The ironic part of the story about how my computer landed itself in the hospital is that my nerdy tech friend came over too give me lots of software updates and do other fancy things and his dog accidentally dumped the beer all her, rendering her non-responsive. The ‘her’ in question is my computer. Of course.
On the plus side, I did NOT cry in the Apple store. (The same cannot be said for in my car).
She is now at a shop downtown and I am awaiting the diagnosis. I’d like to say that I am doing well, that I am one of those people who can be absolutely okay without her computer. I am. I am also not. It’s a mixed bag of emotions right now.
On a completly unrelated note, I have been seeing this whole “Elf on a Shelf” all over and I’m curious how this became a real thing. Am I going to be expected to participate in this as a parent some day? I’m not sure I want to sign up for that.
Speaking of parenting. 1. I didn’t realize that fourth graders still believe in Santa. This makes me happy. 2. I also did not realize that fourth graders still believe in the Tooth Fairy. A student found an old tooth of hers today and said she was going to put it under her pillow tonight and since her parents don’t know that she lost a tooth (because she actually lost it weeks ago and then lost the lost tooth), this will tell her once and for all if the Tooth Fairy is real. I was going to email her parents to let them know of her plan so they could keep up the charade, but I forgot and now the email list is at school and it is too late. I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to look her in the eye tomorrow.