Saturday, March 18, 2006

The triumphant return of Natalie T. Steppenwolf

Back in January, I sang a lamentation for my laptop, whose hard drive had crashed. I think the cause was a series of brief power outages/surges during a windstorm (we live on top of a hill and routinely receive gusts of 30 mph).

We saved nearly all of the crucial data, but my laptop needed a new brain. Or heart, or whatever organ corresponds to the hard drive (any guesses from the computer whizzes in the audience?).

Now Lappy is back, with a new name, as promised. She's slow, filthy, hot, and heavy, but she's mine.

Natalie, my sweet Natalie. I can't wait to reload all my music on you so we can Megashuffle our little hearts out. I don't mind how hard I have to hit the 'h' key to get it to work. I don't mind that your fan runs constantly, or that your network card is external and must be removed before placing you, lovingly, in your tote-bag.

The important thing is, we're together again. And that unlike that other laptop I borrowed (really, she meant nothing to me), you have a scroll pad and two Ctrl keys.


It's not a brain... or a heart... it's da noive!

--Bert Lahr, computer whiz

Welcome back, Lappy!

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 3/18/2006 10:57 AM

LOL, Rob!

--Love, Natalie T. Steppenwolf, fka Lappy

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 3/18/2006 12:57 PM

Not that I'd ever threaten Natalie with the waves of the future, but... Andrew's office just got the new Tablet PC and he's loving it, showing it off to everyone who will or won't care. Our friend the artist nearly snatched it from his hands. Snazzy.

Natalie, hold it together this time. You can be replaced...

Posted by: Blogger Sharon GR at 3/19/2006 9:48 PM

Thanks, Sharon. I will visit Gateway's site every morning and leave that page up for at least half an hour, just as a reminder to Natalie.

Congrats, Andrew!

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 3/20/2006 8:46 AM

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