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This, too, shall pass

Last night I had hopes of getting started on writing down the frame of the interview, if not actually transcribing. First, though, I turned on the desktop so I could update my iPod.

Nothing. Motor turned on, but no drives, no nothing. No connection to anything computerly. Argh. So instead of writing, I spent the entire night moving iTunes and an old backup of my music files to the desktop – so I was able to sync (and discovered that if you have stuff you’ve bought from the iTunes store currently loaded on one’s iPod, and you plug it into a new computer, it WILL pull them off the iPod and put them into the iTunes directory. Now I wish I’d had all my bought music loaded) – but because I have only one USB port, of course, on the laptop, when I switched from the external drive to the iPod, everything “went away.” So I got the 4-port hub back from Barb and plugged everything back in… and instead of accepting the files as the ones already uploaded into iTunes, it duplicated them. So now I have thousands of “ghost” tracks I need to strip. Plus, it’s missing about a year’s worth of songs that are either backed up on the external drive or on the desktop's own hard drive, so I really need to pull the drive from the desktop and use THAT to sync. So I’m wondering if it would be easier to just strip EVERYTHING out of iTunes and start over…

*sigh* How technology enriches our lives.

At least I got my Dale pictures all uploaded and sent in, so there will be nice pics for the review & interview, when I finish them.

In the meantime, on Saturday we went to the zoo. I have those pictures, too. (I love our new camera.)



Jeez, I didn't realize I took 262 pictures. Digital cameras just don't keep track like a roll of film did!

Just a few -- one awesome thing about this zoo is that, because they are a breeding zoo, they have animals of various kinds all over the place, including several monkey and lemur islands, and many many critters with babies:

Lemur island at the front entrance:


One of the tamarinds:


This doesn't come close to showing one the awesome grandeur of this bird, but this is an Andean Condor, spreading his wings:


Got a pretty good, if a little blurry, shot of the Bengal through the bars:


A posing zebra:


The giraffe feeding station:






Meerkat silhouette:


One of their prize albino alligators:


There are many, many more... whew!

Comments

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evil_little_dog
Apr. 30th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
OOoo, albino gator! *grabby hands*
wildrider
Apr. 30th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
They have two right now (at least, two on display).
evil_little_dog
Apr. 30th, 2009 11:42 am (UTC)
How cool.
nutmeg3
Apr. 30th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
Lemur! And tamarin! (A tamarind is a fruit, I think. *g*) I want to come visit your zoo. (Last weekend was the zoo docents' conference - in Phoenix! - but I was already committed to going to Colorado Springs. Waaaah!)
wildrider
Apr. 30th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
Duh, you're right. (I could claim a typo, but I don't think so...)

Oh, well... next time! The World Wildlife Zoo is VERY cool - and I think that condor is new. I about had a heart attack when I came around the corner and saw it -- I thought, "that's no vulture... that's a CONDOR!" and then we saw the sign. He is ASTOUNDINGLY huge.

framefolly
Apr. 30th, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
O. M. G.

Count me in for the next trip!

And sorry about the tech troubles... :(
wildrider
Apr. 30th, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC)
We have to get out there again. It's SO much fun! And remember this time how HUGE the place is - I wasn't thinking it was going to be an all-day excursion, but it sure turned out that way!

Ah, well. I was planning on getting a new laptop this year, anyway -- I just don't have the money yet!
typographer
Apr. 30th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
Poor computer...
wildrider
Apr. 30th, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
It did us pretty well for a freebie, for which we are still deeply in Michael's debt (we're not worthy, we're not worthy!).

tiirz
May. 2nd, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
Alas! My iPod deleted all on it recently, so I feel at least a little of the pain. Mine is just a 1GB, so it's not as much, and I was tired of most of it anyway.

I got some amazing photos too, and some, well, crappy ones too. Still working things out, but I love my new camera too!
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