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At the End, But I'm Not Dead. Really!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Ok, so I missed a day or two when I planned on posting. And contrary to rumors I have not, in fact, been eaten by an Abominable Snowman. One tried, but being the warm bodied person that I am his arms melted off before he took a bit. It was sad really. But only for a little bit.

Anyway, I quite possibly may have killed my laptop this weekend. I had it with me at Buffalo Wild Wings so we could watch our fantasy football scores in real time as we watched all ten games. So here's where ya think I spilled my Whiskey Diet on it eh? No no, much more ironic than that. It made it home, but then it would not connect to the internet. After a while I got mad at it, but instead of beating the crap out of the computer, I decided to make some food and come back to it later. I set it on the shelf under my coffee table, got up an preceded to trip over the power cord, yank it off the shelf and down a foot to the floor. Suffice to say the hard disk surface scan that's been running for two days and is only 18% done shows more bad spots than an old cat lady's rugs. Luckily it's not as stinky though.

Lately I've been trying to get back from the "Eh" state of mind to Humpy and hopefully back to the happy side of Humpy Hill. This weekend didn't help much, but didn't really hurt either.

Highlights:


Lowlights:


Oh well. I think part of my problem lately can be summed up in a quote said Michael Parks and also Bill Murray in different movies: "I'm at the end of Me." I've kind of grown out of everything I used to be, but haven't really grown into anything else. Right now my life doesn't seem to have a grand scheme or even a mild scheme for that matter. Lately it's just more a string of short events. Something to distract me (Which is not very hard to do) for a little while as life rolls on.

Then again, who knows, I guess that's all life really is eh? A series of moments? Just gotta enjoy what we can from those moments and move on! Seems like everything goes by so fast though. Life's a car and I'm a dog just trying to hang on for the ride. Hopefully it'll be a good trip! ;O)



Slackage to come: Wednesday Wist, Slacker's Rules for Women, Chief Slacker's Dating History (This one will be epic people, don't expect it for a good week)

posted by Chief Slacker @ 3:25 PM,




11 Comments:

At Tue Nov 22, 05:52:00 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

don't even get me started on my fantasy leagues. I think "crap in a cardboard box" would be the best description I have for my teams right now. bleh!


anyways... I'm scared. you've been talking a lot about epics lately... you have some rare disease you're not telling us about???


XXOO

 
At Tue Nov 22, 06:28:00 PM, Blogger Marie said...

I'm interested in reading your post on Slacker's Rules for Women. :) I've bumped up a notch from feeling humpy to feeling hunky dory! I hope your mood starts to elevate as well. hehe

When I first read the paragraph about you killing your laptop, I saw only the words "laptop", "killing" and "buffalo wings" so I thought that perhaps you dropped a whole bunch of buffalo wing sauce on the keyboard. And then I wanted to scold you for eating buffalo wings while on the computer. Yeah, I need to not jump to conclusions, especially weird ones. :-P

 
At Tue Nov 22, 08:59:00 PM, Blogger Amber said...

Well, a little splash of water sealed the fate of my already bunk wireless keyboard, so I can see how a 12 inch drop could jack up a whole computer. Bummer

 
At Wed Nov 23, 06:43:00 AM, Blogger S.C. said...

I spilled a fish marinade on a laptop of mine once...

You think whiskey and diet was bad? This was soy sauce, ginger, lime juice, and brown sugar...

 
At Wed Nov 23, 07:49:00 AM, Blogger Pieces of Me said...

Hey you,
Sorry things are taking so long to bump up...get into some holiday spirit and maybe that would help?? I hope a date is coming soon...for new girl that is lol..see you even had me worried about you so I had to call...TTYL

 
At Wed Nov 23, 08:14:00 AM, Blogger Esther said...

that totally sucks about your laptop. I've seen commercials for that Toughbook (or I think that's what it's called) and while at first i thought it was dumb, I now think the idea gets better and better every day.

 
At Wed Nov 23, 09:28:00 AM, Blogger Kira said...

OH MAN...I can't get over the wincing from your laptop incident. I was always told that you should never by a laptop second hand because you never know if incidents like that one happened with it since they are more easly tossed about and damaged. Now I've read firsthand that it can and does happen! I hope you can get it fixed and running. Alex has a laptop, but so far he hasn't had a tragedy with it other than a defective motherboard that the warranty had to replace.

 
At Wed Nov 23, 10:11:00 AM, Blogger OzzyC said...

Is it really the end?

 
At Wed Nov 23, 12:03:00 PM, Blogger Chief Slacker said...

Carrie - yeah i had been dominating my league, but some of my players have tapered off. I hope they return to dominance this week! No disease, just a really long post.

Marie - yeah I'm still working on that one. I have a couple good rules, but not done yet ;O) No buffalo sauce luckily ;O)

Amber - Most spills on keyboards can be fixed if you take them apart right away. I've had to do that a couple times. I've dropped it beore and not had issues, but I don't think i ever did while it was running. Now the thing is hosed I think.

S.C. - Luckily I didn't spill anything on it, though spills tend to be easier to recover from. A damaged hard disk, not so much.

Pieces - I always have a hard time getting in the holiday spirit. It jsut hasn't been the same since High school. always too busy with stuff I guess. I hope for a date too! And no need to worry about me ;O)

Esther - Yeah, the thing is 7 years old, so the fact it's survived till now is impressive.

Kira - Yeah I wouldn't really buy used computers in general. The warrantee on this thing was gone years ago. I can probably just get a new hard drive for it, but I don't know if I wanna bother since it's so old anyway.

OzzyC - No, just the end of me, time to start finding a new me.

 
At Wed Nov 23, 03:57:00 PM, Anonymous delmer said...

Sorry about the laptop.

About two months back my Dell fell out of it's bag from about hip high. It landed flat and booted up I plugged it in.

Of course, the drive hadn't been spinning when it fell.

 
At Sat Nov 26, 12:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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