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October 21, 2003

Prized Possessions

[Originally I was going to keep this in my private notebook. But let's see how it goes.]

I had an odd dream last night. I was visiting Rob. I was staying in a cottage that was at the base of a hill, at the edge of a lake. There were fast running streams on both sides of the cottage.

It started to rain. The rain got pretty heavy, the roof of the cottage started to leak, and the gutters to overflow. There was water flowing across the floor of the cottage.

The streams were nearly overflowing with a torrent of water. I looked up the hill, concerned that if the streams overflowed their banks the cottage could be washed away. I looked to the cottage, thinking that I should get my valuables out of it in case of a flood. The first thing that I thought to protect was my laptop. The dream ended soon after that.

Ever since waking I've been thinking about the fact that the most valued thing I own is this laptop. Is that a good way to live?

Posted by jghiii at October 21, 2003 11:49 AM
Posted by: sherman on October 21, 2003 01:02 PM

I wouldn't worry about the fact that your laptop is your prime posession.

I'd worry about the inherent sexual symbolism of raging torrents and liquids flowing and overflowing when you are visiting Rob.

At least I'm up front about being a homo.

Posted by: dave on October 21, 2003 01:08 PM

Watch out Jack,

I dont know what it is doing down there, but the past 24 hrs up here... well lets just say that Noah is in town and he is building a big boat !!!

Oh and buy the way we had some Killer "T" storms last night, lighting so bright it lite up the inside of our house and thunder so load and long it almost shook my house off its foundation.
You would have loved it !!

Posted by: Steve Garfield on October 21, 2003 08:32 PM

I'd take my laptop too!

PS. Apple Powerbook G4!

Posted by: MGA on February 27, 2004 07:57 AM

Why shouldn't you take your laptop? What is its value to you compared to other items that you can carry? My records (not my recordings) my pictures of my kids and cats and house are all on my computer. It's either take the computer or take the files. How would I carry out a 5 drawer filing cabinet?

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