Reality and Superstition

Yesterday I had lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. I usually think the fortunes sound silly but when I opened my fortune cookie after lunch it said to mark my calendar for three months from that day – good things are in store for me. That seemed pretty specific to me so after making sure that the house was “first-footed” properly this year I’ll take every scrap of superstitious hope I can get.

Today was my second day back at work after the holidays and it was actually more like the first day should have been. The power was out and the server was down for part of the day yesterday so the calls for help all started today. I felt like I ran all day and am still way behind. I did get some electronic Gradebook problems solved and some lab scheduling done but there are multiple computers with viruses that cause them to shut down and I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. I used to know what to do but this one is a little out of my league.

I’m spending the evening researching it and sending myself links to tools to try tomorrow. Computer viruses are frustrating and cause so much time and productivity loss. It seems like as soon as you figure out how to combat one, another rears it’s ugly head. I am using a MacBook for the first time this year and so far I haven’t had a single problem with it. I wish I could say the same for the PCs I’m around.
I’m going to go back to my research and then have an early to bed night. There is rain heading our way and I have a good paperback novel to read myself to sleep by. I’m looking forward to seeing if my fortune comes true. April 2nd is my lucky day so I’ll be certain to post then. If things are going well then will it be random or will it mean my hopeful attitude influenced things? Do we make our own luck?