Saturday, July 21, 2007

can't talk....reading...

Yes I am (almost!) 40 years old....Yes, I'm a Harry Potter fan(atic)....yes, I have in my possession the very last book. Yes, I plan on reading it tonight and probably finishing it tomorrow or Monday. Yes, I have no life, just ask Cee and he will tell you so.

If you need me between now and Monday, don't bother, I'm off to be with Harry, Ron & Hermoine....and I still am holding out hope for Snape, because I secretly love that old greasy-haired miserable git of a Potions teacher.

Love, me.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

h is for hooped

And that's what our computer is: Hooped.... It seems that what with all the power spikes we've been having lately, due to the drain on our hopelessly inept power grid out here, our surge protector couldn't handle the load, and basically a surge went through our entire system....or so says the all-knowing, smiling computer tech-god. Oh yes, it can be fixed, but given the ancient age of our computer (nearly 5 years old!! How ever did we manage to have it that long?!) it would be more advisable to invest in a new system, and perhaps they could manage to transfer over some of the data we wanted to keep on our old system, if we are very lucky, which as most people who know Cee and I know, we probably won't be, as if it wasn't for bad luck we'd have no luck at all...

So that's it...and since the computer fairy hasn't left us a new system as yet under our pillows, I suppose it may be a while until we can manage a new one, since we hadn't even been thinking of replacing ours for a while...ah well, c'est la vie as they say. There was a lot of 'stuff' on the old one that will be lost, but I suppose it could be worse..although at the moment I'm not sure how...

And for anyone who didn't know, you should replace your surge protector 'often', according to the all-knowing tech-god, as when he asked me how old ours was and I told him "about 2 years" he basically choked on his tongue and again muttered something about it being 'ancient'.

At least I've been getting a lot of crocheting and knitting done, not that I can show you or anything, since I can't upload any pictures, but just imagine lots of cool finished thread bookmarks and doilies (table hats) and things like that...

Monday, July 09, 2007


Or possibly fubar...whichever military acronym you use, they all mean the same thing: our computer has crapped friends, it's so effed up it won't even turn on or off, so you just know that can't be good. There was much gnashing of teeth and screaming of profanities last night, I can tell you.

Luckily, Cee's mum lives close, so she has kindly let me use her computer today. So...until we get ours fixed, (if indeed it can be fixed) my blog posts shall most likely be very scarce.

Pray for could get ugly.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

it's a beauty way to go

Ah yes, the immortal words of Geddy Lee as he sang the song "Take off! (to the Great White North)", it is a beauty way to go. Happy 140th Birthday Canada! Ye don't look a year over 100...