Wednesday, July 18, 2007

the prognosis doctor?

Mother fricken motherboard.

However bad this may sound this is very very good.

Why?

Because I am a total loser. Because we did not yet have our wireless super drive thing to back up to. Because I didn't back up my stuff. Because there were months of photos on my computer. School assignments. Favorites that I can not hope to recreate.


But because it is my motherboard NOT my hard drive we were able to download all my data. All of it.


Can I get a collective sigh of relief? No? Maybe just a little one?


This is where I say from now on I will be a good girl who backs her stuff up every week. In fact lets pick a day that shall be forever known as back up day.


Say Monday?? Monday is good for me. Is it good for you? So every Monday I will take my little computer (when it comes home) and back it up somewhere on to the 2 collective terabytes of data storage we have in this house.


With that said I can breathe easier. My little laptop is going back to the manufacturer to get this glaring defect replaced. After all I only had it for 5 months. Still though it's a mighty good thing we paid for that extra 2 year warranty because it would be costing us a bucket of money to get this thing fixed and that would piss. me. off. ROYALLY.


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Speaking of all things royal, we are leaving very soon so I thought I would give you one last chance to ask me for one of my amazing (much over hyped) postcards. Yes it is really true, I CamiKaos the royal pain in the ass, will send you a postcard while I am on vacation, BUT, I can only do that if you leave me a comment asking for a postcard and then send me your address at mommifiedme at gmail dot com.


Today is the deadline. That means that you need to get those requests to me before I wake up tomorrow morning.

Because when I wake up Thursday morning I am going to compile THE LIST of my lovely postcard people, print that sucker out and take it with me to the land of magic mouse mayhem. Only people on that list will be getting a post card. Why? Because as gifted and amazing as I am, I am not a psychic.

Which leaves me one last thing to contemplate for my little blog here. What to do while I'm away. I had thought about just ditching you all for a week, I also considered guest bloggers. But in the end I decided even if you didn't miss me while I was gone I might miss you... So my solution was a simple one; I will post (although it may be sporadically and sugar happy crazy pink marsh mellow fluff, cause apparently I should embrace the marsh mellow fluff) while I am on vacation through the magic of the hotel internet. But it will only be at nigh and I won't be able to read all of your blogs (though I will try to catch up when I get home but only if you write stuff that's GOOD while I'm gone). And... umm.. most of the posts will probably be gushing love about my kid and or my husband and di$sneyland... or about my new bras... I am taking them both with me.

so until tomorrow....

xoxo - CamiKaos

12 comments:

Bubblewench said...

YEAH! You got all your stuff AND your computer is getting fixed!

Yeah for postcards, I already emailed you.

YEAH for leaving Friday for marshmellow fluffy crap that I can't remember exactly what you called it.

Just post a few pictures every day. Easy.

bellevelma said...

Whew! Good thing on the computer! I'd like a postcard. Addy coming your way.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Big sigh of relief coming your way.

Have a fantastic time.

Will keep stopping by while you're away to push the post through and water your plants etc.

DaddyKaos said...

Clarification required, if you had the thing for 5 months, you don't need a 2 year extended warranty or didn't it come with any warranty at all? If that is the case, never by another HP. Big sigh, but don't by crap.

CamiKaos said...

Clarification: the retail market is designed to fuck you. That is just the way it works. The computer had a full 90 day warranty from the manufacturer... and a "limited" 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. That means they will fuck you if anything goes wrong past 90 days. They will find a way to say it was your fault or normal "wear & tear".

Lets face it if a motherboard is fried within 5 months it is not normal wear and tear, but they would say it was.

Thus the 2 year warranty that Mr. Kaos and I argued about when we bought it. I thought it was a waste of $200 and he said, you never know... so we went ahead and got it because he was insistent and he knows more about computers than I do... What can I say, he was right. It would have been $189 just to have the store check the computer in and determine the problem. From there we would have had to pay for them to ship it to HP, have HP replace the motherboard and been charged for labor and then getting it shipped back here. What do you bet that would have been around $500.

We paid nothing. Laptop should be ready to pick up when we get home from DL... which kind of solves the whole "Should I bring my laptop?" problem.

flutter said...

I am so friggin petrified and excited of the impending postcard!

Xithor said...

Um, yeah, postcard. See you tonight

Kami said...

Yay, yay, yay! Have so much fun you burst! And, if you are in need of a DL break, drop me an email and we'll try for lunch or something. I'm close.

Corey~living and loving said...

wonderful news about the motherboard instead of the hard drive!
monday back up day sounds good to me. :)

mielikki said...

just don't post the words to "Its a small world, after all. . ." PLEASE for the love of anything human, just don't!

sybil law said...

what mielikki said.
:)

CamiKaos said...

Mielikki: I know what I will be writing on your post card ;)