Okay, here's the deal: My office was broken into over the 4th of July holiday. My computer, my brand new Dell computer, was stolen along with all my personal stuff on it. Thank God I had made backups 1 week ago so most everything can be recovered. Still sucks though.
I've had to go and change all my usernames/passwords for everything that I can think of. This is a chore seeing as how I've been on the web since 1995. I have approximately 342 usernames and passwords in my head … okay, that's a lie. But it's a lot and a lot of them aren't even mine (parents, customers, etc.). This is not fun. Not fun at all.
They not only got my computer (an Athlon X2 4400+ with 2gbs 667 Mhz Ram, 160gb hard drive, 16x DVD Read/Write, All-in-one card reader, keyboard, mouse) … but they got my sweet-ass 19-inch widescreen LCD monitor and my new 2GB Flash Drive that had all my writing on it.
I was able to recover my writing from a lone zip file on my old computer (left untouched) from when I transferred it to the new computer. So my unpublished work (4 novels, 30+ short stories, and a bunch of bad poetry) are saved.
All this I can deal with, I can take it in stride, I can live with it. But here's the kicker … they stole my Capt Crunch Peanut Butter cereal
And my Golden Grahams and my bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and two bags of potato chips.
To take a man's Peanut Butter Crunch is beyond criminal. It's beyond humane. It's … it's … pure evil. Blasphemy. The ultimate breakage of the Golden Rule.
Excuse me while I go cry in the corner.