Saturday, December 09, 2006

Me vs. It

For some odd reason the computer has decided to cooperate. I’m suspicious. I think it heard me threatening to replace it and it’s going to lull me into a false sense of security before it rips the internet rug out from under me again. But I’m not falling for it this time. Call me a techno-skeptic, but this machine hates me. I can often feel the pure evil emanating from it in waves of gamma rays. It’s a sneaky piece of wiring and bit particles, and it thinks it has the upper hand. But I’ll show it – madness creates genius and this thing has sent me around the bend one too many times. I am in charge of my queendom and I will not be defeated by a simple machine. I think.

I didn’t do anything. Just clicked and suddenly things started moving quickly again. So I got half-way through my blog-list and will hit the other end tomorrow after work.

I’m going to leave you with a funny from work on Thursday … this actually happened.


A man came in to find a book for his daughter. He was looking for A Tale of Two Cities by Angie Dickinson … I was very good and didn’t laugh in his face. Really.

Y’all have a good Saturday. I’m getting off of here before the computer comes to it’s senses.

UPDATE: I knew I shouldn't have closed the computer down last night. Got up this morning, and, you guessed it, back to being slow again. This time, in the middle of checking emails, a pop-up came up and said "Dashboard Module has encountered a problem and must close down." What's a dashboard module?

10 comments:

Brandy said...

Um, at least he tried to find a book for his daughter? I swear I fear for our society.

Bailey Stewart said...

The computer hates me.

Brandy - the man was in his early 50s - hopefully, since he was buying the book for his daughter, she'll do better ...

Dennie McDonald said...

how sweet for dad - he tried!

my kids computer keeps capping out and I'll be um derned if I let them use mine to play games and watch old episodes of cartoon...

Carol said...

It's surprising what people don't know! It was nice of you not to laugh!

I hate all the messages that pop up. My computer isn't going to last much longer! It's soooo slow too!

catslady said...

What you mean angie didn't write that ROFLMAO.

My computer is ok but this dial up really sucks.

dashboard module - sounds like it should be in a car!

I'm horrible at all electronics - computers, cell phones, cameras...

Olga said...

Bailey, I have no idea what the dashboard module is, or many of the messages that pop up on my pc! Hugs, girl, on the computer problems. Btw, I've read your spamarama, loved it, and thanks for laughs!

Michele said...

Mystery Computer leprechauns - they do it all the time.

Angie Dickinson? Guess we know where his mind was... LOL

She was a tough/hot little number on Police Woman.

Of course, NO show nowadays would be labelled 'police woman", how lame!

I like SWAT Woman instead.
Merc Woman or UnderCover Woman....
Then they could change those titles to porn flicks.

But I won't EVEN go there when it comes to labelling SWAT woman .. as a porno flick. I mean I could, but I don't type that way.

Meretta said...

Angie Dickinson, huh? Hmmm. It's kind of close. ;)

Sorry to hear about the ongoing woes. Start threatening again!

Lis said...

*hugs* on the comp probs, maybe it'll straighten itself out? fingers crossed.

And lol, well at least he had some part of the book/author right :o)

Marty said...

He was doing well to remember the title :) Reminds me of my dad...while trying to say he was 'invincible', he said he was invisible. I didn't laugh at him either. Well, not righ then.