I don't have a mouse pad coz I got a wireless optical mouse. The only time you need a pad for them is if you working on a very shiny surface.
I also got a laptop but I hate the laptop mouse, it just doesn't give you as much freedom.
I don't have a mousepad, I've been using the laptop since my computer crashed... I hooked the regular mouse to the laptop because I got annoyed with the built in mouse. But my "mouse pad" is just my bed, lol.
At home we don't really have mousepads...I have a laptop, and the SO just doesn't use one...at work (where I do alot of my TCS reading ) we have a "Center for the Advancement of Process Technology" mousepad. Boring, I know.