January 18th, 2005

Scorpion

Gah.

Here I was wondering, what would be the new problem to crop up and cost me a lot of money I don't want to spend? Teeth? Car again? Meteor strike?

Yesterday afternoon, bebe took a nap, so I go turn on the computer to check some e-mail. Computer won't load up. At all. Saying something weird about 'primary hard drive not found,' 'error loading operating system,' and 'disk read error.' Huh. Was working fine Sunday night. In fact, no symptoms leading up to this, other than a little slowness which I attributed to using Firefox.

Yesterday evening, call up Baldur and borrow an XP startup disk, which gets me farther, but doens't get anything working; it still can't reach the hard drive. So, I guess today I'll place some calls, see if I can find a computer repair place in Laurel, and hope they don't charge all of an arm and a leg.

Just. So. Frustrating. Until this mess gets cleared up, I'll be offline except when I'm at work (Tu-Sa, 7-3:30.) Which means my LJ time will be severely curtailed, as well. And, probably, crying a lot.
Scorpion

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"Female superheroes are a strange breed. There are all sorts of reasons for this, including that culturally there's always something disturbing, even disrupting about a woman who walks (or flies) alone. That may explain why so many female superheroes travel in gendered packs or hook up with supermen. (Remember, before she donned that cute red, white and blue suit, Wonder Woman was hanging with the sisters on Paradise Island.) Given its track record when it comes to women, it's no surprise that Hollywood has failed to create superheroines as richly conceived as those running around on television or in Hong Kong cinema, where for decades alpha gals have been soaring through the air and kicking up their high heels to battle villainy and, often times, their own personal demons."
-New York Times