and i also found this quite comforting:
“ Just come over here with me and watch in awe and amazement as the healing begins. It’s an amazing process of tearing down the bad, tossing out the rubbish and building something stronger out of what’s left over. ” (file that under things i wish i’d written, ok?)
and of course my strong avoidance mechanism was running full force. and i burned a lovely ISO of Lycoris Linux at work, came home, contemplated the trashing of all things windows here, and decided to go conservative: i downloaded partition magic and am currently preparing to back up the files i would miss most.
tomorrow i partition this beast and attempt a dual boot configuration. failing that, i’ll have lost nothing critical, and have this lovely copy of Linux that installs with amazing ease (tried it at work on an old junk machine, just for fun) to go in over the ruins of anything i mess up.
i may just babble about weight and smoking and so forth, but the geeky resolutions, i actually keep. these Linuxy thoughts distracted me better than anything else i could come up with.
also, i am more than happy to see the whole mess headed for a more peaceful, if uneasy resolution. things will be generally happier and better tomorrow, i believe that. and if not, well, i plan on breaking my computer anyway, so, there.