How many times have I begun a post with the words, "I am an idiot."?
I do not know. Nor do I know why I continue to be an idiot; it just seems to be one of those things at which I excel. I will say that there seems to be a very strong correlation between impatience and idiocy.
Having said all that, I think I am ready to begin my sorry tale.
On Thursday, I got a message on my computer that my start up disc was almost full. The reason this message was vexing me more than usual is because I wanted to download the next to last episode of Law and Order: Criminal Intent with Bobby Goren. I have been waiting for just the right mood before treating myself to those last few episodes with my favorite detective.
Usually when my start up disc is full, I get up off my bed, get my external hard drive and transfer a bunch of pictures to it, thereby clearing up space. On Thursday, I am sorry to say, I was just too lazy to get out of bed to retrieve the hard drive, so I thought I would be very clever and run a disc sweeping program which would locate files I did not need and delete them.
I ran the program. I deleted many things. Then my computer crashed and would no longer accept my password.
That is how I came to spend two hours with my butt perched on the exceedingly uncomfortable stools at the Mac Store getting my computer fixed.
Observations from the Genius Bar: Every genius working there had a beard and has been trained not to laugh at people like me who inadvertently delete all of their utilities, passwords, itunes library and pictures. They were very, very kind. They put in a new hard drive for free since mine was just limping along and even managed to salvage a few things from the old one.
After surviving the shame of the Mac Store I felt that it would be a good idea to step into Godiva for some medicinal chocolate. Four chocolate covered cherries, a hot bath and I was nearly recovered.
Now I am thinking about cutting my hair short. Again. After spending a year growing it out.
Am I being an idiot or inspired?
I may need an intervention.