2.06.2012

HENRY HOLBROOK AND FAMILY, ACCORDING TO SIR BUSTER LORD VOLDEMORT


on saturday evening, in the middle of a very long-winded conversation i was recording with huck on my iphone, my screen blipped at me and told me i was out of storage. i checked and what do you know? apparently 5,000 photos is your basic photo limit.

when my macbook pro died a few weeks ago it took with it all of my photos since huck was born minus whatever i had taken on my phone, or uploaded to photobucket, or put on this blog. (which, thankfully, means i do have a ton of photos saved--three cheers for blogging!) so when my iphone decided it was too full, i sort of panicked. i had actually performed two back ups of my macbook before it ate it, and neither of them took. (did i do it wrong? does my hard drive hate me?) 

i spent all of last night very carefully uploading my photos from my phone to my computer. then i very carefully copied all the photos from my computer to a new external hard drive. i think i literally held my breath the entire time.

(i also stress ate three heaping bowls of plain cheerios, it was a nightmare.) (i like bland food, so sue me!)

i've now double and triple checked--my photos ARE safe in their new locations--and so i guess i just have to put my faith in the technology and delete all the photos off the phone. it should be so simple! but i am experiencing major anxiety.

so here, this is going to make me feel better, i think. these are a few of my favorite photos taken on buster lord voldemort that may (or may not have) made this blog in times past. i've chunked them up into three posts (thrilling for you!)--my favorite photos of my city, my favorite photos of my boy, and outfits that i've worn that i've liked (you know, cause, whatever).

here are some of my favorite photos of my city,
as taken by sir buster lord voldemort the first.





















sigh. delete delete delete.

p.s. imagine my excitement when 
posted photos of me today!
seeing myself in my google reader, three whole times, was a major kick in the pants.

28 comments :

  1. great photos and so fun about the repost!

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  2. look how famous you are in that leopard scarf and tutu ensemble!

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  3. i wasn't sure i could love this blog more, what with your stripes and all around radness, but then you go and quote "newsies" like it's no big deal! thanks nat, for brightening my day!

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  4. Gorgeous photos! I adore. Glad to know you got your photos locked up and safe! :)

    XO,

    Sam
    www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  5. the internet agrees: that photo of you is epic, girl.

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  6. Gorgeous! I'm almost out of room too, i just keep deleting a few at a time -- this way would be more work but less stressful in the long run!

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  7. Gorgeous pictures. There is no end to the amazing scenery in NYC. Around here all I have to photograph are cactus. How I would love to be in NYC right now.

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  8. sorry about the pictures you lost. i would panic too. i am glad all the new ones are safe. thanks for sharing pictures of the city. i just love seeing the place i long to be.

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  9. Nat, I would like to recommend you look into an off-site super econo way to back up your backup, copy? I use a service called BackBlaze (http://www.backblaze.com/) it is super cheap and reliable. The intial upload takes a little bit of time but then only the files you have added or changed back up daily whenever you schedule it. I have used this for over two years and have recommended it to many of my friends. One of my friends had his 500 gig external drive implode (it had thousands of pictures and files on it) and all he had to do was by a new one and download everything back from Backblaze. (I am sure I saved him from suicide!) I pay $5 a month and I am storing over 300 gigs of stuff (lots of photos!). Give it a look and you're welcome. I don't know how many guys follow your blog but I love all your adventures...your were braver with Barney and Petey than I could have been (and my wife could never have given up one of our dogs). Good luck!

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  10. love love love all your pictures of brooklyn.

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  11. Of all the places I've been, I've never made it to New York. I like your take on it! And that is crummy about your photos! My whole photo library almost got deleted once until the apple guys spent a few hours on the phone with me figuring it out. Scariest time of my life!

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  12. I always have trouble backing up my iPhone. Finally I figured out I have to turn off the anti virus and firewall or it doesn't work. You can also back up to iCloud. That's free and it's pretty helpful.

    Ummmm do you back your laptop up to an external hard drive? They are inexpensive and totally worth it.

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  13. R.I.P loving NTFR devices, thanks for your help, for without you- we'd have missed out! Welcome new devices...here's to a fresh, clean slate!

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  14. awesome photos!!


    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  15. Losing all your pictures is so heartbreaking. It happened to me when my baby was 3 months old. External harddrives are good but I would reccommend Backblaze or another online storage system. It does the backing up for you and you won't have to worry about your hard drives failing. good luck!

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  16. spot collins!!! i just bought my tickets to see newsies on broadway this may....i've never been new york, and i figured if spot collins was going to be there then it was high time for me to go!

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  17. We took a trip to New York a couple years ago and I took all the pictures on my iPhone. The day after we got back my phone literally died! I lost everything and I seriously thought about my loyalty to apple that day.

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  18. Losing photos: worst fear. Good luck! LOVE the Empire State building and Statue of Liberty photos.

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  19. I am terrified of losing my photos--but not so scared I have backed them up--should really get on that.

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  20. Hate, Hate, HATE having to delete phots. Backing up is stressful . . . and did I just back it up, or if the the ghost screen of the photos on my phone as I delete the only copy? Hate it. And without photos, how can I prove I was here--a life without photos was a life unlived.
    Here's to hoping it took.
    And I love the book seller . . . I would stop at that tabled stall every day.

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  21. I love your photos, and I really love your newsies reference. If only jack kelly could have stayed 16 and not grown up to be batman.

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  22. all of these images are just so beautiful! they make me now wish i did ask the hubs to take the NYC internship. beautiful!
    especially loving that lady liberty shot!
    xo TJ

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  23. you should also make a hardcopy of the photos on a CD/DVD. My hard drive crashed and I lost all my work photos, it was tragic (luckily I had backed up all my personal ones to DVDs). So now I have mine backed up on the hard drive and CD. Cause I'm sick of losing photos!

    Also, you're picture are awesome, of course.

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  24. "that's spot collins territory!"

    LOVE IT. :D

    Gorgeous pictures of the city. Such an array of locations and feelings.

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  25. I lost several folders of photos and I hate it! Now I upload all my pictures to a service that will keep them safe and sound for me.

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  26. I want to go to NYC! thanks of brining New York to this part of the world!

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  27. Ha I loved your Newsies reference so much!
    And your beautiful pictures. Wondrous faire!
    Just discovered your blog about a week ago and I love it. You are hilarious! :)

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  28. Gorgeous photos! I adore. Glad to know you got your photos locked up and safe! :)

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