Monday, April 12, 2010

Keep Calm, Don't Panic

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't *this* close to throwing myself over the edge right about now... After a nice, relaxing day/evening with Mike, a fun date night, and a great movie, I come home to find a dead computer. Oh, but not just dead.. no, of course not. I mean a computer that literally ceases to exist. My poor Francois has found himself ill. He refuses to boot up, even after all the troubleshooting we could find. He tries with all his might, and then just falls short.

After a frantic email to my professor, I promised myself I'd calm down and just... make do. Unfortuantely for me, I have a rather important project due at 11am. Yeah... Oh, did I mention, um... I don't think I've ever backed up my computer on my external. I KNOW I KNOW! That is definitely ALL my fault... however, this little computer glitch, not so much. Sadly if it proves to be fatal, I will be out FOUR YEARS of work. FOUR YEARS! FOUR YEARS OF GRAPHIC DESIGN, GONE! Oh my stars. I cannot even begin to fathom what I will do.

BUT! I must not trouble my little head just yet. Maybe things will be ~okay. Maybe they will work out. At least I have AppleCare. I'm devastated at the thought of losing 2 years worth of music, 2 years worth of photos, 2 years worth of so many great things... but I cannot even begin to wrap my mind around FOUR YEARS OF HARD WORK! My entire education. Merely months before graduation. And the fact there are only 2 and a half weeks left of this semester. Eep!

Anyway, whatever. I won't worry about it now. I'll be at the Apple store bright and early in the morning!


phew. okay. okay. okay.

Yesterday Mike, Toby and I ventured down to my parents' house. We visited and talked and they went to get my old CozyCoupe from when I was a year old. This car is 21 years old. Mind boggling! Toby loved it! It was a bit ratty but he had so much fun. You can see pictures at MIKE'S BLOG. (I don't feel like loading them up on his tiny little 13" Macbook... I'm bitter at the moment. haha 13" does not compare to 17" :( :( :( ). We had such a blast and I was able to show my Nana my new tattoo for her. I think she almost cried. She hates tattoos but I think she finally found the meaning behind it and I told her my other leg was for Papa. I hope it really touched her. She means so incredibly much to me and I couldn't think of a better way to show it.

After coming home, we cooked a yummy dinner of veggie stirfry (the usual) and played with Toby for a bit. His mom came to pick him up at about 10:30pm and we settled in for The Office and Men Who Stare At Goats. I fell asleep at the end and we were dying in the heat so Mike ran to Walmart and got an oscillating fan haha

We woke up this morning, ran errands, he took me to Print class and then we were off for the day. We grabbed lunch at Genghis Grill (mongolian stirfry... so predictable!) and went to the mall and such. We went ring shopping (just for fun) and we caught the 8pm showing of Date Night (surprisingly hilarious!). I came home to find my computer and thus the mood funk starts.

I have tons of pictures to show you all... provided I have a functioning computer of my own here shortly. It only helps matters that my iPhone has been way less than cooperative lately and we went to check on a new 3Gs today. Bad things happen in sets of 3 maybe?

Just keep your fingers crossed for me and if all goes well I WILL have you a mixtape for download this week! I hope I didn't lose all of my music. kDJfal;djf;sa GAHHH!

Anyway, you all are the best and I promise you wonderful things shortly!

ps: Jamie C. sent me the MOST FANTASTIC shark keychain and letter in the mail today! It was such a delight to open it and Mr. Shark has found a new home on my keychain! I have a photo and all that jazz that I'll post soon! Thanks Jamie! Eep! You're awesome! Expect a package soon!


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