Being “Tigger” is a lot harder than it should be. I know that I whine and complain a lot, but in my defense a lot of shit happens to me.
I am feeling lightheaded today, I can’t seem to get my bearings straight, and I need to be on my feet all day to work a local career fair today. Tune in tomorrow to see if I’m still kicking…
Last night I happily returned home with my new refurbished, last-generation black Macbook which arrived yesterday. Upon booting I noticed a problem immediately. The video on the screen was intermittently jittery. Look below at the video I shot using my Flip Video and uploaded to Flickr.
The whole reason I bought a refurbished Macbook was because I was under the belief that each refurbished machine was tested before being sent out for resale. Clearly this cannot be the case if a problem like this gets out of the refurbishing factory.
After getting bounced around to four different Apple employees in four different departments, the “resolution” to my problem was to call them back today so that I can get a return authorization and send the laptop back to them so they can ship me a different one.
I seriously thought that my heater had kicked the bucket this morning. I woke up cold, but that’s not unusual. After fighting the urge I finally exited bed to turn the heat on. To my dismay I saw the temperature at 60 and the target temperature at 66. Why no heat? Sometimes my thermostat gets confused, so I changed the target temperature to 63 to remind the heater that it was time for it to work. Nothing happened. I waited for a few minutes, and nothing happened. About to break-down I turned the thermostat off and then returned it to the Heat position, and the heater finally kicked on…
If I can get my wits about me I just may attempt to replace the thermostat.
At Least Something Went Right Last Night
I successfully upgraded the memory in my iBook; it’s now kicking with 1.25GB of memory instead of the 768MB that it had previously. Now that I’ll have to rely on the old guy for at least another week I’m glad that this upgrade went smoothly.
No George’s For Me Tonight
It’s cold and I’ll be dealing with things that still need to be taken care of because the Macbook consumed far more time than it should have. Run well. Stay warm. Drink responsibly.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – Completely out of it today, hoping November will be better than October
Current Music – listening to my Hüsker Dü Radio station on Pandora via my Chumby.
Website Of The Day – I feel like I walk around with a huge bad luck target on my back. If you feel the same way and have trouble with your internet try Down For Everyone Or Just Me? to see if it’s just you having the problem.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 37.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 43 (110)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
Vegetarian Days – 18
Carnivore Days – 10
1) Lose no fewer than three pounds
2) Drink nothing but water, coffee, beer, wine
3) Run no fewer than 75 miles
4) Bike no fewer than 125 miles