Again, you people come through for me. As of right now, fifty comments about my Gilmore dilemma and counting. I’m thinking that the best solution for me right now is to rev up my Tivo to tape whatever ABC Family shows, then pick through and save the ones I haven’t seen yet from season five. I won’t watch the new season until I’ve both 1) watched season four on DVD and 2) caught up enough on ABC Family to know what’s going on. Complicated! But entirely worth it.

Oops. I promised no Gilmore today. Sorry.

In other news, I am currently in the midst of a technology meltdown. Does this ever happen to you? Like, you have times that you are just so savvy, and everything—computer, cell phone, etc—is working just fine, and then others where NOTHING works the way it’s supposed to? My friend Lisa would have two words for this: mercury retrograde. And maybe that is the problem. All I know is that lately whenever I try to upgrade anything technology-wise, it’s just so freaking difficult I can’t even tell you. Case in point: I recently bought an external memory drive from Dell. Supposed to be great, 200 GB, so I can back up everything and my music and all that. It came yesterday, and ever since I’ve been battling with it: my system doesn’t recognize it, or it does but the thing just doesn’t work, blah blah blah. I won’t bore you with the details, but suffice to say a call to tech support is in my future, which I am dreading.

My point is, it’s times like this that I wonder why I even bother. Do I really NEED this thing? Do I really need anything? Recently my mother got so frustrated with her fancy cordless phone/answering machine combo that she stuffed it in the closet and replaced it with her cheap, old touch-tone phone with the coiled cord. I poked fun of her at the time, but you know what: it works. Just fine. Which is more than I can say for my Maxtor OneTouch II (which sounds both fancy and easy, and is neither). Maybe I should just stuff it in the closet and go back to floppy disks. Would that solve my problem? It just might. Hmmmm.

Oh, whatever. It’s Friday and life is too short for this kind of stress. I’m going to program my Tivo to tape Gilmore Girls. And then…I’m going outside. Yessss! (Okay, it’s supposed to be in the mid-nineties today, but still. It’s sunshine!)

have a good day, everyone!
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