Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday Teaser

Something has gone wrong with my laptop.

grrrrrr!


it might have something to do with falling off my lap - though it didn't seem to fall very hard, or very far. I was on the couch, it kind of slid off my lap. But now I keep getting a message about how the fanning/cooling system is not working so I cannot turn it on for more than the five seconds it takes me to read the message. I can't remember if I bought the computer last year or the year before. It might be under warranty, but I hate dealing with that shit and I NEED my laptop. I didn't realize until today how much I rely on having it around. Sitting up at the desktop is very difficult for me. :( {I am very grateful, however that I am able to use my desktop - indeed, that I even have one. It's just hard for me to sit up there}

So I almost didn't do the Tuesday meme....and this key board seems to be trying to skip letters if I type too fast.

Tuesday Teaser is hosted by MizB of ShouldbeReading. Full guidelines are available at her site. click on badge for link to Miz B's tuesday post. link above is to her general site.
Tonght {Hah! this MORNING!} I'm using a book that I read about 7 years ago. It's sitting right here at the computer for some reason - someone must be reading it, or the kids liked the
cover. I have way too many books that I'm in "the middle of reading" to go searching for one of them.




page 147

'I don't think elves use bad language - unless they pick up the habit when they find themselves over on the human side - though they would appear to know what it signifies. They stared at me disapprovingly, as if I'd just farted in the nave of Westminster Abbey in the middle of a royal wedding.'
Y'know, now that I've noticed this book again, and skimmed through for a teaser - I kind of want to read it again. Tom Holt is a funny writer, on a par with Terry Pratchett - only he comes across as a teeny bit more brainiac type of writer. Meaning that it's very easy to understand Pratchett's prose, as if he writes for the average person {you can tell Pratchett is a brain, though} while Holt might be difficult for some to comprehend.


It's been a rough weekend with the spouse being sick all day, me feeling under the weather a bit also, and {pout/sob/boo-hoo} my best friend, my laptop going under. But I do have some good memories from Saturday! That was fun, and I hope we're able to do it again, even if it did hurt later. :)


3 comments:

  1. YIKES! Hope the laptop has a fast recovery!

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  2. Oh, I do hate computer woes...I don't have a laptop, so everything is done on my somewhat aging desktop. I keep thinking it will die...any day now!

    Here's MY TUESDAY POST

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  3. Sorry about your computer woes! I would be sick if something happened to my laptop (which reminds me that I need to do another backup) - I hope your issue gets resolved quick!

    Here's my TT post: http://tinyurl.com/6sqqgac

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