- My dog ate my laptop (except not really).
- I lost my laptop (also not really).
- My laptop broke (TRUE).
- School is crazy (kind of).
- I forgot (also true).
So I don't know if you noticed that I said my laptop broke. It did. Worst experience. I was at work at the Information Desk, where all I do is use my laptop to do homework (which actually means browse the internet) and listen to music on either Pandora or Spotify. The day my laptop died, I was listening to music on Pandora. Whenever someone comes up the window, I'm supposed to pause my music so I can talk to them. So, someone came up to the window and I paused my music. When they walked away, I hit the space bar to resume my music listening. I guess my computer wasn't feelin' that idea, because it decided to give me the pinwheel. The awful, awful pinwheel. This happened a lot, so I just turned off my computer, per usual, and turned it back on. Except it didn't turn back on. I started to get a bit concerned, but I figured it was just being difficult. So, I turned it off and back on again, and again, and again, and again. Each time yielded the same result. I freaked out. I emailed my coworkers and boss and asked if someone could come cover the last hour of my shift so I could take my computer to the IT department at the school. My supervisor sent someone down and I ran across the street from the Union to the IT building. I sat there for two hours, skipped my photo class and missed the critique (which cost me 5 points on the project that I turned in that day. Boo. I would have gotten a 95 on it), and they didn't even fix my computer. They just told me I had to order some mystery cable off Amazon. I couldn't find the cable on Amazon, so I asked Reddit. They advised me to take it to the local Apple Store to see what they could do about it, being professionals and all. There was a problem with that, though. I got my computer in June of 2010, and though I got Apple Care, I was quite positive it only added an extra year to my warranty, which would mean it would have expired. I decided it wouldn't hurt to reinforce that theory, so before making an appointment at the Genius Bar, I looked up my Apple Care status online. Guess what? My Apple Care doesn't expire until June of 2013! Thank you Steve Jobs, you wonderful man. Oh, did I mention that the iPhone 5 was released the day after my computer broke? I had to wait until the day after that to get an appointment at the Genius Bar. So I make my way to the Tucson Apple Store, which is in North Bufu. The place was a mad house. It was awful. When I got to the Genius Bar and started my appointment, the Genius, I guess is his proper title, ran about a million different tests and came to the conclusion that my hard drive had bit the big one and I couldn't save it. I needed a new one. With labor included, it would cost $400. Luckily, Apple Care covered every penny. So, I have a brand spanking new hard drive, and to celebrate I bought the newest operating system to go with it. My computer is running like a champ and hopefully will continue to do so for a few more years.
This is going to be the longest blog post in existence. I guess that's what I get for not writing anything for two months.
I also mentioned that school is crazy, kind of. It's not so much crazy as just stressful. I changed my major from Studio Art back to Psychology and changed my minor from Psychology to Art Education. I think I'm finally where I want to be. For real this time. I also learned that I can graduate a semester early, which is great considering I failed my first semester of Freshman year and I've changed my major about twenty billion times. If all goes according to plan, I will be graduating in December of 2013! I also am starting to look into post-graduation plans. I want to go back to New Hampshire, so very badly. I also think attending graduate school might be a good idea. I've thought about doing Interior Design, Psychology, Education, Special Education, and Art. However, a few people have mentioned Art Therapy to me. So, I googled it. Two Universities in Massachusetts offer accredited Art Therapy Master's Programs! I got information from both schools and hopefully will go visit the campuses this summer. The future is so near and it is so exciting.
In other news, I went back to work at Safe Ride, and I am so glad. It is seriously the best campus job, maybe even just the best job, I've ever had. Even though most of the people I worked with last year either graduated on left, it's still great.
I also got a job as an Abnormal Psychology tutor. It's kind of tough, but I also really enjoy it. I get to share my knowledge with someone who wants it, even needs, and really appreciates it. It's really awesome.
Let's see, what else, what else. I finish my photo class on Tuesday and I am extremely sad about it. Because I'm no longer an art major, I can't take any further photo classes, from what I understand. I guess that means I'll be taking them at the community college and I'll just take the rest of the 100 level art classes UA offers to fulfill my requirements for the Art Therapy Master's (the requirements are the same at any school, so the pre-reqs won't affect which school I choose!). I start a sculpture class on Thursday and a painting class next Monday. I'm pretty excited for painting, since that's my medium of choice. The sculpture class scares me a little. I'm not good at it, at all, in any way. We'll see how it goes.
In other other news, I've been pretty successful at my whole getting healthy thing. I'm eating a lot better and exercising on the regs. It's pretty great. I feel pretty great, well, aside from having the worst allergies/cold/sinus infection I've had in a while for the past two weeks. It's clearing up, though. Thank goodness because, unfortunately, my eyes react pretty badly when I have allergies and I can't wear my contacts, so I've been wearing my dopey glasses for a few days and hating every minute of it.
It's officially (I should technically) fall. It definitely doesn't feel like it, however. It was probably at least 90 today. Tomorrow it's supposed to be 92. The coldest day this week: 78. That's still hot. I just want to be able to wear sweaters and boots. Even when I don't try to look cute in fall/winter, I do anyway, because I have a huge/adorable sweater collection. Also, I have a wide array of fall shoes. And some awesome pairs of tights. GIVE ME COLD WEATHER. 50 DEGREES, AT LEAST. COME ON. I hate summer. I have a perpetual sub burn and I'm pretty done with that.
Alright, I seriously need to wrap this up. I get off work in 20 minutes and this is probably the longest blog post in history. Sorry to bore you all to tears. I hope everyone had a great weekend and that you have an even better week!