Friday, 30 July 2010

Exhibitionist

I took the laptop back today. The faulty rainbow pixels were spreading across the whole screen so you couldn't see anything. Know how long it's going to take to a) let me know if they will fix it and b) get back to me? Four weeks. Yes.

(I'm on P's old desktop, which is making a loud humming sound like an angry hornet or a washing machine about to go into spin cycle, I fear that soon it might break free and chase me around the room.)

I saved everything carefully to a memory stick, work files, photos and sketches I'm working on for printmaking, nothing incriminating on there... except that as I'm standing in John Lewis audio visual department, I remember that there are some, um, naked photos of me on my laptop that I forgot to take off. Specifically, of my boobs. I'm not the kind of person who usually takes photos of their boobs, but it was pre-surgery and I didn't know if I'd come back horribly disfigured or what. I wanted a record of my tatas unblemished. Then (this sounds kind of morbid, I realise) I wanted to keep a record of the healing process so I took a couple of photos straight afterwards.

I was mortified, standing in John Lewis. I thought about taking the laptop home, then I thought, what the hell, they can think I am an exhibitionist or a freak, I don't care, I'm never going to meet them.

I was downhearted leaving the laptop behind though, I'm very attached to it. I didn't even buy anything in the Canary Wharf Waitrose downstairs, which is one of the wonders of Western civilization, that's how downhearted I was.

So, what phone should I buy to get me over this laptop-free, internet-free period? What phone do you have?

9 comments:

  1. I don't think it's morbid to record a healing process. And I love "tatas". Probably won't call mine anything else from now on.

    I have a small black phone.

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  2. Thanks, Arabella. Oh no! That is about the level of my technical geek knowledge of phones too, and why I utterly failed to get one today.

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  3. I've got a lovely white one with a big screen which isn't an iphone. More internet on it than you can shake a stick at. Mind you, I do worry I'll now be killed by not looking both ways when I cross the road because I've been checking people's Facebook updates.

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  4. Stepping into the Canary Wharf Waitrose, I always ask the inevitable collapse of global capitalism to hold off for half an hour.

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  5. BiB "a lovely white one" this is no help to me! What make is it? I can't go into the phone shop and ask for a white one...

    Tim I was just thinking that they just have to take Al Queda shopping in Waitrose and all this fundamentalism would no longer be a problem.

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  6. HTC. Called either a Hero or a Legend. (I'm sure either will do.)

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  7. Ooh, I like the sound of that.

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  8. I got a Motorola Dext free on contract from Orange. It's basically a tiny-laptop, with a decent quality screen and slide out keyboard and does all the internetty stuff that I'm hopelessly addicted to, like blogging, Twitter and all the rest of it - so I can bait you while I'm sitting on the train.

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  9. Ah, I was looking at those. Finding it hard these days to make a decision as stuff keeps breaking on me.

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