"We are all of us living in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." ~Oscar Wilde
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October 21, 2009

Pretend This is Yesterday

(Woohoo! Now that I have my computer back, I can go back to blogging, i.e. adding to the terabytes of useless information already on the internet. Blogging has a side benefit. It occasionally forces me to go out and actually do things. Then, I‘m not mildly embarrassed that I spent the day playing video games and muttering obscenities under my breath at Best Buy.)

I don’t know what time I woke up. I opened my eyes, sat up, and went through my usual routine of walking bleary-eyed downstairs for the day’s first cigarette. In fact, I don’t remember much of today at all. So much of it was routine. I remember playing on the Wii, flipping between Animal Crossing and Cooking Mama. Occasionally, I’d flick on the console’s internet browser and browse various sites. I was zombie-like, going through the motions just to kill time. The first time I actually woke was when I tracked my computer’s repair online. After six days of hearing next to nothing from the computer techs and getting slightly more irritated with each passing day, a glimmer of hope appeared on my television screen.

“Awaiting customer information,” the website read. I breathed a sigh of relief and called to see what they wanted.
“A bad graphics card,” the girl on the other end said. I nodded and told her to go ahead with the repair. For the rest of the day, my emotions swung between being glad that I finally knew what the problem was to being annoyed with myself. Shouldn’t I have figured out that the crashes were occurring after I installed the card’s drivers? Then, again, the computer broke so long ago that I couldn’t remember if they occurred before or after I installed them. Doesn’t matter now. It’s in the past and the computer is back home and has a better graphics card.

4 comments:

Ferd said...

Woohoo!
Glad it's back!
It opens up the world for you.

You know what? I like hearing about your day. I know it must be hard with so much time on your hands, and not working, and all. Yet you go through it with a sense of humor and a cool, funky perspective that I really like.
I'm happy about your computer!

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