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My coffee cup and laptop made out this morning, and now I’m getting the blue screen of death.


I would be more upset if I didn’t constantly back-up my laptop AND if I didn’t have a netbook to blog on.  I try not to sweat it when stuff like this happens… it was clearly an accident.


One of my greatest life lessons was when I was 18 and crashed my mother’s car.  I was in an empty parking lot and my mom was following me in my car (can’t remember why we were driving each other’s cars).  I made a quick U-turn without looking and slammed into a concrete pole, pretty much totaling the car… two days before my mom was moving from Florida to Tennessee.  I was SO upset and sobbed hysterically, but my mom didn’t even yell at me!  She knew I already felt bad enough.  It taught me a great lesson about not freaking out when material things get trashed… it happens.


Pre-laptop melt down, I went on a lovely 5.0 mile run.  I really need new shoes and are getting horrible shin splints on my right leg.  🙁 I ordered some today!


  • Distance: 5.0 miles
  • Duration: 49:22
  • Mile 1: 9:51
  • Mile 2: 9:37
  • Mile 3: 9:57
  • Mile 4: 9:57
  • Mile 5: 10:03


Post-run, I made lunch:


The star of the show was definitely CAPERS!  I’ve never purchased capers before but love their salty taste at restaurants.  It definitely spiced up this regular old quinoa bowl.


In the mix:


  • Quinoa
  • Roasted zucchini, squash, mushrooms, and broccoli
  • Kidney beans
  • Capers


Just had some Resee’s for dessert!


Hope you’re having a good Monday, too! 🙂



  • Jazz August 23, 2010, 1:25 pm

    What kind of shoes do you get? I just got a new pair of Asics and can’t run in them so am back to the same version of nikes I usually run in.. do you find you have one brand and version that you stick to?

    • caitlin August 23, 2010, 1:38 pm

      Brooks Summons – I’ve had five or six pairs.

      • Jazz August 23, 2010, 1:47 pm

        Thanks! I thought I was the only one stocking up on my fav. brand.

        • sarah k. @ the pajama chef August 23, 2010, 3:00 pm

          i do that too! i haven’t run in anything except brooks adrenaline since about 2003!

    • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 23, 2010, 1:49 pm

      I like Adidas runners. It’s like running on a cloud. I always buy them

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin August 23, 2010, 1:25 pm

    Great attitude, Caitlin. I sometimes get worked up over little things like that and there’s really no reason to – it doesn’t help anything!

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers August 23, 2010, 1:27 pm

    eek! sorry about your laptop, but GOOD for you for not sweatin’ about it too much. plus, it looks like you have a cute guy to help fix it for you! yay husband! 😀

  • Marina August 23, 2010, 1:28 pm

    I had so much accidents like that, and I always feel bad about it. But it happens, and I am starting to be more careful around electric things :))

  • Freya (Brit Chick Runs) August 23, 2010, 1:30 pm

    Oooh that lunch looks awesome!
    Oh poor you re the accident 🙁 I kicked my foot through a glass door when I was little totally on accident – the door used to stick so we ALWAYS kicked the wood frame, but being like, 5yrs old, I misaimed. My mum SCREAMED at me and I was SO scared and sad 🙁 🙁 Kiiinda similar…!

    • Amber K August 24, 2010, 12:50 pm

      =( My parents were always that same way. No matter how small the accident.

  • Heather August 23, 2010, 1:32 pm

    oh no! I hate the blue screen of death. I hope you can fix it!

  • Kelsey August 23, 2010, 1:37 pm

    Hey Caitlin, I am just getting into running and was wondering what you look for in a good running shoe? There seem to be so many options that it is very overwhelming. Are the more expensive ones actually worth it? Thanks! 🙂

    • Annie@stronghealthyfit August 23, 2010, 1:40 pm

      Seek out a good quality running store that will assess your feet for you and suggest a shoe. You don’t have to buy the shoes there, necessarily, just get a good recommendation and then you can find it elsewhere at a good price. I buy mine online- usually on Zappos.com.

      • caitlin August 23, 2010, 1:42 pm

        I agree with Annie!

        Mine retails for about $78 and lasts me 5 months. Not bad.

      • Sarah for Real August 23, 2010, 1:49 pm

        Any thoughts on where to go if your city doesn’t (embrace running) have a good running store?

        • caitlin August 23, 2010, 1:50 pm

          I know the latest issue of Runner’s World has a good breakdown on different shoes in this months issue.

