With that in mind, is it any shock that, until yesterday, I was still using a computer which I got in 2004? A computer which was, even at the time, considered nothing more than an affordable starter computer? A computer which was, frankly, incapable of doing more than the most basic of computer-related activities?
Well, that's all changed as of Thursday. My parents, clearly well aware that I would continue to clunk along on this dinosaur of a PC indefinitely if they didn't act, splurged and bought me a new laptop as a birthday/Christmas/every other gift-giving occasion for the rest of the year present. I've got 6 GB of RAM to play with now, baby! I'm not entirely sure what that means, other than "faster," but compared to the 512 MB I was previously running on, it's supposed to be a major upgrade. I'll finally be able to watch videos on my computer without first disabling any other programs! If I ever decided I wanted to get into some of these "computerized games" that are all the rage, it would be my skills and interest level that would stop me, instead of an inability to run the games in the first place!
Anyway, I'm pretty excited. So I hope you'll forgive me if I spend the weekend getting this thing set up and figuring out how to use Windows 8. Then on Monday, I'll have a review delivered, for the first time ever, via a computing device that... well, it's not some souped-up gamer station, it's true. But it's also not a decade old, and for me? That's awesome.