized on Dell machines although there are exceptions (I have had an HP for a while). I have mentioned earlier that I like the Dell Latitude X1 I borrowed from one of our IT guys so I am thinking of going small and light instead of high end workstation replacement.
I wish the Dell XPS1330 had a good docking station solution – the lack of one is the only thing which turns me off. I am also intrigued by the Mac – if I get one it would be the 15″ MacBook Pro. The only thing which I don’t like about the Mac is the lack of a three button mouse because I will have to run Windows on it too.
Decisions, decisions. Going the Dell route will be easier because I will have IT support (if I want it) but I also like the idea of the Mac – they are really elegant machines. Either way, I want to make a decision next week – I am headed to Europe in a couple weeks and would like to have it before I go although it is unlikely.