What a crazy week it's been so far. I am so incredibly exhausted from stress, work and sleep deprivation that I actually let one of my elementary classes play a matching game for the entire class period. I knew I should review or do something else but my brain failed me completely and I couldn't form a single coherent thought on the course material. Luckily they are good kids and don't get to do silly things that often and the match game was in the course outline so technically I was following right along.
Anyway, let's get the bad news over with first. Our laptop is very, very sick. I am currently blogging from a PC Bang in Saudong with poor Matthew at my side who has the only computer in the bang with Microsoft Word. He's on a deadline with his play (which he should be finished but he dicked around a bit and then the computer mayhem began) and will be working until the wee hours of the night to try and meet it. We figure it's Lunar New Year this weekend so we have 3 days off to recouperate. I am lending moral support and feeding my internet addiction. During the 3 days off we're hoping to do something cool, possibly tour the DMZ (De-militarized Zone- ie border between the Koreas).
So what happened to the laptop? Well, Matt was looking for some anti-virus/spyware software and his Dad recommended some to him that he'd heard was good but hadn't tried. So Matt downloaded it. Only it wasn't anti-virus/spyware software, it was actually something called Malware (well it was a bundle of things and this was one of them) and basically it is really screwing our computer up. Right now we can no longer access the internet and things run really slow. So slow that sometimes we can't get our user info to actually load and the whole thing seems frozen. This is really perplexing and even the McAfee anti-virus we purchased (before the internet stopped working) isn't able to clean it up. If anyone has any good ideas/miracles, please, please let us know. It's going to drive me nuts not being able to update blogs at home or get any of my new pictures off my camera, etc, etc.
Well that's the bad news. But otherwise things are going all right. We still haven't been given our schedules for the new semester (even though it starts in two weeks) but we did get a bit more information about how the graduation and such will work at the end of the month. Today was Valentine's Day at school so you'll be glad to know that we are no longer lacking in the chocolate department. It was also Brian's birthday so I got a few cute (but inaccessible at the moment) pictures. Also on the weekend I got a new watch and it's orange and adorable. See! The picture is pretty pathetic but it says "Naughty, naughty pets" on the strap and has a strange orange creature on the face. There is writing on the face that says, "You really have some nerve to dare to leave your presents everywhere." and the second hand is a little red present.
The best and most exciting news, however, is that today I got a lot of mail! Just when I thought I would perish from the cold, stair filled walk home from work I found 2 parcels waiting for me! The first being from my amazing friend KB and she thoughtfully sent me the first season of Arrested Development on DVD. I've never seen it but she is thoroughly convinced I will adore it and she is not often wrong about anything. The other parcel, now you probably should be sitting down for this, was my LONG LOST CHRISTMAS PARCEL FROM MY DAD AND SHARRON!!! I couldn't believe it! I still can't believe it! But it made it and it's here and it's filled with lovely things (like a great real gum supply and priceless pictures- even if I look awfule in most of them). I'm also excited that Matt has his guitar tuner and capo so he can change the strings and get back to playing more (after he's finished with his play, of course). But this blog has turned a bit rambly and you can clearly see what lack of sleep does to me. Hopefully the next time the computer has an issue I will not be woken up to deal with it for a couple hours at 1:30 am. So that's about all. Sympathize with the bad and revel in the good and know that things could be quiet on the blog front for a bit but if all goes well everything will be back to normal soon.