Even leaving aside my obsessive need to be in connection (ironic use of UMC jargon?) with Certain People, I also think -- given how I've been feeling in recent weeks -- that I'm going to need to have the option of escaping and recharging. And yes I could bring some good books, but I think being able to be on the internet (by which I mostly mean email and LJ, but also blogs) would be really good for me.
I am considering a tiny white laptop (Asus EEE). Thoughts?