Why Today Sucks: A List

  • As you may know, the hard drive on my MacBook died. Last night, Ben installed a new hard drive and now the computer doesn’t work at all because it has a kernel panic every time it’s turned on.
  • I hadn’t backed anything up since January because I’m a lazy, irresponsible dumbass.
  • The passion with which I miss my functional MacBook (namedropping Apple again because I have a clunky work laptop at home but can’t bear the thought of recreational PC use) possibly indicates a serious deficiency in my character.
  • My iPhone (have you gotten the point that I like Apple products) is out of storage space, so I can’t even take pictures unless I delete stuff and I have no functional computer onto which to transfer things and thereby free up space.
  • I have the complexion of a stereotypical 13-year-old boy who brings audio/visual equipment to your classroom.
  • While running around outside like a total nutball this morning, Soren wiped out and scraped the hell out of his elbow.
  • Eventually when all other methods of soothing him proved unfruitful, I resorted to giving him a popsicle, thereby teaching him that food is an effective coping mechanism when dealing with pain or other unpleasantness.
  • I think everyone in Soren’s classroom hates me because I (accidentally!) step on children.
  • Who in the hell gains weight after being almost entirely vegan for over a week?
  • Except for the time I forgot there are eggs in fried rice and ate some anyway.
  • Homemade artisan vegan sharp cheddar is disappointing.
  • I’m quite honesty losing steam with respect to this whole vegan thing and want a big fat greasy pizza.
  • The book I’m reading about veganism has me convinced that I’m going to get cancer because I have more than one beer a day. I mean, some days I have zero beers and some days I have three or four. It averages out to more than 7 a week.
  • The dogs can’t really coexist with the chickens in the yard.
  • Sadie, in particular, does nothing all day but pant and obsess over the chickens. She has to be heavily bribed to even get her in the house.
  • My work evaluations are due today and I hate work evaluations.
  • Ugh.