        • Lea @ Healthy Coconut August 24, 2010, 11:16 pm

          Zappos ships shoes for free and I’ve purchased a few pairs from their website. They have a good variety of brands.

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit August 23, 2010, 1:41 pm

    That quinoa bowl looks awesome! I think capers are weird though 😉

  • Sarah August 23, 2010, 1:45 pm

    I’m so sorry about your laptop! That’s no fun. You’ve got a fantastic attitude about the whole thing…

  • Evan Thomas August 23, 2010, 1:50 pm

    I love your attitude. When bad things happen, there’s usually nothing we can do about them; it’s all about how we react to them.

  • rebecca lustig August 23, 2010, 1:50 pm

    wow it is SO ironic that you posted this. i just blogged about a car accident i got in this morning.

    thanks, girl– i needed this

  • Sana August 23, 2010, 1:52 pm

    I go to roadrunners where they shoe dog you and set you up with your “custom” (read: expensive) insole/shoes. I was unsure of it at first butttt being pain-free is worth it.

    I usually get upset over breaking material items, but it’s life and sh** happens!

  • Sarah August 23, 2010, 1:53 pm

    If your laptop is a lost cause, I would really recommend getting a macbook or macbook pro. I made the switch to apple three years ago and haven’t looked back since. It’ll also be wonderful to synch to your iPhone as well. I know they are pricey – but they are a worthwhile investment!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg August 23, 2010, 1:54 pm

    Ugh– I had a laptop meltdown this morning. I don’t think I stayed as calm as you did though 🙂

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 23, 2010, 1:54 pm

    Sorry about the laptop. I know what you mean about not freaking out about material things, but I always hate it when I do something that could have been avoided. It is just frustrating. Lunch looks perfect! I hope the rest of your day goes well!

  • Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) August 23, 2010, 1:55 pm

    Ooooh – laptop disasters are terrible! That’s great that you back up your laptop often, I need to do that more regularly.

    I had one laptop incident that ended in a cracked screen but luckily I was able to hook it up to another monitor and salvage everything on the harddrive!

  • Christine August 23, 2010, 1:56 pm

    Agreed, great attitude. I try to be that way, but find it’s a mixed bag whether something like that will affect me. Oh well, it’s a challenge to be better everyday, I guess.

    As far as your lunch goes, I feel like I should love capers, since I love briny, salty, foods like olives…but I never buy or use capers because I don’t like how they look. I’ll try and get over that if they really are as good as you say!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite August 23, 2010, 1:57 pm

    Bummer about the laptop! Hopefully you can revive it 🙂

  • Jane August 23, 2010, 1:58 pm

    That is a great story about your mom not yelling at you! My mom was good like that too, whenever I would make a mistake and ruin something as a kid, she would just say “that’s okay; you didn’t know” and explain how I should do it next time, totally calmly and acting like my mistake was not a big deal. I was always impressed that she didn’t yell at me! Sounds like you have a great atttude. I hope your laptop revives!

  • Tina August 23, 2010, 1:59 pm

    What a great mom to react in such a calm manner!! And such a good outlook to have. Material things can always be replaced. Not always easily but the fact is that they CAN be.

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) August 23, 2010, 2:00 pm

    What do you use to back up your computer? How do you? I really need to do that…

    YUM, I love capers!

    • caitlin August 23, 2010, 2:08 pm

      Carbonite.com <—epic

  • Emily @ Run Emily Run August 23, 2010, 2:01 pm

    Way to have the right attitude about material things. I’m sure I’d be much more distraught! Also, capers are delish. Especially on bagels.

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet August 23, 2010, 2:02 pm

    That is a good lesson that I need to learn from!

  • Rachel August 23, 2010, 2:02 pm

    Whoopsie! Hope it dries out and works okay.

  • Jane August 23, 2010, 2:03 pm

    PS I agree with Sarah about switching to a Mac! Especially great if you have an Apple store in your city and can go in to make Apple 1 to 1 appointments – for $99 a year you get unlimited 1 hour tutorials with Apple geniuses on anything you want to learn to do on your computer – could be photos, address book, videos, whatever. My mom switched from PC to Mac with the Apple 1 to 1 and she is in love with Apple now and would never go back. I don’t work for Apple; I just see how happy people are after the switch!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine August 23, 2010, 2:05 pm

    Bummer about the laptop! Hopefully the computer store can salvage it, but you’re right- it’s just a material possession. You just reminded me to order a new pair of running shoes- I keep forgetting!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) August 23, 2010, 2:06 pm

    yikes…oops! sounds like the time my phone jumped from my back pocket into the toilet!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) August 23, 2010, 2:07 pm

    My work computer has been giving me the blue screen of death every few days or so. I’m glad I’m up for a new one soon.

