Old lady, Old faithful, the Tank. But today I will use her favorite name: Big Bertha.
I got her back in 2007, shiny and new. A friend helped pick her out. She was a star, all the traits you’d ever want, but now, now she is slow, and grumpy and incredibly temperamental. And let’s not talk about when she doesn’t sleep at night. No, naps are never good enough, in fact they often just piss her off more and make the entire situation worse.
The funny thing about her is you would never be able to tell. She looks solid, and no, I am not referring only to her size. She sounds good too– purrs and sighs a lot when she is tired — but you can hear her just fine when you are supposed to. But with her age, and frankly a bit of her size, she get so hot and she cannot stand being alone for more than 45 minutes at a time (and 45 is a stretch, even on her best days).
And I admit it, I have been cheating on her.
Geezus. Get your mind out of the gutter (or rafters) and SETTLE DOWN. I am not referring to a person or even an animal for Christ’s sake.
I am referring to HER.
She doesn’t look that bad right?! But she is and has been dying a slow death. But I cannot afford to give her the attention she needs, or if I dare say it, replace her.
She has some great features, her sound quality is phenomenal. She has some fantastic design software bones in her. But it is true, I barely spend time with her. In fact, I am cheating on her right now with a new Chromebook I bought to complete the tasks that, frankly, she just couldn’t boot up for anymore. She is not fast enough for those moments when you need to just look something up really quick. If I am going to start the process of turning her on (oh how it has been so long, she is probably crying herself to sleep at night), it has got to be for a meaningful endeavor. To dig into her history or for her to help me create magnificent art.
Her time is coming soon, but it’s not today. Probably not tomorrow either.
Do you name the inanimate objects in your life? What are some of your favorites and why?