I brought my new laptop home yesterday. This post constitutes the first real use, other than basic registration and watching one episode of Arrested Development on Hulu. So far, so good; nothing has caught on fire. I do ninety-nine percent of my writing on a laptop, so this is a BigDeal for me.
I loved my old laptop, possibly to pieces. She put up with a lot of accidental abuse – being left on a plane, being left next to a leaking window in the rain, and being put to countless unorthodox uses by cats. She served me well for over five years, but she’s tired now, and she needs to rest. It started with random reboots and developed into a full-blown case of narcolepsy, repeatedly falling asleep instead of booting up. She will always have a special place in my heart. Like I said, so far, so good with the new girl, let’s see how she measures up.