A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

Because computer shit happens…

Here’s how I spent a big chunk of my time this week: nursing a sick iMac back to health.

sick mac

Hey, computer shit happens. It’s unavoidable. But this problem, I fully believe I brought upon myself by tempting fate and pissing off the Techno Gods with my devil-may-care-attitude, scrambled priorities, and unmanaged adult ADD. There’s a valuable lesson to be learned though. And Lord knows I loves me some life-lessons from the School of Hard Knocks, where I am a visiting professor with tenure and a key to the good teachers’ bathroom.

But there is a silver lining…

Dat Ass by The Bearded Iris


More details about that story In The Powder Room today. Read it. Learn from me. Don’t tempt the Techno Gods.

With peace, love, a pinch of unoriginal humor, and endless gigs of safe data storage,



  1. Mod Mom Beyond IndieDom

    There’s a theme song in here, you know. “Dat ass…dat ass – .dat ass, dat ass, dat ass – dat ass dat aaaassssss….dat ass dat ass dat ass…”

  2. deborah quinn

    A wise friend said to me once “it’s not a question of IF your computer crashes, it’s a question of WHEN.” Words that I ignored until WHEN happened to me. ARGH

  3. Menopausal Mother

    What? Mac’s aren’t supposed to crash, dammit. You must have broken its heart. Did you cheat with a PC?

  4. L. Hewitt

    I fully believe you brought this on by googling inappropriate shit. I blame Al and Bill, always.

  5. pendy

    I’ve been trying to buy a portable external hard drive and it seems like every single one has so many bad reviews. Any recommendations (since obviously you are a techno guru!)?

    • The Bearded Iris

      Ha! I’m definitely no guru, but the one I’m currently using is a WD. And I also have an iOmega. Both seem to work just fine for my purposes. If you are on a Mac, I’ve been told that you don’t need to spend the extra money on a Mac-specific portable hard drive. You just have to format it for Mac when you first plug it in, which if I recall, was not rocket science. It’s been a while since I did it though. If I could do it, it must not have been too hard. 🙂

      • pendy

        Good. My daughter bought a WD and I have enough Amazon points to buy one for $0 so I think that’s a winner. I do have a Mac so good to know it’s not hard to format. Thanks for the kick in the patootie to go ahead and get one; I’ve been paranoid about losing files for the last few months.

  6. FunMumX3

    Pendy and Leslie… I thought I had commented here but can’t see it. Must have not saved! But here is your solution. Apple Time Machine! ALl the way, baby! It’s a thing of beauty, both in function and form.

  7. Roshni

    wow! I never thought I’d see a Mac defeated! You live and learn! 😛

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