Friday, July 14, 2006

Put that sponge down...

This comes to you from a little internet cafe in Funchal. My laptop is poorly: yesterday it didn´t want to talk to the outside world, and today it doesn´t want to wake up at all. I had almost finished that short story as well :( I just backed up all the writing yesterday, so at least that´s safe.

And my fridge died. It was the Fridge that Time Forgot, so no huge surprises there. However, my landlord is away for two weeks...

I think I see a pattern: I had just scrubby-cleaned the fridge (which was manky!!) and had done a defrag on the laptop. This may be the Universe telling me to stop tidying up.

The temporary replacement for the fridge is a lime-green mini-cooler, so it´s not all bad. Kinda feels like camping.

I´m in possession of spurious directions to a laptop repair place, so fingers crossed. My spidey-senses tell me that I shall neatly evade all problems by meandering through stationery stores buying notebooks (suitable for a writerly-type don´t you know), and checking out Pirates of the Caribbean.

And then... you guessed it! A beer or two in the sunshine :)

5 comments:

Tara said...

My god ... stop tidying, are you mad??? how are things there these days. Saw pirates, absolutely appalling... so boring and then you realise its a one of two piece of nonsense. Anyway ... let me know how you get on with the repair shop, hopefully they will get it working.

Talk soon
Love
Tara

Nicki said...

At least a mini cooler doesn't take long to clean! and completely digressing (just to beat you)lucky you you've missed flying ant day! Unless of course they have a flying ant day in Madeira? Hope you can sort your laptop out soon.
Loads of love x
Nicki

Orlaith said...

Aah well I remember those killer flying ants of Exeter - haven´t discovered anything similar here yet...
That is such disappointing news about Pirates - I ended up going to see ´Half Light´as Pirates doesn´t open here until later this week, and every other movie was ´Terminal Velocity Fast & Furious Final Destination´ arse. And actually, it wasn´t bad at all, considering it had Demi Moore in it :)

M aggie said...

So where did you get the so cool lime green cooler?

Orlaith said...

The fab lime cooler came from the hip camping section of the local supermarket. It came in hot pink as well, but I resisted...