SPT-Gift a Total Stranger

I didn’t post Tuesday for the SPT because I just didn’t get out and about around strangers. I saw Match and my coworkers so that was pretty much it. So today, I’m minding my own business, when I get a message from Coast Sister, asking if I can help out Lelly, the originator of the SPT, and also her boss. Now she’s not a complete stranger, but we’ve never spoken either through IM or in person. The most we’ve done is swap a few witty comments.
So it turns out that Lelly, who is the general manager of a Hampton Inns branch, had gotten herself a nasty spyware bug img00068-00000(probably from all that completely work related and in no way goofing off web surfing). Cue Date Girl aka IT Nerd to the rescue! I was able to get on her computer remotely (thank you technology!) and save the day.
It was fun to help out a stranger, and a good use of my IT nerd skills!

That picture says resolved, just in case you can’t see the text, and yes that’s my nubby little finger.

SPT-Gift a Friend

Think about it. If you are single, after graduation there isn’t one occasion where people celebrate you. … Hallmark doesn’t make a “congratulations, you didn’t marry the wrong guy” card. And where’s the flatware for going on vacation alone? -Carrie, Sex and the City

Today’s SPT challenge was to gift a friend, with something intangible, following this month’s theme of giving.
I didn’t think I had anything for today, as I didn’t see any friends, busy as I was with work. But towards the end of the day, I got an IM from Match’s sister (who I’ve decided to nickname Travel Girl, because she has traveled all over the world) seeing how I was doing. We got to chatting, and she told me how she’s been lonely, and missing friends from home. I gave her the gift of listening, and being someone she could talk to. We talked about her life, and how she’s doing living in South America (she’s currently residing in Peru), and how she misses stability. It was so nice to connect with her, even for that brief moment.

I didn’t have a picture of our chat, but this is me looking through her pics on facebook, of all her many travels. Her latest pictures are from Argentina, and they’re amazing! img00045-00000