Saturday, September 01, 2007

Stupid things we choose to care about, and the important stuff too

The girlfriend's computer is in the shop. Ergo, girlfriend is using my laptop. Conversation ensues:

Me: Love of mine, what happened to my Mozilla tabs?

The Girlfriend: Huh? Oh, I opened a new window so that they wouldn't be changed.

Me: OH SWEET MOTHER OF CHRIST TELL ME YOU DIDN'T OPEN A NEW WINDOW.

TGF: What???

Me: SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT MY TABS MY TABS MY BEAUTIFUL TABS.

TGF: I'm... sorry?

Me: (despondent, feminine weeping)

TGF: What did I do?

******

Okay, so I lost a week's worth of collected blog-fodder. Crud. But we've just celebrated 7 years together, which is beginning to sound kind of serious to me. And she hasn't stabbed me while I'm sleeping or poisoned the occasional lunch she makes for me. She stuck with me while I was away at school for four years, which is frankly more credit than any man can ask for, much less a shmoe like me.

Happy anniversary, sweetie. And to answer everybody and their brother's next question, yes, I'm working on the fucking ring... it's just that Vicki demands nothing less than Mithril from the mines of Moria itself. Which is why I love her.

3 comments:

celestialspeedster said...

I don't understand. When I was surfing on your laptop, I did exactly the same thing as your girlfriend to preserve your 100 tabs. Was that wrong?

And if you get married, make sure you follow the Klingon rituals! I'll be there with my cow prod.

花枝 said...

How many tabs do you keep open? my computer start running slow and firefox becomes unstable if I get above 10 or so. In fact, anything above seven or eight is to invite the spinning beachball of dooom (the mac equivalent of the hourglass).

(This is battlepanda. Can't be bothered to sign in properly.)

john said...

Well, even after losing all of my previous tabs I'm back up to a dozen tabs in short order. I'd say easily 15-20 on most days.

As for explaining, it seems like when the new window was opened, the old one was closed, so Firefox "remembered" the new window and forgot the old one, so I lost all my tabs.