Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Why won't you let me turn you on?

I got up early today with the intention of spending a relaxing morning responding to all the e-mails that have been piling up in my inbox over time unanswered, but not forgotten.

I turned my computer on. But like so many guys in my recent history, I was unable to do so. (Turn it on, that is.)

I cried.

My music, some 1000 files of it, may be lost. It turns out that my argument about the fallacy of digital music is correct. (I believe in owning albums, but due to the fact I'm a student my concrete music collection is not near to what I would like it to be, and my CDs really can't placate me right now. . . I actually don't even own a CD player.) I'm not going to lie though, I thought this was the type of thing that only happens to people who rely primarily upon their itunes, in a karmic payback sense of the world. I guess I was wrong.

All my writing might be gone. (The weight of this is heavier, once you realize that I'm a journalism student.)

And this year's calendar pictures? Well, luckily Chloe has a copy of *those* files, because quite frankly, this last loss would have been too must to take.

My computer is now in the hands of some stranger. He was supposed to call me with the patient's prognosis, but failed to do so. Is it a virus? Is it a hardrive failure?* Either way, it's the middle of midterms, I'm stressed out and crying, and financially unable to deal with this latest burden.

So, in summary, I'm a little bummed out. I may have lost my music (the only thing I love more than words, and of course, myself), I'm broke, it's midterms and I can't turn anyone or anything on.

If you need to reach me, please call. Friendly voices are appreciated.

*If you any of you leave comments with tech advice, I will probably just get annoyed. I've owned the system for a little over a year, have had to replace the CD drive twice and the motherboard once, and am well acquainted with the tech support hotline guys. In fact, I flirt with them more frequently than guys at bars. Anyways, I'm at my wit's end here, and it's out of my hands.


  1. Journalism student?! Wow! I'm taking Master in communication. What they say about Geminis being communicators are true!

  2. I certainly feel your pain. I have an uncanny ability to break electronics. It's the inverse-digital-midas touch. I have broken more computers and digital devices than I can count. In the last month -- my laptop has been serviced at least three different times, my portable digital music device (not an iPod) completely died, my "wireless" doorbell broke, my celphone cracked in half and my computer at work crapped out due to a bad memory card. Just last week, I went to pump gas and the damn digital gas pump mocked me and refused to let me pump any gas.

    Consumer Electronics are implements of Satan! Think I'll go for a long walk in the woods!

  3. I'm pondering whether or not the comment that I'm about to write is creepy, or just plain disgusting. Either way, I see no reason for you to have a failing inability to turn people on. Hey wait now, that's not creepy at all... Right on.

    Technology sucks. I've been preaching that for years...