Saturday, June 04, 2011
What It Means to Be "Vintage"....Or the Story of My Dying Laptop
(note this is not my real laptop...but what it aspires to be..)
So my Laptop is dying....I need to come to grips with that. In 2005 in the midst of a Divorce I became the proud owner of this beautiful powerbook. It has been my friend through thick and thin. Filing Paperwork , searching for a home, searching for work, raising a Teenage Son....exploring the boundaries and challenges of being a single mom in Downtown Cleveland, while I got over my West Coast Homesickness and rediscovered my East Coast Roots..It helped me blog and document the Bush Years and the Obama Election....and so much more.... It has helped me research Jobs in NYC so I can try to get my son there for Film School. Due to the Economy his plan , his hopes and dreams are now 2 years off schedule..derailed...but I keep telling him to hold fast to his Dream, that we will get There. On this computer I wrote my Book and blogged and documented our History these past 6 years.
I almost lost my book this week, because the laptop is in self preservation mode....It's gone Cylon on me. For me tracking events and documenting our History the Bush Years and now these past two years has been cathartic, but also a real lesson that Real Journalism does matter and does indeed effect History. I don't care what anyone says Bloggers and now those on Twitter were indeed able to effect History by sharing Information and Facts in a Timely Manner. I am glad that this little 11 inch laptop did it's share.
I have mostly 2nd hand everything clothes, car , sewing machines....And this computer was the first NEW thing I ever owned all by myself.....I treasure that. I have treated it with love and respect....The Apple people commented on it's pure "Vintage Beauty"....
I am sorry I have not been here as much blogging for these past few months as I try to assess what to do next for my sick laptop. For me still living on the edge it is a huge decision. ( If anyone wants to help me with even a 10 dollar donation that would be wonderful and I would be grateful...and yes I hate to even mention it...but.... )
So please know that even though I am not here as much, I am trying to back up my files and save everything right now (including the book,Silent Fallout is finally coming out this summer) .....And hopefully soon I will be here blogging more again....
The Book Cover....( let me know what you think folks....)
So the laptop was fixed with the help of the Wonderful Geeks at Apple, it went off for repairs, and as a longtime customer they gave me a discount and it is repaired and I picked it up last night and it is working again. But I am grateful to all, because I did look at the newer models and will in the months to come keep saving for a refurbed newer model. The Book is back on track and still will be coming out this summer. thank you one and all for keeping my spirits up and helping me during a rough patch.