It’s nothing new. I’m sure we aren’t the only marriage it has happened to. But all that doesn’t bring me much comfort, under the circumstances. I just didn’t think it would happen this soon. How could he tire so quickly? It just doesn’t make sense.
I’m referring, of course, to R-T and his new computer. The Vista newness has worn off, and he is back to sneaking around using my laptop. The whole purpose of getting him his own computer for his birthday, is that my laptop would finally be “all mine.” But if I leave the house to run an errand, or – – god forbid – – go into the kitchen to fix supper, I can pretty much guarantee that my gool ole’ Toshiba will have found its way into dear hubby’s lap.
I’m feeling pretty stupid, right about now. I missed all the signs. The unique way R-T had of lying in bed, with the laptop propped up on his stomach, with that look of complete peace and satisfaction on his face. The way he would always lovingly place it on the dresser, out of reach of any danger, whenever he wasn’t using it. The careful habit he had of wrapping up the AC cord, and putting it next to the outlet. The clues were all around me, I just chose not to see them. R-T is a laptop man.
That got me thinking. In the laptop vs desktop controversy, what creates our personal preference? I definitely used to be a desktop gal. I loved having my research books, and physical files all around me as I worked. Oh, how things have changed. I do almost all my research online now, and keep pretty much all my data in digital form. So a laptop, for me, is ideal, because I can work anywhere there is a Wi-Fi connection, and an outlet (my battery isn’t what it used to be!)
What is it that makes us desktop or laptop users? What about you? What do you prefer, and why? I need some input here, folks, because this one has really got me curious? What is it about a laptop that would get my hubby bored with his state-of-the-art Vista desktop in under two months?? This is one psychological quandry that has me stumped! So please comment below, and give me your two cents on the issue…
Oh, and if anyone wants to trade their laptop for our brand new desktop, I’m entertaining offers…..
It was good while it lasted.