Happy Easter/sick computer

Happy Easter to all who celebrate!!!

(end of happy part of post)

So the good news about my computer getting sick? It didn’t happen until after my last presentation in Ohio. And it’s an Apple Powerbook, so we just drove to the store straight from the airport and the EMTs took my poor baby out of my arms, started CPR, and promised they would do their best.

More good news – all it needs is a new power port, the thingie where you plug in the electric cord. Given how many thousands and thousands of miles the computer has logged this past year, it’s amazing it lasted this far. Even more good news – I should be able to pick it up on Wednesday.

Bad news – I leave Monday for a week-long speaking tour in PA. Without my computer. Without my computer that has most of my notes and emails pertaining to this trip.

So Easter Day for me is being spent pulling together the fragments of info I have (hotel reservations, contracts, etc.) to figure out what I don’t know yet and writing lots of pleading emails on the computer I am using right now (which belongs to BH, who is busy cooking Easter dinner so I can do all of this scrambling. Yes, he is the best husband on the planet. No, you can’t have him. I have a lifelong warranty on him. Mine. Mine!)

And before you yell at me, yes, I have everything backed up. Of course I do. But there is no way to access the backed-up info because it is all Mac OS X based and BH’s computer is a Microyuck Windows-based operating system. And I couldn’t afford to buy a new Apple just to access those emails.

So I probably won’t be posting much here this week. I look forward to seeing whoever can come to the Moravian College gig on Tuesday (call their library for details). Also, I’ll be speaking at the Northeast branch of the Philly library on Wednesday night – call them for the time, too. The rest of the trip will be at schools, plus I get to hang out with daughters Stephanie and Meredith!!!!

::dances wildly across the floor, causing rabbits to flee in all directions::

I’ll be home a week from Tuesday night, leave Wednesday for Rochester.

(I can’t wait until I grow up because then I’ll be an author and I will stay home and write every day.)

But really, Happy Easter.

15 Replies to “Happy Easter/sick computer”

  1. Oh no! I’m so sorry about your computer. I’m sure your speaking tour will go great even without those notes.

    Hope you have a happy Easter, in spite of your computer issues.

  2. happy easter 🙂

    happy easter! your entry cracked me up! good luck with your speaking tour! wish i could be there to see you because i miss you:-(. i hope you and your daughters have fun together! wish you could stop by carlisle if you get a chance. have a safe trip too! -ash 🙂

  3. hi. i read that you are speaking in lancaster on friday. i wanted to know if it would be possible for me to come and see you before you leave the school because i will be in lancaster that day. let me know if this works. thanks. -ash 🙂

  4. hello!

    hello! Just to let you know, you are my FAVORITE author, EVER! The only books I have ever enjoyed reading are your four books, I hope you are in the process of writing another one because that would mean I will probably love 5 books after the two or three days it takes me to read it. Your book Speak has made such a difference in my life, and I hope you continue to write! i <3 u! <3 meg

  5. hey

    So sorry about your computer. -.- That must be hard. But hopefully you’ll be able to sort everything out. ^^

    Happy Easter to you too. 🙂

  6. I like PC better, personally. ^^ I heard from a reliable source (my good friend and the most computer-savvy person in the world :P) that Apples look good but don’t have the best software. That’s just my opinion (and his) though. 😉

    I looked up the word ‘defenestrate’ in my dictionary and proceeded to find that it was Word of the Day on another website. Here’s the link to a hoarde of informaiton about the word’s background and erymology: http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/?date=19970702.

  7. I bet you’re used to strangers showing up and leaving comments because you’re such a wonderful author and people must do that all the time, so here goes.

    I’d just like to say that I just finished reading “Speak” for the first time. I saw the movie when it first aired on Lifetime and it made a huge impact on me and my life. I felt I could connect with Melinda. Not because I was raped or abused, but because I was invisible and voiceless in high school. I have seen the movie almost every time it’s been shown on Lifetime and I finally got around to purchasing and reading the book. It hit me even harder than the movie. I cried.

    I’d like to thank you for writing such a powerful book. It’s influenced my own writing (Sadly, I’m not very good at original stuff and write mostly fanfiction). Thank you for changing my life and helping me explore other angles to write from.

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