|Faye was ROBBED!|
So, what has Cookie been up to...
I am having a true First-World Existential Crisis. For the FOURTH TIME in six months, my new Dell computer has died. I know, I know, Apple, Apple, Apple. But unless you are going to cough up the money for a new Apple, shut your yapple and just let me vent a true "woe is me" moment.
The situation is being solved by Trusted Retailer after Dell pissed me off.
When I buy your product, and it is under your warranty, and I play by the rules in reporting the problem, do not treat me, or any other customer as an "accommodation" that you have to bestow largess upon.
It's a very dickish thing, James, at Dell.
Hopefully, the newly images SSHD will be fixed tomorrow so I can spend the weekend reinstalling everything. The takeaway? Moving forward sometimes means taking charge and calling people on their bullshit.
In other news...
Cookie was heartbroken by the fire at Notre Dame. I was watching CNN when the reports of the fire started, and once again, just like on 9-11 watched history unfold, and feeling helpless not to be able to stop it.
But, unlike 9-11 we can find some good in this event. No lives were lost. No country was attacked. No faith was attacked, nor were fanatics attacking, either. The walls are still standing, though the north wall is in serious condition - not from the fire, so much. But it was in poor condition beforehand. Things of historical and theological value were saved. Even the alter. But sometimes we have to look at the ruins and find the sprigs of promise. The work of artists and artisans was lost, but more artists and artisans will be put to work. This offers a true chance to rehab the structure in a way that will help it stand for another 800 years.
My friend who works at the Beefhouse Strip Club said that sales of Hugo's Hunchback of Notre Dame - the book that forced the French to own up to centuries of abuse and neglect and helped to propel the Cathedral into a new era of popularity in the 19th Century - are flying off the shelves.
And perhaps this serves as a reminder to Catholics and the Catholic Church that this holy week, faith, like Christ, sometimes needs to be resurrected.
Maybe this fire will serve as a reminder to the church that terrible things can happen when you ignore problems and refused to modernize the inner workings, much like Notre Dame's stewards failed to maintain the electrical system that created the hazard that led to the fire.
Every day, find a silver lining where none seems to exist. It's out there. You have to be open to finding it.
Faye Dunaway should have been Cersei Lannister.
Faye, you was robbed, dog.