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?