Do The Mess Around

Ah, you can talk about the pit, barbecue
The band was jumpin’, the people too
Ah, mess around
They doin’ the mess around
They doin’ the mess around,
Everybody doin’ the mess around

Ray Charles


That’s me. That’s my life lately.

Not quite hanging around the BBQ, but Mess Around. Messing Around. Messing Up. 

The other day I must have pushed a wrong button or wrong file button and everything was being filed on my One Drive. Since I don’t use One Drive and didn’t know what it was, I freaked out. I stopped it half way through whatever it was doing and deleted the files it was transferring and wound up deleting a good portion of my art files for my Gallery. Both the new artists and the file with the ones I needed to put on the ACTUAL Gallery.

I also lost some other stuff. I found some stuff later, but that’s not the point.

Now, my writing and  research is backed up on a flash drive. Back it Up. Back it Up. You would think I would have been smart enough to back up future gallery work too.

They doin’ the mess around
They doin’ the mess around,
Everybody doin’ the mess around

THIS is what happens when you are too smart for your britches. Too cool for school. Too sly for an art guy (rather girl). This is what happens when you only do a partial. 

So why am I grumbling to you this fine day?


All the time. Every day. Don’t leave it for tomorrow or the weekend or when you get enough work done to make it worth saving.


Don’t be dumb. Learn your computer’s programs. You don’t need to be a computer programmer to learn what One Drive or Microsoft 365 or Google Photos are. Don’t cut something off in the middle of its function.

Stop Messin’ Around.




12 thoughts on “Do The Mess Around

  1. Yikes! I can’t imagine how she must have felt. Poor thing. Poor YOU! Don’t look back — maybe glance in that direction now and then. Yes, live and learn for sure. And lots of love to make up for it.

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  2. Some mistakes are just too painful. Like the time my daughter shredded the wrong pile of papers… she shredded my tax document pile. 😢 Live and learn.


  3. Awww shucks! Life’s full of mess ups and mess in’ around … gotta roll with those punches! But learning from our mistakes? Now, that’s a novel thought!


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