It’s snowing here, and everybody’s out and about. Except for me and the hound, that is. The 16 year old is at swim practice, and has never driven on slick roads — not once. I’ll be all clenched-up, until he gets home. And Toney is in Scranton, with the younger boy, at an orthodontist appointment.
What the heck, man? Everybody’s piled up in here for days on end, with drool on their chests, and the moment the weather goes shitty… a beehive of activity. I think the universe is trying to give me an ulcer.
The Eels announced a whole assload o’ tour dates today, and I think I’m going to take the boys to see them this time. They’ve grown up on their music, and I’d love to see their reaction to the punked-up versions of the songs in concert. Always a rocking good time!
Also, I listened to Marc Maron interview J. Mascis, from Dinosaur Jr., last night. I don’t think I’d ever heard the man speak before, and he sounds exactly the way I expected: laid back almost to the point of coma. But he was funny, and interesting. If you’re a Dinosaur fan, you should definitely check it out. Maron is getting some great, unusual guests these days.
My computer has been acting weird for a few weeks, and I let my Carbonite subscription lapse… oh, about two years ago. So, I don’t really have any backups, which is a problem. If the hard drive shits the bed, I’m going to be even sadder than normal.
But I didn’t want to return to Carbonite, for various reasons, and started doing research on other offsite backup services. There are a bunch of them now. One called CrashPlan got good reviews, and I went to their site to check out their prices and options.
And when I got there, a few days ago, they had a big banner with a digital clock counting down to some kind of insane sale. Long story a little less long… I ended up getting a year’s worth of backup — for the whole family — for $5.76. The regular price is $119 per year, but they were having a sale where everything started at 100% off(!?), and the prices increased every two hours. I got in fairly early, and got a hell of a deal.
The downside? My computer has been connected to their backup engine since Friday, and it’s still less than 30% completed. I have a feeling they have a ton of new customers, and everything’s moving SLOOOOW. But once it’s fully backed-up, everything will be cool. Then I’ll start Toney’s computer, and my laptop. Maybe we’ll be good by the 4th of July?
Do you back-up your computer, or just hope for the best? I’ve been living dangerously for the past couple of years, mostly because money’s always tight. But I’m not going to do that anymore. I don’t need yet another thing to worry about. Pass the beer nuts.
Something made me remember this video last night, while I was at work, and I watched it again when I got home. It might possibly be the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. It kills me every time. Keep an eye on the fat guy in the blue shirt, with the white stripes; he appears over and over. God, that’s great entertainment.
For a Question, I’d like for you to share a link to whatever video pops instantly into your mind when you read the words “funniest thing I’ve ever seen on YouTube.” Does anything leap immediately to mind? If so, please link to it in the comments.
I’ll see you guys again tomorrow. And just so you know… everybody’s now home, safe and sound.
Have a great day!