(And aren't the elephant graphics she found for me so wonderful?! Elephants are my absolute favorite animal, and seeing them in "real life," up close and personal last summer just cemented my love for these enormous, majestic creatures...I love having them on my blog! No, they are not a commentary on my memory, or lack thereof...or on my political leanings, for that matter!)
If you have my button on your blog, go ahead and replace it with the new, much more adorable one if you'd like:
In some not-so-exciting news, I'm going to have to delay announcing the winner of my giveaway and getting the prizes out because...
My computer is dead. As a doornail. Will-not-turn-on dead. The lovely young man at Best Buy's Geek Squad seemed quite genuinely sorry to tell me that the motherboard was fried, and that since the computer was 5+ years old already, if it was a car it'd be "totaled," and I would be better off getting a new computer entirely.
Ouch. Wasn't planning on that! There goes most, if not all, of my basement-remodel plans for this summer!
Good news is, they should be able to successfully do a data transfer from the old beast to the new one, so I won't lose my stuff (people. Back. Your. Computers. Up. or you will have an almost-heart attack, like I did this afternoon, before they confirmed they could transfer). And I should have a brand-new, shiny, fast computer in my hot little hands by tomorrow evening.
Whew. (Still. The pocketbook is hurting right now. I swiped my card and wanted to cry. I'd expected a hundred or two bucks for a repair. Not...a new machine. They don't sell those for $200, it turns out! For shame.)
So, I'm sorry to delay the whole winner thing, but hopefully I will be able to post that tomorrow. (I'd attempt that tonight, but I'm using my backup computer, which is over 10 years old - got it at the beginning of college - and I'm honestly surprised it still connects to the internet at all. It will probably think very hard about it before letting me post this little entry, even.)