Thursday, January 14, 2010

Laptop, Please Come Home!

I pride myself in thinking I'm not as dependent on all things technology like so many people. I sneer at people who text more than they interact in real life. I get annoyed by people who walk around with an iphone up to their ear. I have always thought people who rely on their crackberries to know when, where and with whom they're going are a little pathetic.

But OMG.
I am feeling a little lost this week with out my little laptop!

I got a sweet MacBook Pro for my birthday last summer. I have loved it, but I didn't think I loved it too much-- just the right amount. However, from time to time, the mouse would freeze up and not allow me to click on anything. Each time it did this, I made an appointment at the Genius Bar at my local Apple store, and each time, by the time I made it up there, my computer's mouse was back in action exhibiting no problems whatsoever.

The same thing happened Monday morning. Yes, of course it was Monday morning! I was officially done with Christmas, New Year's, and Hubby's Birthday celebrations and vacations. I was fully planning to get serious and catch up on my emails, update my gig calendar on my website, follow up on some new venues I'd like to book soon, etc. But I was stopped in my tracks by my uncooperative mouse. So, I made my 4th appointment for this same problem at the Genius Bar.

And of course, by the time I got up there- clickity-click!! The mouse was working just fine.

But it was suggested to me for the second or third time by one of the Apple guys that I should send it off, and have it checked out. I had a feeling they were going to say this, and figured this was just as good of a time as any. As I said before, I thought that unlike so many other people, I was pretty dependent from my modern technological devices.

I thought I was prepared. I thought I could handle a little time apart my my laptop. I realized after leaving the store and my computer behind that I didn't have anyone's email address without my computer. I also can't update my website without that computer. And honestly, I'm just a little lonely and lost without it...

But, good has come of it too.
I've spent a lot more uninterrupted time in my studio working on my upcoming CD. There's very little distraction in the studio without that laptop sitting beside me.

Apple told me I should get my laptop back in 5 to 7 business days. That means, at the latest, I'll have my computer back one week from today. The only update I can do on my website is blogging- but without pictures or any postings from my Flip video camera.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Oh, how I miss my laptop. Laptop, please come home!


Rrramone said...

I don't know how you are doing it. If you want I will let you touch mine next time I see you.

I meant my laptop you perv.


kerri said...

I'm good now. Got mine back and able to touch my own and often!