Tuesday, March 3, 2015
SLICE #3/31- STILL MORE STUCK IN STUPID
I got to school today about 6:30.
One of our first year teachers was having some issues with entering his second trimester grades into the computer. I ran down stairs, from the second floor to the basement, to get my computer so I could help him.
On the way back up the cement stairs, I somehow caught my toe. And tripped forward.
And banged my shin and my computer on the cement stair.
I didn't drop the computer. It never left my hands. The screen didn't crack. But something is really wrong. And everywhere there should be white, there isn't.
Instead, every white area is covered in this bright lavender pink. When I look at it, I think it would be a great color for an Easter dress. But it's not such a great color for a computer screen. In fact, it kind of makes my eyes hurt.
And the photographs of people's faces are surrounded by strands of green and blue hair. They look like they are getting ready for Halloween. Or like someone released a new blue/green stringy hair app that everyone has to try.
I have tried restarting the computer. Multiple times. It's still pink. With blue and green stringy-haired people.
I took it to the computer teacher at school. He just shook his head. This is already a loaner, because my real computer, which is six years old, is having some issues that no one can figure out.
I don't want to tell my boss. She has enough on her plate with school budget and PARCC testing.
I called the Mac repair place. They said depending on what I did, it will cost between $250 and $600. And take three or four business days.
So now I'm going to have to take my computer to get repaired.
And I wonder how I will slice. And do my Welcome Wagon duties. And respond to assignments for my ELA classes.
I really am totally stuck in stupid.