All I wanted to do was sync up my iPhone. That’s it. But as soon as I did, everything froze up. I waited for it to unfreeze since this happened on Sunday and the culprit was Firefox. It didn’t unfreeze. I tried to get the Activity Manager up, but even that was frozen. So, I shut everything down. I thought maybe it was overworked; I know that I need to upgrade my ram and was actually planning on doing that this weekend when I had the time. So, I let it cool down for a little while. Went to blow dry my hair to kill some time. Came back and my dear Macbook was nice and cool. Turned it on and I got the blue screen:
I don’t know what it means. I shut it off again for a little while. Then, at the advice of some people on Twitter and of a friend, I turned it on and held down the shift key to do a safe boot. I held it down for 6 minutes (I know this because I timed it on my phone) because supposedly it takes a long time to boot up this way. That didn’t work. So now, I’m on my way to an appointment at the Genius Bar to see if its hopeless or not. I have backed up all of my podcast-related stuff on a hard drive as recently as this past Saturday and the majority of my school assignments are backed up on Gmail. Unfortunately, I don’t have all my pictures backed up, nor do I have some personal, creative projects I’ve worked on here and there over the past few years. That’s going to feel like a loss if it is a case of a crashed hard drive. I’m so afraid that will be the case.