Last night I was packing and someone was using my computer to creep around Facebook when my monitor suddenly shut off. And it wouldnt come back on. I gave it the night to rest, fix itself. But nothing, it would not turn on. And there was the burning smell.
Being lazy and busy doing other things (starting a new blog, eating cupcakes) I hadnt transfered all my files to my new* laptop. Most importantly I hadnt backed up any of the high resolution scans of my drawings. And some of the drawings are gone for good, sent off in the mail to better homes.
So, I figured it was the monitor. I asked Lauren to come over and bring her monitor. Yes, I ask Lauren to do a lot. I plugged in her pretty little flat screen thing and it still didnt work. This is not what I want to be dealing with 48 hours before I leave.
Turns out my video card burnt out or broke or something, so I just had to take it out, yell at it, and plug the monitor into a different hole.
Perhaps this blog will get more interesting once I get off the plane.