Monday, May 4, 2009
Karma's a Cruel Mistress
Let us rewind to a conversation that I had with my friend Naomi shortly before we left for Puerto Rico.
"Do you think I should bring my computer with me? I might get some work done if we have some downtime," Naomi said.
"I don't know. I don't think I would. What if it gets stolen, or broken? I don't think that's a good idea."
She brought it...it got infested with ants and then was baptized by the stupidity of our neighbors. She freaked out that all of her doctoral work was lost. I went back to bed. (In my defense, I was very tired....and maybe in an Ambien haze.) I waited a few days and then reminded her, "Like I said....I wouldn't bring my computer on vacation."
Jump ahead a few weeks. My portfolio for my master's degree is due on Thursday. Two years worth of papers, data, charts and graphs should all be tied up nicely with a pretty little bow. But what do I have?
A virus. Oh- and a bunch of files that say, "Data corrupted. Cannot open," or some such nonsense.
Karma is cruel, indeed.