SoÃ¯Â¿Â½ yesterday I had left my laptop in my car. I guess there is a longish untold story about how the upgrade to 10.2.5 killed my laptop, but IÃ¯Â¿Â½ll just leave it at that. Point is, bringing it to the apple store is on my list of things to do, and thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s why it was in the car. Over the course of the day, I thought a couple of times about how I shouldnÃ¯Â¿Â½t have left it in the car.
I didnÃ¯Â¿Â½t end up finding time to go to the apple store, and came right home after work to hang out with a friend and go to unicycle practice. The friend was already here, and I came inside, bringing my laptop with me, leaving, as I always do, my mp3 playing diskman in the car, where itÃ¯Â¿Â½s lived since Laura bought it for me about six months ago.
In the 45-minute interval that I was inside, someone smashed in my passenger side window and took the diskman. Fortunately, they didnÃ¯Â¿Â½t take any of the (count them) THREE CD carrying case thingies that were strewn randomly around the car. (There is usually only one, but everyone who went on the trip to Chicago this last weekend brought their own, and nobody took them from the car.)
I wish I knew what CD was in the diskman. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m afraid that it was RadioheadÃ¯Â¿Â½s Kid-A, which is one of my all-time favorite albums, and I only just recently found in LauraÃ¯Â¿Â½s CD carrying case thingy after thinking it was lost for ages. Obviously, the window is going to cost more to replace than the diskman. (I only have liability. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m going to call today about it, but I have the suspicion that it doesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t cover glass or theft.)
After the discovery, I called the police, who showed up fairly promptly, and filed a Ã¯Â¿Â½statisticalÃ¯Â¿Â½ report of the theft. (She was straightforward about how little they could do in a case like this.) I didnÃ¯Â¿Â½t end up going to unicycling, and instead we watched Spirited Away, which Nate recently purchased on DVD.
I guess the whole point about the laptop is obvious enough. I sure am glad I brought it in with me when I got home. (Despite the fact that currently itÃ¯Â¿Â½s a fifteen-hundred dollar paperweight.)
This morning, just before I woke up, I dreamt I was teaching someone to play chess.