Size Does Matter

I know, I know–I haven’t posted in three weeks. But I have a darned good reason why: it’s because my husband bought a 12-inch powerbook AND an i-Pod and has been online every frickin’ night since downloading CD track titles from iTunes.


I love my husband. I really do. He’s inventive, humorous, kind, loyal, trustworthy, etc. But unlike most straight men (and gay men, for that matter), he has absolutely has no interest in bigger and better–no SUVs, hemis or terabytes for this boy. He likes tiny. Compact. Miniature. In short, when it comes to material toys, I married a reverse-size queen.

Why? I have no idea. I’m sure he doesn’t either, other than a vague nostalgia for the days when The Man From Uncle and Star Trek ruled and a young Kurt Russell stumped for Mattel‘s Agent Zero-M toys. As an eight-year old who looked eerily like Woody Allen, the idea of taking pictures with a camera you could hide in a paperback was way cooler than Beatle boots could ever be. So guess what? We now buy phones that not only look like phasers, they can take pictures, send messages and play any annoying ring tone he desires. My husband is officially in what researchers have identified as hog heaven.

I should fess up that I get something out of this too–kinda. I’ve gained a laptop, two PDAs and a passel of cell phones as a result of my husband’s quest for teeny-tinyness. With nanotechnology on the horizon, I shudder to think what he’ll want next. After all, he did watch The Six Million Dollar Man….

RIP: Johnny Ramone, the third Ramone to pass away in the last three years. Gabba-gabba-sad….

4 Responses

  1. Max Brown
    Max Brown October 1, 2004 at 7:23 pm | | Reply

    I am not a size queen either, but I can be impressed. I love my Mac!

  2. Tez
    Tez October 5, 2004 at 6:58 pm | | Reply

    Something sweet about getting Johnny Ramone’s passing into a tiny-technology post. Just wish I could figure out why I think so …

  3. PLD
    PLD October 18, 2004 at 7:07 pm | | Reply

    Are you posting from a Mac now? Before I began my LIS degree this fall, I read an article about librarians being the new IT girl. I thought I was about to be on the cusp of a trend. I now know that IT was Information Technology.

    Ah well. At least we’re Geek Chic with our Macs right?

    Happy to have stumbled into the librarian-blogger ring. I’ll be back!

  4. darth
    darth November 11, 2004 at 10:58 pm | | Reply

    ok..ipods, powerbooks, AND johny RAMONE???

    i like this blog. A LOT.

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