Thursday, December 29, 2011

End of Year Malaise

It's another weird stretch at work... my last stint was three consecutive workdays mashed into a 40 hour period, now it's two consecutive workdays stretched out- I leave at 8AM today and don't have to be back until 32 hours later, for the 4PM to Midnight shift. The "use them or lose them" vacation policy results in a lot of late-December work schedule lunacy. Things get really quiet for the next couple of months- the only hassle is the potential for crazy weather.

As an annoying aside, the monitor light on my newish laptop has got kaput- the screen can get none more black, so the damn thing is in the shop (the proprietor and his wife are relatively recent immigrants from China, so they didn't pick up on my Spinal Tap allusion in our exchange)... I didn't even spill wine on the damn thing. I've shopped around for a new power cable for my 2004-vintage Compaq laptop, but I'll have to order one online. I think I'll have to "light a fire" under the owner of the shop I took the newish laptop to for repair- he's had it for over a week (although the Christmas holiday did eat up a few of his business days). Sheesh, two laptops, both not-so-functional... I'll try to keep to a decent posting schedule.

12 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Maybe if you consecrated it with a glass of wine?
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Laura said...

When computers are working properly they're the best things ever.
My world starts to unravel when they act up though.
I find it amazing how much I rely on mine.
I mean.. all my friends are on here! :)

Hope that they get it back to you soon-ish. :)

((Hugs))
Laura

Jennifer said...

We've had such a mild winter... I'm not sure whether we're lucky or being screwed.

The squirrels are fat and sassy though!

OT- I thought of you this morning as I was having a handful of walnuts and a Clementine for breakfast. No, it wasn't the walnuts, it was the Clementine. Is it me, or have they figured out a way to make them even sweeter?? They seem to be amazingly sweet this year.

vacuumslayer said...

Uh-oh. It's B^4's "Malaise" speech. It's all downhill from here!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

r have they figured out a way to make them even sweeter??

With the collapse of the FDA, they are adding lead to them.

Another Kiwi said...

Fat, sassy squirls, DO NOT WANT!
Quinine in the form of Gin and Tonic will fix that malariase, old chum.

M. Bouffant said...

Been threatening to take my dead hard-drive desktop in for a yr. now. (Literally.)

Maybe today. (More likely tomorrow.)

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Been threatening to take my dead hard-drive desktop in for a yr. now.

If it's dead, threatening it isn't going to help.

wiley said...

Have you considered sacrificing a minor electronic device to Cthulu or the god of your choice?

This is why I say, " ALWAYS BUY INSURANCE FOR ELECTRONICS!"

Is so sad not have puter. Too sad.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Maybe if you consecrated it with a glass of wine?

I'd guzzle the wine before I had a chance to pour it on the laptop!

When computers are working properly they're the best things ever.

Don't let the puppies and kittens hear you!

OT- I thought of you this morning as I was having a handful of walnuts and a Clementine for breakfast. No, it wasn't the walnuts, it was the Clementine. Is it me, or have they figured out a way to make them even sweeter?? They seem to be amazingly sweet this year.

I've been scarfing down my fair share of them... haven't noticed a difference yet.

Uh-oh. It's B^4's "Malaise" speech. It's all downhill from here!

I never said I was a "half-glass-full" kinda guy, like Dick Cheney.

With the collapse of the FDA, they are adding lead to them.

That explains why they're so heavy...

Fat, sassy squirls, DO NOT WANT!

Says the guy from the land of giant bugs and overamorous parrots!

Maybe today. (More likely tomorrow.)

Maybe next year...

If it's dead, threatening it isn't going to help.

It's pining for the fjords.

Have you considered sacrificing a minor electronic device to Cthulu or the god of your choice?

Would a fat, sassy squirrel be a suitable substitute?

M. Bouffant said...

Put that squirrel in a pop-corn poopper [sic] & sacrifice it to Huckabee.

And you're right. Looks like next yr.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Put that squirrel in a pop-corn poopper [sic] & sacrifice it to Huckabee.

Huckabee is kinda like Cthulhu- a formless monster of unspeakable evil.