Diary? Nothing that I wouldn't tell a client. Not everything that is written pertains to me or my life.
The things I see, hear...the people I talk to, all influence or impact my thoughts. Just saying!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Some Stranger Has My Notebook In His Hands!


7.
Right now I am using a itsy bitsy laptop that's probably as big as my two hands put together. It's teeny.

I feel so tech smart, just 'cause I bought a hard drive enclosure kit, only I am so not. I didn't even know that I shouldn't keep my laptop plugged in the outlet all the time. But after the conversations with the different people at the different tech stores, I feel a bit knowledgeable with computers. I also studied up a little about laptops on the Internet and learned that it's unsafe for men to use laptops (on their laps) for too long or else they can be infertile...Interesting things you can learn, eh? So after two stops at two other stores, I went into Abacus and as soon as I told the guy the problem he informs me that my model along with other series, were recalled two years ago because of faulty motherboards. I knew something was wrong when a few months into owning my notebook, the screen wouldn't project anything! (I found a way to work with it after freaking out and rebooting and just decided that I had to drop out the battery then turn it on and the screen would work, if I had closed it or the screen didn't wanna work.) Too bad I had no idea that they were recalled. Well, one of the guys said he'd look at it anyway just in case, but if it is the motherboard, there's no use to my hardly used, three year old laptop. Not even my fault! At least I'll get the hard drive. And I guess, getting a computer is now necessary. Oh so fun! (They also told me not to buy an hp, which was my laptop. I know I won't be.)
I imagine how fun those guys can have with access to a stranger's hard drive with all the computer's info on it. I mean, doesn't it store everything? History, Internet browsing, favorites, frequented sites, photos, etc...Kind of freaky. I bet they can tell a lot about a person just by going through their computer. But then I think, who knows who's looking at your things these days. Hackers are pretty smart. And Internet has made access to anything quite possible. I suppose somebody could be reading all my email without me even knowing it, for all I know.
Anyway, I could have just taken it, gotten my hard drive out at home and left it at that, but I left it for them, just in case they can fix it. Won't hurt to find out.
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So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41: 10

Such strong, personal, comforting words!
I realize too many times, I push aside that which is most critical. Sometimes God is trying to tell me something and I set it aside, I postpone and postpone, and then when I finally get to it, I realize, it is exactly what I needed! (I am thinking of one right now, that I know I have neglected, because at this point, it's coming at me from way too many directions. Where it will come to a point where I will not be able to ignore it. )
Happens way too many times and just makes me think of how horrible human nature can be. My own nature. It also makes me realize over and over, how kind and gentle and how so patient God is to me. Saddens me deeply, in thinking of myself. I just fear and hope that I will not become too negligent or too stubborn or too 'deaf' one day.
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It gives me great pleasure to know that no matter what all things I have to do, where ever I have to go, tomorrow, I can sleep in!! It also gives me great pleasure in knowing I will have a brand new computer to play with and figure out. Technology is cool. Although, I think I might be like Will Smith's character in 'i Robot', and always like a few of those old fashioned things. No robots in my house for a very long time. Even though that's where it's all headed...
Goodnight, sweet dreams, and enjoy life's indulgences while you can. (Like sleeping in. Simple, I know. I treasure it.)