A ChipHead

This weekend my external hard drive stopped working. I didn’t know what was happening and ALL my writings and photos were on that hard drive and I immediately went into PANIC mode. I looked on line at the manufacturer’s website which was as helpful as an Amish electrician. I was sure I was going to have to pay $250 to have my data recovered. So I signed up to go to the Genius Bar at the Apple store on Sunday morning just in case they had a better idea. First, I couldn’t believe how many people were at the Apple store at 11:00 on Sunday. It was a zoo — mostly at the iPad section. I have to get one of those, but I digress. Went to the Genius Bar and the genius tried out my hard drive on a couple of their computers and told me that it wasn’t the hard drive, it was the power that had failed. All I needed was a new shell for the hard drive itself. He said they aren’t that expensive and if I knew someone who was computer savy they could help me — and he said it like I was 5 years old and needed someone to help me on the potty. Long story short (oh I guess that ship already sailed) I bought a new shell and managed to transfer the hard drive and I now have all my documents back. I guess that means I’m computer savy or a Chiphead if you will. And, I had a fab-u-lous time at the Twins Opener. Thanks again to Jean for inviting me. It was crowded and noisy and at times hot and then cold and we won and I ate a hot dog and drank some pop and cheered and booed and stamped my feet and had a marvelous time that was absolutely deserving of a long run-on sentence. I can’t wait to go again. I also went to see “HOP.” Fell asleep for about 1/4 of it, but what I did see was okay. Kind of reminded me of The Santa Clause but with bunnies. Happny Monday.