Thursday, August 31, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Piece by piece
I had my Saturday yesterday: I raced over to the Apple store to pick up my computer. They were rather on the disorganized side, which doesn’t really work with Apple, I really think the brand image doesn't do them any favours; they have so much to live up to. They took an age bringing out my computer from the back, there seemed some confusion and of course I was in a rush and I started thinking that I'd gone all the way to Brent Cross, which for a South Londoner is aways, for nothing, but just as I was starting to panic, out it came. The guy had promised to do a service and clean it up, only as soon as I saw it, I knew they hadn't done the clean up and they couldn't tell me what data had been restored and I didn't have time to start turning it on and checking... I'd just wanted to grab and run. A sweet guy called Mat swiftly lifted the computer away from me to do a quick clean, which made up for things a little. All this made me very late for my next appointment which was to see the most expensive hygienist I've ever been too. I got an A*^ for all my flossing and as I was the last appointment we had a nice chat about children, pets and bikes, although I’m not sure that makes up for the ridiculous cost. Then it was off to the theatre, if you haven't yet seen Sunday in the Park with George - I highly recommend it, it was just wonderful and the most ingenious use of technology I've seen in the theatre. Poor S had to put up with me trying to sing all the way home, I really can't sing, he'll be more than happy to confirm that... "Piece by piece, putting it together." Oh yes and I had my hair cut, see what I mean about a Saturday. I guess that means I'm working Saturday. ^ Can someone tell me why we need A*’s surely either you have an A or if you don’t it’s a B.
^ Can someone tell me why we need A*’s surely either you have an A or if you don’t it’s a B.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
So being without my computer means: not being able to login to any sites I usually use as my brain is mush and I can't remember the usernames and passwords (believe me I've tried). I can't download my emails to my phone, because by now there are too many. I can't carry on with work, as if I needed any more excuses. I don't have anyone's address, which is actually a blessing; I can avoid the whole stamp thing going on. What is that about? I think it goes with a choice of directory inquiries, 30 odd different train ticket prices and choice under the NHS, when you are sick you want the experts to be able to make 'good' choices for you and when you want to send something in the post you don't want to have to get out the tape measure. What this has taught me is that I should get an external hard drive and back up, often. I should upload more photos to Flickr.com and I should print out all my login info and work stuff. In the mean time perhaps I should give in and take a holiday...
Sunday, August 20, 2006
I mentioned last night that I'm going to see Sunday in the Park with George, which led to being asked if I liked musicals. I started to say no not really, except for and reeled off a number of titles that was not inconsiderable. I mean I really want to go and see Mary Poppins and I saw and loved My Fair Lady, and then there's the Sound of Music and well the list goes on. So I realised that I have to come clean and admit it, I like a good musical.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
OK that’s enough, I’ve been stuck in front of this computer all afternoon. I'm dragging myself out now to go and meet friends and be sociable, even though I'd be happy to stay in, I think I'm becoming quite boring.
I meant to say that I did end up going back to the Ortho to get rid of the poking wire. He drilled it, which took me by surprise. It was a tiny piece, but very sharp, so had managed to poke wholes in my gum and a couple of days in, it was all swollen. I stopped being silly and got the wax and salt out and was much better the next day. It's all fine again now.
I can't get over the title Snakes on a Plane - is it a metaphor, was someone trying to be clever? It should win an award, although I'm not sure if it would be best title of the year or worst.
P.S. I want my computer back-now!
Open House 06
Friday, August 18, 2006
After very stressful post midnight and early morning attempts to book a spot at the Regents Street store, unsuccessfully, I managed to get one at the Brent Cross store (from where I am posting this). The guy decided it was my hard drive after my list of problems. Throughout our discussion I thought they were going to fix it while I waited (which did seem very impressive) until right at the end the guy said that'll take 7-10 days and I nearly fell off the stool and went into shock. So I had to fork out £79 for ApplePro as I can't wait that long and then pay another £35 for them to restore all my stuff, this is on top of AppleCare, so I am feeling a bit ripped off. Now it should take a few days, hopefully, as I jump to the top of the queue. With ApplePro you can get an hour a week tuition, so damn it, I'm going to make use of that! Also, you get a yearly service, which is quite good. I feel bereft.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
I had the niece to stay over the weekend, I sort of had to kidnap her, or otherwise she was going to be home alone. So I was introduced to the whole (two) Pirates of the
Well the lack of posts are still due to the wrist, but also now because I've been a bit busy and not near a computer and away a little (more of which when I've sorted things out - like being able to download the photos (see next sentence). Now I'm back to find my computer is having a perpetual kernel panic and I think I might join it. So it just about starts, has time to think a little and dies. I have Apple Care and I ring the number on the info pack only to get the answer that it is indeed an apple number, but it is no longer in use, with no alternative number given before it cuts out - so Apple (it's that love/hate thing). So via a third party I call Apple Care and get a guy in
Monday, August 07, 2006
Queen of cake
* Sorry this should have been posted yesterday, it's still worth watching if you missed the first episode.
Sunday, August 06, 2006
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Saturday, August 05, 2006
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