My computer has started making strange noises. For the record, it’s still running fine. It just wheezes a little when it’s closed. I know… but it runs so well that I often forget it’s almost 5 years old now. Practically geriatric. I panicked a little. My entire life is on that machine and I felt like I needed to back everything up NOW, ASAP, TODAY.
I have this little flash drive that I’ve been keeping my life on since, oh, 2004? I go in and clean it up whenever it’s needed, so there was plenty of space. Everything fit except the pictures. I am now (mostly) safe, and so is my novel. The funny thing was the old stuff that was on there. Like a Chrome copy of my first blog – A Gal and her Blog (instead of a boy and his dog) – which was an old site I made in FrontPage, learned some HTML for, and hosted on Tripod. Yes, I am that old on the internet. And have not lost any of my relish for terrible puns. I also found my constitution for the micronation of Kwedregiol, very old photos of me in front of the plastic cows at the (now defunct) Hilltop Steak House in Massachusetts, and much kitten goodness for our original duo. They look so young!
I’ve only read through bits of it. I was a bit sad to find that the blog is pretty terrible. But I remember being SO PROUD of that constitution. It took me ages to work on the preamble and I read a ton of other constitutions (if you’re interested and you have time, definitely look up the 1940s Japanese constitution). I should dig out the Kwedregiol one, make edits, and post it. I don’t know why it wasn’t evident to everyone that I should be a History Major before I did it, in retrospect. I mean, I wrote a constitution for the fun of it…
The writing is not going well, but it is going. So I guess I can’t complain.