Now, that’s something.

The wind is not telling me of any coming rain. It’s so quiet. But there’s thunder from somewhere which breaks the silence of the night and makes for quite an odd atmosphere.

I don’t like this.

The last time I played volleyball was in high school. And, when was it? In sophomore year.

And, today… Well, I injured myself. Particularly my right hand.

I feel like it’s gonna swell, if it not yet is. So, I’m gonna go ahead and get some ice on it.

Me:

It’s all about competition for you. Well, maybe not all the time, but you sure do like the taste of sweet, sweet victory. You’re all about leveling up, building your skills, and looking for the next challenge. Hey, if it’s not fun, it’s not worth doing.

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I feel like there are a lot of things I should be doing but, at the same time, I also feel like there really is nothing for me to do. Well, not for real. I’m probably feeling this only because I don’t know where to start in all these things that I want to do.

Not much in terms of decent food tonight.

It’s a good thing I had something decent for snacks earlier.

And… Those rifling styles… I totally couldn’t find anything of the ones mentioned in our text.

Over two hours on the pool…

With a bit of rain in between and about the end…

I didn’t think it would be this exhausting.

Well, I guess, it doesn’t help my case that I practically didn’t have supper last night…

Neither did I have a decent breakfast this morning…

And nor can I call what I ate during lunch time as lunch…

#NowPlaying Lifehouse‘s Hanging by a Moment

Desperate for changing
Starving for truth
I’m closer to where I started
I’m chasing after you

I’m falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I’ve held on to
I’m standing here until you make me move
I’m hanging by a moment here with you

Forgetting all I’m lacking
Completely incomplete
I’ll take your invitation
You take all of me

Now, I’m falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I’ve held on to
I’m standing here until you make me move
I’m hanging by a moment here with you

I’m living for the only thing I know
I’m running and not quite sure where to go
And I don’t know what I’m diving in to
Just hanging by a moment here with you

There’s nothing else to lose
There’s nothing else to find
There’s nothing in the world
That can change my mind

There is nothing else
There is nothing else
There is nothing else

Desperate for changing
Starving for truth
I’m close to where I started
I’m chasing after you

I’m falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I’ve held on to
I’m standing here until you make me move
I’m hanging by a moment here with you

I’m living for the only thing I know
I’m running and not quite sure where to go
And I don’t know what I’m diving in to
Just hanging by a moment here with you

Just hanging by a moment
Hanging by a moment
Hanging by a moment
Hanging by a moment here with you

On the lighter side of things…

I’m still wondering about that “Sign in using Google” thing over at the Yahoo! Mail sign in page.

I wonder how that works. I wonder what happens when you click on it. I wonder what you get when you click on it.

I guess I should just go ahead and try it so I may be able to answer my own questions.

Also, I’ve decided to watch some light-ish comedy-ish movie tonight.

The exams?! Well, let’s just say… With what I did, there’s no point attempting to revise for them since I still can’t get what just happened out of my head.

I should get back to reading. Reading like I used to so I can write again. Reading those books I used to so stories can come to me again.

At a time like this, being able to write something would be a… A really good thing.

I’m starting to think that a once-monthly back-up schedule is not so good for me anymore. I think, a bi-monthly, or even a weekly one would be much better.

I. Need. To. Clear. My. Head.

I need to. Clear. My head.

I need to clear my head.

I want to do some other thing instead but… The exams. The exams are very important. It’s the finals.

There has to be something.

There is a need for me to be productive tonight.

There are the final exams starting tomorrow and I haven’t even finished all the required readings for one of my courses yet.

But my mind keeps drifting back to my data. Data that I might lose. Data that might not be retrievable.

My 8G USB flash disk is pretty old and has failed more than once.

My 2G portable drive is a hand-me-down from my brother who got himself an 8G. Not exactly a hand-me-down but I asked for it seeing as he didn’t seem to be using it anymore. But it’s probably just as old as my 8G, if not older.

My 500G external hard drive is already pretty much in danger. It’s only got about 165G of storage space left so, that’s quite a lot of data. And it has started to become quite hard to deal with. What with having to plug it in just right… Well, exactly right so it’ll start spinning properly. And, of course, the file system error that lives in it.

My 8G SD card had to be replaced after it stopped working. The replacement? I haven’t even attempted using it because I also have quiet a hunch that the built-in memory card reader here is not entirely innocent about the ruin of the previous. It’s basically in mint condition.

My 2G micro SD card seems broken already. I am hoping that it’s not yet gonna have to go the way of the destroyed but I should be preparing myself for the worst.

I don’t have the funds for all that. Especially the external hard drive. Especially given the fact that a solid state disk seems the better option but it’s still so much more expensive.

And, neither is that part about bits of this netbook being broken music to my ears. Nor is the potential for more data loss.

Do I really have to forfeit buying that next set of books that I wanted to buy?

I don’t like this. I don’t like this one bit. I don’t like this at all.

Distress.

I guess that’s what this is called. I’m more affected this time about this disk failure than I was with the two previous events. (Albeit, the other one was a PEBKAC.)

I’m more concerned about the images. Those weren’t just random photos the kind that people would post up at Facebook while hoping to get comments and all that. They weren’t exactly masterful photos either but I loved some of them. I’ve already picked out some that I knew I could use.

I don’t like this.

And, at a time like this?! When it’s the final exams starting tomorrow? How am I supposed to function properly?

There’s a lot of things I need to do.

And a lot of them were related with my mobile phone having a working micro SD card in it.

And Tobit! I didn’t even think of copying those images first before attempting to add more data into the card. It’s gonna be harder to explain about it without those evidence to serve as some sort of assistance to my questions.

And how am I supposed to take more photos with the measly amount of storage space that the phone has got built-in? It’s only giving me space for 14 images right now. That hardly gives me room.

And, yes! Now that I am saying these things, where is it that I’ve read that almost-full memory cards tend to break? That I should leave like a quarter or even a half of storage room left to ensure data safety? And that I should keep not just one functioning memory card with me?

Why am I so stupid?!