this afternoon, i realized i screwed the pooch on one of my big projects i had the genius idea to start up this week. for some reason, stressful times always create brilliant teaching ideas for me. and i can't be patient and wait til next week - i have to get it up and going now. well, i got a few things messed up, so i had to backtrack. frustrating. but when i get this little program up and running, it'll be stellar.
then, my school laptop (a mac) basically froze & i'm thinking the hard drive crashed or something. it was megafrozen. so i forced the power off. that's happened before. no biggie. when i tried to turn it on again - a very bad thing happened. it flashed a no sign for a minute. like a circle with a line through it. i've never seen that guy before. then, it flashed a little file folder w/question mark. i turned it off & started over. same thing. i put my head on my desk and fought tears. tomorrow conferences start for me. luckily, i've got report cards done (as of this morning) but i've still got lots of stuff to do, computer wise. and you can't expect me to be at work for 12 hours tomorrow and not have access to my blogs. how will i survive? i've got a meeting scheduled tomorrow a.m. with the school computer tech/pervert. heaven help me if he can't fix it.
so i leave school else i was fearing what would happen to said lappy. it might've gone through a window or something. so i remember that i need to get my oil changed especially before my upcoming roadtrip. how humiliating would that be to have my car break down with my father as a passenger. i'd never hear the end of that one. it's bad enough that i crashed 2x in '06. so i go over to the close, brand new little jiffy lube. the grease monkey was cute and he was flirty with me. gave me all kinds of discounts and extras. so i got a few new filters, etc. i don't want things going wrong on this road trip. let me tell you. how would i explain it to hopey? so, i'm leaving... pulling out knowing that the two guys are talking about me as i drive away. when all of a sudden BAM, i hit the curb. and by that i mean, i went up on it. NO DAMAGE. thankfully. but i am barking my loudest bark. i look in my mirror - the two dudes... they're laughing too. nice. what an idiot.
then, i have the lovely pleasure of meeting jamie for dinner. we go to cafe rio. i honestly think she's converted me to bajio. minus two things - cafe rio's tortillas are still better. and their dressing is still better. a little. otherwise, i like bajio's rice and corn. and chicken. and i don't mind their dressing. still mighty tasty.
anyway - so later on in the meal, a couple of cops come and sit at a table close to us. our attention was turned when a couple of handsome young men entered the vacinity. and i make the comment "they looked a little nervous when they saw the coppers." to which jamie replied "yeah, they're thinking the 4-0! the 4-0!" i burst out laughing. cause you see, its the 5-0. it definitely made my night though.
now, i'm home. i needa update my daily eating allotment. and then i'll figure out how long i'll need to be on the treadmill tonight to even myself out. i'm keeping my fingers crossed its less than 2 hours.