Monday, June 7, 2010

Buffering ...

Hey All! Well, I did plenty of work this past week and was ready to sum it all up with pics and stuff until I tried to turn on my trusty laptop this morning and got this ...
Yup, my Mac is on life support. It just blinks the question mark over and over and over. I checked it like a pot of boiling water for the better part of an hour this morning, just being optimistic ... then I snapped into reality. I had recipe deadlines due today for my next season of Cooking for Real (yaaaaaaay! thanks for watching!!!), but my Mac didn't care about deadlines lol. Needless to say I used some tissue to wipe away my pitiful tears and went to work on my desktop. Crazy thing is, my desktop was a mess! It wouldn't connect even though it said it had a connection, I mean I totally turned into an at-home IT today. Luckily all my recipes go into my notebooks first and I did have some stuff backed up, but not the things I just wrapped up yesterday like my finalized 13-episode pitch :-(. I had such a plan for today. I knew I was behind on blogging because last week was so busy for me so after sending in my work, I was going to "play" ... which for me means spending time over here sharing pictures and stories. With the computer meltdown and all I'm a bit setback. Gimme a day or so to visit the computer doctor, they say it'll take 3-5 days to fix and recover files. In the meantime, I'm getting my desktop set up for real work and I'll check in with some stories about last week as soon as I de-stress and put out my lil fire. It was a busy week though, I did the Today Show, celebrated a cookbook release with Spike Mendelsohn, moved my garden around, shot some videos with Lipton and some fellow New Yorkers, made a pretty pizza and began menu planning for the AC Food and Wine Festival party I'm throwing. It's called Sunset, Sliders and Spirits on the rooftop pool at Caesar's. (click on the link for tickets, the event title is wrong on ticketmaster, but it's for the right event) BTW, speaking with the event planner, I found out it's pretty intimate, so get them early if you plan on being in AC for the fest. I'd love to meet ya and eat with ya!

OK, gimme a few tech days and I'll be back in shape ...

15 comments:

t2ed said...

Just start planning now for the Memphis Rib Fest next year.

I'm finally in town and ready to throw down!

Unfortunately, nowhere close to AC. Thank goodness. Hee.

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Computers! Gotta love 'em till that let you down. In my opinion, they don't make PCs like they used to either. I used to have one computer for years - now they seem to break down every couple of years, but a Mac! I am speechless. Hope they are able to recover everything for ya and get it back in shape quickly!

Wish I could be in AC!!

The Duo Dishes said...

Noooooooooooooooooooo, not a goner computer! Hoping there is a fix to this.

Jen said...

I'm sorry to hear about the computer troubles. They always happen at the WORST times!

SO EXCITED for the AC F&W Festival! I can't wait to hear the menu. Three of us are coming and I'm trying to recruit a few more! :)

Oh, and I have some PS3 info to share with you, so I'll email you about that!

Good luck with the IT stuff!

Sunny Anderson said...

TOBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Send your cell, I just realized I sent the email to you a few days ago and it was the wrong addy :-(. Put your cell in comments and I'll call. I'm in the city!!

Dyna (pronounced deena) said...

Awww Sunny, I'm so sorry. I TOTALLY know how you feel. I've only recently started watching you on Food Network...wow what I've been missing. I was a radio fan of yours, now I'm a food fan!!! Keep it comin!!! Congrats on the new season...

Jill said...

Hi Sunny! Love your show. :) I really admired a silver flower bracelet you wore in a recent episode. Can you tell me where to get one like it?

Toby said...

HAD A GREAT TIME VISITING WITH YOU TODAY!!! THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME FOR US. WE WISH YOU MUCH SUCCESS AND HOPE TO SEE YOU EVERYTIME WE VISIT THE CITY!

AddyB said...

sorry to hear about your computer troubles Sunny :( technology is awesome, but it can be the pits at times, I hope everything works out.

I'm excited to hear that you're going to be doing something at AC. I live about 30 mins away so I'm going to try and do my best to come, I'd love to meet you in person! (I hope that didn't sound stalkerish lol) Maybe I'll try to tag along with Chef Aaron if he goes :)

By the way, I LOVE reading your blog, but why aren't you on Facebook or Twitter? And what's going on with your website? Just curious.

Take care!

D. Robe said...

Hey, Sunny, how's the MacBook cooming along? You'll have to pardon me, I'm a "geek"...LOL.

Anonymous said...

That's a disk failure, Sunny. Harddrive replacement time. Hope you've got a full backup! Luckily its not that hard to do this stuff.

Cassandra Boston said...

Hi Sunny! So sorry to hear about your computer problems. I so feel your pain because I had to take my computer to doctor as well. Something is wrong with my hard drive and my left click key. The geek squad told me that it will take three weeks to fix it. I have killed every computer that I have owned so I had to buy me a nwtbook because I can't be without a computer for that long due to the fact that I'm trying with a passion to finish my dissertation. Thank God I didn't loose any work because I backed up all my files due to previous experiences. I hope the computer guy was able to save all your hard work.

pam3340 said...

Hi Sunny! Just showing you some love from the ATL! We love your show. Keep up the good work! Question: Where did you get those glass mixing bowls? I just love em.


Thanks!

SteamyKitchen said...

Sunny! Hey girl! We have so many mutual friends it's crazy we haven't met yet.

Anyways, wanted to say hi and let you know I love the kale-llaloo recipe - pic for ya:

http://steamykitchen.com/10028-photo-sunny-andersons-kale-llaloo.html

My assistant, Shelisa (http://big2beautiful.com/), took your class in Tampa!

Jaden
Steamy Kitchen

Eric said...

When my I-Pod died for good a few weeks ago I tried replacing the battery and finally gave up on it. I was so sad I nearly had a funeral for that darn thing.. Word of advice. Always use a portable harddrive to backup stuff you love :( I hope all is well with you otherwise, Sunny.