I had made the decision last week that I would not take my work laptop with me while on my honeymoon and at the conference. While it is handy to have, it's a big pain to have to take it out of the bag at each airport security checkpoint, not to mention the fact that it's quite heavy for me to have to carry around. Usually I end up taking it so that I can keep in touch with John when I am travelling, and do an occasional bit of work here and there. Given that I will be with John the whole time I am away, and can use either his desktop or laptop, I figured I would save myself the hassle and not worry about taking it with me this time.
I turned my laptop on at home last night, and lo and behold I had no display. It hasn't been working quite right for a while now, and I knew it was a video issue, but it decided to finally kick the bucket last night. I played around with it for a couple of hours, then decided I would leave it until today and work on it at work. Today's work tells me that it is a hardware issue, so it's time for warranty repair.
I guess even if I wanted to, I won't be able to take my laptop with me. A sign that I am not supposed to work on my honeymoon, perhaps. I could certainly use the vacation, that's for sure. At least it will be in for repair at a time when it is convenient for me.