I called some of the authorized Apple dealers closest to L.A. to inquire about the courses I'm interested in and they described three of them. And of course, there is a prerequisite course I'm expected to take before I attempt to take the other two, but the good news is that after I successfully take these courses, I'm elligible to take an exam with Apple and get certified as an authorized technician (or something similar). I'm seriously considering doing this, unless somebody talks me out of it, of course. I can think of a lot of fun things to do with my time and money instead.
I can take a trip to Hawaii and go celeb spotting while I learn to dodge sharks and surf at the same time. I can take one of those cruises to Alaska (I don't know why, though). I can make plans to travel to New York for New Years Eve. Mexico might be nice too.
We'll see what I decide. I'm not having much luck with just reading because I get splitting headaches and I'm too chicken to try to run some of the codes and commands on my computer to get a better idea of what happens.