So yesterday evening my daughter asked me, the bookahlic, to go to the bookstore with her. She wanted to pick up a book, and to get out of the house a little. She was bringing along her laptop to do some homework, and told me to bring along mine to have something to do. Yes, I finally have a laptop. It’s a tiny little thing that used to belong to my daughter. I bought it from her for $50 after her father gave her a new one when she visited him in Montreal in the fall.
Up until now, I’d never owned or used a laptop, and didn’t really care. But sitting yesterday in Starbucks enjoying a (skinny) vanilla latte while surfing the internet, I thought to myself “You know, I really like this.” What was there not to like? I was in a public setting surrounded by people, and I didn’t need to speak to any of them. This is an absolute ideal scenario for an introvert like me who loves being out of the house, but doesn’t need constant interaction.
I think my little cheapo laptop and I are going to be good friends in public areas where Wi-Fi is offered. The battery on it only lasts for a couple of hours, but that’s long enough to enjoy a cup of coffee, to enjoy being out, and to enjoy being around people...without the need to interact.
Do you own a laptop? Do you like them?