But it is worth noting that today are the primaries and I had no idea. I felt like a prize idiot until I looked up my district and saw that there are no elections going on to actually vote on. Now, I just feel moderately uninformed. It's hard, though, not to tune out everything election related. It has been going on for such a long time that I am politically weary.
My computer at work has been running so ridiculously slowly that I actually put in an order for a new computer. I am loathe to do that because I don't want to lose anything when the information transfers from my current computer to the next, IT being what it is. Also, I am not hardware savvy, so it took me over an hour to figure out what options on the Mac Mini I wanted. There are only four choices or so, but I had to determine if I was going to notice a difference in speed, if I should get extra RAM now, etc. I am glad I spent the time doing it, because it would not have occurred to me that Mac would make a computer with no disk drive. Silly me. Not to worry, I got the super drive attachment. It was very inexpensive considering that I find it indispensable. If you ever have to do research on Mac machines, I recommend MacWorld.com. They are very thorough.
We are gearing up for the Nobels again. I don't think that anyone in my institution will win, but you don't want to be unprepared. At least, we don't want to be unprepared. Better safe than sorry.