ITunes disaster averted.

on November 19, 2006 in Sounds good to me. with 3 comments by

So, I sign on ITunes this morning because I’m just ready to add Christmas music to my IPod. So sue me. And I go to add NSync’s Christmas album (maybe that was my first mistake?) and when I sign on, ALL my songs are gone, ALL my playlists are gone, and the entire system has been reset.

Trying to remain calm, I know NOT to plug in my IPod. That would be complete loss, and to be honest, I can’t really handle that kind of devastation in my life today.

So I call Katie B. Katie B. knows everything about everything, so surely she can solve this. To my shock and horror, she can not. Not only am I worried now about the future of my music collection, some sort of false dreams of Katie B. are now shattered. I pause….what else might she not know that I am innocently assuming she DOES know?

I don’t have time to think about that, nor the strength.

I try to focus on getting ready for church, but all that keeps running through my mind is how my computer is the most fickle senior citizen I have to interact with. And it has just trumped me. You, computer, have vexed me this morning.

Church comes and goes- I ask Ernie if he can fix it. No guarantees and some suspicious “I’m not sure I can fix this” look comes over his face. Worry is creeping up into my throat.

After lunch, I call my mother- she’s oddly good at technology. And she quickly hands the phone to Sally- her techy protege. Sally has the answer- check FAQs on ITunes.

And sure enough, I’m not the first human to experience complete wipe-out of ITunes. In fact, this exact problem fits into the Frequently Asked Questions category. Sweet.

So if this ever happens to you, here’s what you do: Just go to your “My Documents” and under “My Music” is an “ITunes” folder. Drop it into your open ITunes program. Ahhh…. all is restored. Except your playlists- but really, we should probably delete and remake those more than most of us do. True?

Now that the world is right again, sing along with me (and the boys of NSync):
It’s a wonderful feeling, with the love in the room from the floor to the ceiling,
It’s that time of year- Christmas time is here.
And with the blessings from above, God sends you His love and everything’s okay,
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.


  1. tatum
    posted on Nov 20, 2006 at 12:02 AM  |  reply

    annie annie annie…sad, embarassed, ashamed. all describe what i’m feeling. i can’t believe you don’t know the words to “merry christmas, happy holidays”

    the song says “its a wonderful feeling FEEL the love in the room from the floor to the ceiling” AND “with the blessings from above, God SENT you his love” come one, you dind’t know that one? i totally used that as evidence that nsync was christian…it only makes sense seeing as they talk about Jesus.

    i thought you were a nsync fan. i could not have been more wrong.

    however, i’m glad to hear that your crisis was averted.

  2. Kelly
    posted on Nov 20, 2006 at 2:48 AM  |  reply

    So Annie, I am slightly addicted to your blog and you had no idea. I check it daily to see what is new in your life and I mean, it has been years since we have hung out or even really talked. But I wanted to let you know that I think you are SOOO funny and I enjoy hearing about your life. Let me know if you come up to Athens anytime because I am thinking maybe we should restore a friendship rather than me just stalking you via your blog!
    Kelly Seagraves

  3. carolineb
    posted on Nov 20, 2006 at 3:52 AM  |  reply

    With Pamela, Sally and Katie B on your team, any problem coming your way will find it’s swift resolution.

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