Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bartleby the Personal Computer

Like Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener, my ancient comp has been increasingly apt to respond to requests that it do its usual tasks with an uninspired "I prefer not to." And like Custer's Indian scouts, it further decided, yesterday morning, that "it is a good day to die." And so it did.

I am at the library tapping this out, and it may be a bit before I can trade enough ambergris or animal pelts to acquire a netbook or something to get back here with. Until then, I am a library rat and will check in as often as I am able.

xox

Shay, back to the stone age

PS--please feel free to check out my "best of" list on the sidebar, if you need a Shay poem and no one is here at the counter.

11 comments:

Dulce said...

have no idea what you are up to in that book-cave, but whatever that is, I wished to tell you HI, and hugs and good luck and
Nice day!
;)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love that "taking the bitter with the sour". The universe is great at dumping little "extras" on us in the midst of Already-Enough-Going-On. No computer: the worst loss of all for a writer. But we shall sashay down your list of "best of's" when the withdrawal tremors start - hope that netbook arrives soon. Meanwhile, keep a pen handy!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oy. I hope Santa brings you a new laptop.
xo jj

mac said...

Oh no !
Whatch out for the dinosaurs at te library !!

TALON said...

Another reason to love libraries - they keep us connected when our computers get a mind of their own and decide to go AWOL!

In the meantime, make sure you have a lovely pen and paper nearby to capture all your amazing thoughts...and skip the anger-driven ones geared towards computers cuz I hear they share information :)

Lulú said...

Oh, the stone age...

Can I draw nude stick figures on your cave??

Chica, I'm hoping you'll be back soon...You, your pics and your poems.

Hugs and all things good. xo

moondustwriter said...

uggg I'll share

will miss ya

Lynn said...

I like that counter thought. :) Hope you get a most fabulous new computer soon.

Daryl said...

Oh I wish our old iMac worked I would send it to you .. its collecting dust because I am sure it repairable ...

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhh, now At The Library (post after this,) makes more sense.

My little computer is so slow too. But the library ones are super fast, I go there often. Sometimes with a picnic, wine in my Starbucks cup.

Blessing to your computer. I've heard they don'tlast forever, and am finding that true.

And What the Heck with not being able to read Wordpress blogs? The library kicking you out?

xoxo

Fireblossom said...

LOL, I can read them on the li-bary comp, Jannie. ;-)