Wednesday, 15 March 2006


My laptop is dead and is refusing to appropriate resurrection life this time. In fact, it's more like it's in a coma and refusing to wake up: it shows the power light when I switch it on, but nothing else happens. It has done this before to varying degrees but never quite like this nor quite as stubbornly. I have a feeling I'm going to have to pay through the nose to have it fixed... Meanwhile, I can't use internet or email (rather important for student contact) without going to the internet place on the corner, and can't do quite a lot of work (admin, prayer letter, post-mission questionnaire analysis) which is on my computer, keep in touch with family and friends (skype, msn, blog, email), look up Brussels public transport times or news, play music, or listen to sermons on Hebrews by Piper (which is perhaps the most disappointing, when it's in addition to all the rest!). Rather frustrating. And rather frustrating to be so dependent on a Thing.


Andy said...

Sorry to hear about the coma like state of your techonology. Hope things happen to get it going again. Here's an adapted song from the Smiths, not to cheer you up as such, but to make you smile at least.

Laptop in a coma, I know
I know - it’s serious
Laptop in a coma, I know
I know - it’s really serious

There were times when I could
Have murdered it
(but you know, I would hate
Anything to happen to it)

No, I don’t want to see it

Do you really think
It’ll pull through ?
Do you really think
It’ll pull through ?
Do ...

Laptop in a coma, I know
I know - it’s serious
My, my, my, my, my, my baby, goodbye

thebluefish said...

Andy you do make us smile :)

mama said...

etrangere sans laptop,
no no eet cannot be,
eef we weren't meant to 'ave laptops,
why else we 'ave ze knee?

etrangere sans laptop,
we can't sink of she
wizout attached computer,
and keyboard. QED.

plz pray for zis poor laptop,
and lonely rosemarie,
God's work must not be 'eendered,
the Thing must live for she.

an angel wiz screwdriver,
ees what we're asking, Lord,
plz wake zis sleeping laptop,
so eet can spread your word.


Ant said...

the mama's a bit of a poetical maestro I see!
Like it!

Mikey C said...

I discovered today that my mobile phone isn't waterproof, so I feel your frustration.

étrangère said...

Thanks Andy - did make me smile :)

Ant - ah oui, my mama eez ze maestro of ze doggeral extrordinaire! :D