Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sh!t Happens

I’m experiencing serious technical problems.

And, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but when Pinky’s not happy? Nobody’s happy up in here.

Oh my god, it’s been awful. On Tuesday, my power cord went bad. It was a while before I noticed, but when I did, Pinky had about five minutes of battery back-up power left. While I’m probably still under warranty w/Dell, I don’t have time to call them and wait for a new power cord to show up in the mail some day.

This meant a $100 trip to Office Depot. I was informed there that, because Dell is a bunch of money-grubbing bastards, one can’t even BUY a replacement power cord that will also charge the battery anywhere but from Dell online. Replacement cords only power the laptop. I took what they had.

And I was grateful. I was back in business, thank baby Jesus.

Last night, I’m typing away on Pinky, when I notice my (brand new) power cord jiggling a little. I glance down to see Tallulah studiously chewing on it. In one horrible moment I realize what likely happened to my original cord. And then in a split second…BOOM…my screen? Black again.

Oh my heavenly stars, people.

It’s a good thing Tallulah is cute, is all I can say. Because she otherwise might have been found, oh I don’t know, swinging from a dead power cord or two? I still had power cord #1 on hand and I now take the time to examine it more closely (in order to distract myself from the deranged murderous rage ball now bouncing around in my head like flubber).

Yep. Itsy bitsy teeth marks.


Back to Office Depot and good-bye to another C-spot (plus interest).

On the bright side, while there, I discover that they now make retractable Sharpies.

Some days, you have to cling to the positive.

No matter how small and pathetic.


Anonymous said...

Amen, sista. I'm having a sh!tty day, too.

Neurotic Grad Student said...

Babies and puppies are cute for just this reason! Otherwise we'd toss them out the window!!

Aynex Mercado said...

That is when you get a MAC and a cat.