New Computer!

United States
July 13, 2012 12:24am CST
My mom just surprised me with a new laptop! For a long time now my computer has been causing me a lot of grief, but I couldn't afford to get myself a new one (being a full time student paying my own tuition and NOT working doesn't allow for a whole lot of spending money). But my mom just got home from my brother's house, which he helped set up. I'm so happy! I'll still use this one for certain things, but I'm so happy I got a new computer. It is a Sony laptop, not sure what make or model or whatever! Haha, but my brother said it's one of the best ones that Best Buy carries. And he knows his electronics so I can trust that word. What surprises have people in your life given you? What the best surprise you ever received?
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17 responses
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
13 Jul 12
Wow... That's the most pleasent surprise... I've not had such surprises ever in my life, or at least for a long time. Congratulations Missy... Keep up the good work with studies, and there'll be more surprises coming in... :-) take care...
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
13 Jul 12
You really sound like a hard-working girl... There're many like you these days. Keep it up! Yeah, it is a bad thing to lose assignments, for which one'd done a lot of hard work. Good thing, you won't have to worry anymore about it. I was good in studies, until I met a girl.. Then I got spoiled.. Lost my grades and the girl too... LOL... Good Luck to you, missy!
• United States
13 Jul 12
Oh no! That's too bad! I won't let a guy mess up my grades! I'm almost done with school! I do my best at all my classes, even the ones I don't like (math!). Right now I have a high B in my summer math class...would LOVE to bring it up to an A, but I'd be happy with a B too! Thanks!
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
13 Jul 12
I appreciate the way you think- neat & planned! I was never like this, will never be. You people always have a happy life, and your happiness remains even when you're struggling.. People like you're amazing. In my previous post, I wanted to say 'there are not many people like you these days'... I guess I forgot to type the 'not'... Yours is a rare kind, missy, preserve it... Oh, we've something in common... I hated Maths! I'd nightmares.. I was good with science, social science, & languages.. But never maths... :-)
@BabyCheetah (1913)
• Australia
13 Jul 12
Wow that's great, congrats on your new laptop! Hmmm my brain can't even think right now of the best surprise I've ever had strangely. Maybe I haven't had one or I'm not impressed easily That makes me sound like an ungrateful person but I'm not I swear! But I could say that there is always some sort of surprise or rather gift everyday. Gift of good health would be the best
• United States
13 Jul 12
I'm impressed very easily! I get all googly-eyed when I see a guy open a door for his girlfriend/wife. Haha! Thank you! You're right, good health is a good gift! And another gift you can be grateful for is your photography!
• Australia
14 Jul 12
Haahaaa well that is kind of nice when a gentleman does that Ohhhh yeah see there you go you had to think of it for me But health is still the ultimate gift we can have I think and should be thankful for it everyday
• United States
14 Jul 12
I am a sucker for chivalry acts! Haha. I always point it out to whoever I'm with..."awww look...." Haha Yes! Here's to good health *glasses clink*
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
27 Jul 12
Hey congratulations!!! Are you MyLotting from your brand new super cool laptop?? Don't forget to put spyware, antivirus and firewall
• India
14 Jul 12
Oh wow! congratulations! I can understand how it feels to receive something you wish for desperately as a surprise. When I was in 8th class, I was desperate to get a gold chain as my elder sister and younger brother both had a gold chain. But my parents told me that since gold price had hiked up they would not be able to buy it for me. Both my siblings used to tease me a lot for not having my own gold chain. But my loving parents gifted me the gold chain that very year on my birthday as my surprise present. I can't tell you how delighted I felt.
• United States
14 Jul 12
That's awesome! Maybe one day you'll have something you can tease your siblings about, payback! Haha. I'm glad you were finally able to get your gold chain! Thank you!
@deodavid (4150)
• Philippines
14 Jul 12
Well i think the best was when i get to have a Labrador i mean he is a lot of work but he is great and now i try to manage my time in being with him as much as I can i love that dog.
• United States
14 Jul 12
You got a dog as a surprise!? That beats out mine! Haha. I love animals so if anyone ever wanted to get on my good side, all they need to do is surprise me with something cute and cuddly!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
13 Jul 12
Wow! Congratulations on your amazing gift! The biggest surprise I think I have ever gotten was about 8 or 9 years ago at Christmas when my wife got me a hang gliding flight! I think she might have been trying to kill me! Seriously though, it was an awesome experience and one I will always remember but it was a surprise as I had never spoken of wanting to do it before. It was well worth it, loads of fun, but too short. Seemed like we only just got up to a great height when it was time to go down again.
