Thursday, February 26, 2009

four weeks minus a day

is how long I was without a power cord this time. I was ready to start doing some serious whining.

But this morning, I picked up the new cord and after spending the afternoon dealing with all the updates and patches that I had missed, I am once again cosying up to a nice warm laptop. Just in time too, as it's going down to -20 again tonight.

I'm finally sitting down tube-front to watch the Tournament of Hearts women's curling championship even though it's been on all week. I just haven't really been home all week is the problem.

I almost shat myself when I heard that the tournament was being held at the Save-On-Food Memorial Arena in Victoria. Is that the lamest name in the history of lame arena names or what? I've definitely got to get Jen to give me a tour of that place when we are there next month.


Allison said...

Woohoo Future Shop Boyfriend came to the rescue...and about time! Enjoy the heat from the laptop. Its -20 here and its providing great warmth for me. :)

L said...

Don't you just love that it's also a space heater? I can never go back to a desktop again.

Wandering Coyote said...

So glad you're back in business.

And I had the same response you did when I found out a few years ago about that stupid arena name in Vic. It's ludicrous.

John Mutford said...

Ah, someday you'll hear the name and harken back to these woeful recession days. A memorial for food coupons. Charming.

Anonymous said...

I see the need for the corporate sponsorship dollars but I detest it. Every stadium arena etc is named after a company now. And although I never watch the U.S> college bowl games, so many of them have gone that way. The Peach Bowl was renamed the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

Sean Wraight said...

So glad to hear your "electronic umbilical" has been restored. Although their customer service leaves A LOT to be desired. You should never have to wait that long for a piece of warranty hardware.

I suggest you put that Future Shop boyfriend on notice and find a more dependable hardware fella!


Barbara Bruederlin said...

I get to listen to my music again too, Al! Tunes and heat, doesn't get any better than that.
I do have to work on my FSB to be a little more aggressive when dealing with Toshiba though.

It's not so great in the summer, Justrun, but glorious during the 8 months of winter.

The arena's been called that for a few years, Wandering Coyote? How do people there possibly keep a straight face all this time? Stupidest name in the history of stupid names.

Alas, poor 10% off toilet paper coupon! We miss him so. Let's name this arena for him.
It's certainly a memorable name anyway, John.

I know, Kelly, everything around here is called Telus or Tricor or Talisman. Yes, THAT Talisman. It's not as stupid sounding as Chick-fil-A-Bowl, but it's more offensive.

A dependable hardware fella, it's pretty much what every woman is seeking, innit, Sean? To be fair, FSB was hamstrung by Toshiba, but he needs to be tougher with them when looking for stuff for me, indeed.

mister anchovy said...

Last year at this time, I watched the Tournament of Hearts on TV. I remember it because I was sick with the flu for a few days and it was on while I was wrapped up in bundles of blankets, shivering.

Strangely enough, this week I've been fighting a bad cold. Could it be that curling causes colds and flu (kind of like the way trailer parks cause tornados)?

Wandering Coyote said...

Well, no stupider than Scotia Bank Place, as the former Corel Centre in Ottawa is now called, as well as some other NHL facilities. It's all about corporate sponsorship nowadays.

Gifted Typist said...

No, the lamest arena name in history is Centre 200 in Sydney Cape Breton.

Not Centre 2000 as you might expect at this time of the millennium, not Centre Bicentennial

But Centre 2000. Blandness knows no bounds

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I think you have stumbled upon the unifying theory of everything, Mr Anchovy. I too am fighting a cold, and getting into curling. Scary.

Yes, but at least a bank has a little bit of panache. A grocery store whose very name implies that it is cheap does not instill much glamour.

That is truly bland, Gifted, sort of a non-name, really.

Dale said...

That's a craptastic name, I love it!!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

There is something utterly satisfying about its craptasticness, Dale.

Bubs said...

Women's curling tournament! Woo HOO!

What were you saying about a power cord or something?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I don't want to bore you with the details, Bubs, as we've all heard the endless tale of the dying power cord a few too many times around here. It's all good (for now) though.

Anonymous said...

It's only a good title if in fact you save on food there.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Good point, well made, Leazwell!