Tuesday, July 7, 2009

One Year and Counting

I was on vacation in Minneapolis, managing (thanks to an Internet-free house and a 5-ton laptop) to blog only twice the whole week - and dang it, I clean forgot to mark my 1-year blogging anniversary on July 3. Here's my first post - can you tell that I really didn't know what I was doing? Not that I have much more of a clue, this blogging thing being a work in progress.

Here are two things I did in Minneapolis.
I interviewed a handful of friends and family members about their favorite books:

And I visited - finally! - Louise Erdrich's Birchbark bookstore. It turns out I had gone to the cafe next door several times without ever noticing the bookstore. Well, when I get hungry my focus gets very narrow indeed.

About that 5-ton laptop - I was so fed up with it that one of the first things I did when I got back to LA was order my Dream Netbook - the Asus Eee PC 1005Ha. Plenty of bells and whistles, 10 hours (!) of battery time, and a mere 3 lbs. I'll let you know how this beauty shapes up, just as soon as it arrives on my doorstep.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the new laptop! Still resisting the allure of a Mac, I see...