Well, I finally did it. I don't know what came into me - I have been resisting this for YEARS. Five minutes ago, I actually installed an Adobe Acrobat Reader update. I'm not kidding. I actually did. Of course, I anticipate the next time I look at my desktop, there is going to be that same, annoying, always-present, red and white notification that yet another Adobe update is "ready to be installed." But I don't care. I did it. I don't plan to do it again - ever. But, this one time, I did it.