Friday, May 29, 2009

Can we all just pause for a moment of silence?

Earlier this week, my laptop, Horatio, headed to that place in the sky. For weeks, he had not been feeling well and I simply turned up the volume on the TV remote to drown out his whining.

After all, he just had a bad case of the stripes. Who needs to see the entire screen? It was just a minor inconvenience and I begged Horatio to put on his big boy panties toughen up and get with the program.

Today, the Fed Ex man will take Horatio's coffin to the HP headquarters. They claim there are some life saving procedures that can still be performed.

I'm trying to remain hopeful. For Horatio's sake.

And I'm trying to bond with my son's old laptop, Agatha. She is rather bitchy and likes to turn the screen to a blood and saliva shade of pink. Getting old ain't for sissies and she is still hanging on despite having lost a button or two. Her hinges are loose and she often falls down.

Still, I'll treat her with the respect she deserves in her golden years.

(Please bear with me as I try to navigate the blogging world with this archaic machine.)

30 comments:

only a movie said...

How old is your HP? Mine is only 9 mos old and the hard drive was replaced earlier this month... the turnaround was pretty fast, though.

Deb said...

So sorry for your issue with Horatio. I hope that HP can revive him and bring him home soon.

marathoner81 said...

best of luck...i'll keep Horatio in my thoughts.

sun lover said...

Even in the golden years all people really want is to feel appreciated. Good luck with Agatha. As for Horatio, I will say a little prayer and hope the case of the stripes isn't his demises.

Have a great weekend! :)

Jan said...

Yeah, Old Hubert's getting along too. I'll soon be casting him aside, and upgrading to Sven, if I'm lucky.

Gaston Studio said...

Just had to replace Martha, so named because she was cantankerous has hell, and now am the not so proud owner of a new HP myself. Of course, I'm spending the rest of my life getting everything re-loaded onto it's skinny ass!

Good luck navigating Agatha.

Left you something at my place; please come by to pick up.
Jane

darsden said...

oh my sorry to hear..{hugs} LOL

Kristina P. said...

Popor Horatio. I hope he recovers and doesn't turn into a flesh eating zombie.

mo.stoneskin said...

I think we all will be joining you in mourning, ringing little funeral bells and singing sad and mournful hymns about stripey screens and hard-drive failures.

followthatdog said...

I will hope for the best, but as a Mac user I can't say I'm surprised by the temperamental nature of your laptops.

Michel said...

horatio is in my thoughts and prayers.

Comedy Goddess said...

They hear everything we say about them. I shall speak no evil.

Candice said...

Computer issues are no fun. I hope you get your baby back soon, and in prime working condition.

carma said...

My Dell laptop sparks when I plug it in. The guy in India told me yesterday that this is normal. Alrighty Then! I'll just go on sparking away...do you think they'll reimburse me if my house ignites???

Here I go making it all about me...Hope you get your HP Back in tip top shape or as close to that as is possible

Kulio said...

Not an excuse to get a new one? Sometimes, "oops I dropped it!" works....

lakeviewer said...

They just don't make them the way they used to. No. They make them to break down so we keep on buying new ones.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Mercury in retrograde?

♥ Braja said...

Get a Mac :))

Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry said...

I'm holding my breath that my archiac computer doesn't give me any trouble. The funds are too low for a new one right now.
Hope Horatio has a speedy recovery :).

nikkicrumpet said...

I'll keep poor Horatio in my thoughts. I hope he comes back bigger and brighter than ever!

Roslyn said...

Oh yeah, laptop hormones it's the worst!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

So sorry for your loss. I understand. My computer died two days ago. Just bought a new MacBook and second son was able to restore what was on the old IBook. Everything works. And no kids allowed on it to junk it up (except the son who fixed it.) Best of luck getting yours back soon.

Beth said...

Hey, ya'll! Thanks for all the well wishes for Horatio. The word is that he'll make a full recovery in another week or so.

I'm laughing at all the Mac suggestions (and I do love a Mac) because old Agatha IS a Mac. And she is hanging on beautifully despite her old and ragged appearance.

I've been working with my husband (catering) and now it is time for me to get caught up on all your blogs. You guys have been busy!

Jason, as himself said...

Maybe it's because you kept telling him to put on his PANTIES. He was so offended he decided to give up just to spite you for telling him to put on his PANTIES. Unless Horatio was in to that sort of thing?

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Oh no, the whining! Is that the beginning? I think I hear it now. UGH! Good luck and best wishes with Agatha.

Missy said...

Hope the recovery is quick and painless~

Hit 40 said...

I think the character list is new on the side?? It's very helpful.

Sorry about the computer. I think you probably saw my post about my apple :-( I have it back, but the darn thing is a little slower.

Love that you named your computers. Very creative!!!

Comedy Goddess said...

Thanks for your kind and meaningful words on my blog. It's been a rather rough weekend. C'est l'amour.

bernthis said...

I have a dell from 2002 and i swear to you, i would have no clue how to use it now. Good luck. i hope she gets out of the hospital soon and that you have some kick ass insurance

Reinvent Dad said...

Either they're NOT building computers to last or we're using them so damn much they wear out way too quickly. We have four computers in the house (2 laptops / 2 PCs) , and all but the brand new laptop have been giving us trouble.