I knew it would happen eventually. I’ve been suspicious of computers and the Internet and all of that business ever since my parents got dial up when I was in junior high, thus tying up the phone line and discouraging the boys who I KNOW were trying desperately to reach me. MOM.
So, anyway, remember my computer drama from yesterday? Well, today it happened again. Except it stayed stuck for a little longer, and I was supposed to be writing something that needed to be about 1,000 words, and let me tell you how long it takes to write 1,000 words – which is a lot of letters, you know – when your important button is stuck down. It takes a LONG TIME.
And also, would someone who knows things please tell me what this important button is called? Because I’m going to need to know for my 6:20 appointment tonight at the Genius Bar. Which, by the way, is a whole different issue, because, I don’t know if anyone realizes this, but those people? They’re not geniuses. I know how to reboot a computer, which is pretty much the only thing they ever do, and I am certainly not a genius (although that pizza was really something).
Did I mention that after my important button popped back up, a CD got stuck in my disk drive and won’t come out? Or that my computer spontaneously shuts off when it’s not plugged in, which kind of defeats the purpose of having a laptop?
Or – and this is the part you might actually care about – my Chris’s camera broke?
That’s right. For some reason, it is displaying the “built in memory full” and “no image or sound” messages at the exact same time. So I can’t take pictures, because the memory is full, but I can’t upload pictures, because there aren’t any on the camera.
My head is spinning. Do you think the Geniuses can fix a Pentax?
I lost one picture, of some figs I had this morning, but luckily – correct me if I’m wrong – I think you’ve seen them before. And then I got lunch with my blackberry:
This is a hummus, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and mushroom sandwich and some potatoes left over from last night. Chris accused me of making extra so I could eat them today, and I told him he was absolutely wrong. He wins.
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