• United States
13 Jul 12
Wow! Hang gliding!? I could never do that! I hope no one ever tries to surprise me with hang gliding (or bungee jumping or skydiving, etc) haha. I have a little fear of heights, and falling! So that would be a big waste of money on me! Lol Thank you!
• India
13 Jul 12
Hi friend, good to hear that you got the new laptop, surely this kind of surprise will give more enjoyment and excitement to us. My wife always gives pleasant surprise to me in my b'day as well as i do the same for her.
• United States
13 Jul 12
Thank you! Birthday surprises are always nice! How long have you and your wife been married?
@akp100 (13294)
• India
13 Jul 12
Hi Great!!!... That's the surely good surprise from your mom.. Ans sony laptop is good for sure. So Congrats. I guess, I have got few such surprise.. Its the same one as, my dad purchased compaq laptop for me during my college days. As my studies related to programming, I was facing few difficulties with common desktop computer at home. So my dad purchased new laptop for me, and it was great surprised for me.
• United States
13 Jul 12
So you def. know how nice it is to receive a laptop you weren't expecting! it's a very good gift for a student! Haha.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
13 Jul 12
That was really nice of your mom!! I am happy for you. Maybe you can do something nice for her, to show that you really appreciate her doing that. My husband went out and bought me a bigger computer monitor. He said mine was too small. He don't do anything with a computer, so it surprised me.
• United States
13 Jul 12
Yes it was! And that's a good idea, I'm just not sure what I can do for her. I was planning on making her a cake with an NCIS theme (she loves NCIS) for her birthday (July 19th) but I don't have the stuff I need. My dad might help me get the stuff. And the stuff I'm talking about is fondant to decorate the cake. But if I can't get hold of it I can still make her a cake, we do have cake mix! Haha That was nice of your husband!! I bet the bigger monitor is nice!
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
13 Jul 12
New laptop would be really great and so suprising. For me, I used to be the one who always give gifts and surprises. Always gave things and gifts to my love ones around me expecting anything in return.
• United States
13 Jul 12
When i was working i would always buy little things that I thought my mom would like, little animal knick knacks and things like that. She always told me not to buy her anything, but sometimes I couldn't resist. And I would surprise my nieces with a dinner date or a movie. But now that I'm not working....I can't suprise people much anymore
@hsofyan (3452)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
13 Jul 12
When I'm stressed and almost depressed, my son gave a birthday present under the title "La Tahzan" (don't be sad). The book's many influential for my physical and mental health. I still keep the book, and occasionally I read again.
• United States
13 Jul 12
That was a very practical, and thoughtful gift from your son! I'm glad it helped you get through your dark time! Thank you for sharing!
@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
13 Jul 12
Wow...it's somewhat expensive...good for you. My parents can't afford doing that for me, because I am the one working for them...but anyways surprising myself with a new computer is really great...
• United States
13 Jul 12
It's really nice of you to be helping your parents that way! That just shows what kind of person you are, and you should be proud of that! Thank you aabuda!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
13 Jul 12
Mostly people have surprised me with taking me out to eat. A new computer would be great!
• United States
13 Jul 12
Hey! Surprise dinner dates aren't bad at all! I hope they take you to places you like if it's suppose to be your surprise! Haha!
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
13 Jul 12
Congratulations! You must really be happy? What a wonderful surprised. I don't remember when I last had that good feeling of receiving something extremely nice from somebody but I do know how it feels. I am happy for you.
• United States
13 Jul 12
Thank you. Yes I am very happy! I finally have a computer that I don't have to worry about blowing up whenever I turn it on! Haha.
@vycess (1590)
• Saudi Arabia
13 Jul 12
You deserved that and your mom knows it, as you said your a working student and your mom must have think that she must give something to you for your hardwork and being a good son. Sony laptop is good, happy for you. I have received gifts from friends during my b-days but it's not surprise at all because they are predictable. lol.
• United States
13 Jul 12
LOL! Do you give your friends a list of everything you want and tell them not to veer from it's contents? Thank you vy!
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
13 Jul 12
Wow,congratulations to you.I feel surprised also when i really get something that i've wanted for a long time.My laptop also had some small problems,i try to repair that.Anyway,try to enjoy new gift and life is full of surprises for us.Good luck.
• United States
13 Jul 12
Thank you jricky I don't have the knowledge or skills to repair my own computer! Haha. That was my brothers job, but he couldn't even help my laptop, it was just bad!
@bounce58 (17527)
• Canada
17 Aug 12
That's so great of your mom! I hope to do that with my kids someday too. Give them something that they don't expect and just make them happy. Not that I don't already do that with toys and games now that they are still young, but maybe big purchases when they are older. And something that they really need like computers and laptops.