It appears that My Lord and Savior REALLY did NOT want me to start sharing our July beach trip with you this week.
That is the only explanation I have for the mysterious disappearance of the first iteration of the post and the circumstances that prevented me from re-writing it last night.
You see, approxinately twice a day, every day, my MacBook asks me if I want to install an update. Like, even if I JUST installed an update the day before, there it is again, the next day, asking me if I'm ready to install another one.
And I'm all, I DIDN'T WANT TO INSTALL IT YESTERDAY. NO, I DON'T WANT TO DO IT AGAIN TODAY.
Especially since they take about three or nine hours to complete and they shut down everything I'm working on and when they're finished all my icons look different.
In preparation for being able to write last night (for you, Internet, FOR YOU), night before last, I finally AGREED to the da*n updates. I said, sure, go ahead and give it your all, Apple. Install all night long. I closed all my programs and it went to work, and I went to bed. I even left it open so as not to interrupt it at all by making it think it was time for IT to go to sleep, too.
Cut to last night, when I sat down and swiped my touchpad so I could see what was going on.
WELL. I got a nice message that said that iPhoto had been updated, and now all of my photos had to be transferred into the "new library." Uh oh. I have about a terabyte of photos. It started "preparing my library" at about 9:30.
At 10:47 it was 1 percent complete.
Half an hour later, it was still only 1 percent complete.
MY BEACH PICTURES WERE BEING HELD HOSTAGE BY A BLASTED SYSTEM UPDATE.
So, see? Really it's not my fault. I tried. I really did.
If Jesus sees His way clear to let me start posting about the beach next week, I'll get right on it.
Oh, and I'm sure someone will ask about my desktop wallpaper. One of my favorite Finds last year was the Dress Your Tech column at Design Love Fest. Click here to see one of the posts from that series, which continues today. Here are a few of the free downloads from that post -- desktop and cell phone wallpapers. LOVE!
If you want the exact wallpaper I have, you can download it here.