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New Year's resolutions? Just one

What is your New Year’s Resolution?


To quit being nice to other people at the expense of my own mental health. I am going to live 2012 keeping in mind the words of the late, great, hardest working man in show business, Mr. James Brown: "Papa don't take no mess."

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nodressrehersal
Jan. 2nd, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
That's a resolution with some meat on its bones - good one. Mine is to back up my stoopid computer.
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 3rd, 2012 12:30 am (UTC)
Any luck with recovering/restoring/resorting your files?
nodressrehersal
Jan. 3rd, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
:^(

No. I've paid two experts to do file recovery work/scans etc. and they can't find any more than the 94,000 shattered bits that I have. So I need to finish sorting throughn what's recoverable and move one. Hard lesson learned.

P.S. BACK UP YOUR COMPUTER FILES!
sahlah
Jan. 2nd, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
Right on - you'll feel better for sure.
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 3rd, 2012 12:31 am (UTC)
I test-flew it during the last few weeks of the semester, and I was surprised just how effective it is.
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