Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Inevitable

I guess it had to happen sooner or later, but my beloved macbook pro is beginning to show signs of age. I'd noticed for the last few months that she was beginning to go. Her battery would drain more quickly, her responses were less spry. 

Today the warning came: "You don't have enough free hard drive space to run this application". Uh oh. 

Here were are together, when she was brand new.

Dave has offered to upgrade my hard drive if I buy a new one. I'm reluctant, and the best analogy I can come up with as to why is like this: I'd trust him with my life, but not if that involved open heart surgery. Likewise, my laptop. I don't want to watch as its poor case is opened and deeply embedded parts are removed and replaced. I want it in the hands of someone who will be able to/have to replace it if they end up destroying it.

I'm going to make my first pilgrimage to the Genius Bar at our local Apple Store today. Hopefully they'll be able to make some suggestions to get my beloved laptop up in tip top shape again. 

Monday, February 2, 2009

Formulaic: How to title the next best-seller

Ok, maybe I exaggerate, but check this out:

The only title that doesn't follow the [CATCHY NOUN]: [ACTUAL TITLE] format is "Predictably Irrational". I feel like there's a certain sort of irony there.