I usually try to count my blessings instead of counting my misfortunes, but for some reason tonight I was thinking about how we've had a string of bad luck for about the last 6 months. It all started one day when I was taking some pictures at home and took the camera with me to a going away party to take pictures there. All of a sudden, my camera was not working anymore. I don't know what happened, it just wouldn't work. It was flashing some weird code to me. It still doesn't work. After that, things started to go severely downhill from there. My favorite sunglasses broke, our truck broke down, our car broke down, our Explorer was hit 4 times, my Vitamixer blew up, then later got recalled, our oven stopped working properly, Jake got 2 speeding tickets (which he has never got tickets in his life until then), our laptop went wacko, the kids TV broke, our ipod got broken, our portable DVD player won't recognize DVD's and therefore will not play them, and now, as of today, our vacuum blew up. Yay for me I guess I get to spend my birthday money on a new vacuum. I've always wanted a vacuum for my birthday...and a nice colander with a handle, but I already got the colander. With all this happening it compels me to shout, "What have I done to deserve this?" Probably a lot of things. I don't know.