February 17, 2009

I want me one of these...

So, I have often thought about all the reviews and give aways many bloggers get to do and wondered weather or not I wished I could do that too. For a while I thought it would ROCK to review really useful things like Kleenex, Socks, Toilet Paper, Wet Wipes etc. You know hey PR guy send me some stuff I buy a ton of so I can save some money, I will review it and even give it away to another mom who drops a bundle on your product every week....wouldn't that be the best?

Since that is NOT going to happen, I decided to go for what I know second best - BOOKS. I love to read and read a lot - so I signed up to do book reviews with a publisher and I got my first book this week. I am about half way through it and can't wait to write my review.
I really thought that this would the best of the both worlds for me - reviewing books - that I would probably read anyway and sharing them with my bloggy friends. The only downside is I don't get to read them on my Kindle - I have to go old school - but I found a silver lining in that cloud too - I can donate the books once I am done with them (of course they will probably hang out under my bed for a while first).
So, Why don't I sound more excited?
Because I found something I want, and I mean really want. HP Mini 1140NR 10.2-Inch Netbook - Vivienne Tam Edition (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 60 GB Hard Drive, XP Home, 3 Cell Battery)
- Roughly $600 depending on where you go - I think Sams had them for $548 this week. But I just can't justify buying it right now. SO I am stuck sitting, wishing, hoping.
The only way I figure I can make it work is if someone knows someone at HP and could somehow convince them that I am worth a $1000 marketing investment and they would send me one of these for free to review and maybe even one to give away to a bloggy winner.
And for all of you that know me well, I am sure you wondering what on earth do you need another computer for. Well this slick little baby is no bigger than a normal book and is PERFECT for taking places -surfing blogs, posting to my blog, reading and surfing the net while I idol away the time at dance, waiting for school to let out etc. I could use my laptop for that right - NOT I - because I won't connect to a public network on MY laptop, I also could use my blackberry for that right, nope- too small to really read on and too much of a pain to type on it.
But that HP mini would rock my world!
So - here's to dreaming.

HP- Ya listening? I think I just reviewed your product without even having one.
You're Welcome.


jen@odbt said...

I think (don't quote me on this) I saw one of these at Costco for $399. It didn't have the fancy cool wrap but it looks the same. If you get one, tell them to send my way too. Soccer season is coming.

Courtney said...

I am so excited to hear about your first review! I want to get back to reading in the worst way, so maybe this will encourage me :)

sweet laptop.

Bonnie said...

I WANT one of those........ I can't justify the cost right now but Mother's Day is coming up and your bday is not foo far away.

Kim H. said...

That is the most stinkin' cute little computer I've ever seen. I want one just because it's so adorable. :)

I want to do a review for DYSON. Hint, hint Mr. Dyson.

Us girls can dream, right.

Lindsay said...

hehe love the review! I can't wait to read your book review :-)!! I like this one from Dell: http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/laptop-inspiron-9?c=us&cs=19&l=en&ref=lthp&s=dhs for around 300.. but my laptop will just have to keep chugging along for a while.

Allison said...

Wow...how cool is that! I want one, too!

Cheryl Lage said...

Terra, you need to send them this link right now! ;)

(You never know 'til you try...)

(And thank you for the kind work wishes! It went GREAT...was even out in time to pick up the kids. :) )

Musings of a Homeschooling Mom said...

I want one of those! I haven't seen one, but it looks awesome!

Jenni Jiggety said...

It would be oh so nice, wouldn't it????

HP people! Give one to Terra!

(And me!)

Paige said...

You said it in your post, nope you DON'T need another one! But, I also know you well enough, somehow in the not too distant future, one will arrive, I just know it. And, I do admit, it is totally YOU!