Wednesday, December 28, 2005

tolerable

I escaped. Ran away. To Provo. Sad, but true. After all, I am paying rent right now. I might as well take advantage of an empty house in return for a few days' peace.

Grades were due today at noon. I've been working on them when I felt like it the past few weeks. Yesterday at noon I still had fifteen research papers to grade and a bunch of "minor" points to figure out. Around five o'clock I realized that I had left four research papers in Provo, so I drove back around 8:00. Why the hell am I giving you the play by play? The end of the story is that I turned my grades in at 2:30 this morning--and again, the play by play. Good grief. Moving on.

Watched Intolerable Cruelty with ThirdMango last night. Brilliant film. Not a romantic comedy, thank heavens. Coen brothers. And apparently I've lost the ability to write in complete sentences.

Ladies, gentlemen, and deities, I would like to introduce you to dancingqueen. She is the latest edition to my happy little home. Wait. Scratch that. My life. No happy, no little, no home. Maybe little. I don't know. Anyway, dancingqueen is my Christmas present, my birthday present, my next year's Christmas present, and a decent sized chunk of what used to be my savings account. She is my new laptop. She'll be replacing. . . I guess my desktop doesn't have a name, although it does have a Snoopy cartoon. Hmm. For a while I was determined that dq was a boy computer because I was determined to have some male companionship this next year. But then I read Melyngoch's diatribe on chivalry (okay, so it wasn't really a diatribe, but it's such a good word) and decided that male companionship is overrated. Plus she decided her name is dancingqueen. Granted, that doesn't necessarily make it a "she." Maybe we'll just leave it at "it."

P.S. Saule, next time I'll let you open the door for me. Dancingqueen can't. No opposable thumbs.

4 comments:

Master Fob said...

You would be the coolest person on the planet if your laptop's name were dancingqueen and it were a male laptop.

And that's an objective opinion.

KapkaVictim said...

Intolerable Cruelty rocks. You rock, by association.


I hope your computer is a she, because "dancingqueen" already has enough cross-dressing connotations.


Better yet, I hope your computer is an "it," because this kind of personification is the first step down a slippery slide.

erin said...

Yeah, probably better to be a female. And congrats on getting your grades in. Hopefully your students didn't check grades until after they were done. :)

And no, ARC is not official yet. It will probably be mid-January.

Cinderella said...

I think it'd be a lot funnier if "dancingqueen" were a male laptop, for the reasons that kapkavictim mentions. It is not, however, my laptop. Do what ever you want! :)

 

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