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Yay for Shiny Things!

Does this post by any chance feel nicer?




Well it should, because it’s written on my sexy brand-new laptop!  (Which also happens to be my birthday present from Kyle.  Ain’t he a peach?)

Honest to god, I didn’t really think I needed a new laptop.  I mean, sure, mine is over four years old, (which apparently in laptop years is like, 80 years old,) but it did what I needed it to do.  (Read my e-mail, check my blogs, and spend embarrassing amounts of time on lamebook.com.)

Besides, I tend to initially resist the idea of buying new electronics.  Unlike my dear darling husband, I don’t feel the driving desire to own every new  and shiny toy that comes out.  I think it’s because I resent the fact that electronics have such a short expiration date.  I mean, we’ve figured out how to make cars that drive around on Mars, yet no one can figure out how to make a cell phone that doesn’t have to be replaced after two years?  Shit, I have shoes that have lasted longer!  (RIP, my lovely black Clark’s flats.  You served me well for three years.  Rest well, my sweets.)  Just because Apple spent five minutes making their latest product 1/16″ thinner, I should shell out another $200?  Fuck that noise.  Sure, my dented and scratched clam-shell phone looks a little worse for the wear, (to be fair, it’s been dropped 30′ from two different torm positions,) but if I find myself stranded along-side the road with a flat, I’m pretty sure my piece of shit phone will call AAA just fine.  And yes, my old laptop was a little beaten, (dropped in a parking lot once,) and the lid was a little sticky from the time my cat, Mila, knocked a beer over on it.  But it could still find the internet just fine, my iPod still synced nicely, and so what if it took ten minutes to reboot?

But when push comes to shove, I am a child of my generation.  The love of sleek, shiny new technology is ingrained on my DNA, and the call of the Intel Core 2 Duo processor was too strong.  And to be fair, my old machine was starting to have trouble, and with the increase of use my personal laptop is getting at work, there was a little practicality lurking behind that beautiful 15″ LCD screen.  Which is why I’m now the proud owner of a lovely new Dell Inspiron 1545 and sassy new canvas messenger laptop bag.

Which is why I’ll ask you again.

Does this post by any chance feel sleeker?


More able to leap tall buildings in a single bound?

I thought so.

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Charm City Kim March 12, 2010, 10:44 am

    Congrats on the shiny new toy!

    And I am so with you — I find it incredibly annoying & frustrating that all of these fun toys (iPods, phones, etc.) are considered “throwaway” technology. None of them last beyond a couple of years and most people seem totally accepting of this fact. WTF?!

  • Camels & Chocolate March 12, 2010, 2:28 pm

    I could totally feel the sex permeating the airwaves.

  • doahleigh March 17, 2010, 9:58 am

    I could totaly tell. I clicked on this post and was practically blinded by the shininess!

  • san March 19, 2010, 11:21 pm

    I wouldn’t mind something new and shiny myself 🙂 🙂

  • adriana March 22, 2010, 1:33 am

    Nice! New laptops are so fun! Congrats!!

  • SassyGirl March 22, 2010, 11:27 am

    That post definitely felt sexier.

  • ChinkyGirLMeL March 23, 2010, 8:59 am

    Oh yeah. Sexy post. hehehehe. Congrats on your new laptop. Yey!

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