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New Laptop & Accessories

weather: sunny
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I'm looking for a stylin' bag for my new laptop — no big whoopie, it's just a laptop (Dell Inspiron 600m) with the regular bells and whistles. I didn't want a regular laptop bag. See, I have that urge to be a unique individual, just like everyone else.

But I didn't want to spend $100+ on a designer one. The ones I've seen are nothing special to be spending $100+ on and they just look like regular totes.

There's a sweet little old Italian guy who runs a handbag store/kiosk at a small shopping centre. It's just around the corner from the food court where the </a></b></a> and I usually have lunch. And it's not really a proper retail unit either, it's actually just a bunch of shelving along a wall in a corridor. He has all kinds of cool purses and bags that are in the $30-50 range. I took a measuring tape with me today and picked out a dark beige? light tan? hazelnut latte coloured pseudo-designer tote style handbag that looked big enough and sturdy enough.

I didn't have the laptop with me so I wasn't sure if it will actually work out right. He's letting me take it home to try tonight and he'll give me a full refund either tomorrow or on Monday if it doesn't fit. He has a really nice black Prada-esque one that I also really liked, but I'm trying to resist black. I gravitate towards black way too easily. I can't help it. Black is so classic and elegant and easy to match. But I've been told I wear too much black, grey and look too morbid. So, I'm trying to take up the advice and add colour to my stuff. Colourcolourcolourcolour, says My Personal Appearance Advisory Committee™ (a.k.a. random people who tell me I look like a dweeb).

So, the Hazelnut Latte tote doesn't work. It's just A HAIR too small, which is really unfortunate because it looks really good and it's not black... okay, and there was a really cute little butterfly taggie on one of the straps which was a significant part of the reason I wanted it. =D Maybe this is why I have problems shopping.

Anyway, I'll try the Prada-esque bag the next time I go back. And if that doesn't work either, I'm tempted to buy a smaller, regular use purse from him for being so nice and letting me return stuff ad nauseum despite his No Refunds policy. But we'll see.

I'll be bringing the laptop to the various FatPort locations. It's available in funky little coffee shops all over downtown Vancouver including some near ex-Work, which I'm missing dearly at the moment. =\


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Jul. 23rd, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)
I looked at ebags.com when I was ordering the laptop, but all the ones that I thought I could use were near or over $100 and look like regular tote bags that I can get anywhere... And that would be in USD, so by the time I figure in the exchange rate, whatever Canada Customs decides to charge me, I may as well just get one here... =P
Jul. 24th, 2005 07:51 pm (UTC)
My Inspiron 600m has been good to me.

I found Booq a long time ago. While searching for it in my bookmarks (turned out to be in IE favorites, :-P ) Their bags and sleeves are mostly black, though. While looking, I also found RoadWired bookmarked, probably for the wrap versions. They have more non-black stuff, it seems.
Jul. 24th, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC)
Ah cool! I'll have a look, thanks =)
Jul. 25th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)
Mmm black. I love black. I've been working on getting away from it though and even wore a yellow knit shirt yesterday. I was told I looked 'summery' It's so hard not to default to black though....

Good luck finding a bag for the laptop. I just went with something practical and cheap, basic targus type bag. One of these days when I actually start carrying it more I might find something that's a little more 'not everyone else' Because what's the point in that?

I was so dissapointed when I found my blood type was a common one, I wanted to be different! :) But the flip side to that is I'm more in demand....
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