The pretty blue light on the drive that my dad says reminds him of the Cylons from the original Battlestar Galactica turns on, it beeps a few times, the light flashes and then stops. Hmm, that doesn't sound promising.
I've tried it on other USB ports, I've disconnected it and then reconnected it, and I tried it with my Eee but no go. I'm gonna take it to the computer doctor tomorrow. ::sigh:: it looks like my birthday money is going towards recovering my clips. Is that insane? Now I could justify it if I had irreplacable items on the drive but it's just Forever Knight clips and nothing of sentimental value. All the Janette clips I could possibly ever need for vidding are on it. All of the season 1 Nick/Nat scenes plus the five season 2 episodes I clipped Tuesday morning. And I have all the LaCroix and Divia scenes from my Burn vid. If the failure had occurred while I was working on it I think I would have had a good cry. I really dodged a bullet there by rushing its completion. I also have all the multifandom clips for the vid I was working on for halfamoon that I didn't get to finish in time.
It's almost as if the universe is against my doing a Nick/Nat vid, lol. I've been thinking of a Dark Trinity vid. Perhaps I should give more thought to that one. I guess I'll decide tomorrow when I find out the damage. I really should look in to see if my warranty is still good.
I'm bummed about the hard drive so I consoled myself by playing around with an idea I had for an LJ header. I'm getting rather bored with my current theme so I've been looking around for a new one. Something a little more fannish or pretty and bright. I like what I came up with. It's simple but effective but I think I'll keep looking for something made by someone who knows what they're doing. So I parked the banner over at my fansite on geocities. The only thing that really gets updated is my fanfic page but hey at least that's something. Overall I prefer LJ for my fic because I have a permanent account and one of these days geocities could go the way of the Internet's other free sites. However, I did start doing a design overhall towards the end of last year because I hated that it screamed geocities. It's pretty light on content but I do get to practice my photoshop skills.
I signed up to make cupcakes for our Relay For Life fundraiser next week at work. The office is making chili and cheese dogs and we're selling sweets on the side. I had the brilliant idea to make cupcakes. I'm not much of a baker but I want cupcakes. Pretty cupcakes. Not blah looking cupcakes that everyone and their mother makes. Ambitious? Probably. Trial run this weekend. I wonder how much food coloring it would take to get hot pink icing?