Robert (Bro. Pepper-spray of Reasoned Discussion) (montecristo) wrote,
Robert (Bro. Pepper-spray of Reasoned Discussion)

How crazy can it get? Inquiring minds want to know...

Last night I went to the grocery again. I told myself that it was only to buy swiss cheese, some ham, rasins, Diet Coke, and Budget Grommet cryogenic meals. I ended up with additional items: two different kinds of chips, whipped cream cheese, two pints of Haagen Daz ice cream, strawberry preserves and some kind of frozen Philadelphia Cream Cheesecake bars and a couple other snacks as well. Well, that's not stuff for the good ideas bin. Perhaps if I am sensible about consuming these, they will last for a long long time. On the way home, I damn near talked myself into a pizza, but discipline reared its ugly head and I determined to hold off until after I have an new place. I put all my toys away and went to bed early with the expectation of getting up early and coming over to the Bay Area to do some more scouting around for housing. It didn't happen that way. Around midnight I woke up from a mini-nightmare. I have no idea from whence it came, but there was no plot or anything like that -- I just became very convinced, for some unknown reason, that I needed to wake up because something in my house was on fire. So, I woke up. Needless to say, my house was not burning down around me and all of the hot appliances etc. were safely turned off. Go figure. In the morning, I got up at my usual time, instead.

Anyway, I got up later than 4:00 AM, as I had planned, so I just went to work, figuring on making a couple phone calls from work. That didn't happen. I got in this morning and unlocked my computer and just got my mail program (Outlook) and other applications up and running to do my darned job when we had a power outrage (sic). It's just a damned good thing that I don't leave anything open unsaved. So, needless to say, my computer restarted on me. Well, Windows was just to the point of collecting its wits again, when we had yet another power outrage (sic). Again it was only a blip, but that reset my machine again. When the computer came back up, the system decided that it needed to run CHKDSK, which is not a very good omen. CHKDSK finished okay though and I went to log on. It was at that point that I got what every user of Windows hates and dreads: the popup Linux advertisement (a.k.a. a Windows error dialog box). It seems that my profile has been trashed so almost nothing works. Fantastic. Now I need to get the help of the darned IT department to get back into the mail system. I figured I'd make it worth my while though, so I told them they might as well get me that new PC with which they've been promising to upgrade me and just rebuild my account on that, since we have to put everything back together anyway. So, I have just finished collecting and organizing all of my damned files on my hard drive. Now we just have to get the new machine and do a load of copying. Wonderful. I feel so damned productive today.


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