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Name That Computer!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Both of my previous laptops had names. Of course, at the time, I thought I was the only one nutty enough to actually name my laptop, so I gave them laptop-related names. (I mean, they had those required names for networking "ERIN-PC" but I gave them their own personal names, which I used when talking to and about them.) The first one was called Toppy, and he was a good computer. I loved him, and even now I miss him. In the end, he died with very wet innards (my dad borrowed him and left him running overnight on a table below a leak in our roof) and with some melted innards (because his fan broke and he overheated rather often) I'm not sure which ended his life, but it was a good one, while he still had it.

My second one was called Craptop, because on the day I got him, less than 10 minutes out of its box he froze and I had to restart. No matter what I did, he just wasn't functional. I ran several different virus scans. No, he's clean. I added RAM. No go. I deleted every useless program. Didn't help at all. I reformatted, back to XP, and even that didn't do me any good. It had to have been a hardware issue. ANYWAYS......

Turns out I'm not the only one crazy enough to name my laptop. I now know several people who have named their computers... with actual names, not just variations of "laptop". That makes me feel better, both about my sanity, and about my current laptop. At one year old, it's still nameless. I think she's a girl. My other two were both definitely not, but this one seems rather feminine.

Anyways, I'm going to name her. Feel free to suggest something, if you want.
That's all.

I know I owe you an update on my trip down to Virginia. I'll get around to it. Things here are still a little overwhelming and I'm not quite sure what's going on. I am feeling fine about it, good even. Just confused.

3 comments:

Chelsea said...

how about Virginia?

August 20, 2010 at 3:22 PM
Chelsea said...

or better, VAHGINYA. (boston accent, see what i did there?)

August 23, 2010 at 11:58 PM
E Boat said...

I didn't at first. I thought you were trying to make a play combining virginia with vagina, though I couldn't for the life of me figure out why.

August 25, 2010 at 5:07 PM

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