Monday, August 22, 2005

Hopefully It Will Just Go Up From Here 

First evening of classes tonight. In my usual hyper-organized way, I'm fully prepared. Examples:

I hauled the wrong book with me today. Brought Sexuality, Gender and the Law (6.3 pounds) rather than Wills, Trusts and Estates (3.2 pounds). I don't have my Sexual Orientation and the Law class until tomorrow. The three pounds makes a big difference, since I'm also carrying my computer and power adapter today.

I managed to reach The Girl by phone at home before she left for work, and she brought the Wills, Trusts and Estates book to her office, which is on my way to the T station from my office. A friend who was also one of my bridesmaids (I need a blogname for her) also offered to share her copy with me during class if I ended up not going to The Girl's office.

I forgot the lock for my locker. I signed up for a locker on Thursday. At first I signed up for a "single," but it's about 7 inches cubed. No way I could fit my computer in there. So I changed to one of the "doubles" like I had last year, which are maybe 7 inches wide and deep but perhaps 14 inches high. Hopefully I won't end up sharing (I didn't have to last year), because these things really aren't built for two. The really funny thing is that these double lockers have three or four coat hooks inside. I could maybe hang a baseball cap, but the bill would be resting on top of whatever books were inside.

Anyway, my choices now are to bring home my books and computer tonight and haul them in again tomorrow, or pick up a lock at Wal-Mart during lunch. I might do that, since I need a lock for the gym in the office building anyway.

My Norton antivirus is acting schizy. The school has a new computer security system in place, so when you try to access the network they scan your system to make sure you are have the latest anti-virus and spy-sniffing software updates, and if not, you can't get on. The Guyfriend updated all my programs a couple of weeks ago, and did an overall cleaning for me. So this morning before I left home I logged on and updated my SpyBot, Ad-Aware and Norton. I figured I'd update at home, then run them one more time in the office. SpyBot and Ad-Aware no problem. Norton keeps hanging at the "Getting information" stage of the process. I finally cancelled it and tried again at work, but no luck. I can run it with the existing definitions, but I can't get the updated definitions. And The Guyfriend is on vacation this week, so I can't get him to lay his magic hands on it!

Hopefully I'm just getting all these problems out of the way now, so the rest of the year will be smooth sailing.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 11:25 AM