After three and a half years of faithful service, it's time to put my HP laptop out to pasture. When I first got it I had a feeling it would become my inseparable best friend and I was pretty much right on. Much time was spent blogging, downloading, burning, socializing and surfing. For a while it was the only thing I had in the way of a TV. Not only did it endure heavy, regular use, it even survived the soup incident, hard-drive intact.