Bye Bye, Vaio
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I'm picky about choosing things.  But once I like them, I keep them forever.  Thus my collection of scarves dating from high school, my vintage china from my grandmothers, my Stuart Weitzman peau de soie pumps I've been wearing for over a decade.  And my white Sony VAIO PC, purchased in 2008.  I'd keep it another seven years if I could, but my husband finally convinced me that with a shot graphics card, drained battery and limited memory it was time to move on.  My connection to this piece of equipment -- like all of the things I love -- goes way beyond the thing itself.  It's what happened while I used it.  What I created with it.  How my life has changed because of it.  Eight years ago there was, for me, no blogging, no social media, no Style Maniac sites.  When I think of the places I've been, the people I've met, the friends I've made, the jobs I've changed, the 600+ blog posts, the site designs for my businesses and clients, the book manuscript I wrote -- all somehow related to the clicks on this computer:  wow.  All I can say is thank you, VAIO, it's been an unbelievable ride.

Photo by Doreen Creede

"Use the good china for breakfast."
XOXO