my computer has passed away. i am proud to say that it was the laptop that my parents gave me upon graduating from college. after 7 years together vaio started groaning and moving in an extremely slow manner. russ and i have laughed at ourselves and been made fun of for our "old" vaio. but we enjoyed our years together. granted it was the heaviest, widest laptop ever... probably one of the first ones made, but it was good and faithful to me. we have been through a lot together. all my friends wedding and baby showers...my wedding and baby showers. all my different teaching jobs, etc. there is a glimpse of enjoyment in the vaio passing....you get a new computer. we have order a refurbished apple computer. (sadly this means no pictures of josie today)
the good thing about russ' job is that we hang out with Tech students. who by the way know the most about computers ever. therefore they were also the ones who made fun of the dear old vaio but were also excited to instruct us on what to get. which brings me to a topic i have been wanting to discuss.... MAVENS
i love having mavens. a maven is (this is my definition) a person who is an expert in an area in which i am not, therefore i call upon them for help. for example, upon registering at babies r us... i called upon jill waterworth (mom extraordinaire) to help me register well. example #2, in the many renovations of our 90 year old house, we have called upon jill collsson (renovator and decorator extraordinaire). example #3 in thinking about a new spiritual book to read that is worth my while, russ is the reader extraordinaire. example #4 my nana, gardener extraordinaire. example #5 my mother-in-law, mary, children's book maven.
sadly, i don't think i am a maven to anyone. are you a maven? do people call you a lot to discuss one particular subject. i wanna know!
who is one of your favorite mavens??