|Except I was wearing jammies|
Well, after reading most of your blogs, I decided to make myself lunch and take a break from arduous sloth. As I returned to my computer, I noticed something which looked funny.
After moving my "paint-by-numbers" picture of a clown from in front of the monitor, I saw that it had gone completely dark.
With the exception of a madly spinning multi-colored ball in the center of the screen.
Knowing that wasn't any good, I did what any experienced technician would do.
I turned the computer off, turned it back on, jiggled the power cord, felt if it was hot, smelled the back (of the computer, not the dog) of it, turned it off, turned it on, pressed that button that I didn't know the purpose of, unplugged the keyboard, unplugged the coffeepot (unrelated-I just forgot to do it that morning), searched for the computer manual, played the handheld Yahtzee game I found while searching for the computer manual, shook the monitor to see if the ball would "go away", sobbed, and got out the yellow pages to find a computer repair person.
The end result is that I turned over the family computer to the Geek Squad in the hopes they will be able to repair the dang thing before Christmas.
I just know how this is gonna go:
"Hi, this is Sheldon, from 'Cyber-Pirates.' We've done a diagnosis of your machine."
"Great. How we lookin'?"
"It's broke. That'll be $99."
In other words, I'm pretty much effed if I ever want to see the thing again.
Surprisingly, Mrs. Penwasser decided it was time that we had a back-up computer, so off we went to Best Buy. Where we bought a Toshiba laptop computer, most of whose keys I can't figure out. Still, it seems to be working pretty well.
Gotta tell you. Those Japanese may have a lot of problems with dinosaurs, but they sure do know how to make fantastic cars, computers, and sex robots.
Still, it's not our (what we thought) reliable desktop Apple. This means posts from me may be tough getting out. I'll do the best I can to read your posts and even send along some of my own. But, they probably won't be of the same qualty you've grown used to (NOTE: Yes, I know I misspelled "qualitee"). In other words, they may be good.
Posting links and pictures may be tough, though, until I figure out all the buttons. But, I'll try. Like this.....
|I don't care, he's still good for a laugh!|
I just pressed a button and the microwave turned on.