Friday, February 26, 2010

(it's alive)






IT'S ALIVE!!!!

My computer, that is.



On Tuesday, February 23rd, I spilled an entire glass of water across my keyboard. Immediately (under Ben's instructions) I unplugged it, removed the battery, took a blow dryer to it (on the 'cool' setting) and buried it in rice overnight.

The next day we tried to turn it on, and it kind of worked. It would turn on to the booting screen and then wouldn't go any further. So we took it to the Calvin helpdesk and then the Apple store. At the Apple store they ran it with a different harddrive and they looked at my harddrive and both seemed to be working - just not together.

Now, this morning I woke up and decided to give my computer another try - AND IT WORKS! I have a lovely glowing waterspot in the left hand corner of my screen, but I can live with that. I just pray that it continues to decide it wants to work.

LESSON OF THIS STORY:
Don't drink water by your computer, especially if you're a klutz like me.
(also, a computer is not a plate for popcorn, a makeup mirror, a camera to take pictures in the rain, or a doorstop)

Monday, February 8, 2010

(so i thought i'd let you know)

I like when your little brother and sister give me hugs.

And I’m overwhelmed with flattery when you notice the little things, like when I dab perfume on my neck.

I love when you say “goodnight darling.”

I appreciate that you take the time to call me from a pay phone.

I like you - slow dancing to the record playing in your bedroom, sitting on your roof looking at stars, giggling with wine and friends, at the pond behind the abandoned house -- frozen and thawed, when listening to music, sharing kisses, in your letters…
It’s late and I’m sleepy, but the moral of the story is that I like you a hell of a lot.

And sometimes when it's late at night, I miss you quite a lot. And I put on songs that make me think of you, read things we've written to each other, snuggle under my covers and dream of you.

And I know that things will be alright.



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In other news... I survived my first week of the new semester! Hoorah! Here goes week two...

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"We were just kids when I first kissed you
in the attic of my parents house,
and I wish we were there now...
It took so long to figure out
What this book has been about." ♫

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