Of course I have heard of a USB drive. It turns out it is not my camera that is the culprit, but my computer. So I'm uploading my photos to my roomies computer (till she gets sick of it) and using a USB drive to transfer them over the my computer.
Why has my Mac betrayed me? I have done nothing but compliment it and let it travel all around the world at the expense of my shoulder and my Gucci bag's handles.