Thursday, June 22, 2006


Don’t you just love it when you have three long posts about you family’s trip to Disney World saved to a jump drive… and the jump drive decides overnight that it’s going to corrupt itself and you lose everything???

I do. I really, really do.

(Can’t you just feel the sarcasm dripping out of that statement?)

That’s what happened to me this past week. I had day’s four, five and six from our Disney Trip done.

I finished them all on Tuesday while HoMu was having surgery done – nothing “major”, she was having her deviated septum fixed – and yesterday I went to check them and post one...


All of them... gone.

Everything on my jumpdrive... gone.

Every. Damn. Thing.


Work files, home files, blog posts, everything... gone.

Luckily I had backups for the work and home files.

Not so much for the blog posts... they are forever lost to the cosmos...

So... I’m pretty pissed right now.

And bummed.

And puzzled.

Do I try to rewrite them? Do I say fu** it and not rewrite them? Or do I take the middle ground and do one post that encompasses the remaining days?

What do you guys think? Inquiring minds want to know.


Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

If it were me, I'd say fuck it and trrow things.

But since it's you, I think you should rewrite it.

laurie said...

Ugh. I know that feeling. The one that makes your head vibrate a little as you realize all your brilliant work is gone. Gone! And then you start cursing the 21st Century and saying "Jeezeree, here we are with all these freakin gadgets to supposedly make our lives easier but really we're worse off than we were when monkeys typed everything and then spilled jungle juice all over the dang paper. I'm just going to purge it all. All this freakin baggage. I'm going to throw it away. In the dumpster. Behind the Wal-Mart."

Or maybe that's just me.

Anyway, I'd start writing again. You don't have to re-write, per se. Just start writing and let it take you where you feel like going today.

Sorry about your loss.

Gidge said...

Well, I'm all curious, so I say maybe hit the high lights and the low lighs.
At Disney there are ALWAYS lowlights.......and sometimes they are hilarious.
We're packing it up and going tomorrow for two days......I'll let you know how it goes!