My buddy Scott came over last night and saved me about $300 in anxiety and PC-related costs; he upgraded my RAM situation from 1gb to 4gb and tweaked up my start-up processes and already my PC is just humming. I finally have no legitimate excuses to avoid using ProTools; I've now got enough RAM to be able to deal with pretty much anything I know how to throw at it, and it also means I can play eighth note high-hat patterns in BFD for more than 3 seconds without it crashing. Good times.
Of course, because life is about balance, my Blackberry is suddenly crapping out and freezing. The Storm has had a bunch of upgraded OS leaks over the last few weeks, but I've been reluctant to try them out because I don't know what the hell I'm doing. Something's been bugging the hell out of it over the last 24 hours, though, and it's annoying as hell.
I'd love to talk about last night's Lost, except I don't really know what I'm talking about. My history with Lost is as follows: my wife is a huge fan and gave me a Season 1 crash course right before Season 2 launched. I made it through 2 or 3 episodes of Season 2 before getting incredibly frustrated with the non-stop cliffhangers and the seemingly incessant commercial breaks. I missed Season 3 entirely, but for whatever reason got back on board with Season 4 and now I'm totally hooked. Obviously, though, I don't really know anything, which is why we constantly pause the live show and I ask Kath endless questions about what we just saw.
Having just finished the first season of Twin Peaks, though, I feel like I'm ready for anything. And last night's Lost episode was pretty goddamned fun, even if (like me) you have no idea what's going on.