    I love your attitude. I often freak out about material things but they can be replaced…people matter more.

  • Annie (Delicious Wellness) August 23, 2010, 2:12 pm

    Love your attitude! I feel like many times we get upset just by anticipating something really bad. For example, one time my hubs and I were in traffic and were super late for a big party we’d paid 50 bucks to attend. We were absolutely miserable for over an hour, thinking we’d miss dinner. To our surprise, when we walked in, there were still people arriving! It’s so easy to get wrapped up in negativity, when we don’t even know what will happen next!

    Who knows – maybe your computer will come back to life! And if it doesn’t? Life goes on. 🙂

    Thanks for the inspiration, as always.

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 23, 2010, 2:12 pm

    OUCH! on both counts….laptop and shin. Hope you have great afternoon:)

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman August 23, 2010, 2:17 pm

    I love capers. They make just about any pasta-type dish better. Oooh, and capers (and the juice from the jar), Greek yogurt, feta, and cucumbers makes an awesome spread or dip.

  • Deb (Women's Fitness) August 23, 2010, 2:17 pm

    Capers taste delicious with garbanzo beans, tomatoes, and feta cheese!

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa August 23, 2010, 2:18 pm

    Nice attitude! Accidents happen, its just part of life. No use stressing needlessly about it.

    Also, I bought capers for the first time last Saturday. I love them but never cook with them. I was walking though Trader Joe’s and I thought, “why not buy this?” Can’t wait to cook with them!

  • Paige @Running Around Normal August 23, 2010, 2:26 pm

    Doh! It was an accident – can’t do much about it except try and fix it. Great attitude:)

  • Kelly August 23, 2010, 2:40 pm

    Ooooh I did that once before with a diet coke. Not good.

  • Kacy August 23, 2010, 2:44 pm

    Love your attitude! I had a similar experience right after I got my license. I freaked out but my Dad was so calm and made me feel better. I’m pretty sure he said the exact phrase, “things can be replaced, people can’t.” Word to my father 🙂

    The quinoa dish looks great. I love capers!

  • Liza August 23, 2010, 2:44 pm

    That IS is great lesson — I’ve definitely felt that way before because my parents have taken the same approach with me. Very important to be able to think about what’s really worth getting worked up over.

  • Neen @ Broad Bean to Runner Bean August 23, 2010, 2:44 pm

    ahh bummer i hope it gets sorted soon love! x

  • Megan (Braise The Roof) August 23, 2010, 2:45 pm

    I love that the husband is drying your computer with a hairdryer! What a great reminder that things are just things and you can either replace them or move on! I had a similar lesson learning experience when my dad’s AWESOME Mustang convertible was stolen when I was in high school. I was so upset and then my dad reminded me that it was just a thing. Life goes on!

  • Tracey August 23, 2010, 2:47 pm

    What a great atitude you have. I always get really pissed at myself when I break stuff. I need to step back and realize it’s just stuff.

    I’ve recently come to the conclusion that I really like capers. I used them yesterday in a mix I made to top off the halibut I had for dinner. It was amazing!

  • Jen August 23, 2010, 2:48 pm

    I’ve heard somewhere not to use a hairdryer, but a vacuum instead.

  • Camille August 23, 2010, 2:50 pm

    What a wonderful mother you have. There are so much more important things to worry about than just our “stuff”!

  • Leanne @ Radiant, Balanced & Fit August 23, 2010, 2:50 pm

    Thats a great attitude to have! I’ve gotten mad at people for spilling or messing something up in the past but nowadays I try and not get all worked up…

    I find if something happens & you’re about to get upset, it helps to ask yourself what the persons intention was.

    Ex. My fiance had spilled something on the counter and it was all messy… his intention was to cook me a delicious meal and most likely he was hurrying so that it would be ready quicker! It makes it a lot harder to be mad or annoyed when you realize people’s intentions… and that includes your own!

    Like you said, you didn’t mean to spill it, these things just happen 🙂

    Sometimes the best thing you can do is just laugh!

    Have a good day Caitlin!

