Thursday, July 15, 2010

it's aliiiiive! ("it" is me. i'm alive.)

Wow. Here are the main reasons I've been so bloggily absent recently:
  1. My relatives from the Philippines stayed at my house from last Saturday to this Sunday, and we had to entertain them 24/7. Which meant lots of late nights, exhausting shopping excursions, day trips into Philly and New York, and extravagant restaurant meals that left me food-comatose and totally useless. Also, I had to sleep on the couch all week, and although our couches are very comfy, they're not really great in the way of lumbar support. I didn't get a lot of good, quality sleep. Is what I'm trying to say.
  2. My computer is eight kinds of broken. First of all: VIRUSES. AUGH. What kind of an evil creature is lurking in his or her basement creating stupid, terrible viruses that do stupid, terrible things like hijack your web browser so that you can't Google anything and every so often a message pops up saying that I won a prize and it won't let me do anything unless I accept it and give the website my very personal information? To this person I say: Die. Die a horrifying and painful death. Second: I got the dreaded Blue Screen of Death the other day. And we all know what that means. I might as well just throw it in the garbage right now. Third: My computer is Very Elderly. It's on its last legs. Actually, I don't even know if it has legs right now! Maybe it's just dragging itself along on its front legs! 
This is way funnier than it should be. Please, someone else tell me this makes them laugh.

So the fate of my blog is up in the air until I can figure out what do with with my sad, old computer. I'm thinking I'm just going to throw in the towel and buy a new one. I need one for grad school, anyway. 

Anyways, I just wanted to pop in and say: Hey! I'm not dead! And I've been keeping up with everyone else's blogs even if I haven't been commenting, I swear! Is anyone out there? Hello? ::taps microphone:: Hello??


  1. I'm here! *waves hands* Sorry your computer is all FUBARed. But perhaps I'll live vicariously through you and encourage you to get a new computer, since we're still paying off my MacBook. (We bought it just a few months before the massive price drop a few years ago. :sadface:

  2. I'm here too! lol. Glad to see you're back...uh sort of. Computer problems SUCK BALLS - I don't know what I would do without a computer right now as sad as that is. Can't wait til ur back to regular postage!

  3. New computer, do ittttt. I'm sure there are some back-to-school college-related sales coming up. That's all the justification you need.

  4. Ooh, I got the Blue Screen of Death on my last computer and it was a sad, sad day indeed. I went way too long without a computer that now anytime my computer makes a funny noise, I freeze in panic.

    I hope you can get a (cheap) new computer soon, especially with starting grad school!

  5. /waves frantically.

    Hello THAR! Glad you're alive and haven't been chained up in someone's basement or something worst and more sinister.

    So sorry to hear about that computer of yours, the dreaded Blue Screen of Death is never a good sign. I've taken to using the boyfriend's computer as my poor lil Mac has bizarre fan noises that make me fear for the worst, and I'm worried the motherboard and processor might melt into a plastic sludge at any point from overheating.

    Hope you treat yourself to a new computer, missed reading your posts :)