Yes, I’m alive! Thanks for asking. This morning, my laptop updated itself and then started running a scandisk. Great, I thought. It’ll fix whatever problems I’m experiencing and I’ll be back online in no time. Well, 12 hours later, and it’s still chugging along, having completed 84% of its hard drive analysis. I’m hoping it should be done by bedtime. In the meantime, I’ve switched over to my back-up laptop, thus ensuring I won’t have to post today’s entry from my Blackberry.
Tomorrow is my birthday and I’ve informed the gang at work that I will not be in the office if only because I want to avoid the predictable Everyone Stands Around Awkwardly And Sings Happy Birthday After Which I’ll Feel Obligated To Eat A Piece Of Crappy Ice Cream Cake Or One Of Those Bakery Butter Cream And Edible Oil Monstrosities That Everyone In the Front Office Raves About That Actually Tastes Like (to borrow a quaint turn of phrase) Shite festivities. Nope, sorry. Not gonna do it. Carl was quick to call me on it however: “But you love standing around making whoever’s birthday it is feel awkward and uncomfortable.” Well, yes, Carl. Of course it’s enjoyable when it’s somebody else on the receiving end of my “Speech! Speeeech!” candle-blowing request. But I’d just as sooner avoid the possibility altogether.
Speaking of my birthday – thanks to Anais for the birthday card (J’ai recu vorte carte. Merci, Anais!) and another thanks to Shirt’n’Tie for the framed picture of The Cliffs of Insanity that will soon adorn my office wall.
Aha! I’d love to stay and chat, but myother laptop is finally up and (sort of) running and I need to rescue my email address book before it goes down for the count!
One more day to post your questions for author Paul Jessup!