Monday, April 12, 2010

Someone's Got To Do It!


That is:

Buy a new laptop to replace Ye Olde Crashed.

Download all relevant applications.

Undergo another massive computer FAIL.

Reboot, restore, re-load, reconnect, replug.

Still FAIL.

Cry.

Call Main Man, Mr. Computer Genius Wallah.

Go into under-stairs cupboard to retrieve computer bag. Trip over wooden box.

Slide to end of tiny (but long) cupboard.

Realize one is stuck with bloodied and badly bruised leg jammed in wooden box.

Take ten minutes to evaluate this ridiculous situation.

Slowly, through pain, unjam leg, then block further movement by slamming aforementioned wooden box against tiny doorway of cupboard.

Rotate body to plate face on floor and use healthy leg to push box through door.

Think "arse over teakettle position attained," privately, to oneself.

Slowly slide oneself on tummy to hall.

Say casual hello from this horizontal position to Leo who is carting in big box of firewood.

He doesn't bat an eye, which leads one to believe that this is the behaviour he expects from one.

Go to office. Examine the damage to injured leg. Worse than expected. Huge lump down shin, scraped skin all the way to ankle and blood seeping into jeans. Clean up as best one can. Ignore pain like a tough little soldier.

Take computer 50km to Mr. CGW. Who turns it on. And it performs all suckuppy- beautiful, innocent-like.

Next time, he sez kindly, try firing her up without all your peripherals?

But he checked it over anyway for a oouple of hours. To save one's face.

Which was a waste of time.

As it was now all bruised too.

From pounding it off his desk.

And how was your day?

22 comments:

  1. OH NO I hope the leg feels better soon ;)

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  2. Well shut my mouth and call me speechless, you surely outdid yourself!

    I planted pansies on my mother's grave, that was about as outrageous as my day got, LOL.

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  3. oh my god! you have had a really bad day :( I hope the leg heals very fast. Sometimes when it rains, it pours...

    I wish you a swift recovery dear friend. :)

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  4. Thanks Twain, it is in full technicolour today and still painful but I've made the decision to cancel flight tomorrow.
    XO
    WWW

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  5. Annie:
    The pansy colours match my leg, ha!
    I like the image of you doing this.
    Yes, I outshone myself, truly.
    No Toronto visit because of backlog so will miss seeing you this time!
    XO
    WWW

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  6. Thank you Nevin, I should give lessons on 'when things go badly, how to make it worse'.
    Think I'd make some money?
    ;^)
    XO
    WWW

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  7. We should not laugh at the misfortunes of others, but when they recount events as entertainingly as you, WWW, we can hardly stop ourselves.

    I do hope your leg heals and eases quickly, and that your travails have now run their course....Plain sailing - or computing, from now on?
    :-)

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  8. So many peripherals they screwed up the laptop? Good grief, how many peripherals have you got beavering away there?

    Quite a leg story. So those old yoga positions must have come in handy for extricating yourself?

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  9. [on remembering and an old Irish joke:]
    Now that was a lucky day, Mylady. How easily you could have badly bruised both legs. ...

    Now, even more seriously: Get well soon, wise woman.

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  10. not as bloody and banged up as yours! hope tomorrow's better

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  11. I think your accident of the leg in the box should have got you this message"you have performed an illegal operation and must shut down"
    Error code 667

    I hope your leg is healing and your peripherals are undamaged

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  12. www, you left me a'laughing at your misfortune, for which I would heartily apologize if it didn't sound so darned funny! thank you for bringing some laughter into my mundane life. may the positive energy i send your way help you to heal faster! slainte!

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  13. T:
    Even I had to laugh in the midst of pain, what set me off was Leo nodding at me as he walked on by me with the load of firewood as I lay on my tummy on the floor. I didn't even raise an eyebrow on him.
    My house is more alarming than I think!!
    XO
    WWW

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  14. Nick:
    USB for dialup
    Scanner
    Laser printer
    Camera
    Hub
    Wireless mouse.
    Is that enough for you? ;^)
    I had the awful thought I could have been stuck under there for oh, eternity and was quite amazed at my rather painful agility.
    XO
    WWW

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  15. Oh Sean, you made me truly LOL. Yes, a very fortunate day indeed sir!
    XO
    WWW

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  16. VP2010:
    Thank you and welcome. We truly are our own comedians at times. And I did laugh through the pain and embarrassment.
    The people who have seen the space say to me: you really had to try very hard to get stuck and hurt in there!
    Yeah, I did. I liked the challenge.
    XO
    WWW

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  17. Pauline:
    Much better now that I've removed the stress of flying to Toronto, hurt and backlogged to boot.
    Thanks for the good thoughts!
    XO
    WWW

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  18. GFB:
    Oh you made me snorfle my cocoa through my nose you did!!
    My rebooting continues, firewall now installed.
    XO
    WWW

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  19. You have great comic talents in the way you recounted that story, you had me living with you through it to the very end. Poor leg, what an unfortunate side effect. It was not quite worth it. Torn jeans would have been okay too. Is it the Irish in you that makes you tell such a great story?

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  20. Nora:
    I think all who blog are pretty good story tellers, yourself included.
    I was thinking to myself this morning that without the invention of the blog, us storytellers would be hard pressed to find an audience!
    XO
    WWW

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  21. I feel your pain even from this distance. I have a heart shaped bruise on my thigh where I said 'hello' to Elly's island butchers block about two weeks ago. Thankfully it was the wrong leg ;) and not the side of the new hip.
    We should compare colour notes.

    Heal and get well soon!

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  22. GM:
    The leg would definitely qualify for our technicolour contest. Pain is still present but lessening and I think it's on its way to healing.
    These old bones take a little longer to perk up.
    I sure hope you are healing up and glad that you chose your 'wrong' leg....
    LOL
    XO
    WWW

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