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward August 23, 2010, 2:57 pm

    Can’t cry over spilled milk, right? 🙂

    When we were in college, my husband spilled a beer on his laptop. He dried it with a hairdryer and then left it open near a fan for a day or two, and it was fine! Hopefully you have the same luck.

  • Lu August 23, 2010, 3:00 pm

    What do you do to rid yourself of shin splints? I can’t seem to get rid of mine and I have good, new shoes and don’t run on concrete. I took 6 months off of running, but the right one came back about a month later. SO FRUSTRATING!

    • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat August 23, 2010, 3:30 pm

      I’ve had my battles with them too, so here are some things I’ve tried and have helped some:

      1. Stretch your calves ALL THE TIME. Shin splints often are caused my a muscular imbalance between your shin muscles and your calves.

      2. Strengthen your glutes. Mine are partially caused by a muscular imbalance I have in my glutes, so I land harder with one leg. Most runners have weak glute muscles, so you can’t go wrong by strengthening them (cross training on the elliptical will also help with this).

      3. Strengthen your shin muscles. Walk around with your feet flexed (toes pointed up). This will feel uncomfortable at first, but it will help eventually.

      4. Foam roll.

      Hope these help! There are lots of websites out there dedicated to helping people get through shin pain. Taking time off helps, but as your experience shows, they will come right back if you don’t stretch, strengthen, and massage the muscles.

    • Clare August 23, 2010, 5:11 pm

      Lu…I’m sorry about your shin splints and SO hear you about the frustration. I’ve never had shin splints but am currently banned from running because of a piriformis muscle issue. It’s so annoying and so mentally disheartening to have to quit something you love to do. Caitlin; I was actually going to ask if you have had any running injuries and how to deal mentally with having to take time off?

    • caitlin August 23, 2010, 9:16 pm
    • caitlin August 23, 2010, 9:18 pm

      Check this out:


      And Clare – I have had SO many injuries, unfortunately. Last year I had to stop running for 2.5 months because of my knees. On my top posts page are tons of link to injury posts. I would just really recommend you find something new to do that keeps you fit but your doctor OKs (I got really into cycling at the time and did my first metric century).

    • Julia August 23, 2010, 10:02 pm

      Hey there; I too had shin splints (nasty ones at that!) for a while, but now I am mostly pain free, and here are the things that worked for me;
      1) Run shorter distances, run less frequently
      2) Saw a physical therapist and worked on stretching and strengthening my weak muscles (this is possibly different person to person, so if you get a chance, go see a PT)
      3) KT Tape (kttape.com)
      4) Compression socks right AFTER all my runs
      5) strengthening my quads and glutes and abs (I do ALOT of body weight resistance work and it has helped tremendously)
      6) Dont run on the sidewalk. Run on the street/dirt/trails/softer surfaces as much as humanly possible.
      7) stretch calves and shin
      hope this helps! If you want more info, email me at chocolateshoestrings@gmail!

  • Andrea August 23, 2010, 3:00 pm

    You’re so right about material things. I did this once with a cell phone..not fun!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef August 23, 2010, 3:02 pm

    great perspective!

  • Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) August 23, 2010, 3:10 pm

    I hope you are able to revive the laptop. Lets hope the trusty hairdryer works it’s magic!!

    I was getting pains in my left shin so I ordered a new pair of running shoes too! Hopefully they will arrive this week. I got a pair of Brooks Addiction 7’s, I hope they’re good. I know they’re not the most up-to-the-minute shoe but they were on sale so thought they were worth a try.

  • Jennifer@ knackfornutrition August 23, 2010, 3:16 pm

    That’s awesome you are able to just shrug off the accident. I tend to flip out when I lost/break/damage something. I am not necessarily materialistic, I just like to try and take care of my stuff. Obviously, accidents happen, I just wish I did not get so worked up.
    I hope your computer is ok!

  • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat August 23, 2010, 3:18 pm

    Ugh, shin splints are the worst. Make sure you are stretching your calves, otherwise they’ll just get worse over time.

    Hope the laptop comes back to life!

  • Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up August 23, 2010, 3:25 pm

    Yikes! I know how you feel though! On vacation I accidentally dropped my camera in the toilet (don’t ask… but it WAS clean for the record ;)) and it completely ruined it. It was rather devastating. :/

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans August 23, 2010, 3:35 pm

    In college my good friend Sam threw up on his laptop one night after a beer (or 10). In his drunken state he decided to fix this by pouring a Nalgene full of water on top of it. Needless to say, the laptop did not survive.

