It’s Official. I’m Breaking Up With My Laptop.

It’s official.  Today the day I’m breaking up with my old laptop.  The soon-to-ex was a Sony Vaio VGN-FS8900P.  The insurance company supplied the replacement for my stolen PCG-505FX, and ever since our initial meeting, the VGN has kinda sucked.

The biggest problem in our relationship was the mouse pad.  Or touch pad.  Or whatever it’s called.  As I would type, my hand would often tap the squared-off surface reserved for rodent activity, and my cursor would jump to wherever the arrow happened to be.  Pain in the asterisk.

But now, I discovered that my new laptop -an HP TouchSmart TX2-1025DX, which already rocked in the first place – has an off switch for the mouse pad.  And this mouse pad was never even a problem!

So to bid adieu to the old touchy touch pad, I’m setting up a dating profile for the VGN on WhataCache.com.  See if you think I was fair.

First up, the picture.  I couldn’t find an actual shot of mine online, and I don’t quite feel like getting up and taking a picture and transferring it to this laptop, so I found this:

A picture of my laptop's cousin that sort of looks similar, like in The Patty Duke Show. If you don't know that show, Google it. Or Bing it. Actually, it's like Google and Bing. (Wow. This is a long comment. I wonder if there's a limit?)

A picture of my laptop's cousin that sort of looks similar, like in The Patty Duke Show. If you don't know that show, Google it. Or Bing it. Actually, it's like Google and Bing. (Wow. This is a long comment. I wonder if there's a limit?)

LIKES: A fully charged battery, Windows updates, proper shutdowns.

DISLIKES: Coffee, soda… pretty much any beverage.

TURN OFFS: Dropped wireless network connections.

TURN ONS: Power button, electricity in general.

HOPES: To find true love with someone using an external keyboard and mouse (as not to intermingle with the pad)

DREAMS: To not have its battery catch on fire.

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