Monday, December 14, 2009

Let's Define Necessity

I've been told by those in the know that to get and keep followers and receive those beloved comments a blogger must blog daily. Daily. Wow. I guess my monthlong hiatus was like a year's sabbatical in the blog world. Except I didn't go anywhere exotic, do much reflecting or write a book. Nope. I was just busy with the stuff of life.

I've really got to come up with a handle on what is necessary when I define what is acceptable for me to purchase. Here's my latest dilemma:

My laptop, it seems, has died. My computer guru came by and picked it up on Saturday for one last attempt at resurrection, but I have not heard from him and I'm thinking in this case that no news is not good news. Which begs the question: Is a laptop a necessity? Don't roll your eyes here. Please.

I use my laptop a lot. It sits on my desk in the kitchen and keeps me in touch with all the goings on out in the wide, wide world. I can bring it with me when I work out on my cross trainer and get my news fix. I don't care for most of what's on TV so I like to read my news online. For a news junkie like myself, internet connection is crucial.

However, we do have a computer up in the bonus room. It's not as though I couldn't just go up there and use it when I need it. It wouldn't travel with me and I'd have to share with others but it certainly could be done. In fact, it would be a little more inconvenient but maybe that's not a bad thing. I've been trying to be more disciplined in my computer usage and maybe not replacing my laptop would be a good challenge for me. Wait, who typed that?! Temporary insanity has overcome my fingers! I didn't mean it!

Laptops are improving daily and their prices just keep falling. It's a great time to be shopping for one as they are all on sale now. I would pay for it out of my personal account, which is money saved and set aside for me to spend as I want. Justify, justify, justify... It's kind of scary how my mind works. And now I'm revealing it to you, which is scarier yet. My children read these posts you know. This sort of thinking might be journal material, if you remember my post from a million years ago about journaling.

For those who actually read and enjoy what I write however, remember that my future in blogging could depend upon my ability to use the computer when I have a few moments to spare. So don't be too hasty in your remarks my friends!


Emily Anne said...

I think a new laptop is a necessity. Really. :)

Darcy said...

I'm with Emily. Really. :)