Friday, 17 October 2008

A Swansong

This computer is on its last legs, and has developed a habit of bleeping at me from a dark, blank screen and not letting me go any further - tricky that when you've got two deadlines (can you hear me screaming?).

New computer arrives on Monday - I hope - so normal service will resume next week. So while I'm not able to blog or read your blogs for a few days, I will be back soon.

Meanwhile, I'm frantically trying to finish a piece on a nearby animal rescue centre before the pc crashes again.... I was in tears most of yesterday transcribing the tape and now writing it, the floodgates are opening yet again.

I will leave you with a joke which has enlightened my week.

A 3-year-old boy examined his testicles while taking a bath.

'Mom', he asked, 'Are these my brains?'

'Not yet,' she replied.

Have a good weekend!

PS Computer not arrived yet - am hanging on by fingernails and hoping this will see me through the last deadline!

17 comments:

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

RIP old computer! Like the joke - very witty! Have a good weekend.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Excellent joke. Hope the new computer will be just what you wanted. Could do with a new tower myself.

CJ xx

Flowerpot said...

Thanks MOB - and you!

Crystal - I just want a computer that works! I need new toner as well - everything's clapped out at once!

Sally said...

Liked the joke!!

At first when I read that I thought atht you were crying because of your deadlines versus your ancient computer... and then I realised.....

rosiero said...

LOVE the joke, hahaha!

Elaine said...

Aww, it's gonna be a saddy, isn't it? I'll remember my tissues when you put the post up.

Love the joke! Have a great weekend. x

Flowerpot said...

Sally - yes it wasnt very clear was it?!!

roserio - it made me laugh all week!

elaine - it's made me weep over the last few days - the people at this centre do such an amazing job. Gulp - here I go again! (AMazed that computer is letting me commmunicate!)

Akelamalu said...

I do hope you managed to get done what had to be done before your 'puter gave up the ghost. You must be looking forward to Monday!

Loved the joke!

Grump said...

Talking of old computers. I had a comment all written and then fell off line. I hope your computer has hung in long enough to finish your article on animal shelters.
Woof x

Flowerpot said...

Ak - well typically now I've threatened it witha replacement, it's working OK. but I'll be relieved to get the new one!

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Grump - yes it's Sunday morning and I'm putting teh finishing touches to teh animal centre piece. Nothing like a threat to make a computer work again!

Ellee Seymour said...

That saying is true of all men ;-)

I hope you have chosen an Apple Mac as you are a writer, you will never look back and will have so much fun.

Flowerpot said...

ellee - no I am a pc person - we tend to be divided don't we?! I dont care what it is as long as it works!!

Rebecca Taunton said...

Great joke FP. I hope your computer arrives on time & that you're able to finish your articles.

Flowerpot said...

RT - thanks. At the moment it's working (shhh) but I'm hoping the new one will arrive today.

wordtryst said...

HAHAHAHA! That's a good one. Hope the computer arrived on time.

Flowerpot said...

wordtryst - well it was better late than never!