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a forced break

My computer died this weekend. A little popping noise and it was done... looks like the power supply did it in. While it is in the hands of the Geniuses over at the Apple store, I'll be taking a little blogging break. (It should only be a few days... let's hope those guys are as smart as they say they are.) 

This week I'll be taking Mr. Rand's advice (shown above). Perhaps I'll do the binding on C's quilt, or finish embroidering Bee's birthday crown, or the many other projects I've started and set aside for lack of time. A forced break sounds like it could be quite nice.

I promise I'll be back very soon, hopefully with a thing or two to show and tell.

Image from the book "Conversations with Students" by Paul Rand, found via Eric Baker's amazing grouping of inspiration over at Design Observer. (Mr. Baker posts a new bunch of gems each Monday.)

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Oh there is always shiny silver lining in any dark computer illness cloud! Cannot wait to see C's quilt or any other of your always fabulous creations.

03.9.2009 | Unregistered Commenteraneela

The only problems I've heard of with the Apple's are the power supplies... which sucks

03.9.2009 | Unregistered CommenterJdog

Love the quote! Enjoy the down time.

03.9.2009 | Unregistered CommenterPumpkin Petunia

Sometimes it is nice to have that forced, computer-less time. I think I might need some (but it would definitely have to be forced). Have fun.

03.9.2009 | Unregistered Commentermavis

I hope your computer is up and running again soon! I always enjoy my breaks from technology...during my kids breaks from school I don't do blogging related things and always feel refreshed at the end of it all.

03.10.2009 | Unregistered CommenterLecia

that is such a funny picture!

good luck with your computer. i have great faith in those apple geniuses.

03.10.2009 | Unregistered Commenterlynne

I hope they get your computer up and running again. I've started using a local authorized repair place because, honestly, I'm not convinced that the store reps deserve the title of genius. I'm much happier with them.

03.10.2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I forgot to say - I posted our favorite Easter books today - check it out if you're interested.

03.10.2009 | Unregistered CommenterLecia

Now I am sad, I will miss your posts!

03.11.2009 | Unregistered Commenterjulie

i had the same "catastrophe" befall me over the past weekend. oh the dreaded computer breakdown. it takes some mental adjustment--but getting offline and getting physically creative is pretty refreshing!

03.11.2009 | Unregistered Commenterlillie

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