Monday, October 6, 2008


by Meghann on October 6, 2008

I shall call my laptop Gimpy from now on.


As try as she might, Jordan discovered the problem with my wireless card was deeper then expected. We tried a couple of patches, but there were no quick fixes. Bummer. So I went to Plan B and waited an hour at the Geek Squad counter at Best Buy to see if they could help. The ‘Geek’ told me what I already knew; HPs are known for bad wireless cards and with no service plan they would have to send it off and charge me upwards of $300. Bummer again. So finally on to Plan C! I spent $50 (instead of $300) on an external wireless card and volia I am now happily typing away on my couch. But now my poor laptop has a permanent cl\rutch. Poor Gimpy. 🙁 

After running around town trying to fix my laptop let’s just say I built up a good appetite. I’ve been dying to make a BBQ Pizza with Amy’s Organic BBQ sauce, so I went straight to the kitchen to heat it up.


My wonderful pizza consisted of

  • Multigrain Flat Out Wrap
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Pineapple
  • Spinach
  • Mushrooms
  • Okra
  • 1/2 Chicken Breast
  • Amy’s Organic BBQ Sauce
  • Reduced Fat Gorgonzola Cheese
  • Shredded 1.5% Jalapeno Jack Cheese


It was like a work of art. I’m actually sad that I’ve already finished it. It was soo good! I love Amy’s BBQ sauce. I must do more things with it.


On the side I made Butternut Squash Fries with the left over squash I had from my Secret Ingredient Dish. They were just as good as sweet potato fries. Yum!


All in all the perfect meal to finish off a hectic night.

To cure my usual after dinner sweet craving I had a 100 calorie Klondike bar.


This afternoon around 4:00 I popped a 100 calorie bag of Kettle Popcorn.


This little bag of popcorn did a great job of keeping me full until I was finally able to eat dinner at 8:00. I was pleasantly surprised.

I’m going to make the best of my new laptop situation and just be happy that I am able to get Internet at all. It could have been much worst! I still very much love my laptop, even if she’s ‘Gimpy’ now. 🙂

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