Sunday, September 30, 2007

Laptop bag dilema...

My not-so-old laptop backpack is falling apart. One strap has come off and there is a hole at the top of the bag. Don't get this bag (Pacific Design Ruckus Laptop Backpack):


For the second weekend in a row, I have failed to replace it. This is because I can't decide if I should follow the advice of one of my trusted colleagues and get a more "professional looking bag":


Or stick with the backpack solution (probably better for the back...):


I travel a lot! Mostly it is not to customer sites. Maybe once a month. However, when entering an important meeting with a suit, nice shoes, and styled hair, the backpack thing just doesn't work too well.

Hmmm, maybe I'll just have to get both...

6 comments:

katie said...

I'd get both. Can't you expense at least one? Also, clearly there is an opportunity here for laptop bag makers...why can't there be a back pack which appears * slightly * more professional looking? alas....

Steve said...

Whoa... my monopoly on the comments has come to an end :-/ Tragic.

Anyway, I vote for buying a smaller laptop. Then, get the "professional" bag for the small laptop. And expense everything. E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.

If you're going down the back pack route, you have to get a JanSport. Everything else is completely unacceptable.

Back to work...

Steve said...

I'm back... momentarily.

Two quick things:

1.) You should change the "Steve" blog link to my MySpace blog ;-) Actually, you might want to remove the link entirely because my MySpace blog isn't safe for children :-/ Speaking of "children"...

2.) I just read a few of your daughter's blog posts, and they're amazing. It's a little disheartening to know that a 3rd grader writes just as well as (if not better than) me. I'm going to cry myself to sleep now... after I finish working :-P

Back to work...

Tabita said...

Steve, so basically you go to bed as I am getting up. How long has this been going on??

Katie, I am so tempted to expense whatever I buy. I've gone through two bags since I started traveling so much... Maybe we should get into the backpack business...? :)

Tabita said...

Oh - and I am getting a smaller laptop this week. It's very exciting!

Steve said...

I've been going to bed at 3 or 4a and waking up 4-7 hours later for many years now. And of course, I'll pull the oh-so-exciting all-nighter from time to time... just to make sure my body still loves me ;-)