I am spoiled, and I am the first to admit it.  Why, you ask?  Well, among many other reasons, I have two identical black Macbooks – one personal, and one for work.  Let’s be real: that is just ridiculous.  More than anyone could ever ask for.

But last week, my personal Macbook went kaput.  It’s broken – broken like… searching for a simile… broken like… my toe?  Except my toe has a fighting chance at mending – and I really don’t think that the computer will be resurrected.  I turn it on, and it pulls up a white screen.  That’s all.  It’s like the moment after Juliette hits the bomb with the rock, except it never skips to the credits.  Eternal nuclear uncertainty.

Get over it, Annie – right?  I mean, I have a WHOLE OTHER COMPUTER.  But my personal laptop held all of my iTunes, all of my pictures, all of my super secret documents that no one is ever allowed to see.  Most of it is backed up on an external hard drive, but I don’t want to put it on my work computer.  So there it will remain – locked up forever.

Mostly this is bad because I want to sync my iPod to my iTunes to get my new music and podcasts.  And not only can I not put them on my iPod, I can’t even access my iTunes at all.  I am SOOOOOOO BORED with my current selection of songs (I only have ninety million or something).  And Ira Glass is saying things that I might never get to hear – which makes me panic.

IRA!!!!  I NEED YOU!!!!!!!!

I had recently downloaded Sara Groves’ latest, “Fireflies and Songs,” but have no way of hearing it again.  Lady Antebellum has a new album released today.  The Handy Graham recommended Sarah Jarosz – and since he was the first one to tell me about eastmountainsouth, I trust him – not that it matters, since I can’t get my grubby paws on these songs.

Today, I have India Arie and Phil Collins on YouTube.  It’s all I have left.



  1. Ali Einfeld on January 26, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    what about pandora? si?

  2. The Bug on January 26, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    I was going to suggest Pandora too. But it totally sucks about your laptop – we’re a four computer family (Dr. M has one each for work & home, I have the desktop & a netbook) so I understand!

  3. Rebecca Davis on January 26, 2010 at 1:52 PM

    Its all about Pandora…and going back into the This American Life archives on their website, I love listening to the favorites sections

  4. Rod on January 26, 2010 at 2:23 PM

    It still blows my mind that in all the time you lived here in Nashville you never got the chance to see Guilty Pleasures bust out a stellar version of “Easy Lover” by Sir Phil Collins. He has been Knighted right?

  5. Little AP on January 26, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    Ack! A Sara Groves-less life… that stinks.

  6. Tad on January 26, 2010 at 3:11 PM

    You can always stream your favorite radio station on the web. I know it’s not anything like your personal liberary, but it’s something.

  7. Megan on January 26, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    Hey, my husband is something of a miracle worker with macs. Recently, a friend from TX actually shipped her laptop up here to us in CO and he fixed it for her and sent it back. If you want, I can ask him if he thinks may know a solution… I’m sure he’d take a look at it

  8. Duane on January 26, 2010 at 4:18 PM is your friend. it can scan you iTunes library and then stream back to you all the songs you own no matter where you are or what computer you are on.

  9. Matt on January 26, 2010 at 11:26 PM

    I thought Macs never broke?!

    And thanks for reminding me to back up my music. It’s been awhile.

    I was going to suggest, but someone beat me to it. It’s sweet.

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