So the wife had to spend the day in Dallas
today, as she had a fitting for a couple dresses she's having made for the Mother In Law
's wedding reception and the Kentucky Derby
, which she's decided that we will be attending this year. I'm cool with that idea, as it's falls around her birthday and we'll be making a trip anyway to be around for a baby shower for her friend J From Little Rock
, so we'll be doing some traveling anyway this spring.
Actually, as I type that out it occurs to me that I might look into exactly when the shower occurs versus when the Derby
takes place, as I might've committed myself to a back to back whirlwind tour.
Oh well, at any rate, the poor wife had to be up at the crack of dawn to get to the airport for that, so when I woke at 9:00 she was already in the air. The Yorkie already had that bummed demeanor she gets when the wife is out at strange hours, so I lay in bed with her for a few, then got up to start getting ready for my errands. The computer was acting completely hinky as it booted up, which irritated me to no end, as my plan had been to submit several reviews, which quickly went out the window in favor of simply getting the computer to even boot up properly
. I don't know what the issue is with the PC
, but every few weeks (at least once a month lately) it seems to do its level best to go completely tits up on us. I had trouble getting into one of the two spyware programs we have on there, but it finally let me run that, which found two different malware things that it deleted. By the time it'd gone through this rigamarole I had to step into the shower and get going, so I turned everything back off, hoping that after my errands I could just pop it back on and have everything be hunky-dory, right?
I hit the post office, then got the oil changed in the Maxima
before heading to the Hairdressers
to get a much needed haircut, as the indigent look was getting to be a bit much. Well fed indigent, but indigent nonetheless. That reminds me, I gotta get my fat ass on the stationary bike before I die of fat this summer. Anyway...
I headed to Odessa
to poke around a bit, which I've been markedly less interested in doing since Macguffin
's death. Fuck, I mean there was a part of me that wanted to call him on the drive over for a split second before I remembered that he was gone.
I hit my usual spots, picked up a cheap movie
's flick from 1978 called Someone's Watching Me!
) as well as a magazine and a cheap book. I was getting to the point of starving at this stage of the afternoon, so I got some gas and headed back home to pick up a burger as I got into town.
was ecstatic to see me, though she was still keeping one eye craned towards the back door, lest the wife sneak in while she wasn't looking. I ate and watched a few episodes of South Park
off the TiVo
, then decided I'd see what the computer had to say for itself.
Very little, as it turned out: it was still being a real See You Next Tuesday
about booting up, so I babied it into my logging into my side of things and tried to run the other antivirus program that we use (Norton
, for those of you who might be curious, and it seems to work about half
the time - money well spent, eh?), which it started to run, but at an alarmingly slow rate.
I started a movie in the den, as I could easily see myself sitting in the Office
watching the PC
's progress and grinding my teeth in frustration. I had planned to watch Paul Schrader
's film Hardcore
, because the Gentlemen's Guide To Midnite Cinema
has recently covered it and I thought it'd be fun to have it fresh in my memory when I listened to their show. It's also on the 'to-watch' pile, so why not, right? George C. Scott
trolls the underbelly of the porno world in search of his runaway daughter in this one, and there's some really awesome shots of the sleazier elements of the late 70's, I really like these snapshots of a time that just doesn't really exist anymore, great stuff.
The wife got home around 8:30 in the evening, while I was still keeping an eye on the computer, so we caught up about our respective days, then eventually chilled out in the den to watch this week's episode of The Human Target
, a kinda silly action show that's been on Fox
recently, and I have to say that it's pretty damned fun. Well worth a peep if you have the time.
Once that was over we each retired to our normal evening post, she in the bedroom and I in the Office
, still dicking around with the Norton
program, which I'd updated by this time and run a second time, just to be certain there wasn't anything hanging around after a solid day of the computer being MIA
. I ended up signing into the web on the laptop to get this started, and as I'm finally finishing it up on the PC
, which is at long last seemingly back to normal.
That said, I'm actually thinking I may just go the hell to bed and post this in the morning when I feel a bit more like dealing with it.
Be seeing you.Tag, you're it, Baggy Eyes! Travel
, Computer Trouble
, Oil Change
, Someones Watching Me
, John Carpenter
, South Park
, Paul Schrader
, George C Scott
, The Human Target