Today being my first actual holiday day started off with a surprise.  The surprise being pretty much ever computer nerd’s worst nightmare – my computer would not turn on!!!  This was certainly a first, I just couldn’t get the thing working.  I figured it was one of three problems, either my on switch wore out (very rare been seen it happen once), my motherboard died (somewhat rare but happens) or the power supply died (fairly common).  I tried by-passing the on-switch by jumpering the power switch on the motherboard with no luck.  So either the motherboard is toast or it’s the power supply.  Not having any extra parts to test with, I took the `puter to CBit which fortunately wasn’t very busy on a Monday morning.  I didn’t have to wait long and the tech was very knowledgeable and testing the power supply right away and found it to be a bit flakey.  He tested another power supply on it and then ti worked just fine.  At least the motherboard was OK.  So $125+tax later, I’m on my way home with a new power supply.  I try to install it at home and notice that none of the screw holes line up which I think is odd since this should be a standard form factor.  So back to CBit….  The tech takes ones look at it and I realize my error…. I had tried to install the power supply upside-down.  So bad home and less than half an hour later, everything is fixed and running fine.  Geesh, would you believe they let me work on computer servers for a living?

Aside from that, I made eggs benedict for the first time yesterday and they turned out very nicely!  It’s nice to have my dad and Carol back in town too after their two weeks in Paris.

Eva and I went out for a nice lunch to celebrate our holidays and it’s a good thing we saved room for desert because I had the smart idea of going to Baked Expectations after.  Mmmm Mmm Mm damn, the caramel pecan cheesecake I had was sooo good and Eva’s Tira Misu cake was equally delicious!  We went around the Osbourne area a bit and just shopped around.

Even with the busy day, I still fit in some Guitar Hero.  Awesome game, too bad I suck at medium skill.  Practice, Practice, Practice…

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