Recently the harddrive on my main computer died. I reached out to my fellow Magical Words writers and the conversation that ensued went like this (BTW, this isn’t made up; these are portions of the actual emails exchanged (reproduced, with (of course) the various author’s permission):
Yesterday my main computer went ka-blooey (that’s a technical term).
…As for the ka-bluey, try connecting the hyperdrive with 478E Verton cable to the X9000 Rumpelstiltskin matrix. Or, thump it.
Yeah, my hyperdrive has a 477D cable, not the newer 478E. Maybe that’s the problem…
What’s wrong with you people – you’re still using cables for your hyperdrive? You need to head to Best Buy and get a wireless Improbability adapter. Works every time. Well, almost every time. Well, at least half of the time…when it doesn’t turn your computer into a bowl of petunias.
I just keep some amethyst and citrine crystals on my monitor. And some petrified wood.
And this little thingy from the TV show Farscape. Or Firefly. Or something.
And a pink sculpy elephant with a red ribbon around his neck.
And a farting dog.
MY PC loves bling.
But I think it’s the farting dog that keeps the PC working.
At one point I thought I finally got things working, but then I got this error message:
So I took the hint and went to Florida for the holidays.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!