I’ve been without my computer for a week or so because some of the keys stopped working, and just picked it up tonight. I absolutely love my iPad, don’t get me wrong, but there is just a certain security in having an actual computer.
Amidst all of these feelings of excitement on the drive home, I soon began to realize that I never named my laptop - I know! crazy, right? - so, I immediately began brainstorming different possibilities.
The first step was to figure out his personality (yes, the sex of my computer has always been obvious - I have no idea why, it’s just one of those things), and I determined he’s intelligent, classy, well-dressed (he rocks his turquoise shell case and stickers), but also complex and unstable (evident by his expensive repair - still bitter but it’s fine).
The second step was to think of a character in a book or tv show that fits this profile perfectly and feels right when I say it out-loud.
I settled on Gatsby, as in Jay Gatsby (or John Gatz, if you prefer) from The Great Gatsby. It’s one of my favorite books and, despite all of the silly bloggers complaining about the trailer, I am very excited for the new movie to come out.
Anywho, I’m just happy he is all fixed up, named, and finally home.