It's 3 PM, I'm almost done with my day at work, I'm all chill and looking forward to GotG in 5 hours. Then I get the text
. Key words? "giving" "away" and "computers".
I never worked harder in my entire life and I flew outta that place a half hour early.
Apparently, the Computer Art labs are getting upgraded (I didn't even know tech could get better than the stuff we had) and they were giving away stuff on a first come first serve basis to Computer Art majors. I got there around 5, figured out where I had to go, and waltzed in there.
Computers everywhere. A few dozen, had to be, both Macs and PCs. Towers, monitors, an assormtent of cables, power boxes, software disks, some projectors, other stuff. We were allowed to take like one thing/setup, basically. I ended up walking out with a Mac and associated hardware, 'cause I really need one of those so I don't need to spend an hour getting to school/staying late at school to do simple work that I just can't do because of Mac exclusive software. I managed to get word out in time to a friend who lives in Connecticut but happened to be visiting the city starting today, and she made it over just before the room was closed for the weekend, and rolled away a nice PC setup on a longboard.
I'd never seen so much genuine joy before. It was beautiful. I would've cried if I believed I wasn't dreaming.
I think it is legitimately the most incredible thing that's ever happened to me.
My dad drove up with my mom and brother and we loaded the stuff in the car, and then we went to watch GotG at the school theater and it blew them away. Today was good