Thursday, March 15, 2012

Just Call Me The Computer Killer

My laptop died about a month ago.  Since then, I've been borrowing my husband's laptop when possible, or using our old desktop computer.  The desktop computer is the one with the photo editing software, Microsoft Office, all the stuff I need when I'm not just surfing the web.

And now, the desktop seems to be going through an existential crisis.  It locks up.  It freezes at unpredictable moments.  It no longer speaks to the printer.  I've tried to clean up the hard drive by deleting some old programs (Office 2000, Office 2003, etc, etc -- told you it was an older computer!), but it stalls mid-deletion.  It's acting like a combination of moody adolescent teenager and stereotypical opera herione who's singing at the top of her lungs while dying from consumption..  No rhyme, no reason, no reliability.

Believe me, I'd rather be posting pictures of some of the goodies I've been making recently.  This is a beading blog, after all.  I have lots of pictures to share, but every time I approach the computer to get them ready to post, the computer decides it's time to freak out.  I swear, it laughs derisively at me.

So friends, consider this a public service announcement.  Do not, under any circumstances, allow me near your computer.  Apparently I am the virus that will kill it.



Saturday Sequins said...

Bobbie, I feel your pain! I've often thought of myself as the Grim Reaper of computers.

I hope you can get things figured out with the desktop!

Karen Williams said...

Bobbie, the Typhoid Mary of computers? Nope, doesn't scan.

I'm so sorry! That's so not fun! My laptop is going on 7 years and is the one with my Adobe Creative suite. I live in terror that one day it will decide it doesn't want to boot.