    • caitlin August 23, 2010, 9:19 pm


  • Maren August 23, 2010, 3:37 pm

    OH NO! I hope it still works! My sister left a glass of water on the coffee table once when she was using my computer and my cat knocked it over in the middle of the night! I was so upset, but I got over it quickly because I got a new computer!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) August 23, 2010, 3:43 pm

    It’s so funny, my friend and I were just discussing capers today. It was completely random, but then I saw them here too. Maybe it’s a sign that I need to try them. 😉

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 23, 2010, 3:48 pm

    I’m glad you can have such a good attitude about it. My mom sounds like your mom — she knows when I already feel bad enough that I don’t need to have a “talking to”.

    Lunch looks great and I hope everything with your laptop gets figured out!

  • Maria @ Oh Healthy Day August 23, 2010, 3:53 pm

    I love your outlook on material things. I’ve lost a lot lately: my GPS was stolen out of my car. Then I ended up totaling my car by hitting another driver. Not a tear shed, because I believe in the same outlook. Though I do hope your laptop survives!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 23, 2010, 3:57 pm

    I adore capers, but I’ve always had them in restaurants or at other people’s houses. I have no idea why I’ve never bought them and included them in my lunches or dinners at home. Thanks for the idea!

  • Karin August 23, 2010, 4:14 pm

    I once spilled tea on my keyboard and boy did it write funny things. I had to order a new keyboard and felt so lost without any blog reading (I only had a laptop then).
    But you’re so right, material things break and it’s so not worth it to get all worked up about it (or maybe except for if your house burns down..)

  • Nicole, RD August 23, 2010, 4:17 pm

    Maybe THAT’S why I’m all of a sudden getting shin splints….ah ha! 🙂 Hope the puter pulls through!

  • Scargosun August 23, 2010, 4:28 pm

    I soooo! Don’t want to give you bad news but I did that a couple years ago and completely fried it. I am required now to use a cup with a lid, a sippy cup if you will, at the office. :/ $400 fix. ick

  • Chelsea at Striking Balance August 23, 2010, 4:29 pm

    You are so right about material things! You have a great attitude. Having your laptop backed up takes some stress off I’m sure.

    Your lunch looks great, capers do add so much flavour!

    Happy Monday!

    Chelsea 🙂

  • Hillary August 23, 2010, 4:40 pm

    Awesome attitude! I would freak out if that happened to my computer – it’s bound to happen as I eat/drink in front of it all.the.time.

    How often do you back up your computer? & with what? a flash drive?

    • caitlin August 23, 2010, 9:20 pm

      Try Carbonite.com! Instant back up!

  • kate August 23, 2010, 4:43 pm

    On an off note, I saw a magazine article with you in it at the grocery store and it made my night!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 23, 2010, 5:03 pm

    Oh no, sorry to hear about your laptop! I actually just purchased capers this morning (also for the first time) and plan to try them out tomorrow!

  • Maren August 23, 2010, 5:10 pm

    new running shoes are the best! They always feel so crisp and cushy, they make me happy!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 23, 2010, 5:20 pm

    Great outlook! It’s not worth it to sweat the small stuff! 🙂

  • Lauren @ Girlwiththepinkhat.blogspot.com August 23, 2010, 5:31 pm

    Oh No! I hope you fix your computer!!

  • Anita August 23, 2010, 6:04 pm

    Sorry about the comp, I see it as an opportunity to get a new one 🙂 Totally agree about not sweating the small stuff. A month after my boy friend boght me my first ipod (this was a while back). It took a swim in my purse when I threw in a water bottle that didn’t have the cap on tight. Felt like a jerk but he was great about it and he helped me chose a new one, I paid for it of course. He still makes fun of me know but it is all in good humor.

  • lisasfoods August 23, 2010, 6:08 pm

    Hope your computer’s okay.

    I think that’s a great attitude to have, and a lesson my mom has shared with me numerous times too. Whenever I get upset over something small, I’ll remember how it’s really not a bit deal in the grand scheme of things.

    I used to get shinsplints a lot in high school, and found that icing after a run helped a lot.

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? August 23, 2010, 6:34 pm

    I spill so much stuff on my computer! I actually had to move the tower for my work computer because I kept spilling water all over it!

