10.01.2006

I think someone should buy me this


Or this:
Aren't they cool? They're stickers that you put on your laptop. I would very sassy and cool with those things, I think. To be precise, I think Dell should buy me one. Or both. I deserve both. I've mailed my laptop in for them to replace the hard drive. So now I am laptopless and feel so very naked and cold and alone.

Y'all remember the Troubles I'd been having with it? Well a couple of weeks before the dissertation was due, I realized that the thing was actually kind of behaving. It hadn't given me any blue-screen errors or hissed at me or stolen my things while I slept. I decided that this was probably Heavenly Father's way of blessing me so that I could finish my dissertation, and that as soon as I was done it would probably burst into flames and throw itself out the window. Which was fine by me. I believe I was right, too, because two days after I finished it started misbehaving again with a vengeance.

Dell had me reformat the hard drive the other day and that didn't work. So I told them it was now their problem because I was done doing things. They agreed and sent me a box. In about 5 business days it should be back and working properly. And if it gives me any lip I will put it outside for the huge moose that gave me a heart attack yesterday when it jogged past the living room windows with its calf.

And THEN those Dell people will be sorry.

8 comments:

Cicada said... [reply]

I've been lusting after a 24-inch iMac at $2000, but then at Costco I saw an HP desktop that has a 21-inch screen that also plays live tv and records shows like TiVo. And it's $500 cheaper. And so my desire to have an iMac is being challenged.

Anonymous said... [reply]

You know you are in AK when moose go strolling by your window. Good luck with the computer thing.
AuD

The Divine Miss A said... [reply]

Good luck with your lovely computer. I'm glad that it survived the dissertation, or should I say I'm glad that the dissertation survived your computer. I hope that the people at Dell can fix it.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Cicada-

Cheaper isn't always better.
$500 HP = geo metro
$2000 Mac = porche

Just depends on how you want to get from point a to point b.

Good luck on the laptop Steph, I hope it all works out. If it doesn't just throw it off of a nearby cliff-

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Cheers!

sakhmet said... [reply]

Did a moose really walk by your window?


Cos that's AWESOME.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Well, you ARE a working woman now. Is there any way you could budget for it?

Totally, anonymous. What does AuD stand for? You don't have to tell me, but if I know you in real life it would be nice to know who you are. :-)

Thanks, DMA. And I'm glad you're back to blogging!

Oooh, another anon that I must know in real life, and who uses words like "Cheers" to make me think he/she is British. It's good to see you, whoever you are!

Totally, did, Sakhmet. I could have opened the window and touched it if I had a death wish. I'd forgotten how friggin' huge those Alaska moose are. The baby was the size of a cow.

Scully said... [reply]

Cicada - My roommate actually found the iMac at Costco for around $1400 and that included an extended warranty, so keep an eye out at Costco and check the website. You might luck out.

Nem - I can't say I have every seen a moose. And having them walk through one's yard is crazy. This is why I don't live in Alaska.

Cicada said... [reply]

Sweet, Nem. I cashed in on computer advice on your blog. Maybe I'll post about it and get more feedback...

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