Saturday, March 18, 2006

I wear black on the outside because black is how I feel on the inside.
(Unlovable - the Smiths)

It's true! I am wearing black (again). There's a couple of reasons for this, besides the fact that I happen to like black. But more in the Morrissey-wearing-black vein, yesterday was a black day because Radiohead's Let Down was dropped off the National Playlist. I voted for it as hard as I could for as long as I could, but ... So now I'll be voting for Buck 65's Surrender to Strangeness.

Also, Jeff Stoughton's Manitoba rink was eliminated from the Brier. And they are former Brier winners. I've always cheered for this rink because they are very classy competitors and they also curl out of the Charleswood Curling Club in Winnipeg, which is right next door to my old high school.
They really didn't play very well in this Brier and they knew it, but they still showed a great deal of class.

Finally, I have to take the computer back to the shop (again!). Seems the gremlin, or whatever evil spirit has been stalking our hard drive since it's conception, is back wreaking havoc. We've had three hard drives in the last year and a half. Now the son of a bitch is freezing up all the time again and we're getting those scary error messages like "dumping files onto disc" and such shit.

Anybody know a good exorcist?


Ben Heller said...

Double Posts. I like the new idea. Trying to keep us on our toes Barabara ?

Anonymous said...

I only know how to deal with low rent apartment poltergeists, not computer gremlins, sorry.

Jas B said...

Barb: That computer is acting up again...too bad.

I can only say one thing, if you plan on buying a new computer, get it from Dell!

Shoo Gremlins, shooooooo!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

hahaha Ben! Just trying to see if you are still awake!

Man, you guys are fast! The evil Blogger was acting weird and double-published me and before I could delete the extra post, you caught me. So I'll say I meant to do this. It's artistic.

But Jacquie, you seem to excel at the apartment poltergeists! Perhaps I should try your method on the computer gremlin. Oh, I guess I already did. We'll see what happens next.

The only problem with Dell, Jas, is they don't have a store in my neighbourhood where I can easily go if I have problems. I do like Bonavista Computers a lot; they've always been good to me.

Will said...

I like wearing black, too, and I love "Let Down." I've never heard this National Playlist - though after hearing about it from you and Jacquie, it seems very worth checking out. Can I find it on the net? Podcasted?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Will, you can hear the National Playlist on the net. It's on CBC Radio One Mondays-Fridays at 11:30 am. Here's the link:

I don't think it's podcasted yet.

Will said...


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh, and Will, here's the link to the show itself where you can vote on your choices:

I also notice that they broadcast the show on Sirius radio, if you happen to have that.

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