I have had no intention of telling anyone about this blog until my mission is officially announced, and yet today I hit my 250th view! Who are you lurkers, who I am assuming know nothing about me? How did you find this blog. My other two blogs have nowhere near as many views–and “Even Stopper Death” has been up for a few years! Years, I tell you! And this one has only existed since January. What gives? Not that I am complaining, just expressing my shock.
In other news, today was terrible. My computer would not turn on. Like, nothing. This was problematic as I had homework due in a couple of hours–homework that I had completed on Saturday and just hadn’t printed off. I thought that if might be the cord. Since Mel had left the computer on all night (grr!) I thought that the cord had stopped working, the comp started using the battery and then drained itself. My dad was in town and he took me to Best Buy where I spent just under ninety dollars to buy a new cord. I rushed back home, but lo and behold, the new cord did not make even the smallest difference. Still bupkis.
I was crying and freaking out. It is still not working. I tried doing my homework on Megs’ computer but to no avail–she doesn’t have Word and her comp can’t handle Arabic. More freakout. I had my dad drive me to school, where I had to put money on my Husky account (never done that before) so I could print my homework. I then proceeded to re-translate the whole article from English to Arabic. I didn’t have much time, so I am fully aware that it is not good–especially compared to my well-crafted and time-consuming previous edition. Also, I can’t get the school computers’ version of Word to correctly format Arabic either. SO my paper was still a little funky.
By the time I got everything as sorted out as possible, I was about five minutes late to class–something that has never happened to me before. I explained to my teacher and he is really cool and all, so we will see how that goes. Unfortunately it doesn’t fix the overarching problem of, “How the heck am I supposed to survive without a computer?!” I have eight more weeks left of school. All of my Arabic daily homework assignments must be typed, I have two typed Arabic research papers, three Hebrew essays and a final Arabic (and to a lesser degree Hebrew) Powerpoint presentation. And the school computers don’t like Semitic languages. And, it’s not like I really have time to be spending at school. Oy!
I am not sure what I will do. For now, I think I will cry. (Oh, and I lucked out, because my Arabic homework that is due on Wednesday is an Arabic-English translation, which this new-fangled Word actually CAN handle.)