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Remember, Remember the 5th of November

Today started off by sleeping in, woke up and ran around taking pictures, made lunch, edited the photos, finally left for school in the pouring rain, parked on the street because I was meeting a friend for a late lunch, scuttled off to class and developed a MASSIVE craving for Indian food (we talked about the Islamic paradise garden for an hour and a half), dropped Alanagh off at the E1 commuter parking lot because it was raining so hard and made my way home.

But wait! There’s more! In the process of getting onto I-5 South at NE 45th, the car behind me slammed into me, so I slammed into the car in front of me, and that car hit another car. It was ridiculous. Naturally, the most severe damage was to MY car, but everyone was fine, we filed a report and State Patrol came out and took care of it. But it was dark and wet and stuck next to the freeway for an hour. UGH. Not how I wanted to spend my night! On top of everything else, my Rome application is due tomorrow at 5 PM and I need to write some four ridiculous essays. UGH.

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I am happy happy happy. At the same time, seriously pissed off. How do I pull of this dichotomy, you ask? Talent, my friend, pure and simple.

Okay, down to business: apparently, as per usual, at the ripe old age of 2 years and 9 months, my Macbook’s harddrive has gone to the Server in the Sky. Bloody bastard. How did this happen? Who knows. It’s a mechanical error in the harddrive and apparently it’s rather common once a Macbook turns two (they do call them the ‘terrible twos’ for a reason, I suppose) Anyway, I found out only because I bought the OS X 10.6 upgrade (aka Snow Leopard) and it wouldn’t install. Took it to the Belle-Sq Mac Store (an extremely unpleasant experience) and was diagnosed as ‘fried, potentially salvageable’ so I get to take my external drive in tomorrow and hope they can save some data… realistically, it’s not SO awful… all of my school stuff is on the external already, and 2007/2008 photos, so really I’d only be losing 1,200 useless photos from this year and some e-mails — inconvenient, but not fatal.

The good news is that I had the foresight to purchase an AppleCare plan when I bought my Macbook so I’m covered – free of charge – and from what the Genius said (hey, their term, not mine…) it doesn’t seem like my personal data has been effected, just the disk utility. Whatever. Also, school hasn’t started yet, so it’s not like I need my laptop right now (Facebook and Flickr just aren’t necessary to my daily existence, sorry) and the laptop I’m currently using (courtesy of my mom) has a webcam, so I can still Skype important people :)

So, we’ll see how tomorrow goes… send up a few prayers to the techno-deities, would you?

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