Daily Archives: May 7, 2007

The New Laptop

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After an appropriate time for grieving (like, five minutes or so), and after my super-important executive business lunch, I headed to a local computer store here in Ann Arbor to procure myself a new laptop, and after some perusal, settled on the new and reasonably tricked-out Toshiba you see here in front of you (in the background you see my friend Anne, who is ferrying me around Ann Arbor today). I also bought a new backpack, since the new computer definitely wouldn’t fit in the old one. Total price tag: Not cheap, although not stupid expensive either. Two things ameliorate the cost: one, it’s a tax deduction, and two, I got my royalty statements for Tor the other day, so I know I can afford it. Happy birthday to me, a couple days early.

So: Hi, I’m back. Does this new laptop make me look thinner?

Notice From The Hotel’s Business Center

Shortly after midnight, Monday, May 7, my Toshiba tablet laptop made a really awful grinding sound and, like, totally died. This is bad news because, of course, now I am without a laptop, and I’m on the road.

Bummer. I really liked that laptop.

This is my way of saying that, well, I’m not precisely sure when I’ll be updating around here again. I don’t suspect I will be totally cut off (I am, for example, writing this in the hotel’s business center); however, if you don’t see a whole lot of me around here in the next couple of days, now you know why.

Now I’ve got to go repeat this same basic message on all my other blogs. Wheee!

See you all in a while.