I wish this was a post about the “Golden Archers” or “The Great Big T*ts of America” as me and my brother use to call it when we were teenagers, much to the horror of our parents. Blame the book “The Talisman” by Stephen King and Peter Straub, we were obsessed about the book and used to quote from it, especially what Wolf or was it Jack (?) who instead of saying MacDonalds would always call it “The Great”… yes, that one. But no, I’m afraid I’m not going to write about food, or how fattening the food served there is. I prefer the junk they sell in KFC. Nope. It’s about my four-year-old MacBook Pro and how it seems to be malfunctioning.
A week or so ago, the hard drive of my over-used MacBook made this whirring noise, as if it was working over-time. I switched it off and then it seemed fine.
Then last Wednesday, it happened again. This time the whirring sound was heard the whole day. I’d switch it on and then it would be okay. But after a while, the sound is back again.
What I have learned: When in the brink of loosing your shit, do not google the problem, this will only make it worse.
Being the stubborn loony that I am, yes, of course, I googled and of course, what came up was that my trusty old(ish) Mac was in deep shit. It’s going to crash. Flipping dingdong bells! To a blogger, that means death, or at least the equivalent of it.
After hyperventilating and being calmed down by the husband, I obediently switched my Mac off, but not before buying an external hard drive with a matching red case. I may have lost my shit, but I can still have that cute case for my new hard drive right? 😉
The good news is, my Mac seems okay now. No weird sounding noises, it seemed to have calmed down for now. I’m hoping that it was somehow just a glitch. Or maybe I just wanted to buy a shiny new external hard drive with a matching case? I’m kidding okay.
For you Mac users out there. Have you experienced this? Any suggestions on what it could be? And no, we don’t have an Apple centre in Cornwall, the nearest I think is Exeter.
My word of the week is: Panic
In other news, I’m sure all of you lovely folks in the UK will agree with me that this week has been absolutely glorious. It almost feels like summer is here. I’ve been out and about in my sandals nary a cardigan on. One of the mums in the school gate told me that it was going to be hotter down here than in Ibiza over the weekend. Let’s see if that happens.
This is certainly beach weather and time to put the barbecue on. But in our experience, as soon as you take it out, it starts to rain.
Any plans for the weekend?