Comin at ya from my work-provided windoze laptop this evening, so if this entry gives your computer a virus, you can blame micro$oft. My poor, poor Powerbook is spending the night at the Mac Store after it freaked out on me this week. Weird hard drive clicking noises, strange clunking… altogether unhealthy things. How ironic that i just paid off the loan on it last week. I mean, not paid off… refinanced… but still, i closed the loan. And now it doesn’t work. Ugh. A new one like mine is only $2900… if anyone wants to pick one up for me i’d love you forever.

At least i had the luck, foresight and last few minutes of uptime to back up my documents and whatnot. I have all my stuff…. on a firewire drive that i can’t access. So i can see the box where my stuff is, i just can’t see what’s in the box. Sigh. OH, and did i mention that it cost $45 just to drop it off… $90 an hour for them to look at it… and i was already buying coffee with a handful of quarters today. Seriously, the people at Starbucks thought i was very strange. I don’t think anyone’s ever given them change.

In order to try and completely forget about pretty much my entire life, i spent all evening washing both cars and enjoying the sunshine. Danielle came over to join me, and washed her car, too. Then we made dinner, supplemented by chips and nacho cheese, and watched Futurama reruns and laughed. It’s great to have a friend in town like her that’s so easy to spend time with! 🙂

Once the truck was clean, i put a few new stickers on it of my own, adding to Eric’s collection of ski and surf ones. I had a few cool ones from ski swaps and Warren Miller movies i’ve been saving. My favorite, tho, is a big black sticker that says “Trogdor” right in the middle of the ski rack’s wind deflector. Sorry, no pix – without my laptop i’m virtually helpless. And without Photoshop, well… don’t ask. And I’m not going to link you to Trogdor… you’re supposed to know who he is. 😉