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Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Thin Line Between Tragedy and Comedy

Ho-boy,  fun, fun fun.

 Thursday before last, my main computer decided it would just restart whenever it felt like it. Soon it just kept restarting in a continuous loop. So I spent the rest of the day and a good portion of the weekend fighting this and trying to determine the cause of this sudden attitude change in my dear workmate. Turns out I was hit by some nasty trojan and virus combo. sweet. Not killer, as I've already had the 'higher consciousness through data loss' moment and backup all the important stuff. Then the rest of the computers were found to have similar nasties. So much for the two different anti virus programs we were using. One in particular is just about worthless. (BTW, I have a new curse word that starts with 'N'). Our two best machines are in the shop being resuscitated. I envision them hooked up to machines that go 'bing'.

This most recent Friday, my infernal combustion carriage refused to start as I attempted to leave to pick up my daughter from school. Whee! All of this on top of the theater of the absurd that is my current family drama. Ultra-mega-extreme-Whee!

At this point it has gone so far past just really pissing me off, that it has become freakin' hilarious.

I mean, what else can one do but just let loose with a full chested, gut straining, maniacal peal of laughter. Legally, I mean.  Sure lots of other reactions occurred to me first, but orange jumpsuits don't compliment my complexion. And straight jackets are so last century.

Soooo... I'm a little behind. again. Three days lost trying to geek through computer issues on my own (I'm not as geeky as I would like to be, or would be good for me) plus seven days while the professionals exorcise the beasts from my silicon-brained buddy. 

For the next two weeks on the comic's site, please enjoy some very early character sketches during the intermission while I finish laying out the next 36 pages. If you would rather see something else, by all means let me know.

Thanks for your patience, and a big thanks to all who have contacted me to appear in the next chapter. It has been wonderful meeting you all.

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