Nerd in the Brain is a continual source of inspiration for all things nerdy and clever. Every Thursday she posts these fascinating glimpses into the giggly life of a nerd. Between her and Lizzi, who gleans gratitude from even the rough patches in life, I should be able to scrape something together, right? Even if my week has been a bit glum? Here are my scraps for the week:
Scrap one: I reinstalled Windows 10! My previous installation had deleted all my files and ruined almost every app. Why on earth did I try it again? Because I hate to be defeated by a computer program? Yes and no. Sadly, I can’t control how Windows chooses to update. Because I adore any new techie thing? YES! And Windows 10 now works beautifully. It’s faster than my previous OS and I have a new persona to aggravate. Dearest Cortana. I have yet to determine how she compares to Siri. Did you know you could once get Siri into a silent snit if you asked her whether she has been born again?
Scrap two: As craft-challenged as I am, I was hesitant to guide a student in creating a Cherokee village. I figured it would look like Godzilla Meets Wooden Huts. (No contest there.) Surprisingly, the village is not half bad. Yeah, that’s weak. That’s why we call this a scrap.
Scrap three: Today is my dearest teaching widow’s birthday! Just to keep him in shape, he got to move the treadmill so I could reach my rock collection trapped in an out-of-reach closet. I HAD to get that rock collection because 4th graders study rocks and minerals. Plus, I LOVE rocks. Almost as much as tech stuff. My neck was set into a downward position until I started taking all these fun photos for Jennifer’s Color Your World challenge. But that would be my 4th scrap, so I’d better stop while I’m ahead.