Monday, July 6, 2009

I'm All Outta Love, I'm So Lost Without You...

It's Monday and I'm still computerless. Apparently the shop I took it to has sent my Mac straight to Steve Jobs for repair. While I do appreciate their efforts and all, I'd REALLY LIKE MY COMPUTER BACK!!! Sigh. Patience, young Padawan. On the bright side, I'm getting a hell of a lot done around the house. Right now I'm sitting under my brand new gazebo I just built on my sun deck. And by built I mean assembled from pre-fabricated segments built in the People's Republic of China. Xie xie*

Anyway, I just wanted to thank everybody for still stopping by even though I haven't been visiting in return. I'm having to use my iPod for everything, and while it is cool to be able to get full internet on it, it gets old fast. And what the hell is with the batteries on these things? Granted it's a technological wonder, but it eats more power than my house. Sorry, tangent. Also, just to let you know, if you did comment last week, I emailed you back. Unfortunately, gmail on my iPod doesn't show me who isn't set up to receive emails back on their comments and who is like my regular gmail. So, if you didn't hear from me, it's you. And that's too bad, cause I was funny.

Anyway, if I don't get that thing back tomorrow or my fantasy of them dropping it and having to give me a new one doesn't pan out I'll be taking the week off. But I'll miss you terribly. Especially you. That's right, you.


*Thank you in Mandarin. Phonetically, like 'shay shay' except nothing like that at all.

50 comments:

  1. did you say shag shag? sorry. i digress. enjoy the segmentally fabulous gazebo. are there libations involved while sitting under said structure?

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  2. Me? You mean me? Captain, you make a guy feel so special...

    Best of luck with the computer

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  3. I've only been stopping by in the hope that you'll build me a gazebo in return.

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  4. It's like your mistress is off at the spa with another man and your reduced to a paid escort. I hope you get to take a bite out your apple soon.

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  5. I need a gazebo - do you hire out?

    Hope you get your computer back soon!

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  6. I recently had to live for 2 weeks without Horatio (my laptop - he is a red headed asshole). I never knew I could cry over a computer. Now that he is back, we are closer than ever.

    I hope your Mac gets home soon.

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  7. Haven't you ever wondered why they don't give you a 'loaner' when your computer is really sick?

    And I knew you meant ME!

    Jane

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  8. Laura Ingalls has got nothing on you, boy...

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  9. And we miss you. It's so boring and lonely out there lately.

    Oh, wait, yeah, *I* want a gazebo too...

    Ellie

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  10. you typed that all out on your ipod? Whoa that is dedication

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  11. So sad about the Mac. I hope that Steve takes some time out of his busy day to work on it personally because it's the least he can do for putting you out of commission.

    Nice work on the gazebo. Did it come with direction that had words? I always get stuck with the ones with pictures only.

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  12. WOW! all this from an ipod? you sire are more patient than me!

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  13. Maybe a couple movie tickets to star trek would grease the geeks to hurry it up for you???

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  14. I hear ya on the no computer thing. My computer works fine. Unfortunately, Comcast wants money every month in order for me to play online. I've been reduced to hanging out at Burger King and using their free wifi. The coffee's not bad though.

    I have some minor repairs that need some attention at my house if you get bored.

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  15. I can type on my iPod? I am so dysfunctional when it comes to tech stuff. However, I am REALLY godo at sitting under gazeebos listening to music and sipping on cool libations. Just sayin'.

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  16. What me? little old me? awww thanks! blush blush blush!

    I agree - the batteries are wank. simple as that. it pisses me off!

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  17. I feel your pain, big guy. . .

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  18. Man, I was without internet at the house for a few and tried to use my phone's connection. It frustrated me beyond belief. I gave up and started drinking, since there was really nothing else to do.

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  19. ... I know you were right ... believing for so long!

    What *am* I without YOU?

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  20. I hope Apple is more efficient than HP. I went 6 weeks without our laptop.

    Now.....GATEWAY....don't get me started. But it did give me 3 months of blogging stories.