  • Ellen @FirednFabulous August 23, 2010, 6:45 pm

    Ohh I like capers, too. Rarely eat them, but you just reminded me I should more often. Beans always make every meal better, too!

    Sorry about the computer, but way to put things into perspective. I’m trying to do that today, too 😉

  • Faith August 23, 2010, 7:27 pm

    Oops! Hope your laptop can be revived.

    I actually had a very similar car-wreck experience. When I was 16, I backed my parent’s car into my sister’s roommate’s car. It was horrible. I cried and cried. And then my dad told me “cars are replaceable. we’re just glad you’re ok.”

    Sometimes parents really do know just what to say.

  • Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN August 23, 2010, 7:53 pm

    Girl, got bless you for not throwing a hissy fit! LOL – I don’t take stuff like that very well.

    I appreciate your little pep talk and words of wisdom, though. Next time, I’ll stop and think about whether or not something’s worth getting upset about. 🙂

  • Lauren August 23, 2010, 8:01 pm

    It’s so true. My dad always tells me, it’s not worth trying to love something that won’t love you back. Why waste your energy and passion on something that is so trivial compared to so many things that could be worse.

    Great mindset to start your day!

  • Wei-Wei August 23, 2010, 8:12 pm

    Ohh, blue screen of death! Ouch. But you seem well prepared for these kinds of things! 😀 How can you tell that your shoes are getting old?

  • Stacey August 23, 2010, 8:16 pm

    🙁 That sucks about your computer, good for you for staying so calm though! I would’ve been freaking out. And yay! I love getting new running shoes, it’s such a fun thing to shop for 🙂

  • Amy August 23, 2010, 8:17 pm

    Hey Caitlin, I didn’t know if I should put this comment on your HTP or OB, buuuut I started a blog (not for the weak hearted) so if you have a second, check it out. It may be a blog that someone can benefit from especially with your work with Operation Beautiful.


    • caitlin August 23, 2010, 9:21 pm

      Off to read it now!

  • Viviane August 23, 2010, 8:37 pm

    Hi Cailtin!
    Your quinoa salad look delicious… did you know that capers are actually flower buds? I think I’ve liked them even more since learning that!

    • caitlin August 23, 2010, 9:22 pm

      So cool!!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now August 23, 2010, 8:40 pm

    I am awful about freaking out when things happen. The blue screen of death would have reduced me to a sobbing mess of tears and snot. This is something I am working on because I hate the idea of being so attached to material things that I freak out when something happens to one of them. Things can be replaced, people can’t.

  • Amber@momsgottheruns August 23, 2010, 8:40 pm

    That crash sounds similar to one I had when I was a teenager…driving mom’s car, in an empty parking lot, but I backed into a tree. Then, I started driving like I didn’t know it happened. I thought my mom wouldn’t notice, even though she was standing about ten feet away… : D She wasn’t as forgiving as your mom was.. lol

  • Nicole August 23, 2010, 8:58 pm

    Love your attitude about how things happen. If I had crashed into that concrete pole, my mom would have FLIPPED her SH*T on me. It’s things like that that help form who you grow up to be..your mom handled it so well and that helped you to better handle situations as an adult. Unfortunately I tend to flip out over stuff like that. I hope the laptop gets better soon!

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life August 23, 2010, 9:16 pm

    Oh no! Sorry about your laptop. It’s great that you don’t get really upset about damaging material things. I’m the same way. Things can be replaced.

  • Chelsey August 23, 2010, 9:48 pm

    first the glasses in the veggie drawer and now this? oh girl… you need a break! 🙂

  • Julia August 23, 2010, 9:55 pm

    One time in college, while working on my final paper for a class, I spilled a mimosa that I was drinking out of a white styrofoam cup (class all the way) at noon, all over my laptop. It died. I freaked the freak out. 😉 So I applaud you for maintaining your composure! That earns my respect for sure!

  • janna @ janna's keeping it real August 24, 2010, 12:15 am

    love, love, love your outlook! don’t sweat the small stuff! I have such a hard time doing this in my own life, but seeing others do it really helps reinforce the thought! thanks!

  • Rachel August 24, 2010, 1:57 pm

    I adore capers and throw them in all sorts of foods. Just yesterday I added them to my egg salad!

  • Lea @ Healthy Coconut August 24, 2010, 11:19 pm

    I feel lost without my laptop. I need to start backing up regularly.

    One my kitchen mishaps lately was leaving the oven on overnight. Yikes!

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