Thursday, July 17, 2008

Feel the Burn

So my computer has slowed down pretty significantly, recently, and I am quite sure it has something to do with the copious amounts of pictures (mostly of my cats. I am that girl.) that I have downloaded from my camera. And just leave sitting there, clogging up my hard drive.

Being scared of what the death of my computer could mean to my overall well-being and life happiness, I decided I needed to burn my pictures to CDs. Being lazy as shit, I still haven’t gotten around to doing that after six months of owning said camera. I keep banking on the fact that the universe couldn’t possibly hate me that much.

Then I remembered that the universe does, indeed, hate me just that much and so yesterday I just about had an anxiety attack and decided that something must be done. IMMEDIATELY. I began a long and grueling process of reading up on CD burners, and comparing prices online, and does Roxio really include a burner, or just all the cool stuff you can do to media files before and after you burn it onto a CD?

Then a vaguely smarter friend of mine called (and when I say he "called" I mean “I called him. After he refused to answer on gmail.”) and I asked what I should do and he was very kindly like, “Hey, idiot, I’m pretty sure your computer COMES with a CD burner.”

Me: “Der.”

Him: “sigh”

So it turns out my computer has had a little CD burner in it all this time! Who knew! How very exciting! I spent a good part of last night burning pictures onto CDs and labeling them in one of four colors of Sharpie that I happened to have, until I realized that the DVR was NOT recording So You Think You Can Dance, and MOTHERFUCKER, that is my favorite show and I hate when the DVR says it can’t record because its memory is too full when in fact THERE IS NOTHING ELSE IN ITS MEMORY I DEMAND A NEW UN-FUCKING-STUPID MACHINE.

See how the universe does still hate me? How I still have my pictures, I’ll never know.

So I deserted all of my CD burning efforts and began to watch So You Think You Can Dance. And it’s so not a new idea, but Will can continue to take his shirt off every week for me and I don’t care if the judges are now bordering on calling it gimmicky; that’s a gimmick that works for me!

8 comments:

Christie said...

Because we are lazy as fuck at our house, too, I just have Jay back up all our pictures to one of our 2 external hard drives a few times a month. Or it does it automatically, I don't know or care as long as they are backed up. I would lose CD's or the kids would play frisbee with them or the dog would eat it. I'm not willing to take that chance.

Leah said...

Hey!
The new job is (for now) actually pretty slow. Part of the home training is doing some online modules, but they are down right now, so I can't do them. But I am not complaining! I have done exciting things like reading through the operations manual (very stimulating!) and putting together my newly purchased desk! How's your week?!

Diane said...

I bought an external hard drive 12/31/07. I opened the box some time in June '08. I hope to actually use it sometime soon . . .

If you want a break from taking pics of your pets (and I was just thinking this morning that I hadn't photographed my goldfish in awhile), I suggest photos of your garden!

meno said...

My hard drive crashed once. I had to send it off to the vulture people and pay $1,200 to get my information, pictures, etc. back. Good for you.

Amd remember, there is NO SUCH THING as too many pictures of your cats.

Nick, Holly & Maren said...

I also recommend external drive - better than CDs sitting around. Also, if you need to watch any SYTYCD, just let me know! You can come over anytime!

Pauline said...

Sometimes I miss my TV. Thank goodness for YouTube. If only I could dance like THAT!

And now if you'll excuse me I have to run out and buy some discs to burn my pictures and music on in case the Universe takes a sudden disliking to me...

M-M-M-Mishy said...

Sometimes I think I was born without ovaries because I just dont GET So You Think You Can Dance... My roommate is on the verge of disowning me.

Michele said...

OMG, I totally talk to our DVR just like THAT! That POS machine is responsible for more heartbreak than I suffered all through my 20s with real people, for fucks sake. I guess this is why so many Americans have TIVO. They don't have TIVO in Norway. Motherfuckers. ;-)

Princess, I love your blog. You make me laugh. You toss off the funnies like no one else. Well, except for the person above who said, "There is no such thing as too many pictures of your cat." That made me laugh, too. (I have two cats.)