Computer 3.0

Posted on Sep 13, 2007. 7 comments

My laptop had a catastrophic failure. If you're keeping track this is the second laptop to crash and burn since I started the blog wayyyyy back in 2004.
There is some good in all this. I snapped this photo while running errands on campus.
The sign accurately predicted my afternoon which involved Kaffee Fassett* sock yarn and Roberta**. Too bad it didn't predict my crappassed computer failure.
* My first year knitting I saw Kaffee Fassett in a local yarn shop although I didn't know who he was at the time. He has a brilliant complexion (he looks not a day over 45, but he's 70. I need his secret elixir. And so does my laptop) and was carrying a hand embroidered man-bag. The man-bag caught my attention. I was futzing around later on the interwebs and discovered he was teaching a class in a shop nearby the same week. And to think I was muttering to Roberta how I was pretty sure I could knit a black sweater for myself out of lambs pride when he passed by. That's got to be a blaspheme or something.
** Let me list a few reasons why I love Roberta, and why you should too.
1. She is very involved in athletics, usually Rugby. She was asked to be an alternate on a soccer team for a tourney in the windy city. She told me later the Ref kept blowing the whistle the whole game. Because she kept tackling people.
2. When she returns from a trip to Belgium I always ask her the following "Did you win a Golf Tournament this trip?" This time not only did she win, but her parents won too. They swept the tournament. Her whole family.
3. Great minds think alike. Roberta called me two days ago to ask what to do with the bug holding court in her bathroom. First I suggested she throw her kitty in there with the bug and close the door. She'd already done that. So I suggested she vacuum the bugger right up and go on about her day. She doused the bug with raid, vacuumed him up and changed out the bag in case the bug had aspirations of escape.
4. She's a fiber enabler. Enough said.


  • Posted by Annie on Sep 14, 2007

    Great photo! LOL @ Kaffe and Lamb’s Pride. And the bug story sounds like something I would do!

  • Posted by Jennifer on Sep 16, 2007

    Good heavens. I’ll bet your knitted attack monster was trying to destroy evidence of his existance and ate your hard drive. :-P Glad your back; I was starting to worry about you!

  • Posted by Carrie K on Sep 13, 2007

    Hmm. I’m the designated Bug Killer in our house.
    You said Lamb’s Pride w/Kaffe Fasset walking by??? Oh, the horror!
    Maybe the Stop Sign was a sign?

  • Posted by La on Sep 13, 2007

    What a great bug story!

  • Posted by Jenn on Sep 13, 2007

    What on earth do you do to those laptops??? Perhaps you need to change your name from FickleKnitter to LaptopKiller?

  • Posted by lyssa on Sep 13, 2007

    My kitties are excellent at the insect control, it turns out. They didn’t do a thing for the mice back in the old house, but they are hell on wheels when it comes to taking down crickets. They can take down moths too, but they usually take down a whole lot of other stuff in the process.

  • Posted by Roberta on Sep 13, 2007

    Haha, you asked permission to write nice stuff about me. (Although I think roaches and kitty might disagree with you)
    I do like my role as fiber enabler. I’ll work on my labtop decrapifier skills…
    Lyssa, can your kitties teach my kitty to hunt bugs?

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