Some Semblance of an Update


We haven’t exploded off into the universe or anything. Yet. But the constant fuck-uppery continues. Josh’s fried computer needs a new hard drive, and his scooter has only just been repaired after about two weeks of non-functioning. If he were here in Toronto, he would be able to get just about anywhere. Not so much in NC – he had to walk miles just to get to a friends house for computer advice. So we’re still running well below normal capacity for the time being.

In other news, I managed to finish off last week’s never-ending series of unfortunate events by knocking a FULL glass of water right onto my laptop. Snap-crackle-pop, yo. By the next morning I still only had use of about five keys so I took it on down to Best Buy. The Geek Squad was of little help. They believed that because the keyboard was dead, there was no way in hell the motherboard would have made it through. I would need to get a new one, which costs in the area of $700 – or a new laptop. Dammit!

Turns out that *just* the keyboard is toast. I managed to borrow a spare from work until I can get a wireless one – it’s working just fine Best Buy, take that! Now we just have to wait until Josh has a decent window to the world again and maybe we can get around to celebrating our anniversary good and proper.

We’ll both have cute and awesome things to show to the world at large, hopefully before too long. Until then, we’ll continue shaking our fists at the sky and fighting the good fight.


Stay tuned for updates. If one of us ends up on the news for finally snapping and setting a tower of computers up in flames, I’ll be sure to send pictures.


  1. nursemyra said,

    March 21, 2009 at 12:20 am

    I spilt cranberry juice on my keyboard three months ago but thought I managed to get it all out. The letters L and H were sticky for a while and then it all cleared up.

    but the weird thing is: every couple of weeks those two letters become sticky again for a day or so and then they right themselves

    have I got gremlins in my keyboard?

  2. Sarah said,

    March 21, 2009 at 2:11 am

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  3. javajunkee said,

    March 21, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    well I’m glad to see you back. But sorry to see things are still suckity sucking! 😦 the whole computer thing is really starting to bite. I had to dump my laptop like a month ago and do a system recovery on it due to some dumbass virus or something. I’ve been up the last 2 nights working on my moms because even though the 84 year old woman tells me she’s not clicking on shit to pick up a virus I’ve watched her just randomly click on crap that’s giving her a yes/no option. STOP IT MOM!! Who the hell bought her the damn thing anyhow…..sorry the whole computer thing..I’m feeling your pain.

    Remember when best buy used to “help”…or “guide” you through fixing things? AT least they did here…no now they will tell you something is not able to be fixed before they even look at it. WTF? I am thinking that is in their stimulus package bullshit thing they were handed.

    I need to pop a xanax after this post! …I hope things get better for you guys soon 😦

  4. Ginny said,

    March 21, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    One day, I should post a picture of my poor little laptop. Myu kids use it, the right click button is fucked, part of the speaker curls up, it’s just a fucking disaster. How does this make you feel better? It doesn’t.

  5. birdpress said,

    March 22, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Knocking water onto my laptop is something I would do. I’m glad to hear that the Geek Squad was wrong though. I hope your luck changes soon!

  6. David said,

    March 22, 2009 at 2:24 am

    Nice going Emerald!! You smart, don’t panic. Geek Squad Wrong! HAAA!

    LOL: Fuck uppery 😀

    May Spring bring the good luck to you and Josh!

  7. Romi said,

    March 23, 2009 at 1:57 am

    That’s why I hate the Geek Squad, they SAY they’re not on commission, but they still want you to buy a fancy new laptop….losers.

    PS: loved seeing you this weekend! 🙂
    PPS: can’t wait to see your and Josh’s anniversary goodies!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  8. Emerald said,

    March 25, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    @ NurseMyra: Maybe cranberry juice has specific chemical properties that allow it to do some sort of time-release thing. So you’re never quite free of that cranberriness. Maybe it’s an advertising ploy, a subconscious reminder that you love cranberry juice and need to buy more!

    @ JavaJunkee: I know, technology is supposed to advance us, but it only causes more headaches. I feel guilty complaining about technology though considering it’s responsible for bringing Josh and I together. I just wish it would work that awesomely all the time! Ugh!

    @ Ginny: Well it makes me feel better by reminding me that I don’t need a totally new laptop. I just bought the damn thing last August! It also serves to remind me never to allow spilly-hands children around my clearly temperamental piece of equipment. A sneeze could be disastrous!

    @ Birdpress: Me too, when they told me it was fucked I couldn’t even cry. I was just like “Of course. Go figure. Why wouldn’t it be completely screwed?” But thankfully I’ve got a geeky friend to tell me otherwise 😛

    @ David: It better bring some good luck!

    @ Romi: This weekend was so fun, I’m so glad you got to meet everyone. Are the kids not adorable??? And yeah, I’m seriously hoping we can get around to exchanging our little projects soon!

  9. JavaQueen said,

    March 26, 2009 at 5:13 am

    Best Buy is great,…. until something that they sold you breaks. – Then, they suck ass! So, why do we still shop there? I dunno- oh yeah, it’s cuz they’re great! Such a wide variety, competitive prices, blah-blah-blah – but the microwave I bought there conked out and was under their handy dandy “warranty” was being repaired for over a freakn’ month- you never realize how much you use the microwave until someone takes it away for that long.

    Snap-Crackle-Pop- that’s the worst! So sorry that happened to ya! 😦

  10. IdeaJump! said,

    April 1, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Ooo, I like the word ‘fuckuppery’!

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