LAPTOP MEETS MOUNTAIN TOP: It was just that our old computer case was a tad boring. So then the laptop went into the purse. Soon, we were just grabbing it, all nude-like, as we walked out the door. But, it is a new year, and we can't treat pricey machinery with such cavalierness anymore. We popped over to Distant Lands, Pasadena's excellent travel shop, and found this sporty High Sierra laptop lugger on sale. In fact, there are several fine suitcases and various messenger-bag type things at a discount, making another of our 2010 resolutions -- travel more -- easier to achieve. KEEPING THE LAPTOP LOVELY: The High Sierra is priced at $49.95.