Bit of Ivory

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It’s days like today. . .

December 9th, 2002 · 2 Comments

that convince me, as Anne Shirley put it, of “the total depravity of inanimate objects.” It’s just been one thing after another.

First, I missed the bus this morning, so I had to walk to school. Then after I got off work, I pulled Ginny (my laptop) out of my backpack and sat down to finish my research paper that was due today at 3:00. I turned her on– and I got a very loud beep, and a message that says my hard drive couldn’t be found. What? Yes, indeed– Ginny now thinks she doesn’t have a hard drive. After about 20 min. of playng around in the BIOS with my dad, trying to figure out what was wrong, my dad determined he couldn’t help me over the phone. So I picked up my backpack (along with the now not-working Ginny) and walked to the nearest computer lab. There, I waited for 20 more minutes for a computer to be available. This, of course, made it so I had to skip my next class.

When I finally got my paper done, I had to go upstairs to get the bibliographical info I needed for the works cited list. So I took my disk and went upstairs, planning on printing out my 13-page paper on the HumRef printer. When I tried that, however, the printer didn’t work. So I had to take it out to the desk. Finally, after printing my document, I went to staple it.

The stapler didn’t work.

Not that it was that big of a deal in the eternal scheme of things, but it was the last straw, you know? After screaming, I went down to General Reference and stapled it there.

So, having turned in my last research paper for the semester (YAY!), I went up to my Computers and the Humanities class, fully intent on working on our big newsletter project that’s due Wednesday and that I’m behind on.

Only to discover I left my Zip Disk at home.

So I’m blogging instead.

I really hope that Dell honors my warranty (they’d better!) and helps me figure out what’s wrong with Ginny, because I really don’t have the money to replace her right now. Heck, I barely had the money to buy her in the first place.

The semester cannot end soon enough.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Leslie // Dec 9, 2002 at 6:53 pm

    Hey, she’s not that old, is she? They have to honor the warranty!

  • 2 Emily // Dec 10, 2002 at 12:06 am

    Well, she’s not that old to *me*. But I did buy her used, and while I transferred the warranty (which is supposed to last until the end of August), I’ve never actually tried to see if everything’s squared away the way it should be, you know? So I’m glad that it’s an easily fixable problem and I don’t have to bug them. :)

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