Thursday, September 24, 2009

An Energy Star Laptop and a Recycled Carrying Bag:

(c) photo copyright Carrie Boyko 2009

My New Energy Star Laptop

Eco-Friendly Bag is Made
of Recycled Plastic Bottles

Could I be any more excited?!!!

In planning an upcoming trip to visit my boys, I realized that the time had come to snuggle up to the idea of a laptop. Having been a desktop blogger for all this time, I'll clearly have some adapting to do.

What have I been waiting for? Blogging on the road seems so productive, yet I have not been able to bring myself to part with those green bucks in my wallet.

Finally I have the motivation: visiting the boys! My solution: I found an Energy Star Rated laptop and bought a carrying bag made out of recycled water bottles. How cool is that?! Check out the photo...not too shabby, huh?

No, it's not one of those classy New York style brief case/tote bag looking things. They're elegant and beautiful, but not my style. Somehow they just don't work with my blue jeans, flip flops and 3 active dogs always tagging along beside me.

I actually have a cotton corduroy tote bag that I LOVE. I simply needed a padded pouch for the laptop--for protection. My solution was frugal and recycled--about as green as it comes.

Next task on my TO DO LIST: Learn to use all my blogging functions on the laptop. This means drawing from 99% online resources, which hasn't been a habit so far. My hard drive has held photos galore, but I don't dare clog up this baby with speed-diminishing files that need so much Gig. Speed=battery time, so I'll need to focus on more time-efficient methods of storage. So Photobucket annd Flickr here I come. Wish me luck. I'll keep you posted--pun intended.

Here's another recycled option:

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