Some days I miss pencils, paper and erasers

The last time that MacGyver and I were in Nokomis the desktop computer was in the middle of a windows update just as a big bolt of lightning struck and knocked the power out briefly.

blue screen

I restarted it and tried some other things but for two solid hours it was stuck in a loop and just kept returning to the above message, which I now loathe for obvious reasons.

I didn’t have anymore time to try and repair it so we left and I figured I’d deal with it the next time we went down.

Last week as windows was updating on my laptop, boom, same damn screen and then the looping began.

are you kidding me

At first I  read that this was a rare problem but the more I dug I realized it wasn’t so rare at all and I live in the lightning capitol of the World so obviously, there’s no way to prevent power surges from happening whenever mother nature wants them to.  The only thing I can do is pick the time to update windows, so I’m doing that.

Oh, and I had to pay a tech guy to pull off my data from the hard drive and put it on my dell so that I could continue to work but I completely forgot that half the number keys and symbols do not work on my dell laptop so that’s been fun.

fingers for typing

And then yesterday I was working hard on a project that has a hard deadline this week.  I needed to ask the client a question so I picked up my iPhone to call.  DEAD.  I tried everything but it wouldn’t power up.  After a half hour I put it on the charger and went to do something else and then an hour later I did a hard reset and it worked but the battery seems to be draining very fast which is odd because it’s fairly new.  Or maybe it’s not odd and technology is trying to tell me something.

Some days I hate computers, and phones, and work, like on Wednesdays, and maybe all the other days too.  I just want to be like,

fuck computers

WTF it’s Wednesday.  Technology is great until it’s broken and then everything sucks.

WTF Wednesday, National Running Day, we’ll take your mini horse but not the goat.

Hello and Happy Global Running Day!

Global running day

Done.  I ran 3 miles this morning.  When I wrote out my running plan on Sunday I forgot that Wednesday was Global Running Day and I had scheduled it as an off day.  But then I remembered on Tuesday and so I ran 3 miles this morning.  It was the perfect distance for today as it was pretty humid out and already hot at 6:15AM but I love running on this day.  I challenge you to do the same and then come back and tell me about it.

It doesn’t matter how far you go or even if you’ve ever run before, just run and then tell me about it.  I have a feeling you might love it 😉

Yesterday we lost a fashion icon, Kate Spade was found dead due to an apparent suicide.  My heart breaks for her family and mostly for her young daughter.  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.  If you or someone you know needs help, please call the lifeline.  They will listen without judgement and are here to help.  Suicide is never the answer.

Your mental health is extremely important and that’s why animals are great for emotional support.  However, if you plan on flying anytime soon, make sure you check out the new guidelines.  JetBlue is the latest airline to announce only certain animals will be allowed aboard their aircraft and you must have 3 documents signed in order to bring them.  The animals allowed are dogs, cats and mini horses.  If your support animal is a goat or a hedgehog, they can no longer fly with you.

This makes me wonder, do any of you have a mini horse as emotional support?  Or a goat?  Or a hedgehog?  I really just never thought of those as therapy animals but then again, I love all animals so I’m thinking there are many different animals could help… to a certain extent.  Except spiders.  Lord no, that would not be a good idea for me.

Did you run today?

WTF Wednesday, please remove celebrities from my news feed

spongebob cant sleep

Whatever you do Spongebob, do NOT take any Ambien.  Apparently, it turns you into a racist.

Does anyone else get the feeling that the people who use twitter the most are some of the very same people who have no idea how it really works?

the internet never forgets

Every day I read the news and more often than not another celebrity goes off on a twitter rant and it’s all over the news and I’m over here like, ‘have you people learned nothing from Amanda Bynes?’

facepalm

In other news, Kim Kardashian is on her way to the White House to speak about prison reform.  Ummm….ummmm, I’m just going to skip this one.

I’m done with the news today.

WTF, It’s Wednesday!