Wednesday, April 29, 2009


My laptop was in the repair shop for eight long days, and despite the initial bought of separation anxiety things turned out remarkably well for both of us. For my laptop it was an opportunity to meet some new friends, get a little tune up and gain some perspective on life.

As for me, in addition to reinforcing my belief that absence does make the heart grow fonder, I had fun in the (mostly) non-digital realm soaking up the beautiful spring weather, gardening and driving my people mover to work so I could earn enough money to keep that same people mover on the road and continue to drive it to work… infinitum.

Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of some of a few other things I did during my little laptop holiday;

Breathing (a regular activity)
Cleaning up after my busy tribe of Munchkins
Catching up with my favourite music magazines
Ongoing denial of the impending tax filing deadline
Reading a great book - "The Gargoyle" by Andrew Davidson
Supervising bouncy castle mayhem for the Munchkins
Fretting over which of my fav shows will likely be cancelled (RIP "Chuck")

A good time really, and the only difference now that my kindly little laptop has returned from its spa holiday is that I will continue to do all of the above, albeit I will be able to blog about afterwards, sort of like I am now.


Comrade Kevin said...

Taking a technology holiday will be my goal tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dale said...

I'm glad to know that breathing is on your list of regular activities! Congratulations on getting your baby back.

Westcoast Walker said...
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Westcoast Walker said...

Kevin - give it a try, your computer will miss the gentle tapping of your fingers on it's keys and will likely appreciate you more after a period of absence.

Dale - Thanks for dropping by - it is surprising how we often forget about the whole breathing thing, at least in a meaningful fashion and of the "breathing deeply" variety.