There is a guy who has decided that he likes to sit next to me during my Monday class, because he likes to look over my shoulder at what I’m doing on my computer. I know this because he told me so, straight up: “I’m sitting next to you from now on and watching your computer!”
What do you say to that? And what do you say when you are reading your LJ friends page during a boring part of the class and you realize that he is avidly reading it too? I know what you do – you stop going to LJ to protect your friends’ privacy. Stupid boy.
Yesterday during the break I was sitting on a desk in the middle of the classroom, chatting with a friend of mine in the class when suddenly he said, “Don’t look!”
I turned around and saw that he had spilt his mocha onto his desk and mine … and my computer.
He kept saying, “I’m sorry! I’m sorry!” as he frantically wiped it up with his sleeve. I had picked up my computer and was hugging it to my chest as my friend wiped down the back of it with a paper towel. The other guy I sit next to offered to let me punch him in the face if it would make me feel better, which made me giggle and calm down a little bit. And he offered to give me his brand new laptop if mine stopped working. Maybe the look on my face was making him nervous? *lol*
I turned to Mr Nosy-And-Spills-His-Drinks and said, “You’re not allowed to sit next to me anymore.”
He laughed weakly.
I said, “I’m not kidding,” and didn’t speak to him for the rest of the class.
I mean, really. There’s a reason why I bring my water and my coffee in spill-proof containers. There’s a reason that I am extremely careful about what people put down next to my computer. There’s a reason why my computer never leaves my sight, unless I’m using the washroom and even then it sometimes gets carted in there with me. It’s because it was really expensive, and it has all my stuff on it.
All this has made me realize that I need a back up system. A flash drive? A zip drive? An external hard drive? I don’t know the difference between them all, but I want something that can hold all my Word docs and my music, just in case something were to happen to permanently damage my laptop. Anyone have any ideas about what to get, where to go, and how much it’s gonna cost me?