piplover: (Flames!)
OK, I'm seriously about to cry from frustration right now. I can't get that damn game to start, no matter what I do.  I looked up all the settings and everything, and I should be able to play it. I tried to update my video card, but it said it was already as current as it gets.  I tried to run it in compatibilty mode, and it still freezes on me!  What the heck do I do?  I don't know enough about computers to figure this out, and I just want to play the damn game. It really shouldn't be this hard!  Garrrggh!!!!!
piplover: (snarl)
Garh!!  I decided to splurge a little and purchased a Sherlock Holmes game that was a download from Amazon.  Everything went fine until I went to play. When I click on New Game, it freezes!  My whole computer freezes, and I have to bring up the task manager to close it out. What the heck?  My computer has more then enough power and oomph to play this.  Anyone have a clue what I'm doing wrong?  I think I'm cursed when it comes to games, because every time I try, something like this happens. Sigh.  
piplover: (Stayed in bed)
Ever have a day where you just want to reach through the computer screen and wring someone's neck?  Or just bang your head against the desk until your head stops hurting at the stupidity?  I seriously have to refrain from asking some of my customers if they are always this stupid or just doing it to piss me off.  I honestly don't know what the answer would be.  Probably a yes.  

I really hate stupid people.  And I really, really hate most of my customers.  Not all of them, but a very large majority.  


Jan. 18th, 2011 12:37 am
piplover: (Jack's Hands)
Does anyone else get ravenous when it's that time of the month?  I cannot stop eating!  It's horrible!  I keep reminding myself, England is just around the corner and my size 0 sister is waiting, so I don't want to look like the Good Year blimp.  But not even that helps!  


Being a woman sucks some days. 
piplover: (Default)
I'm bored, so you all get thinky thoughts.  This is what happens when work is slow.  Also, a bit of a warning. I'm very opinionated, and some of my opinions are not to everyone's liking.  If you don't like, polite discussion is encouraged, but flames will be deleted.  I'm not trying to shove my thoughts down anyone's throat, and kindly ask you to refrain from the same.

Have I scared you off yet?  If not, then please keep reading and let me know what you think. 

Here there be dragons.... )

So, there's my opinion. I know, very long winded, sorry about that.  And I still don't know if I said what I had hoped to say.  But I'm out of words now, and would like to hear what you think, if any of you followed along this far.  Talk to me, people!


Jul. 7th, 2010 07:22 am
piplover: (NCIS2)
Didn't get any of my phone messages last night, so missed my future sis-in-law's birthday party.  Garrrhh!  So frustrating!  I checked my phone right after work, no message.  Checked it when I got home, no message.  Checked it again before I went to bed, no message.  Woke up this morning, two texts and two voice messages, all asking me to go out to dinner and then over to Mom's for cake and ice cream.  Am I pissed?  Hell yes!  

Pet peeves

Jun. 2nd, 2010 09:03 am
piplover: (Default)
I'm bet you're all regretting I have a working computer now, aren't you?  :)  I'll try not to spam you so much after today, lol.

When I was driving to work today I was stuck behind three cars going about 10 under the speed limit.  I'm not a speed demon, but that drives me nuts! 

What are some of your pet peeves?  Little things that drive you nuts, or make you want to smack someone upside the head.  Like when someone takes the last of the kleenex but leaves the box.  Or the TP and leaves the roll without changing it.
piplover: (OMG!)
I bought a new computer today!  I don't know if it was a moment of madness or just me finally reaching the end of my rope, but after my computer completely and utterly died this morning, I had enough!  

I went to sign on this morning and all I got was a blank, black screen.  I restarted, nothing.  I tried in safe mode, nothing.  I even put the boot disk in and tried to wipe it and reinstall the op system, nothing!  In a last ditch effort I wiped out Vista and put in a separate op system, and finally got something other than a black screen. And then the computer kept shutting itself off.  

So, I figured it was time.  I took my friend with me to Best Buy, applied for the store card, and bit the bullet and purchased a new computer.

And I LOVE IT!!!!!

I AM BACK!!!!!!!
piplover: (Stayed in bed)
So the tech Gods are still angry, apparently.  My computer completely died last night.  When I started it up I kept getting a message that my operating system was not a genuine copy.  Ummm, hello?  What the hell, computer? 

I honestly don't know what to do with it anymore.  I can't afford a new one, but I'm very doubtful taking it to get diagnosed and tweaked will fix it.  I ended up reinstalling the op system this morning.  Ugh.  

