Wednesday, February 18, 2009

investing in umbrellas

 i know i am not alone when i type in my blog, with obvious irony; that i hate computers. 
today my newest technological investment decided to go belly-up... i swear it had a smile on its face. not 3 months old and it decided that it was going to screw me over just like its predecessor, and the one before that, and the one before that. its funny that i'm complaining about a computer by typing on the one that it supposedly replaced.
its been 3 times now (3 is a popular number), that i have had to sigh the sad sigh of losing hundreds of memories to the hard drive in the sky. i cant even tell you how many files named "words.doc" and "rants.doc" i have lost over the years. byte after byte of clever pairings of words and contradicting metaphors. after a while you learn to let go. though really what i should have learned is to keep a hard copy of everything. afterwards there is always a nagging voice telling you that you could have saved them! could have saved them all if you had but the slightest foresight to backup, to prepare.
oh its all so ridiculous. 
but really, how many books and memoirs have been lost to hard drive crashes and office fires? in the end i suppose it just goes to show you that nothing is forever. not even the "non-physical" of data is safe from time and human error.
yesterday i installed a doorknob on my new bathroom door. that door was without a knob for a few months. come to think of it... that bathroom was without complete privacy for over 4 months now. its amazing what some people can do without when they are too lazy to care. its even more amazing to think that i still have a girlfriend after all those months.
the important thing is that i got off the couch, drove to my local Home Depot, bought a doorknob and then proceeded to work for over an hour installing it. i truly am amazing. now it is only a matter of time before my house comes crashing down! door and all... and i lose my precious doorknob. victory can be so short-lived!

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