Lets start with the bad news. I go to bed around 3-4am on Friday – I’m a night owl and yes, morning classes KILL me – and wake up around 10am wander over to my computer and….it doesn’t work.
Well it does work, kinda. I was getting a winbrand.dll error…whatever that means, so I call my father over and go “OMG! Why is it dead?!” So we putz around for a while and try all the different system fixes that Windows 7 has built in and then finally decide that my computer needs to be wiped and has to have everything reinstalled. So I’ve lost my Photoshop which is the one program I’m upset about losing. Luckily, the friend I originally got it from is willing to give it to me again.
So that was my Saturday…computer wars and the computer won.
As many of you know my boyfriend Leigh is in the Marine Corps and is currently stationed at Quantico for Officer Candidate School, so he obviously wasn’t around for Valentine’s Day.
This is, quite honestly, not that big of deal. I’m not a fan of the holiday for no particular reason other than the last thing I want to do on February 14th is to try to have a romantic dinner for two while EVERYONE ELSE and their mother is out trying to have a romantic dinner for two. Last year he asked me what I wanted to do for Valentine’s and I responded with “Pizza, my pajamas, a couch and movies” and that’s what I got. And it was marvelous.
Fast forward to this year, since he was gone I wasn’t expecting ANYTHING. Even though he has liberty on the weekends its so scattered that he doesn’t actually know when he will be officially on duty or be able to call. So I was rolling with the punches and wasn’t expecting anything. I got a text saying happy Valentine’s Day, a message on Facebook, and a phone call.
Earlier in the morning he texted asking for my address so he could mail me a letter, nice cover story buddy, and then called him mom asking her to bring me roses. Roses, conveniently, happen to be my favorite flower so it works out well. So imagine my surprise when around 1pm his mom and step-dad show up with a balloon and a dozen red roses. Please also imagine that I was in my pajamas still at this point.