A Laptop By Any Other Name.

There have been a few things that have made the forthcoming international move seem especially, well, real for lack of a better word. Having Jason leave a few months ago, having my UK Working Visa arrive at my doorsteps, and finally? Buying my first-ever laptop.

No doubt, I am probably one of the last people on the planet to not have their own laptop. I have a regular old computer here at home, and I didn't have a need for anything else. Ignoring the fact that it sounds like a jet engine taking off, it's never given me any problems. (And the rumbling noise actually soothes me to sleep.) Not any more, though! I bit the bullet a few weeks ago, parted with some much loved $$ and ordered myself a laptop. It arrived yesterday and I managed to set it up without blowing anything up. A good start, if you ask me.

Last night I was discussing my new purchase with Mick, and we got on to the topic of names. What could I call my shiny new friend? Thinking I was very witty, I suggested she be called Adele. Because it tickled my fancy, and I found it rather amusing. Unfortunately, that name was deemed too unoriginal (who are these name stealers?) so the next option given up was Dellilah. Dell-ilah. Dellilah! I'll take it!



Ohhhhh, it's what you do to meeeeeeee.


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27 comments:

Janssen said...

I didn't have a laptop for a long time either. And now I can't imagine life without one.

EmilyPie said...

ooooh. shiny.

enjoy the new toy! when I got my new laptop, I couldn't stop staring at the desktop background on it! Does this one have vista? I know many computer geeks aren't big fans of Vista.. but I am. It ALMOST reminds me of a mac..with it's beautiful beveled edges...

Viviane said...

Yeah, having a laptop is great (well, when it isn't melting or something like that). I have had one since June 2004 when I moved to the US and I couldn't imagine being without one.

michelle said...

ooo i'm jealous. i don't have a laptop yet. you weren't alone. :)

Elisabeth said...

Aw congrats, I hope you two will be very happy together! My MacBook is called Macbeth, and there really is something special about sitting on the couch, back against the armrest, writing or bloglines-ing. Especially if you have tea. Got to have tea.

I wish you a long and happy relationship :)

Katie said...

Ohh, it's so beautiful, darling! And just think-now you get to buy a cute and fancy bag to carry her in :)

Laurel said...

Delilah! I love her!!!

Lia said...

I have two laptops (PC and Mac), and since I left school, I pretty much use neither.

How do you know your new toy is a girl? There's a whole other world of naming options out there if it's a boy.

Ree said...

Ooooh, I'm lusting after Delilah!

Virginia said...

Congrats on Dellilah! I bought my own laptop a few years ago and at the time, it was the biggest purchase I'd ever made. It felt great.

velocibadgergirl said...

Oooh, nice! I never thought I'd get a laptop, but my desktop died in September so I got an Inspiron 1501. I LOVE it!

I'm digging the new look, too! Very cool!

The Underpaid Princess said...

Yay a new toy! Love the choice of name.

Lisa said...

Congratulations on Dellilah!! It's been a crazy week so I'm only seeing your new design now. I LOVE IT! I'm so jealous of the WP templates. They're all so pretty.

natalie said...

My computer at home is named sheniqua, my computer at work is named knuckle sandwich. my laptop doesn't have a name!

lisa said...

very nice. ours is called joe.

Valley Girl said...

ooooo, Congrats!!! Enjoy!!!!

kirby said...

I hate my laptop. We do not have an amicable relationship. Hence, it has never been named.

So all I use it for is to play the sims.

Jen said...

TWINS!

Except mine is a 640m and not 6400. I have no idea what the difference is.

Amanda said...

great, so that just leaves me in the universe as the only soul without a lappie...

Kat said...

Hey there Dell-ilah what's it like in Down Under. Congrats on the new shiny laptop. You're gonna love it.

Unnaturally Blonde said...

Congrats on the new laptop and for setting it up all by yourself! Dell-ilah is a great name. I name a lot of my shiny new things too. It's fun!

elise said...

Now that song has been in my head since last night when I read this entry :)

I remember when I bought my laptop last year. It was one of the most exciting days of my life :)

Yes, I am a dork. Obviously!

Leslie said...

Twins again! Mine is a 6400! It's a boy and we just call him "Dell". (Or "the damned computer" when my husband is hogging it!) Of course here at work I have the whole desktop schmegeggy. Wow - only 19 days!

Kristie said...

I don't have a laptop, but I really really want one. Congrats on your new family member. ;-)

nicheplayer said...

I never name my computers. It's too personal. I don't want to feel bad when I stomp the s*#t out of it in frustration.

E :) said...

That's a good name! I just got a MacBook and called her Eve. Get it? Apple? Eve? Oh well. I thought it was funny...

She Likes Purple said...

Perfect name. If it helps, I totally laughed at Adele.

I need a new laptop.





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