A Break-up and a Hook-up

Mac and I had been going out for a couple of years.  He’d been recommended by many, including knitters.  He was a reliable guy.  While he had his cool side, underneath he was pretty reliable.  But then one day, he broke up.  There wasn’t much warning – on Sunday, he just decided to call it quits.

I was devastated, and tried all kinds of ways to lure him back. But he would have none of it.  He remained solid and unmoving despite all my prayers and pleas.  It was like talking to a machine.

It was over, and I had to come to terms with it.  And I admit, I went straight back into a relationship – a rebounder of the biggest kind.  It looked a lot like the same one from the outside, but inside, trust me, it was a totally fresh start. See?

Yeah, I’m talking about my Hard Drive on my Macbook.  At least it’s covered under the customer care package that I bought.  Things I learned along the way:

  1. The best time to head to the Genius Bar is before the store opens – so quiet and calm.
  2. AOL really, really doesn’t want you to move to another platform and makes it hard as possible to extract your contacts and address book from them, but there are work arounds.
  3. Apple really doesn’t want you to upload music from your iPod to your computer, even if your hard drive crashed and the only copy you have is on the iPod.  Fortunately, there are work arounds with free beta software, so I can legally use the music that I bought.  I wish I’d figured this out before loading up my CDs onto the computer.
  4. I really need to have a better back-up strategy.  Since I splurged on the Leopard operating system, it’s time to get the Time Capsule and not deal with this crap again.
  5. Despite the fact that I don’t have a formal back-up strategy, I probably have 85 percent of what I had before.
  6. Delicious looks a lot more useful now.
  7. Changing the desktop and color settings is making me happy.

In knitting news — Fleegle has a great list of knitting tips here. I knew some of them, but others were new to me.  Check it out.

I’ve been working on Baby Bibs for a friend.  And a mom of an infant approved of them last night – so I’m breathing a sigh of relief that they will be used:

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