August 13, 2004


What was the muppet that said meep? Was it one of the alien ones? There was that Sesame Street skit with the one monster with the bell on his head and the other one with the squeaky nose, but I don't think it was one of them. It definitely wasn't the one with the six really creepy magenta monsters that made that weird high pitched noise. Was it? Is it Beaker who says meep?

I ask becuase I feel like doing a little meeping; it's a noise that easily communicates, sadness, confusion, uncertainty and anxiety, in a way which is amusing to the innocent bystander. See, I broke my computer. I almost knocked over a glass of iced coffee, managing to right the cup but splashing my keyborad a little in the process. Immediately, I yanked the power cord and turned it over so that the liquid could drain out, then left it for twenty-four hours before trying to turn it on. I was cool and collected. I handled it right. I spilled some water on my keyboard once and that had turned out okay. It was all gonna be cool.

Yeah, so. Not cool. I plug it in, no power light. I took it to the repair shop; the guy's like "Well, with spilling, 80% of the time you're just completely screwed, but sometimes we'll open it up and find out it's just a particular component that's shorted out, the disk drive or some such, and that can be replaced and it'll work fine."

"Oh, really?" I said, full of hope. "Becuase it didn't short out immediately when I spilled the stuff, and I slid out the battery and the CD-rom drive and they seemed bone dry, so I think I was able to contain the spill right here, right under the arrow keys. What component is that?"

"Your hard drive."

So he's gonna take a look at it and get back to me. I don't know what I'm gonna do if it's completely busted; I'll have to buy a new computer, but that might have to wait for a while. I mean, I've wanted a new computer for a while, but while Diablevert is green that doesn't mean she's made of money. This entry is coming to you from an internet cafe, as will all entries for the forseeable future. I'll try and keep them pretty regular, but it's gonna be a bit tougher. On the other hand, not being able to read the net might propell me out of the house to have more actual experiences to write about, so maybe this is all for the best.

Except for how it's totally not because I'm either paying the repair guy a medium chunk and getting it fixed or I'm paying the repair guy a medium chunk to give the ol' girl extreme unction and then paying a massive chunk to get a new 'puter. Meep.

Sorry that was boring. But, infortmaive, I hope.

Posted by Diablevert at August 13, 2004 11:57 AM | TrackBack

yea i think he was beaker the scientist assistent? or maybe the chefs assistent

Posted by: sul at August 15, 2004 08:57 PM

How bout that check I mailed you? Pretty cool huh. You thought I forgot. Which is a good transition because you better cash it before I forget that I mailed it to you and it in turn bounces. So cash it.

Posted by: B at August 15, 2004 09:43 PM

Not such good news, hopefully it can be fixed. It seems you should be propelled to leave the house for other reasons - does a job sound familar?

Posted by: mom at August 16, 2004 04:22 PM


Posted by: aunt onion at August 17, 2004 11:34 AM

is yr aunt picking on your mom?

Posted by: s. jones at September 6, 2004 03:14 AM

I prefer to hope that my aunt is merely sympathizing with me.

Posted by: Diablevert at September 6, 2004 08:01 AM

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