My computer is broken. I don't know what happened to her or what exactly is wrong with her, but her screen is almost completely black and it won't light up. I've researched the problem heavily using Bob's computer and I've discovered that this problem isn't uncommon with Dell Inspirion 6000s. I haven't had time to go to the computer doctor yet, so I'm going to have to make do with Bob's computer until I can get mine fixed. Bob's computer looks just like mine, except it's all scratched up and the keyboard is slow to respond, probably because Bob has dragged the poor thing all over the country without being terribly careful. Even so, his screen works just fine.
The only really annoying thing about the broken computer is that I can't access iTunes. I plugged my ipod into my little girl (is it weird that I call my computer my little girl?) and she registers that the ipod is there, and it charges, but I'm not sure if it's syncing. I have no idea if I'm missing any new podcasts. I know that the Stash and Burn gals are on vacation, but if there's a new Cast-On with Brenda Dayne, I'm probably missing it. I have to spend many hours in the vehicle (my other little girl) this week, so fresh podcasts are essential. Oh well, I do have about 10 audio books on the pod at the moment, so I'll survive.
This has been a very busy week viola wise, and my hands have been pretty tired at the end of the day, so knitting hasn't really been happening. I did have an interesting conversation with this weekend's esteemed guest artist last night. Because this week's guest conductor is a friend of mine and Bob's from college, we got to go out to dinner with said guest conductor and guest artist last night after the concert. At one point, I started talking about knitting and the guest artist got very interested and said that she is a knitter too. We chatted about yarn and yarn stores, crocheting, spinning, and dyeing while everyone else at the table looked confused. How exciting is it that one of the best violinists in the world is a knitter? All I have to say to that is Yarn Tootin'!