Becca Wilhite Blog

March 31, 2012

Let me introduce you.

Filed under: happiness,publishing — becca @ 1:58 pm

Guys. She’s shiny. She’s clean. She’s elegant and silver and has the most perfect action my fingers could ask for.

I got a laptop.


I know. I did, completely, just purchase a laptop on the basis of “I love how these keys feel under my fingers.” Is that ridiculous? Perhaps. But I have never quite gotten into the groove of the Kitchen Computer’s keypad. Oh, but Regina, she’s got some great action. My laptop is named Regina. As in Regina Spektor. I don’t know why. I just decided right here in this paragraph that this should be her name.

She’s a 13-inch MacBook Pro. Which, obviously, is apropos and stuff, since I am, likewise, a pro.

I got a laptop because I got an agent. A little reward for a great accomplishment, don’t you know. Do you like how I buried that in here?

I’ll tell you more about that great story in another post. Meanwhile, I’m enjoying (very enjoying) the fact of blogging from the living room floor.

Also on the floor, I’ve completed the first unit of Rosetta Stone’s Mandarin Chinese lessons. Yes. Why not? I can almost tell the difference between these sentences: “The man is drinking juice” and “The girls are reading the newspaper.” But only when there’s text that looks vaguely American attached. But how cool is that? Who wouldn’t want to learn to speak Mandarin? I ask you. I ask you.

And I think I’ll quickly run out of excuses not-to-blog, since I can take Regina with me wherever I go. (Do you think the musical RS will approve my choice?)

Happy weekend, everyone.


  1. I had to come to your blog to double my congrats on the agent and I learn that ______got a 32 on the ACT to boot. !!!!! That’s amazing. Please tell her I’m proud of (put your arm around yourself and pat your back ) both of you!

    Comment by Pat Martinez — March 31, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

  2. I love Regina Spektor. That’s all.

    Comment by Stacy — April 1, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

  3. I can COMPLETELY relate to the idea of picking a computer based on it’s keyboard. I really would love one with the individual key spaces. My current one is all slippery and it makes me a little crazy sometimes. Still, I’m very happy for your new family member! Hello Regina!

    Comment by L.T. Elliot — April 2, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

  4. Congratulations on getting an agent! I totally think that’s a brilliant reason for getting a shiny new laptop. Also, I’m very impressed about the whole Mandarin Chinese thing. You’re basically a rock star.

    Comment by Jessica — April 2, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

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