: things that go crash in the night :

We can’t live without them, even if they’re not fool proof! Computers eh?! Who’d have em?!!

the whirly girl


Or better yet, on a weekend.

My laptop does that. It crashes and almost exclusively on a damn weekend. Late on Friday is particularly dicey. So, as a rule, I try to avoid using my computer after 4:00 on Friday afternoons.

I just can’t afford a crash, you know? They’re expensive. Not to mention frustrating and time-consuming and heartbreaking and chaotic and messy. Crashes are a loathsome, horrid business. And I hate them.

You see, in my experience, life doesn’t imitate art. It imitates a game of Whack-a-mole. Seriously. You just get one problem under control and, boing, up pops a new one. You wrestle that one to the ground and, boing, here comes another. Whack-a-mole, right?

A couple weeks ago, for instance, Apple interrupted my online activities with a message: software updates awaited, they chirped. That should’ve been my cue to shut down the  old MacBook and…

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