I want to say a few things to you. Partly, it's quite grave. Otherwise, it's amazing. I'll cut to the bad news first, to spare you all the anxiety of reading a whole of a blog post without knowing. I'm sure you are all probably dying inside.
I got in to a little predicament with a technologists worst enemy: water. I'll paint a picture of the story for you. Read it in an old English accent, to make light of the situation. And, remember, this is exactly how it happened:
Here I am, sitting in bed, reading a little bit of the ole' Thomas Hardy. I had a cup of water next to my bed, as one does on a Sunday night when one's thirst must be quenched. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, the God of the see, Poseidon, appears in front of me as though he were a holy vision. He commanded that the water, trapped inside of it's plastic-cup cage, must be set free to reveal its magic. The commanded the water to do this, and so it jumped three feet in the air. It twirled and danced and put on a spectacle. I was so wonderstruck that I couldn't utter a morsel. Then, Poseidon vanished, and the water fell through the air, slicing the air particles with its slippery wetness. And landed, dare I say, on top of my dear computer machine, Rosalind. And she died, peacefully, in her sleep.
Okay... That was a little a little exaggerated. But there are truths to the story: I was reading Tess of the D'Urbervilles, water did collide with my laptop, and my laptop is called Rosalind. Henceforth, I am without computer for a little while.
This is so not how I wanted this year to start out. I had so many amazing things planned, and these will have to be put on hold for some time. I do have access to my mother's computer, who I have named Stella, and hopefully I will be able to post to all of you wonderful people as often as I would like to. You all mean so much to me, and... Wait, I'll get to this part later.
The second thing, as most of you will know or will hopefully be able to tell from the bad quality photo above, is that I recently did a blog post on Rachel's (wonderful) blog Life of a Sweetaholic. She has such a well-known and fantastic blog; I couldn't believe it when she actually allowed me to guest post. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, Rachel! Check out her fabulous blog, if you haven't done so already. If you want to look at the post, click on the picture above!
And, finally, my third bit of news... is that you guys are amazing.
I know a lot of you who have been following me for a long time will know that I say that a lot. I speak constantly in my posts about how much I love you all for everything you have done for me, and how much I support you in everything you do. With every gained follower, with every nice comment, with every x-amount of hits... this sense of sereneness resonates from my heart, and I get this overwhelming feeling. I got rocketed back to the fourteen-year-old girl going crazy over having five followers, and knowing that she had reached out to more than one person.
I just logged on today, and I had 76 followers. With 4 others on Bloglovin'. And over 10,600 hits. I find this astounding and beautiful.
All of you have gone the extra mile of following me, and writing a comment, and taken the time to read through my rambles and discussions. I will always continue to go the extra mile for you guys. And, right now, that's me writing once again about how I love you all. You have left me amazing comments, and I will get back to all of you. Even with limited time on the computer and endless amounts of science revision.
That's all I have really got to say for now, except speak soon. I will keep you all updated. If you have Twitter, you could follower my account @etiennestoller, and you will probably find my complaining and/or making a witty comment about my current state, if you want to know the daily misadventures of my life.
Once again, I love you all, and everything you have done for me.
Lots of love until the end of the universe and back,