I have a headache, my stomach hurts, and I don't want to go to work.  I called in an hour late to see if I can fix at least the headache.  Don't really want to go in at all today but really can't afford a sick day.  Sigh.  This sucks.  

What the hell am I supposed to sacrifice to get the little gremlins on my side so they stop messing with my computer?  Grrr! 
piplover: (Stayed in bed)
I think I must have pissed off some kind of tech God.  I had to redo my computer's operating system on Wednesday, because it only gave me the black screen of death when I turned it on, and today my cable box started smoking before totally dying.



I got it unhooked and turned everything off, but my place smells of burnt bacon and I can't watch my cable.  Also, I hadn't yet watched the new Supernatural, and I'm pretty sure it's lost now.  Grrrrr.

The tech is supposed to come out tomorrow, hopefully to fix my box (HA!) or give me a  new one.  Until then, I guess I'll just have to make do with watching Granada's Sherlock Holmes and perhaps reading a book tonight.  Oh, the horror!  (Snicker)

Still... Kind of miffed about losing all the shows I had saved.  Not to mention it's going to cost about 100$ to get the computer diagnosed and fixed.  Since I've missed so much work to being sick, my paycheck has been pathetically small, so it may be a few weeks before I can take it to get all the bugs out.  Sigh.  It always comes down to money.  

Oh, well.  I hope you all are faring better than I.  Take care, and have a safe and happy weekend!
piplover: (Default)
Went to turn on my computer this morning and it said that Windows was no more.  I have no clue what the hell happend, but it looks like the computer died.  I can't find my hardware disks to save my life, I feel like utter crap this morning, I was sick all last night, and now I have to go to work.  I don't know what to do anymore.  I think I'm going to take a half day, and to hell with the points.  I just can't take this stress today.  

My help_Haiti story is probably lost, and I had three pages of it!  I was almost done, damnit!  I just want to cry.  If I can't find my disks, I may either just get another computer or have to buy the Windows software, whichever is cheaper.  So much for going to visit my dad in August.  I just don't know what I'm going to do.  Gods, can't I get a break?  Just once?  Please?  

*Bangs head against a very hard surface*
piplover: (Default)
...because really, I'm kind of tired of feeling like the universe is laughing at me.

I just found out I'm almost 300$ in the hole.  This is the first time in almost a year that I have been in the hole, and I had hoped to never be here again.  Apparently the bank rearranged my charges so that what would have been a 30$ debt, which I was willing to pay, turned into this huge sucking hole.  

I get paid next Friday, which means I just have to hold out until then. No groceries, no going anywhere but work because I can't afford gas, and no talking on the phone unless I have to because I use pay as you go.  I do not want to be here again. 

And yes, I know it's my fault for willing to go into debt a little so I could pay my student loan on time, but for fuck's sake.  300$!!!!!  

Thank God I'm working 9 hours overtime this week. 
piplover: (kitty)
Not that I'm not loving my new job (Hee! I'm working!) But today was the first day that we actually took phone calls, and, you know, talked to real live people. I was fine until about an hour before the actual calls, and then I was a nervous wreck. They say we did all right, but seriously, it felt like my brain decided to take a sabbatical and left the building.  My very first call pretty much went like this:

Customer:  I'm confused.
Me:  Me too!
Customer:  Can you help me?
Me:  Ummmmm.... I think so?
Customer:  0_o

So, yeah.

Other than that, the day went pretty well, lol.  Oh, except for the fact that my kitty keeps peeing on the rug, arrrgggh!  I think he's pissed that I'm not here all day like he's used to, so he's taking it out.  He's peeing right next to the litter box, in the exact same spot every time!  He's done it like five times, and no matter how many times I scrub it or put pet stuff on it, he keeps going back.  I'm getting pretty mad because my apartment stinks.  Grrr.  It's not a bladder infection, he has no problem going and isn't in pain and he's not peeing anywhere else, just that one spot, where he knows I'll see it.  

I had Jack in the Box for dinner tonight.  So not good for me, but it tasted so yummy!  One of the guys went there for lunch and sat right across from me.  I've been so good the past few weeks, but today I just broke down, lol.  Oh, well.  

Tomorrow I will most likely do chores.  I really have to clean the apartment and do laundry.  But first?  Sleeping in!  Getting up at 5 is totally not my thing!  

Talk to you all later!


