Saturday, October 4, 2008
DO NOT LEAVE A CUP OF COFFEE BY YOUR LAPTOP that you just got back from the Mac store (where they brought it back to life after having it for three weeks).
Yes, you heard it right. Only two weeks after getting my computer back from Apple, where they graciously gave me a new logic board and re-did the hard drive at THEIR expense (and after the warranty was expired), I spilled coffee right into the worst place to spill coffee on a Mac laptop. Warm, vanilla creamer flavored coffee.
And why did I have that coffee right by my computer, you ask? Well, I certainly do not know why, since in the three years and two months I have owned my laptop I HAVE NEVER HAD ANY LIQUID BY IT.
So the story goes like this: I was enjoying some early morning browsing with my nice warm coffee, realized I had it by the computer, picked it up to move it and it slipped, I spilled, screamed, mopped up the coffee with my shirt, mopped it off the keyboard, powered the computer down and waited, turned it on and nothing-no power, then I cried and within hours had it back to the service department of the Mac store. Bad news they say, THE LOGIC BOARD IS TOAST, GONE, DIED, LEFT TO HEAVEN, BROKEN, NO LIFE, FINISHED. And no logic board means no computer for me.
So then I really freak out-I had work due that day that afternoon, so I have to contact clients and tell them I can't get the work done and then I start worrying and feel really stupid.
Then I cry some more and after much fretting (I have projects due to clients on Monday) I bought myself a 20 inch imac today.
It's beautiful, it is twice the speed of the laptop, it has Leopard and Ilife and it was a lot of money. That I didn't have. That I wasn't planning on spending. That I will now have to work extra time for to earn. That I will have to hear about from my husband for a very long time.
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