March 22, 2004


While doing my literary criticism for Intro to Lit, I saved everything on my pretty blue disk at home.

Taking it to school, I popped it into the wonderful SHU Dells. No problem. I saved what I had been working on to my disk...and nothing else. I usually save to a disk and e-mail the document to myself, but not today. Mission accomplished. Ready to print...oops....really late. Math class.

Okay. Disk out, in my bookbag. Class.

Glad that's time to print. WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????? Disk will not read? This isn't a Macintosh...Oh, it's just this computer. NOOOOOOOOOOO! (3 computers later).

Dr. Jerz. Please be merciful. Sure. Something about Jesus and Satan in a computer war. Funny haha. Don't tell jokes to those in pain. My paper died, and he is laughing at the funeral!

Look around on the disk a little longer. Tears. Oh no. Paul's in the room, wipe them away. No weakness.

The pretty blue one dies in its own master's knuckle-whitened hands, crushed beyond computeresque recognition.

Saving grace: home computer. My car racing up 819, slow down, girl. Three-car accident. Bronco or some off-roader flipped. Carnage.

Seems a lot like Death of a Salesman. Poor Willy. Poor Linda. Poor Biff and Happy. Poor pretty disk--I shouldn't have killed you.

I really need to stop taking things so seriously.

:-D **It really was a funny joke, Dr. Jerz. Sorry I didn't laugh amid my grief.**

Posted by Amanda Cochran at March 22, 2004 7:15 PM

Well, I can't win 'em all... I got your e-mail safely and will welcome the print-out tomorrow.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at March 22, 2004 9:52 PM

Oh, Amanda... My dear, I can't even tell you how sorry I am for your woes with the school computers. Well, I probably could, but it wouldn't fix anything that you haven't fixed by yourself. Awhh, you know what I mean. Or do you?? (the eternal rhetorical question, mwhaha :^)

Posted by: Karissa at March 22, 2004 10:55 PM

Its so crazy how one time the computers here will work and take your disk and the next time it won't. That happend to me the other day with the computers, except it wasn't with a disk. Did you ever notice that 3rd admin and 4th admin computers are different (I guess I thought they updated all of the computer labs, but I guess they didn't)? Oh the joys of school computer labs. :(

Posted by: Sue at March 22, 2004 11:14 PM
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