So I wanted to get a laptop, since I will be working on my dissertation this coming academic year (and the following several). However, I certainly don't want to shell out precious cash for something I have to lug around -- that I only want for checking my email and writing papers. So I thought I would get a cheaper Dell desktop and have that in my office. I love the nicer Dell we have at home. Low and behold, my youngest brother and father gave me my father's old laptop. It's free, is only two or so years old (has XP, so that's good). Faner Hall is all wireless now, so my wireless card from Dell (which came today via the door-pounding and doorbell-ignoring DHL dude who is still nice in my book) allows me to sit here blogging from my moderately chilly office on the third floor of Faner. No more excuses to not come into the office like I should, since being away from the computer on a weekday makes me unnecessarily uncomfortable. This means, of course, more blogging about useless things and topics, like my newly-exercised online-ness (!) in my office. Yeah. Sorry.