I'm borrowing a laptop so I can say hello to all of you today.
If I'm worse than usual at getting back to your emails and comments, I hope you'll understand I don't have access to a computer right now.
The built-in mouse on my MacBook was acting up.
Acting up, as in, I had to pound on it to make it work. I took it in to see an Apple Genius yesterday. He was a nice Genius. He immediately noticed my screensaver and told me it was an "incredible" photo.
"I took that photo," I said smiling, feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.
(And of course that led to a conversation about photography.)
The Genius did say I might need an intervention though.
I think he came to that conclusion when he told me he'd have to keep my laptop for a few days and I started howling, "Nooooooooooooooooooooo!! You can't take it awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!"
Then I might have begged, pleaded, offered sexual favors, and requested speedy service.
But, that isn't the only thing that was a "blip" in my yesterday.
I got a speeding ticket in the morning too.
It's the first ticket, of any kind, I've had since I was 20 years old.
That means it's been four years, right?
I couldn't even argue the ticket.
I deserved it.
I was going just a few miles over the speed limit … not too bad.
Then I decided to pass someone who was in front of me.
I sped up a lot even more, passed the slower car and pulled back into my lane again. I promptly came face to face with Mr. Officer's radar gun.
To make matters worse, he was a nice cop.
I could have convinced myself I was angry if he'd been a dick about it.
"I'm sorry," I told him. "I'm late for an appointment and I was going too fast."
"Just a little too fast," he replied regretfully.
He hung his head as if it ruined his day to give me a ticket.
The man looked absolutely dejected.
I wondered if I should flash some cleavage.
I mean, I have a lot of cleavage to spare, and it's definitely helped me out of a jam before.
He was just such a nice guy.
I didn't feel like it would be fair to hypnotize him with my spell-provoking cleavage.
I could tell he felt really bad about giving me a ticket though, just not bad enough to let me off. He said my driving record is "commendable" and then he made me sign on the dotted line, making it not-so-commendable-anymore.
I hear you can do traffic school online now to get tickets erased off your record. Is that true?
Doing it online would be right up my alley ….
If I had my computer back, that is.
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