New England Clam Chowder and No New Computer...Yet

@porwest (43709)
United States
February 14, 2021 6:10pm CST
I told you earlier that I was looking for clams to make a New England clam chowder for dinner tonight, but Ruler did not have any. So I bought shrimp instead and was going to just make a seafood chowder. But then I told you I was going to Waterloo to visit the Walmart there. Duh. I can get my clams there. So, that's what I did, and so New England clam chowder is back on. I also told you they have an HP laptop there with 8GB of RAM and a 256 GB hard drive for $399. I looked at it again, after measuring my screen on my current laptop which is 17". The one for $399 is only a 15" screen, and I prefer the bigger screen. So I did not buy it. But now the search is on, in full force, I know what I want, and I will start digging in a little deeper. Probably in a week or two I will have a new laptop. But not today. I imagine due to the larger screen I will probably pay closer to $500. But that's still not a bad deal at all.
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@CarolDM (130225)
• United States
15 Feb
Enjoy your chowder and computer shopping.
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@porwest (43709)
• United States
16 Feb
Clam chowder was delicious. Still have a little work to do to find the right computer.
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@CarolDM (130225)
• United States
16 Feb
@porwest Happy shopping.
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@porwest (43709)
• United States
16 Feb
@CarolDM Just wish I enjoyed shopping more. But oh well. Gotta do it.
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@lovebuglena (27604)
• Staten Island, New York
15 Feb
Walmart sells fresh clams? Seems like a good deal on that laptop. I have a Lenovo Yoga or something like that. Can be used as a laptop or as a tablet though as a tablet doesn't work properly. A bit slow and has issues. And it cost over $1K. Crazy! Don't remember when I bought it though. And then after my windows upgraded from 8.1 to the 10 my laptop screen started flickering (is that the right word?). Very annoying. So now I have to plug it into the power for the flickering to stop. And enough times I have full battery and have to do that, which is not good. Shouldn't keep things plugged in when battery high.
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@porwest (43709)
• United States
18 Feb
When my power supply worked on my laptop I always left it plugged in. Never had any issue with it until it stopped charging. lol. But that only started about a year ago or so. Walmart might sell fresh clams in some places, although because of the way their supply chain works I suspect even in areas where it would be feasible, they probably don't. If clams are sold in the deli or seafood cases, I suspect they arrive frozen, and are thawed for sale.
@lovebuglena (27604)
• Staten Island, New York
18 Feb
@porwest I've noticed fish and meat in stores that's prepackaged either totally frozen or partially frozen. That means it's been frozen and if we buy it and put in the freezer we are double freezing which can't be good.
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@porwest (43709)
• United States
19 Feb
@lovebuglena I don't know. I know a lot of people make a lot of comparisons between fresh and frozen. But personally I have never had something that was necessarily bad. So, for me I don't really notice the difference. Besides, most frozen foods these days are all flash frozen, thanks to a century old process invented by Mr. Birdseye. Yup...the guy behind the BirdsEye brand.
@LindaOHio (64085)
• United States
15 Feb
I like the 17" screen better as well. Good luck finding a bargain.
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@porwest (43709)
• United States
15 Feb
Yeah, I definitely want the bigger screen. So this one is out. I will keep looking.
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@LindaOHio (64085)
• United States
16 Feb
@porwest Have you tried Best Buy?
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@porwest (43709)
• United States
16 Feb
@LindaOHio I have not. I am really not a fan of their store. But it is still worth a look. So long as whatever I find meets all my needs, including price, I really don't care who I ultimately buy it from.
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@FayeHazel (36480)
• United States
15 Feb
Hope you find a decent computer and seafood chowder sounds interesting
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@porwest (43709)
• United States
16 Feb
In the past if I have made seafood chowder I like to toss in fish, lobster, crab meat, and shrimp. It's very tasty.
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@FayeHazel (36480)
• United States
16 Feb
@porwest Hmm, interesting. I would be curious about a fish/shrimp chowder.... the rest I don't like. Amazing.... something expensive I don't like lol
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@porwest (43709)
• United States
17 Feb
@FayeHazel Oh man, give me some crab or lobster with butter any day of the week. I am a sucker for it, when I want to spend on it of course.
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@LotusEyes (1629)
• India
1 May
Hope you get a good computer
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@porwest (43709)
• United States
3 May
It worked out. Wound up getting a Dell and so far I am very happy with it.
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@LotusEyes (1629)
• India
3 May
@porwest That's great
@RebeccasFarm (29062)
• United States
1 May
Hope that computer is okay? I adore clam chowder, best I had was of course in Maine.
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@porwest (43709)
• United States
3 May
I bet Maine has some of the best for sure. Anything East coast for sure probably makes a pretty mean batch of clam chowder. Makes my mouth water. New computer is awesome. Very happy with it so far.
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• United States
4 May
@porwest Glad its fine..oh yeah New England best there is to me anyway
@kaylachan (17813)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 Feb
No, it isn't. I forget what the screen size is on mine, but I want to say they're probably close to 12 to 15 inch. I don't need a huge screen. I hope you do find what you're looking for.
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@porwest (43709)
• United States
21 Feb
I prefer the bigger screen, so for me it is a must. I blame my old eyes. lol.
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@kaylachan (17813)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Feb
I understand. I use a screen reader because of my poor eyesight. So, as long as I can use the touch screen when I need to.... I'm happy. @porwest
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@May2k8 (15327)
• Indonesia
16 Feb
Enjoy your clam chowder, the price of the computer will be cheaper if new computer which more sophisticated launching. I hope you can get what you want.
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@porwest (43709)
• United States
16 Feb
Thanks. I am still looking, but getting closer.
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@prinzcy (23393)
• Malaysia
15 Feb
No need to buy buying the computer anyway. Hope you can find what you want.
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@porwest (43709)
• United States
16 Feb
I think that now that I pretty much have an idea what I am looking for it should be easier to narrow things down a bit.
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@Dena91 (12816)
• United States
15 Feb
I am glad you found some clams so you can make your chowder. I hope you find the laptop that you want for a good price.
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@porwest (43709)
• United States
18 Feb
Me too. I really was looking forward to clam chowder over seafood chowder, so it worked out well. Got my eye on an HP with Intel inside, 1TB hard drive with 12GB RAM for about $750 with a 17.3" screen.
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@Tina30219 (70064)
• Onaway, Michigan
15 Feb
Glad you were able to get your clams sorry the screen was smaller on the laptop hope you find one you like soon
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@porwest (43709)
• United States
21 Feb
Yeah, it was a REALLY good price, and now I think I will wind up paying about twice as much. But it is what it is. I still have not pulled the trigger yet, though. But soon.
@NJChicaa (97335)
• United States
15 Feb
No canned clams here at the Jersey Shore! We can even dig up our own!
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@porwest (43709)
• United States
16 Feb
Nothing like fresh, that's for sure.
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