April 02, 2005


Virus be damned, I'm blogging anyway. I spent two weeks with the computer offline, trying to get rid of this stupid virus, when I finally gave up. I'll get it worked out eventually, but I plugged the ethernet cable back in.

My life is about the same as I left it two weeks ago. I'm still subbing, and while things are getting a little better, I was sort of disheartened to find that I likely will be teaching this class for another month. I yell at the kids all day long in school, and then I yell at them all night long in my dreams. I can't seem to get away from them, which is doing a number on my sanity.

The husband is doing great. He's back on a normal sleeping schedule, his feet are healing, and he's studying his tail off to take the GMAT at the end of the month. He's amazing: he attacks everything in his life with the dedication and gusto I only reserve for knitting.

I haven't read any blogs in about two weeks, and I'm not even sure where to start. However, I did feel the blogging pull when I read this nauseating tidbit via Instapundit:

List of Schiavo Donors To Be Sold

If you expressed your support to Terri Schiavo and her parents fight to keep her alive, you may begin to receive a steady stream of solicitations, according to a Local 6 News report.

Terri Schiavo's parents have agreed to sell their list of supporters to a direct-mailing firm, Local 6 News reported.

The company, "Response Unlimited" pays about $150 a month for 6,000 names and $500 a month for 6,000 e-mail addresses.

A spokesperson for the Schindlers confirmed that they had agreed to sell the information, but won't say for how much.

I really could see both sides of the Schiavo dilemma. I can imagine not wanting to let go of a loved one, but I can also imagine hating living that way myself. I thought the husband was a rather despicable man, that he kinda gave up his claims to act in Terry's best interest when he started knocking someone else up. But now I think the parents are pretty shameful too, if this story about selling donor names is true.

What a crazy world we live in.

Posted by Sarah at April 2, 2005 09:49 AM

Second the "reinstall" suggestion -- if you have the ability, it will probably only take 1 CD to copy off all your Word documents and whatnot, though it can get to be a pain if you have a bunch of MP3s or big media files. It's a bit advanced, but if you can add another hard drive or repartition your current one, you'd only have to wipe out the drive with the operating system on it, which can save a lot of grief. Whether you already have it set up like that or not, in future it's always a good idea to have an "OS" drive and a "data" drive, so you can nuke one without affecting the other.

And let me just say on the Schiavo thing: that defies fucking belief. I was 100% on the parent's side -- this is the kind of uber-creep thing I'd expect from Michael. I respect the financial hardships of a drawn-out legal battle, and it couldn't be for a better cause, but you don't pay for it by walking up to Satan himself and asking for a few bucks. Jesus.

Posted by: James at April 7, 2005 11:24 PM