Happy Friday friends! Yesterday was really productive – I spent the day redesigning our logo and branding and I designed a new layout for the blog. I’ve posted my work file from Illustrator above, I’m a messy worker – layouts and elements all over the place 😉
Anyway, it’s kind of similar to the current layout – I can’t seem to get away from PEACH/PINK, YELLOW, and MINT!! it’s kind of a sickness, I’m just drawn toward those colors. I’ve tried to change the blog layout every year and am running behind this year but I’m thinking it can still get done before 2013 is up. You can see past blog layouts here
if you’re curious what oh, hello friend looked like 5 years ago.
Well the other Friday was not so happy for me … I was happily working on my computer the other night when it randomly and suddenly froze on me. I tried to force quit but it was not responsive at all. So I just restarted it.. I left my office and came back 10 minutes later to find it was stuck on the white apple logo screen, and it was frozen again. I knew this wasn’t good. Tried restarting again but the same thing happened. So I went to sleep hoping it’d magically work in the morning. Unfortunately the next day, it still wasn’t working so I took it to the apple store. The diagnosis was the motherboard and it would be about $700 to fix. I mean, at that price you can almost buy a new computer. What a bummer!!
I hadn’t backed up my files in a while so I was most concerned about getting all my data! (remember I told you about my phone
last year? me + technology just aren’t friends sometimes) Fortunately they gave me a recommendation for a repair shop
in La Habra.. Took my poor imac there and for $150, they was able to get my files onto my external. I was still bummed that my computer was totally broken but really
glad I could at least get my files!
So I guess that meant it was time for a new computer
. Not sure if you knew this but I used to work at the apple store in college, it was a lot of fun! I bought that imac with my employee discount and felt like it was the best deal ever. But I’m not a huge techie or anything… Nick keeps really up to date with technology. My imac was 5 years old but I was perfectly content still using it! I just use illustrator and photoshop so nothing too fancy and it was fine for what I needed it for. I guess it’s kind of sentimental, I created all my oh, hello friend stuff on it and blogged hundreds of posts, edited thousands of photos on it. But technology doesn’t last (especially these days, i feel like things are built to break in 3-5 years so you’re forced to spend money and buy something new!) so i guess i’ll be creating a lots of new designs on my new computer.. i am pretty excited to get it!
but all that to say – back up your computer right now! especially if you haven’t in a while .. or ever 😉 you never know when it may be your computer’s time to just go out on you.. I was just minding my own business and the motherboard breaks suddenly??! crazy. and random.
Anyway, has anyone ever had their computer break on them? If you haven’t, I hope you never have to experience it! Well, have a great weekend friends!