Since we’ve got a Free Week (free to discuss whatever), I am very lucky because I was going to take a chance that this that’s what this week’s topic was. You see, my poor computer has died. Crashed. Kaboom. And did I back up all my files the way a good girl should? Of course not! (Not that I ever really claimed to be a good girl since my freshman year of college…but that’s another story best not told.) There were a few backed up to an ancient flash drive, but certainly not the file containing our list of topics. Anyhow, I hope there’s some tech geek, nerd, whiz, or whatever who can retrieve my files and pictures from my hard drive.
I am free to express my condolences to the people of Oklahoma who have lost so much in the wake of that mean, nasty tornado. Due to being somewhat disconnected and that I don’t watch the news (it’s all depressing), I hadn’t heard about it right away, but when I heard that it tore through an elementary school, I lost it. Between that and the Sandy Hook tragedy, I feel like a complete liar when I tell my 9 year old son that he’s safe at school. Being the Pollyanna-ish person that I am, not to mention having been a former teacher of high school statistics, my head tells me that I’m good. My heart on the other hand…
Anyhow, since I don’t want to depress anyone with my computer troubles and sad news of the world, I’m moving on to other freebie news. I just love those Buy-One-Get-One-Free deals at my local grocery store. (Sure would be nice if the computer store offered those. My husband’s computer is slower than molasses. Yet I really don’t want to upset it because it has outlasted mine and I need it to finish this blog post.) I have this habit of stocking up on coffee, cereal, and cake mix whenever they go on sale. Not that I need 10 boxes of brownie and cake mix, but one never knows when a desperate situation calling for chocolate is going to present itself.
Other freebies aren’t so good. Like when I’m at tennis and hit a shot out or double fault. I’m giving the other team a free point. I do it so often that I can hear our coaches in my head yelling, “No freebies, Micki!” I’m not a very good tennis player, so I give away lots of freebies. I had a story idea about a tennis player when I knew nothing about tennis. So I startede taking lessons. I still haven’t written the story, but I’m still playing tennis.
Anyhow, I hope you all enjoy your free Wednesday!