    Are you sure your wife isn't paying someone to not fix your laptop?

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  21. You were) hilarious! (God, how I wish I had access to all the emails that get sent to no-reply@blogger.com! Wouldn't that be hilarious to read?)

    Have a nice week off.

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  22. I totally knew you liked me best - I just can't believe you told everyone else that I was your favorite.

    I think someone's going to be sad. I'm just sayin...kinda rude.

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  23. Economic Stimulus. Shut down social networking for a few weeks and watch all the stuff people buy cause they actually have time to use/build them.

    See you next week.

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  24. Good luck getting your computer back. Bear's MacBook Pro is currently overheating like a mofo so he is tearing it apart to apply some heat-sync grease. My tiny little Mac Book does not have this problem. ;) So, HA!

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  25. I'm bracing myself to send my 6-month-old Dell back to the store...and just the thought of it hurts...

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  26. I thought it was more like "shue shue"? That's how they say it on that cartoon with the Chinese cats.

    Because that's how I acquire all of my foreign language skills. Kids cartoons. You'd be surprised how much you can pick up.

    Come back soon, Obi Wan.

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  27. Great...I really wanted air supply going through my head the rest of the day.
    Hope your computer gets better soon. I know when mine dies I'll cry for weeks.

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  28. Is it really crazy weird that I closed out this window and saw that muted in the background "All Out of Love" was playing on my iTunes (I blame the man for this). I totally had to reopen you blog and tell you. It was crazy weird.

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  29. You're welcome... for what again?

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  30. We're building a shed in exactly the same way. Only I think ours was made in Israel or something. ;)

    Hope you get your computer back soon. Been missing you.

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  31. Sorry to hear about the withdrawals! Hope the computer is back soon.

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  32. Have you tried taking the kids to the library for a reading time, and using the library computers?

    Just a suggestion, but don't worry, we'll all be here when you get back! :)

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  33. I was wondering why you hadn't been around, I usually always get a comment from you....my blog has been so lonely.......

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  34. I love Michel and I hate to see her so deluded....

    I miss you too.

    Wait...you mean you haven't been blogging...oh...

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  35. And ps, I only comment so that you'll comment in return, cos that's the shallow depths I'm dwelling in this week, so the point is my work is done here.

    BTW when am I guest blogging? (see how the two are related...)

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  36. miss you much!! i have been out too but i guess u already knew that huh?

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  37. damn it I had a totally hilarious comment prepared until Oscar wacked Miles in the had with a truck.

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  38. Damnit, Chad, would you get your GD effing computer back already? I can't take much more of this!

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  39. BTW.... new music on my blog... I now make my playlists with you in mind... I hope you're happy!

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  40. It's a couple of days after your post. Do you have your computer back yet, or are you still going through withdrawl?
    Awwww. You're so sweet. I miss you, too.

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  41. I know you were right believing for SO LONG!

    WHAT AM I WITHOUT YOU!?

    See what you started now? Nice.

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  42. Tell Steve Jobs to get busy...he's been using that liver transplant story for too long. Does he not know he is depriving us of one of the greatest blog authors of our time? I just hope the whole of the interwebz google machine doesn't collapse from this absence of yours as I fear it might. Hope to see you around soon!

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  43. Grrrrrreat now I have that song in my head and I'm about to go to bed. You're a gem...takk skal du har...as the 'wegians say (only with look of sarcasm on my face as I say it). Good luck with the Mac, I feel your pain, but mine is the random functioning of my internet service in the country. I literally thank the phone gods each day for my i-phone, and the handy landscape keyboard that finally showed up b/c it is a bitch to type on only that when it's my thread of connection to the outside world! :p

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  44. Have you been watching a lot of Ni-Hao Kai-lan or something?

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  45. I knew you missed me.

    I'm still not turning you into a zombie though.

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  46. I managed to fill an entire photo album one summer when my computer was in the shop. Granted it had multiple problems and kept being sent back.
    I won't wish that on you, but kudos to you for piecing together the gazebo!

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Come on, sailor. I love you long time.