Some might say that I have an addiction, others might say that I should embrace the absence of my best friend here in Cambridge but really, I feel no shame about my relationship with my computer and quite frankly, I miss one of the key sources of my livelihood here in the UK.
You see, on Sunday, after Jakob had had his fill of learning about…ummm, Mars, I think it was, he shut my computer (no harder than usual) shutting it off, not to be awakened again. I don’t think it was anything he did, I think maybe it was just time. It has carried a heavy load for the year I have had it and the years before, when a friend of ours owned it as a videographer. But my heart still broke as I took it in to the mac doctor and they told me it was probably the logicboard and would take a week to replace (oh, and did I mention a lot of money). I know what you are thinking, “you clearly have a computer to use so what is the big deal?” Because here in Cambridge, my computer is a true companion and here is why:
– My computer is my music source (Ben’s computer doesn’t have my superduper cool itunes library)
– My computer is my source of musical education as I still listen to Julie fairly regularly while I cook dinner.
– My computer is Jakob’s educational source on all things planets (I downloaded Solarwalk so he could have an interactive tool to learn more about space)
– My computer is Jakob’s distraction: Angry birds can buy me at least 15 min of silence.
– My computer is my portal to the outside world: we don’t have cable, or a newspaper subscription so my only news source is the internet
– My computer is my portal to those I love: I don’t have many friends here so I connect with friends back home using all those things some people view to be evil, such as email, facebook, twitter, etc. Did I mention I don’t have a smart phone.
– My computer is my telephone: we use skype to talk to the grandparents…often.
– My computer is my entertainment: Pinterest
– My computer is my blank canvas for expression: I LOVE writing, I love sharing my writing, I love blogging.
– My computer allows me to process and share all of the pictures I take.
– My computer is my companion on the many nights Ben is out doing his music thang.
So for this week, posts may be sparse, or visually lacking, and for that I am sorry.
For now, enjoy a little blast from the past: