Carrie had been given the worst news -- she was probably going to lose all her work because her computer had crashed. While my lovely MacBook Air didn't cross that same fate, its screen had a glitching, red line on it and had to be taken in for repairs. I was told that I could potentially lose all my data and that I couldn't blame Apple, though the Genius said this much more eloquently.
"When did you last back up?" he asked me, and I felt like an idiot. Or at least like someone stuck in the 90s.
"No one talks about backing up. You’ve never used that expression with me before ever. But apparently, everybody is secretly running home at night and backing up their work," Carrie said to Miranda over the phone after she'd met with what would now be considered an Apple Genius. I wanted to say the same thing my Genius.
He was right though, I couldn't blame Apple. And I couldn't blame society for not talking about backing up. If anything, I should know better because I'd seen the SATC episode enough to quote Carrie's mini-rant. I guess I'm slowly realizing I need to embrace the tech world a little bit more.
So that same night, I bought the external hard drive an Apple employee recommended, and I sat in the food court of the mall, eating a pepperoni pretzel and waiting for my work to be backed up. An hour later, I turned in my laptop for repairs, signing a document to ensure I knew the past two years of my life could be erased in one swift move.
A day later, I got my computer back, documents, photos and portfolio in tow. And now I have a shiny new external hard drive and a new-found sense of comfort.