12 January 2011

Rage against the machine

So, remember the worst case scenario scare from my trying trip to Paris last fall? The one who turned out to be a false alarm? Well, yesterday it came true only on my brand new six weeks old mac book. On the very same day I was finally going to get the time machine back up device, it dies taking everything with it. Including all the nice pictures I have been saving for you, and a couple of posts I was so looking forward to sharing.

Despite the fact that this came on top of yet another sleepless night, I was trying to take it like an adult, and after the discouraging telephone support from Apple, I went to take a shower before bringing my departed friend to the fixer. And hey: this would be the day they turned off the hot water in the building. At one point you start taking things personally, you know? Leave the house and right on the doorstep  a dog owner has seen fit to empty his dog. Like my favorite creatures really need that kind of bad publicity?!

And so it goes on and on. My nasty childhood stalker have discovered my blog, and in his delusion he seems to think we have fond memories, and that everything I write here is for him. Increasing his unwanted attention with creepy emails. Not taking a hint from my plus 20 years of screaming on the cell- or door phone, or the fact that up until yesterday when I was finally forced to threaten police action that not once have I responded to any letters. It would seem like my mother's poor parenting skills allowing her children to be exposed to sick and twisted individuals is just the gift that keeps on giving.

After surviving Christmas/jul and new years I foolishly expected things to turn around. I may not subscribe to any religion, but that does not mean I don't have faith. Only right now it is being tested. Bear with me just a little longer, I will be back with better news I promise.

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15 comments:

  1. Stemmer for politianmeldelse og eksterne harddiske!! (og det behøver ikke være den dyre apple for at kunne lave time machine kopier)

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  2. Hej Mette, det vidste jeg faktisk ikke at man kunne nøjes med, tak for det. Jeg går straks på jagt efter en billigere ekstern når jeg får mac'en retur. Og du har helt ret: eet eneste mere pip fra den psykopat og så er det politianmeldelse.

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  3. It's ok, you don't always have to post all the positive things of life - we're all full individuals, and we all experience those ups and downs. As much as we sometimes want to, I don't think it's healthy to try to be happy all the time, so don't feel like you need to shelter people from the bad parts of life (the people who matter will be ok with that, right?). Things surely will turn around, that's how life works, but they'll probably turn back again, then back again, then back again. I personally don't mind being around for all of it - and I hope things turn around sooner rather than later for you, it sounds like a lot of stressful things happening. I would be very, very sad if I lost all those photos as well... must remind myself to make sure I have mine backed up (though at least a lot of them are on film, so I have the negatives still even if I lose the digital scans).

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  4. Yikes, så kunne det næsten heller ikke regne mere på dig (7-9-13).
    Håber snart det bliver lidt lysere.

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  5. Hi Dave, it is my hope that maybe someone reading this will remember to back up, and be spared the agony. And of course you are right, life is no honeymoon. I also don't mind being around people who are having a nasty day, so long as they don't take it out on me, or get too absorbed by self pity. Good to know you are still around for that.

    The worst part of the crash is loosing the pictures.. I was just going through the archives the other day, and I was surprised to see the development. Of course you excel in this like everything else, but I just did not notice until now. On the bright side I just located some of my earliest digital shots on a very old long forgotten backup, with pictures of my departed grandfather, so that was a huge gift in the middle of the dark. But the recent stuff is gone, they repair guy is 99% sure of it.

    But I am still alive and relatively well (haha), and things will turn around. Thank you for reminding me. :-)

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  6. Haha, Flora Amalie, tak for opmuntrende ord med tal på.

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  7. Hi Sandra, I noticed these kind of things happens at the same time, it's a series of bad things, (I'm kinda there too) and today I was in a bad anxious mood due to a nasty email. So I empathize, sympathize, and yes, things always turn back to positive, because it is who we are, the core. And I am not religious either. It seems if our mind is preoccupied with something (a computer crash) it won't pay attention to the rest, and all the other bad things, just sneak in. Well I just realize I'm not the one who is going to put a smile on your face. Sorry. Do you know the Monty Python sketch, "confuse the cat"? This one always make me laugh. Or a good Frank Capra movie, just to remind us that good always win (huh)!
    Take care ma belle!

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  8. Hi Carole, you did put a smile on my face, just so you know. It is a funny thing about belief/faith, I have a lot of both, just not in any particular direction. And having been in this dungeon before, I also know things will turn aroundagain.. and next time I will not be caught without a backup that's for sure.

    I am sorry to hear that you are also in a bad mood. But you know that will change too, zll we have to do is hang in. Tomorrow I pick up my computer and start fresh. A big hug for you!

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  9. Hi Sandra!
    I just discovered your blog - and I LOVE it!!! Can't wait to dive into it!
    Very inspiring! Thanks! :)

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  10. btw - about the "testing", which sound awfull! I usually try(!!) to tell my self, that it is a present in a Very odd gift wrap.

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  11. Hi cph-being, welcome to my playground. I am trying to look at the positive always, but sometimes it gets too much, like yesterday. Today is already better, and who knows what surprises I am in for tomorrow, and how they will come wrapped? :-)

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  12. oh no i know how awful this is for you!! need a get away trip to Amsterdam?? xx all the pictures?? love m

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  13. By the way Sandra, in yoga (and I suppose any form of meditation), we try to learn to get detached from everything, just think of the breathing, and let our thoughts pass away without any attachment of any kind. It's soooo helping me these days, especially when I cannot sleep because of the so many negative thoughts I can have (divorce) and the fears, etc. Just listen to your breathing as if anything else had no importance whatsoever. After all breathing is what keeps us alive, not a husband, computer, or anything else (water maybe?). What do you think? cheesy? I usually am not cheesy, but meditation is more powerful than I would have thought.

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  14. Hi Carole, I did try yoga and meditation a long time ago, but it was not a big hit for me. Maybe the time has come to give it another try. Part of what makes things so insufferable here (in Copenhagen) is the weather. We have not seen the blue sky or direct sunlight for over a week, and they promise us another week just like that, and it has a serious affect on your mood (I want to go outside and scream at the sky: ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!).

    But there is always someone who are worse off, so I know complaining about my life is only going to make me feel foolish later. I can't wait for a glimpse of sky, I swear it will make everything better. And maybe some breathing exercises too..

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  15. yes, it's almost 30 degrees Celcius here, and the sky is bright blue, and I must say, it affects my mood too, things don't seem so terrible in the sun. I can go see the ocean and relax a little bit, and I feel lucky to be here...

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