i didn’t skip a number

July was very, very long. And I wrote next to nothing about it. I still plan to post my album a day thing here. I might circle back to my horrific trip to New York via train and the wedding I went to. Other than that, I was working. It’s a little boring, but it’s not. And I don’t want to write about what’s going on in my newsroom beyond an official publication on what’s going on in my newsroom.

In other news, my job, which I’ve had for a full year now, has given me the chance kill a few residual bills from my life of being entirely too underpaid for what I do. If you’ve been around since 2004, you may recall that I used to chronicle how broke I was after being inspired by Angela Nissel’s The Broke Diaries.

I hit a milestone recently, and I was able to buy myself a new laptop. This is my 10th official computer in 20 years (I had a few duds mixed in with ones I had for more than five years). I’m keeping LSW-8 but using it more as a backup/cold storage machine. There’s nothing really wrong with it, but certain programs/websites didn’t make it happy. And I don’t want to go through the the struggles of the first few times when I waited until literally nothing worked anymore before I replaced one.

As for LSW-9? In May, I bought an extremely cheap laptop to take on trips and not worry about it if I lost it or something. It was entirely too underpowered for what I like to do, but will serve my mom well.

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