Mr. Cellophane

In a location adjacent to a place in a city of some significance, what comes out of my head is plastered on the walls of this blog.

Friday, July 15, 2011

I haven't been posting in a while. Yes. Alert the media, because that certainly never happens. But, wait. It's not because of (laziness/apathy/other). Settle in, 'cause it's a long fucking story.

For well over a year, the screen on my laptop has shown a distinct pinkish hue. (Sidebar: have you ever tried to look at pink and green on a pink screen. Like ants at a picnic.) I dealt with it, but then, about a week ago (or maybe, it was a month; I can't remember), the screen cut out. Completely black. I adjusted the screen, fanning it like crazy and it showed, but I had to be careful not to 'rock the boat', as it were.

Cut to Wednesday night. The screen is completely black, and no amount of fanning can bring it back. As you can imagine, for a net junkie like me, this is intensely frustrating.

The next day, I take the laptop to a specialist who tells me that I need a new motherboard for my laptop...though he also tells me that I can use an external monitor to see the screen.

After many aborted attempts at trying to obtain one over the last 24 hours, I stumble onto one...on ebay...for a reasonable an auction ending while I'm on my break. Too neat? I'll take it! Problem is that it takes 6-10 business days to arrive (in other words, week after next-ish).

This kind of puts a crimp in a great plan I had for next week. Still, it'll be nice to get back onto my computer - with a normal screen - in the near future. (BTW, this was sent from my T-Mobile phone. It's starting to pay for itself.)



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