Apr. 8th, 2009 11:10 pm
piplover: (NCIS2)
No word on the job yet.  I figure I'll head over to the office tomorrow to see what's up.  I'm not sure what will be worse, hearing from someone face to face that I didn't get it or the complete silence.  I am very frustrated right now.  Dammit! 
piplover: (Ianto)

Hi, all!

I just wanted to do a quick post and let you all know what's happening.  My dad is out of ICU but is not doing well.  My sister is with him now, but I will be flying down to take her place in a few weeks so she can get her flat and classes sorted out before flying back to England. 

Apparently my aunts, my father's sisters, are being total bitches about the whole thing, won't even let us stay with them.  And in order not to upset my dad even more we can't say anything, so even though I want to just yell and scream and totally give them what for, I'm going to have to bite my tongue and be a dutiful and good daughter and just have a few pillows close at hand to punch. 

My brother, who has had a bad relationship with my dad for several years, has not even spoken to him or that side of the family.  Things are just falling down around me and, honestly, I feel like I'm about to shake apart I'm so tired and stressed.

The only good thing is that my classes are wonderful and I love my professors, although there is a lot of homework to do.  All of them have been very understanding about me having to take a few days off and are working with me on getting my assignments in.  Also, the 7 Straight Nights candlelight vigil is still planned, and I have a few more people who will be attending.  No speakers, but at this point I really just want it to be done with it  and hope it doesn't turn out too bad. 

So, yeah, that's my life right now.  Oh, one other thing in the good category is that I paid off my car and now own it.  Yay, me!  If anyone asks, I'll be in that corner over here, trying to burry my head in the sand.  Take care, everyone, especially those of you in the path of Ike. 

piplover: (suck!)
Ok, maybe not computers, but Vista and modems and technical stuff! My internet went out today around noon, and I figured one of the cats knocked my wireless connection off. I've only had it up for about three days, so I'm totally ignorant of how this works. Then I couldn't get it to connect again. I called the cable company and they had me hook up my modem to the computer directly, which means about ten feet of cable running through my apartment....again.


So I have my internet again, just not my wireless, because for some reason the computer is no longer recognizing it. My brother is coming over tomorrow to look at it, so I figure I'm going to swallow my pride and pay him the 30 dollars he wanted before Christmas, since he knows a hell of a lot more about computers than I do. Good grief.

Anyway, I really think it's because of Vista that this is acting up now. Grrrr. If I wasn't so dependent on the internet for, you know, a social life, I would totally chuck the operating system out the window.
piplover: (Jack)
If you are easily offended, please don't read this. Nough said.

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piplover: (family)
Just got into a huge screaming match with my brother that I'm surprised didn't degenerate into blows.  The bad part about living with family is that we know how to push eath other's buttons, and in the end we get so frusterated and angry that we are reduced to yelling the adult equivalent of "Stupid-head" and "Idiot" at each other.  When we were younger we used to get into terrible fights that involved black eyes and bloody lips.  He always thought, and rightly so, that if I'm mean enough to dish it out, I can take it.  The only reason we didn't come to throwing fists today is becuase his girlfriend was there, and my cousin, both quietly snickering in the background at our idiocy. 
But now that we've had time to cool down, since I took a shower and I'm sure his girlfriend talked to him, we both apologised and have agreed to let the matter drop.  Sigh.  Just twelve more months until I can get an apartment of my own. 
piplover: (Jack)
Apparently the president of Outsidepride.com, a GARDENING company, sent out an email to all his customers on...get this...how despicable it was to see a show on TV (Cold Case) showing homosexual relationships. Yes, ladies and gentlemen. This man sent out an email to all his customers, asking them to write CBS in protest becuase of this horror.
Now, the question I want answered is this: What the hell does CBS have to do with gardening suplies?
If a person is a bigot, that's their right as an American citizen. If they want to worship their God a certain way, or say terrible things, that's also their right. But, honestly people, using your company email list to send out a letter of bigotry is beyond stupid. Not only has he insulted every person who has a homosexual family member or friend, but the GLBT community as well. That's not only bad business sense, it's downright suicidal to the business.
I'll be interested to find out just how far down the rabbit hole this man will fall. 
The world is changing.  What once was acceptable, such as prejucide to black people and women, is changed forever.  What is acceptable now will change as well.  People have the right to express their beliefs and views, but to use a public forum that was never meant for such a thing is just rediculous.  Either way, if I ever get the insane urge to garden, I won't be using that company.

For anyoen interested, the link to the post that brought this to my attention is here, with the letter that was sent out and the person's response. 
piplover: (Jack)
Cut for extremely pissed of rant.

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