The Zen of Everythingâ„¢, Day 13: When a shortcut is the long way around the barn

stop ahead Operation Complete Backup has been on hold for awhile, which at first seem kind of ridiculous since the precipitating event knocked me on my ass, but if you think about this whole lessons series, makes all the sense in the world.

I won't bother with a lengthy description of what happened, mainly because I have no idea. All I know is, thanks to my ongoing refusal to shake hands and make friends with Patience, not only does my poor little PowerBook not sport a duplicate of the directory on my G5, it doesn't, period.

So much for shortcuts.

I could keep working on it tonight; I have no plans. I also have a boyfriend who's not particularly high maintenance. But somewhere behind the tiredness in me is some smarter voice, and right now it's whispering bits about diminishing returns.

Lesson #14, courtesy of The Gambler: You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em...

Aaaaaand I'm out...

xxx c

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