Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I remember a time when...

I remember a time when I used to ride my bike and skin my elbows and knees. I rode too fast and took most turns too sharply. I got back up and skinned them again like every kid.
Now I ride horses and haven't touched my bike in weeks. I still ride my horse fast but sometimes I don't let go of the gate quick enough when I am closing it. I still land and skin my butt though. Thanks for that one Indigo.

I remember a time when I used to ride Indigo in a bit.
Her mane was grey and not the silver you all see now. She just had her 13th birthday. (Apparently I did not have an ounce of fashion sense either because I look like I weigh 300 pounds in my baggy barn bum clothes I loved so much way back when. At least I was wearing my blundstones)
She was light, responsive and seemed perfectly comfortable in a bit. Science told me otherwise.
Shes completely bitless now, how time flies.

I remember a time when I did not have a computer.
Wait, scratch that. I remember a time when I did not have internet and rely on it to get things done, like things that make me money. A job, writing, photography.
Now I need a computer. One that works.

I remember a time when said computer worked. I mean the computer that works my external hard drive and stuff because my other one refuses to accept the terms my external runs by.
Now I have one fried hard drive and a second computer that will not run my external with everything on it.

I remember a time when I fixed a lot of computers and built a few too.
Now all those extra parts and things I accumulated have been given or thrown away. I regret this now because the parts I need are long gone.

I think I want to go back to remembering what it was like when, minus the bitted part. Until I snap out of that I probably won't be around to as many blogs to comment because memories don't fix computers. Rest in pieces dear main computer.


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Some things change, while some things stay the same. Bummer about the computer. I'm betting that even if you had all those old parts they probably wouldn't even work or fit your newer computer.


Sydney_bitless said...

Well no they would. It's the hard drive it has some bad sectors and has started clicking. I hate using this computer but I guess it will have to do because I don't think I will end up getting around to being able to fix my other one until after this weekend, unfortunately.

GunDiva said...

Oh, how I hate it when the computers die.

Jessie McCandless said...

Sometimes I do think life was so much easier without computers....

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

Computers are money suckers! I use mine for my job of designing and I'm supposed to get a new 2K computer every 3 yrs..what?! So far, mine is on year 5...eeks :)

juliette said...

I love the retro photo! So glad you got rid of the bit - I bet Indigo is happy too.
I hate computers too - love/hate relationship because I do so love photoshop. I really hate our internet connection. It is horrid. We pay a lot for what seems like old school dial-up to me. Good luck with getting yours fixed.

Jen said...

Technology is a wonderful thing (when it works :o) Sometimes it amazes me how attached I get to things like computers and cell phones; other times I want to wing them off the nearest cliff (so it's probably a good thing we don't have any seriously high ground around here *grin*).
My love/hate relationship with technology may remain uncertain, but there are two things I do know for sure:
1. The ground is a lot further "away" than it used to be; and
2. The ground is a lot harder than it used to be.
Here's hoping you can resurrect your drive and recover everything!

Sydney_bitless said...

Well I got it all back up and running and even found most of my drivers but am still in search of a few online.

Sarah Golden said...

You know Syd, this post fit so perfectly with your choice of "Simple Man". I am so touched by your computer's death now.
Hope Compy Junior does the job right. x)

Sometimes they just conk out and die. Like mine, randomly, it came back to life, Couldn't tell you what I did, or what it did, but I'm just glad it's working again. Especially since all my biology notes are in it from school.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

You don't look fat! I always look a wreck at the barn, and everywhere else for that matter.

I'm glad you got the computer issues resolved.

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