Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Happy Happiness!

First of all, Handsome Hubby figured out by trial and error and scans and a little cursing and finally one very drastic exorcism that the reason that my laptop was crashing like a banshee was a short in the power cord.  Every time the cord went a certain way, my computer would overheat and it would read that the computer usage was 100% (even if not one program was open) and it would writhe and wail and freeze and crash.  The cord's fickle positioning is why it would be fine one moment and then totally Living Dead the next.  So it is currently stabilized and awaiting a new power cord... which, at $13, is a heck of a lot better than a new laptop.  Unless you are visiting Rebecca's (Sonshine's) bookstore, in which case, "$13!!?!?!  Are you kidding me??? What kind of racket are you running here?"

So, as I was still reeling from the ferocious awesomeness that is a working laptop (thank you, Hub, you're not an A/V Coordinator for nothing!)... I got THIS seductive little number from my favorite Palindrome, Hannah:

Isn't it pretty?  Oooooooh.  Aaaaaaaah!

The rules:
1. Choose five followers/commenters that 'get' you
2. Write something fake (preferably not too mean) about them
3. Link to them, and link back to this post to comment your receipt of the award.

This is what she said about me:
Lindsey- is secretly one of the Sunflower people, who've infiltrated the human race and are laying the foundation of fear so we will all cower in defeat during the Sunflower invasion.

I find this at once highly amusing and terrifying. :)  Hannah totally knows how I roll.  I am passing this one on to the following people and you should know that:

1. Steph is currently running lines for her high school's production of Antony and Cleopatra, but she secretly plans to break character mid-show and recite a well-researched monologue about why Hatshepsut would be a much more fascinating leading lady, at which daughter Bella will break into wild applause.

2. Roxy just begrudgingly became the next Bond girl after her muse ever so lightly suggested that she should get a well-paying job to support her Nordstrom's habit... at least until her wildly successful novel hits stores.

3. Christine edged out Danica Patrick to become the first woman to ever win the Indianapolis 500 and decided to give Anna a lead foot in her novel as well.

4. In a twist no one saw coming, Talli killed off her main character with a pair of razor-sharp hair scissors and then laughed maniacally as she tossed back Salt and Vinegar kettle chips as her last meal before the Big House.

5. Rebecca 's novel hit big and whilst visiting her old stomping grounds, the bookstore, she asked the barista for some tea.  She was mistakenly given coffee, which she promptly spit on the place she found most appropriate, a copy of Pride and Prejudice.

Thanks again, Hannah! :D


~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Ha! Loved these!! Congrats on your award, and on getting the laptop issue ironed out. Phew! Fixing a computer problem for $13 is almost unheard of. Glad it worked out!

Jen said...

Wow way to go on getting your laptop issue fixed! $13 thats a miracle!!!

Loved these for this award! This award is my favorite!!! Congrats on your award!

Stephanie Thornton said...

Great award- super fun!

I'm glad you got your computer woes sorted out. Technology is great, but only when it works!

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

hahahahahahahahaha! Oh, yes. Very nice. Hmmmmm... now I gotta figure out who I can pick..... mwa hahahahahaha!

And Yay! for easy laptop fixes!

VW: hatiu - a haiku you write to your arch nemesis.

Jemi Fraser said...

Nice to have a $13 solution :) My old laptop had a similar problem, but the cord was $150 - don't know if it was because the laptop was so old??? Drove me batty - and I ended up buying a whole new laptop instead. :)

Talli Roland said...

Ah hahaha! Thank you so much! I love that you combined my hair fetish with my salt and vinegar crisps fetish! That's my kind of crime.


Piedmont Writer said...

Smart Hubby, that's great your laptop is fixed. Congrats on the award.

KM said...

Yay for a working laptop!! :)

Wendy Ramer said...

I've actually always found sunflowers a bit creepy due to their size. In southern Spain, they have fields and fields of them growing taller than the Spaniards (which is really no great feat since the Spaniards aren't known for their height), but it creeps me out.

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Thanks, I am very appreciative of a working laptop as well! Even though right now I am back in the coffee shop on hubby's Netbook. We are enjoying one more rare day sans children (our one day of spring break that actually coincides with each others' school district, but not the kids', lol).

Wendy - I am totally creeped out by sunflowers. I posted about it a while back, it's called "Children of the Sun". Way. Damn. Creepy.

And I've always wanted to visit Spain. But.... eww!

Glynis said...

Well done to your hubby and congrats on award.
I have a sore thumb thanks to my laptop cord! It sparked out. DH ordered two from ebay UK, and I am up and running again, with one spare in case.:)

Shelley Sly said...

Congrats on your award, and yay about the working laptop! :)

sarahjayne smythe said...

Congrats on the award, on having a great hubby, and for getting your laptop back in shape. That's a trifecta, baby. :)

Palindrome said...

LOL! Not a problem, I knew you would do great things with the award and I was right. Now I will walk around all day with my head held high, for once and not cowering in shame as is my usual. ;P

you hear that, Man?! I was &%#king right!!