Double Click

January 2nd, 2006

This is a surely harbinger of things to come.

I was celebrating my last day off doing what we sometimes describe at work as “banging between boxes.” The Sundance Channel was playing documentaries all day. I watched four (“Disbelief,” “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart,” “No Secret Anymore,” and “Passenger 17”).

At the same time, I was surfing the Internet for information on Roatan, Honduras. I’m planning a vacation for the first time in four years. My primary objective is to sit on the beach and read. My secondary objective is to scuba dive. My tertiatary objective is to drink cold beer. Lots of it.

All afternoon long, I was sitting on my coach, watching TV, and tapping away on my laptop. WhenI stood up to toss an Amy’s Vegetarian Lasagna into the microwave, I was struck with a massive headrush. I opened the freezer, spotted the box of lasagna, and ran my pointer finger along the inside of the freezer as if it was a trackpad.

Then I double clicked.