OOOOO and AHHHH! I was eying the new Mac Books and then I just so happened to fry my old one when a whole carton of almond milk spilled in my bag all over my computer. Ever wonder if things that seem so coincidentally accidental are actually intentional on a subconscious level? I am not sure, but it is something to think about.

Sorry I have been a bit disconnected lately. I have lots changing and shifting in my life right now and as an effect everything seems a little up in the air and out of it. I am working on finding my footing and all will be right soon. I look forward to reconnecting with the community!


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  • David Hayes

    on May 13, 2009 at 11:31 pm


    I’m prepared! I’m taking my Etch-A-Sketch! (by OHIO Arts).

    I’m all ready to go. It’s 2:30am. Have to be up in 4.5 hours to get to the job fair when it opens.


    I’m thinking about ‘degrees of separation.’ Yesterday … well, officially, 2 days ago, a man from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee who claims to be one of Dolly Parton’s 2nd cousins begged every last dollar (I had on me) off of me as I waited for a tow truck in Canton, Ohio. And Dolly was in a movie that starred Allison. I wonder why I think about things like this when I am tired out of my mind and facing a big new day in a few hours.


  • Silvia

    on May 14, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Hi Allison,

    Well, you know what Freud said: “There are no coincidences.” Well, whether this is true or not is probably a matter of opinion. I think there are coincidences for sure, but a lot of things that seem so coincidental are actually the opposite. Be this as it may, every time you write a posting like this I think it was so right to stay here. I came here by chance. I was looking for something in the internet and Google referred me to your blog. I remember I wondered what I was supposed to do here. Hence, I left because I was looking for something completely different. However, I came back in less than five minutes for I was referred to your page again. So I started to read. I didn’t find the reason why Google referred me to your blog, but I liked what I read and so I did my first reply. Well, I guess that’s an example for sheer chance.

    Quote: “Sorry I have been a bit disconnected lately. I have lots changing and shifting in my life right now and as an effect everything seems a little up in the air and out of it. I am working on finding my footing and all will be right soon. I look forward to reconnecting with the community!“

    – It’s alright, Allison. Take your time. 🙂
    I know how this is like by own experience and my best friend. She’s a lot in such situations and hopes every now and then that I have some panacea for her. Well, I’m only human too, but she’s my friend so I do my best in order to help her.

    take care,

  • Jade Ruby

    on May 14, 2009 at 3:54 am

    David Hayes,

    I don’t know about job fair recruiters, but it would seem to me that a person in your shoes would already be an aficionado of the pen market. I know for me, I like getting different writing implements, and they don’t have to be expensive to be cool. Right now I’m into multi-function pens, and of course I have Bics, both medium and fine points. But when I saw the Staples “Quatrex” I *HAD* to have one! Heh. The Quatrex has black, blue, and red inks with a 7mm pencil. It also has an optional stylus that you can replace one of the standard points with. Jeeze, I love my Quatrex with it’s sleek brushed aluminum finish, and dappled comfort grip that let’s the sheen of the metal show through all the way to the tip, rather than covering the entire grip in plastic. What a great pen for all occasions, from note taking to slashing budgets, and ready to switch from paper to PDA. +ahem+

    I hope you enjoy your new computer Allison.

  • David Hayes

    on May 14, 2009 at 4:20 am

    Jade Ruby,

    I used to have a love affair with the Niji Stylus. It had a beautiful fine line and I used to sketch tiny illustrations with them without worrying about the pen bleeding. They also didn’t run out after a few lines. But today, I have trouble finding a good pen but I make anything available work for me. I actually prefer a good soft lead drawing pencil if I need to sketch a shaded image. I got a WACOM tablet with pen to try to get into the 21st century, but I haven’t developed the knack for using it yet.

  • Jade Ruby

    on May 14, 2009 at 4:58 am


    It seems to me that it takes a real knack for the regular tablets as there is a difference in projecting onto the screen when there is no feedback on the actual drawing surface. Wacom has those new touch screen moniters to try and get around that. I don’t know, but there should be a drawing tablet like that Etch-A-Sketch you nmentioned where at least the artist would have a direct feedback on the actual drawing surface as well as on the monitor.

  • Aziza

    on May 14, 2009 at 5:06 am

    hmmm, so you just saw a brand new computer and ruined your old one. Coincidental accident. lol

    Allison Mack with a Mac Book- has a nice ring to it.

    I love my grey VAIO- it’s my first laptop ever.

  • Kathy

    on May 14, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Your new computer sounds fabulous, but I think you need to give yourself a break about reconnecting. You’ve had a stressful season playing a much darker Chloe so it makes sense for you to need to just chill out for a bit.

  • Brittany

    on May 14, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Hey Allison. Things happen for a reason, like you said, maybe that milk did know you wanted & needed a new computer! Have fun with your new MacBook. I want a Mac so bad. My computer is on the verge of dying, literally.
    Brittany XOXOXOXO

  • Eduardo

    on May 16, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    sorry about your old computer but I hope you enjoy your new one macbooks are realy good I got one on my birthday

  • Matthew

    on May 18, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I wish my subconcious would spill almond milk on my laptop, i’d like a shiny new one 🙂

  • sammyag

    on May 19, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Things just happen I guess..
    Got a lot of stuff broken in a little more then 24 hours….
    Harddrives, XBOX, cellphone, Earphones…
    What’s important is to move on….
    (more importantly being able to replace that stuff…)

  • 109576

    on August 1, 2011 at 9:49 am

    new computor,
    the old ones shot,why not buy a new one,they are cheaper than trying to get a old desk top fixed.besides they can sell them new at office depot,best buy or staples for a good price,i’m using a toshiba laptop now and compared to my old sony desk top what a difference window 7 if i can figuire out how this skipe setting works.good luck with a new one,don’t buy on impulse like i have in the past,research for a lap top with an operating system plus the memory and hard drive space such as a toshiba with a 4g memory and 500gb hard drive,it will save a lot of fustration in the long run as more programs are added.the more programs added the slower it can run.also look at the proccesor type,i under stand dual core dual is best.good luck
    bill gonzalez or 109576