Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I would love to stand here and talk with you... but I'm not going to.

But really, I am.

We decided to fry up some shrimp and halloumi today, and build us some serious sandwiches. When we visited New Orleans in April, we bought a jar of Frank Davis Stricly N'Awlins Barbecued Shrimp Seasoning (try saying that five times in a row, really fast). We've only used it in minor quantities until now.

Tonight eighteen shrimp went in a bag, which I held while Mah Girl poured some seasoning over them. A great big gout of spices exploded into the bag. And out of the bag.

Let me put it this way. I doubt the New Orleans police department uses Mace or pepper spray to subdue criminals. Instead, they visit Frank Davis once a year, buy a truckload of his seasoning, and load up their spray cans. If someone ever tries to invade my home, I know what I'm arming myself with.

The laptop remains dead. Three geeks with oceans and oceans of PC know-how looked at it, hummed and hawed and concluded that the only thing I can do is reinstall Windows (the power of Christ compels you!).

It's not really this broken.

I have been a Good Boy and done backups regularly on an external harddrive, and them geeks supplied me with a bagfull of wires and gizmos so I can pull the drive and extract whichever files aren't backed up, since reinstalling Windows will wipe all of it. I tried today, but couldn't even figure out which wire goes into which part of the drive. And I'm supposed to be a technical boy (again with the microwave). For shame.

Tomorrow I bring all of it to work again, and hope that The Mighty Morphin' Power Geeks can help me, hands-on. Fingers crossed, y'all.


Steelwheels said...

Fyfan vad gott det låter. Vad är det för grejer i kryddblandningen?

Lista på djur jag åt under samma måltid:

- Makrill
- Havsaborre
- Sardin

Martin said...

To Nawlins seasoning I say: there is a God.

As far as Windows being a cunt goes, I do hate to break it to you, but... Mac, dude.

Joel Eklund said...

Please tell me you tried reinstalling Windows without first wiping the drive? Or, you know, use the CD's "Repair Windows Installation."

EGE said...

That reminds me... I haven't backed up in a while. I'm going to do it now. Like, RIGHT now.


EGE said...

There. I did it. Phew.

beardonaut said...

steelwheels: Den har en väldigt komplett innehållsförteckning. "Spices". Oh re-he-he-heally? Och imponerande lista. Jag har som mest ätit kanske hälften så många i en sittning.

martin: When Apple offer a laptop with a 12-inch screen, under 2 kg in weight, with a decent battery time, that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, let me know.

joel: I leave all that to ze geeks. I haven't done anything yet. Harddrive rescue op tomorrow. Then reinstall.

ege: You backed up in four minutes? Good going.

EGE said...

Oh, I didn't back up everything on the whole computer. Sheesh. I never do THAT. I just threw my writing onto my little cruzer thing. That's the only thing I'd have to jump off a bridge for if I lost it.

It's already sucked enough brain cells off me as it is. I don't have too many more to spare.