I got a new desk! As part of the "redoing my room before school starts" that never really happened (oops - who's surprised?) I went furniture shopping for a new desk. Mine was an old family... well, "heirloom" is definitely far too strong a word. More accurately, it needed a home and I needed a desk. Technically it was a vanity from an old bedroom set; its partners had long since abandoned it, and so the poor thing had sort of floated about for a few years until I found a use for it. The paint was chipped, the wood was warped from too many summers and spilled glasses of water, and the drawer of it has been stuck closed since I was, oh, seventeen. I finally decided that, if nothing else, this summer I would replace that sucker for good.
Speaking of replacing, here's my new laptop! As I mentioned earlier, a few weeks ago my old one finally bit the bullet and sailed on off to Laptop Heaven, that big motherboard in the sky. Oh, it was a loyal machine, and put up with a good five years of abuse from yours truly, but finally it had had enough and laid down its arms. That's why I got this sleek little Toshiba in a snazzy dark brown. The shade inspired its name, because I'm that odd of a duck that I have to name everything that's important to me; I call it Chocolat. Between the laptop and the desk, I now have a nice new blog-o-central from which I'll be reporting at least for the next, last, and (for me) only month of summer - at least with my summer class over, I can finally split my times more evenly between work, blogging, and the Project of the Summer - details to come! Next step... buy a real desk chair.