Happy Valentines Day to those of you who celebrate/languish over/otherwise acknowledge it.
HP sent my laptop back after we called and harangued them yesterday. They “replaced a gasket.” Any bets on whether they’ve actually fixed it? But it’s here now, and so I am dutifully re-loading it.
Ergo: the Johari thing that’s making the blog rounds: “A model for mapping personality awareness. By describing yourself from a fixed list of adjectives, then asking your friends and colleagues to describe you from the same list, a grid of overlap and difference can be built up.”
There aren’t enough adjectives, and they’re skewed positively, but the psychologist (and narcissist) in me is clamoring to participate. So, do you see me as I see me?
Oh that laptop thing… don’t even go there, 2005 and 2006 have not been my computer years at all. I’m awaiting my laptop after the DVD burner has been replaced and I’m praying for a better few months.
Hope your gasket hangs in there though… that sounded positively rude! :-0
This is the third time it’s been in the shop for the same malfunction. HP has had it for a month now, all told. If they haven’t fixed it this time, there will be blood and screaming.
Oh oh oh, I love that picture!
Thanks! It’s actually part of the illustration (done by Sean Simmans) for “Perfidious Beauty,” a story of mine that appeared in the anthology Embark to Madness.
I’ve just ordered it from a bookshop in Sweden (as it falls into my horror reading this year) and so it better be good, or else…
Eek! I’ll cross my fingers that you like it.
“I’ve just ordered it from a bookshop in Sweden“
You could get it through a bookshop in Sweden? Suhweet!
Well I got it and have read yours and… love it! It’s a really great story and such a delicious twist on the fairy tale. Very reminiscent of Angela Carter!
Looking forward to the rest now!
I’m so glad you liked it!
if i haven’t already told you:
hp computers = pieces of shit
and the tech support isn’t any better as you’re finding out… i’d take the cash and run to sony or something at this point!
I’ve got a 3-year extended “care pack” on my Pavilion right now, but when it expires and I’m in the market for a new notebook, you betcha I’m gonna look long and hard at a VAIO or a ThinkPad. Feh.
If you see you in short skirts with unreasonably long and shapely legs for someone of your height, then yes. I see you as you do. 😉
“ . . . for someone of your height“
Are you implying that I’m “short,” mister?
Given that you come up to my chin, then yes I am. But you pack enough sexy for a seven-foot tall Amazon goddess into that bitty little frame of yours, so be happy. 😉 Short has nothing to do with hot!
Hmph. Well . . . okay.
Wait, I come up to your chin? How tall are you??
Six feet without shoes on. In my big stompy boots I wear to D*C, I’m about 6’3″ or so.
Huh. I didn’t realize you were taller than
–with stompy boots. You’re about the same, shoe-less, plus he slouches. Then again, when you’re in your boots, I’m usually in heels, so it evens out.
That figures. You two are the only ones who call me “short.”
I need to get me some monster platform boots.
Laptops have gaskets? What is this, some military/amphibious model?
Y’know, I had those exact same thoughts. Why exactly does my laptop have “gaskets”? It’s not like the thing’s waterproof!
if anyone uses the words “gasket” and “computer” in the same sentance, GET YOUR COMPUTER AWAY FROM THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That Johari thing didn’t have enough words. I was looking for “creative,” but no, it wasn’t there, so you got marked as “bold” instead (I’ve seen your Con-wear, for goodness sake — guess it fits, the word and the Con-wear — how confusing).
I’m rather put out they left out words like “kinky” and “perverted” from that test. Well, not for YOU *lol* but I set up one for myself afterwards and pretty much all the people I’ve asked to do it have commented “What happens if we can’t find the words we’re looking for to describe you?” *snigger*
Hehehe. Acknowledge it? Never! Perish the thought! 😀
Hey, if they don’t have “creative”, that rules out my center adjective! No fair…