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Apr. 30th, 2008

04:25 pm - Well this was a crap day

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Well, I was gonna play with my new laptop today, but the power went out around 11:30. So after running around in circles going aaaargh for a bit, I called the power company, ran around in circles on their phone menu, they told me to call another number, I ran around in circles on the other number's phone menu, and finally got word that they were aware of the problem (a "circuit lockout", they said), and it would be fixed around 1 pm. So I went outside to avoid heating up the house too much.

I did buy a few accessories for my laptop, though; a carrying case and a wireless mouse. When I got home, Mom was there and said we needed milk and Pepsi, so I went out to get those. Oh, and I still have to reset a bunch of clocks and take the trash out, after which I'm still not gonna be ready to play with the laptop. Hopefully tomorrow.

Current Mood: tiredtired

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From:timmowarner
Date:April 30th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
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Does Laverne live in your house?

Oh, and a wireless mouse is an absolute must for a laptop!
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From:tilton
Date:April 30th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
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Does Laverne live in your house?

Oh, stop! I was just about to make the same joke :(

But oddly enough, my grandfather — who was born and raised in Rhode Island, and not Wisconsin — swore by milk and Pepsi long before Laverne and Shirley were on TV. He used to make it for me. It's actually... well, maybe it's an acquired taste, but I like it.
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From:timmowarner
Date:April 30th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
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Someday I will try it.

o/` Caught beneath a landslide / and a Champagne Milk and Pepsi in the sky... o/`
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:April 30th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
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My sympathies. No power outage, but my 5-year-old daughter was in for dental surgery for today, was better at it than I thought, but a father still doesn't like seeing their kid in hospital. So I'm *really* glad no power outages at the hospital! ;)

Does your laptop have a name like your car does?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:April 30th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
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No, but then I haven't used it yet.
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From:wbwolf
Date:May 1st, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
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I don't name my cars, but I do name my computers (well, the drives, anyway). I think it's a little easier to do and more obvious on a Mac than it is on a Windows machine. My eMac is Tomy, my MacBook is Sakura, my iPod is Natsuki and my external hard drive is Sumomo. My poor departed G3 was named Wilford.
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