Sometimes life is like the movies: just when you think the world is going end, a deus ex machina
steps in and magically everything is okay.
Today I come rushing home because it's the end of the semester and I have finals coming up and I need to write two papers tonight so that I can go camping this holiday weekend with peace of mind so I get home and GIL says, hey honey, you're just in time! I'm cooking french fries!
Oh that's good, I say, because I haven't eaten yet and I have all this work to do. Let me just put my bike away. I walk into the kitchen and notice my computer's not on the kitchen table. Which. Means. It's.... oh, ****!!!!
I open the over door. No fries. Just one miserable looking laptop. (STOP: EXPLANATION OF WHY I KEEP MY LAPTOP IN THE OVEN: I keep it there because I live in a high crime area in a house with windows that don't even lock. I figure the oven's actually a very safe place. Who would think to look there for valuables? and if the house burns down the computer'd be okay. The system worked just fine when I was living alone.)
My screams cause GIL to drop his book and come running.
I accomplish all of the following in under 3.8 minutes:
- think of all the data I lost in addition to the machine itself
- wonder how I'll get my papers done
- hate myself for thinking the oven would be a good storage place
- hate GIL for not remembering that I keep it in there (I told him TWICE! you'd THINK he'd remember something like that!)
- fall to the floor beating my fists on my legs
- pace the room
- plan how to get a new laptop before the end of the semester even though both of us are so broke we can't even buy enough groceries to get us through the month
- resolve not to permanently ruin GIL's relationship with my parents by telling them that he cooked the laptop they gave me for Christmas
- yell at myself
- yell at GIL
- cancel our weekend plans
It's 2:30 in the afternoon. I just got home from class have tons of work to do before we leave for the Thanksgiving holiday and I nearly lost my computer. It was cooked. In the oven. At roughly 300 degrees. For about five minutes.
Here's what it looks like: