I’ve had a bit of a headache the past couple of days and it’s partially self-inflicted. At the very least, yesterday it was my own fault due mostly to dehydration. It’s easy to accomplish. First, leave the gym and get on Tri-Met (the local bus) without properly rehydrating. Then go to the Beer and Slider event on the first day of the year it hits 90°F in a parking lot with no shade. Eat a bunch of sliders and drink a bunch of beer tasters. Then head home but wait for the bus in a shelter with no shade, with a seat that’s so hot you can’t use it, in the direct sunlight. Oh, and I suppose I started it all out by not being able to sleep much the night before, so I ended the afternoon with a short 2 1/2 hour nap.
Today was much less personal sabotage. I had a two hour phone call helping a friend remotely upgrade her computer software, only to find that my own laptop was acting up again. I took it to the Apple Store and the diagnostics showed that the battery failed a thermal test. So that means three trips to the Apple Store to fix it: one to diagnose and order parts, one to drop off the laptop once the parts are in, and one to pick up the laptop. And they still refuse to validate parking if you haven’t spent $50, at least not without a bit of drama. Sheesh.