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Member Since 07 Mar 2008
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Hi From New York!

07 March 2008 - 10:25 PM

Hello all!

I've been a fan of ScrapGirls for at least a year now (and my hard drive will reveal), but have finally made the move over to the boards!

A little about me! I'm a single working mom raising a 12 year old boy. We're huge Disney fans (and in fact, I'm a moderator on a Disney fan site so I live, eat and breathe Disney World, Disney Vacation Club and Disney Cruise Line... you could easily say I'm "Disney poor"). And while I still have to tackle the 12 year old's baby albums, I do have two Disney albums done and a few in the works, including an album with signatures and pictures of the characters, for a little girl who's just been diagnosed with cancer.

Speaking of cancer, I was first diagnosed in 2001 with ovarian cancer and was in remission until 2005 when it decided to return (grrr). I'm still fighting though and have no intention of going anywhere before I'm ready (which won't be for a long, long time... I do have the kid to raise, right?). Scrapbooking is my way of telling him my story, his story, and his dad's story as best I can (his dad passed away last June quite unexpectedly). But I do want to make sure that we celebrate our lives and not sadly retell the past, as you all understand.

I look forward to posting over here often, and participating in Challenges and such as much as I can!

Centrino Vs. Pentium?

07 March 2008 - 03:53 PM

Hi everyone! Newbie to these boards here but I thought that you all would be the very best people to ask this question. My DS has taken over our home computer during evening hours -- precisely when I'd love to be doing my digital scrapbooking. I've been jonesing for a laptop for a while now (particularly a Mac but that's a bit too rich for my wallet this year). I've always thought a Pentium was the way to go, but this coming week's circular has a very tempting Centrino advertised (3 gig of memory and a 250 hard drive).

I'd primarily be using the machine for Photoshop Elements and also desktop publishing. Would a Centrino handle the demands of the programs or will I be tapping my fingers and brewing tea while waiting for the machine to do its thing? What do you all think?