I am alive!
And I am posting this on my new-to-me laptop, about which I am super thrilled. It's a refurbished corporate model (an IBM Thinkpad T61 -- my Dad calls it the last, best IBM corporate model) from a great store called "The Trailing Edge" and it FLIES. I love, love, love it. It is such a contrast, because I DETESTED my previous laptop.
I haven't written about it before because I don't like dwelling on the negative. But oh! I have hated that netbook since the day it arrived. I bought it because it was little and it gave me something to do while trapped with the pump when Teddy was tiny. It sucked in so many ways. To wit:
- every time you snapped the computer closed, it disconnected from the internet/nearly shut down. Suck a frigging pain with a baby/toddler around.
- battery life was totally sucky. Even from early on, it would only hold charge for an hour or so. SO ANNOYING.
- the most egregious tied to the keyboard. It was about 90% of a full-sized one, which was annoying. But it had this insane tendency to move the cursor to unpredictable spots. Not only that, but it would randomly highlight text and unexpected delete it or navigate back a browser page. I cannot count the number of blog posts/tweets/FB messages I had to type three or four times because of that perk.
I am cheap, though, and I paid several hundred dollars for it, so I was going to tough it out for 2-3 years. Teddy turns 2 soon, though, and this computer was an AMAZING deal, so I used some Christmas money and got it. HOORAY!
Christmas was wonderful and will write about that soon. For now, I'm off to play with this new bad boy!