Friday, October 10, 2008

Good News: Bad Apple Genius

Check it out. The first Apple Genius I went to turned out to be a bit of an Apple Idoit. There's nothing wrong with my hard drive. I just need a new battery.


In other news...UK and Nene are coming to visit tomorrow.

YAY Again!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

My Computer's Last Will and Testament

Well, it's official. My computer's hard drive is about to go down the shitter. The Apple Genius confirmed my suspicions today, and I am less than thrilled with the news. My computer is terminally ill, and so now I am making the necessary arrangements. This sucks.

But, I do have to admit, I am lucky for a number of reasons:

1) I had a suspicion that this was about to happen. The computer started doing strange things a few months ago, so I ordered a back up external hard drive from Circuit City (I had a gift card that I hadn't used since last Christmas. Thanks, Nene!) and had it shipped to Kirstyn's house in Ohio. She brought it to me when she came to visit a few weeks ago. Now I am now able to back up most of my files before doomsday, and I only paid about $12 when all was said and done.

2) My computer could have just crapped out before I got to back anything up. This would have been a nightmare as far as my MA is concerned. Yes, I have plenty of evidence to document my journey in places other than my hard drive, but's nice to have a little forewarning so that I can make sure I have the essentials before THE END.

3) Carrie and Darin convinced me to purchase Apple Care when I first bought the computer nearly 3 years ago, and thank goodness they did. My Apple Care is valid until November 8th. Yup, it's almost expired, but not quite yet. This means that Apple will replace my hard drive for free (and fix my crappy internal speakers while they are at it), and I won't have to buy a whole new hard drive. If this had happened 4 weeks in the future, I would have had to have shelled out a bunch of money that I don't have. In other words, my computer has picked a relatively convenient time to shit the bed. Okay, maybe not convenient, but you get my point. Silver linings and all that jazz.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I know. I haven't written anything in forever. The MA has kicked into warp speed, and it's taking up most of my time. However, this hasn't prevented me from watching some of the coverage of the US Presidential election. It seems like the rest of the world wants Obama. It's too bad they don't get to vote.

I've been watching some of the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. Stewart and Colbert are brilliant. If you watched the debates as I did (yay youtube), you may have been annoyed with the exact same things John Stewart's writers were annoyed with:

1) Obama opened the majority of his responses with. "John is absolutely right..." He's got to quit that shit. Seriously. He's giving credit where no credit is due.

2) John McCain was ridiculously patronizing. I'm not sure how many times he said, "I don't think Obama understands (fill in blank)", but it was a lot.

The thing is, I'm tired of a
that gun-toting, oil-loving, ear-marking, anti-woman beauty queen (whose international experience includes seeing Russia from her house) getting all of the attention. I won't deny that I love the humour it's producing, but we won't be laughing for long if Mc Crazy and the Lipsticked Pig get into the White House.

I want Barack to rise to the occasion and run a campaign that compels people to vote FOR HIM, not AGAINST someone else. Maybe I shoul
dn't care about how he gets in office, but my point is that I don't trust some of the American public to make the right choice based on the right decisions. They haven't for the past 8 years, but I'm crossing my fingers that some of them will wake up. With that said, let's be