Well it happened yesterday. The computer took a big crap. I went to go turn it on when I got home from work and I got the blue screen of death. I immediately called Mike at work (mostly to proclaim my innocence, especially since I grew up in a house where if anything was broken or lost it was most likely blamed on me due to the fact that I was the youngest, regardless of whether or not I had even been in the vicinity of the broken item.) Anyways, I felt I had to make sure he knew I didn't do it and he took it surprisingly well. When he came home from work he tried to putz around with it insisting he could fix it until I finally broke down and called a friend who is a genius at i.t.- considering he does it for a living. (I hated calling him because I know he works with computers all day, the last thing he wants to do when he gets home is get a phone call from me asking him to fix my computer over the phone.) After patiently trying to explain to me to hit F8 and put the computer in safe mode (trust me I was lost after F8) he decided that he is going to have to take it for a few days and take a look at the hard drive. In the mean time Mike and I had been debating over getting a laptop for a few months, so we decided there is no better time than now to get one. I went on the computer at work this morning and started researching laptops. I was immediately drawn to the laptops that are bright colors. I then stopped reading the features of each computer and I decided I want a pink one...is that wrong? See every once in a while, I do portray some girl like qualities :) Anyways if anyone has any advice on laptops that would be great, but keep in mind I am on a budget (so no macbook), and if you can find a pink one, that would be even better!