When I first sat down with Gladeo’s founder Michelle to talk about my responsibilities as the managing editor for the Gladeo League, one of the things we discussed was some of the problems I’ve had during our biweekly Google Hangout meetings.
See my laptop is super old and doesn’t hold itself together very well when I attempt to video conference with people. My cell phone is a good alternative, but it can be awkward to keep it in place and deal with the slightly more wonky frame of view.
So I’ve had a bit of a long history of making it three-quarters of the way through a meeting before everything drops out and I lose it.
Obviously we don’t want that happening if I’m leading the meetings myself, so Michelle very generously offered that I take a computer that had been bought for Gladeo to help with things like video editing.
If it weren’t clear enough by the fact that I’m writing this post right now, I picked up that computer today.
I’m not a huge computer technical nerd or anything so I can’t say whether or not I’ve got something phenomenal in terms of hardware on my hands, but that’s really not what I’m focused on anyway.
I’m just really grateful to have the opportunity to hold on to this in the first place. It feels like the kind of job perk for my new position which shows some trust.
Plus, it comes with certain other perks:
Hell yeah bubble wrap.
Who needs fancy schmancy technical doodads when you can poppity pop some bubs?
It occurs to me how silly it is that I’m even vaguely excited enough about the bubble wrap to mention it here when I have an actual for real new computer on my hands… But I guess I just have silly priorities.
Because currently I have no idea what I’m going to do with this computer.
Not only is it my first desktop PC, but it’s also kind of gigantic for my room. So I might have to move some stuff around to give it the proper space it’ll need.
Thus, while I spend the next few days probably figuring out what to do with the computer, I have bubble wrap!
All’s well that ends well.
P.S. — I know I mentioned it over the last few days so I wanted to give y’all some closure. I got 100 percent on that Psychology quiz today that I was worried about.
Just goes to show you that I’m literally my own worst enemy when it comes to stressing about things.