Billy did some fiddling with the PC, burning my OS to the ground and installing Vista, and now she runs like a dream. The laptop...oh Delilah, I'm so sorry I'm a bad computer owner. I took her to the Apple store and they had to replace the hard drive because the old one was utterly broken. Guys, I lost EVERYTHING. Music, photos, word docs, everything. (Luckily, about 90% of my photos are lurking somewhere online).
I...kinda feel like I should be more traumatized by this. I mean, I lost two years' worth of school papers, writing drabbles, my THESIS, and maybe 100 songs on iTunes that I hadn't put on my iPod yet. And yet...I got a new hard drive for free, a free upgrade to Snow Leopard, and Delilah has a new lease on life (extended warantees are AWESOME). I've got my thesis in hard copy, and any story I want to work on I can just start over; it's not like I had anything fabulous to begin with.
So I'm not too broken up about it. I was upset when everything was breaking all of the time, because it was really frustrating not to have a working computer at all, but now they've both got shiny new operating systems and I get to fiddle with them to my heart's desire. So...there's that.
(I am SUPER sad that I have to re-assemble my collection of LJ icons...)
That said, if anyone has a copy of Owl City's Ocean Eyes, it'd be awesome if I could get it (it's the only whole album I've bought in a while, and I lost it with my iTunes.)
Also: blog post