I’m using Matthew’s PC right now because last night, while surfing from facebook to craigslist, my MacBook froze. And then the hard drive crashed completely. The dreaded white screen with a flashing folder and a question mark in the middle. Every time it flashes I hear a little high-pitch computer voice in my head repeating “I dunno! I dunno! I dunno!”. I took a good 35 minutes to cry, call my mommy, and feel completely sorry for myself before moving on with life.
Pluses: I have an uncle extraordinaire who works magic with computers and I am taking my laptop to him tomorrow in hopes of salvaging all my hard work. I also have Apple Care in case he can’t repair it, and hopefully that will all go smoothly.
Negatives: If it is not salvageable, I will be without a computer for awhile as it gets shipped to Apple and, while I have all the original photos backed up, I will have to re-edit all my wedding photos from the shoot in late March, which were nearly complete.
Today is my birthday. They get continually mellower and mellower with every year but Matthew and his Mom always make it special. I was surprised with a cake and some earrings last night from his mom while Matthews gift this year was to spend four whole days with me, and that’s really the best thing I could get.
And now, a brief glimpse at the past:
2005- 20th birthday. Went bead shopping in Sanford with my mom and picked out three pastries at the store – ALL for me 🙂
2006 – 21st birthday. A lot of drinking and laughing was involved.
2007 – 22nd birthday. Matthew took me to Busch Gardens! I have no access to those photos right now so this is me in my new birthday outfit from my mom the day before.
2008 – 23rd birthday. Matthew and I went to Kentucky and he was able to meet my grandparents before my grandfather passed away. I also don’t have those pictures available right now, so here’s me as an itty bitty baby.