The Asus Eee is out and about!

No, I haven’t customized its desktop, gone into advanced mode or installed additional programs, but the Asus Eee doesn’t mind at all.

I tucked it into my big brown tote together with the Huawei E220 modem from Globe Visibility (which it recognized without pain yesterday), a generic wireless mouse, the external hard drive and its charger. It didn’t add much weight. Having one bag instead of two (as I usually do) made watching out for Lucien less of a strain on my back. I could pick him up, and Barney too, and not grimace with discomfort. (The Asus Eee is a road warrior’s dream, but in my opinion it is also ideal for that psychographic loosely called “progressive mommy.”)

A brass band leading a procession of umbrellas just trudged by. It is not a good day to be having a funeral, not this close to Christmas. Sundays are the best days to have funerals in this town. When we walked Lola Que to church, there was another incoming we had to swerve to avoid. I expect it’s because most of the guests would be able to spare time on a Sunday.

I mention this because I can. We were never wired, or wireless, whenever we would stay here. The bamboo straining in the wind, the angry insectoid drone of tricycles, the narcoleptic haze of an early afternoon in my hometown – I experience them as my fingers touch type, and the world balances somehow.


Yes, the Asus Eee is almost no match for a little pack of snacks.