I have been computer-less for about a month now. I'm sorry if you haven't heard from me, but now you know why. We THOUGHT my hard drive was fried. This is a little embarrassing, but I am going to take one for the team in order to save you a little money and a mountain of wasted time and frustration. When I had the guys from Click Engineering pick-up my CPU and run diagnostics on it they discovered the inside was covered in dust. And trust me, this is not from lack of use (ask my kids!). Apparently every six months or so we should be cleaning the dust out of the inside of our computers. Who knew? PC users-there's a little screw in the back that loosens and allows the side wall of your hard drive to glide open. You're then looking at the guts of your machine and an empty cavity which likely has a bunch of dust sitting on it. A paper towel and can of air to blow it out should work just fine. Since I learned this lesson the hard way, I thought I would enlighten you too.
Now, onto better gossip.
WHAT IS WITH 2CH?!!! I saw they had a nice little write-up in the Kirkland Reporter this week, which is kind of ironic because about 2 days ago I stopped there to read the small barely legible handwritten note on their front door. It said something about being on 'vacation' and therefore closed for the next 2 weeks. As I was turning around in the parking lot I happened to look in the window and notice there is NOTHING in there. No counter, no register, no nothing. Someone bringing it out the back door and loading it into a truck. That's some vacation. This place is like a bad boyfriend and I just can't figure it out. Are you there for us or not??
There's some good news too: the sand volleyball court on Lake St (next to Beachhouse Grill) is being re-vamped. It's a collaborative effort between local company Volleyball USA, some Eagle Scouts and the city. Should be super cool when it's done in just a few weeks so hold onto your swim trunks til then.
Callahan Concierge just opened in downtown Kirkland if you're in the market for a personal assistant. They offer services for individuals, families, corporate, high end residential and housekeeping. It's $35/hr with a two hour minimum. They even offer a drive-up service where you can pull up on your way home from work and they'll get your items right out to you. A girl can dream, right?
And such a bummer about Farrah and Michael Jackson. That's a lot of heavy retro sadness. It got compounded yesterday when I mentioned Farrah Fawcett to a college-aged kid and he had never heard of her! As I was explaining her sex symbol icon status and reminiscing over favorite Charlie's Angels episodes, I realized I sound an awful lot like my mom and I should just embrace my old age instead of fighting it. ~j