Thursday, December 11, 2008

Do you smell smoke?

I love the movie, "Office Space". I think we all have had a computer or fax machine that we have wanted to smash for not working properly. Well, on Tuesday I had just that. I came into the office and turned my computer on ready to start my day. And, as always, it decided to tease me. Turn on, then turn back off. After a few minutes of playing gotcha, I got the computer to turn on and my email up. I then left it to "wake up" as I desended down the hall for my morning hot chocolate. As I was on my way back to my office, I was notified by a co-worker that smoke was coming out of my office. And it sure was. My computer was litterally having a melt down. All my files, emails, work...gone. Just a horrid smell of burnt plastic. It had finally won. And to top it off, it took two other computers with it! The coroner says that the building was putting out twice the volts that my outlet can handle, but I think I know better!


  1. ahhh...the classic computer meltdown. Hope they had your stuff backed up. :)
    BTW - we had 3 to 4 inches of snow dump on us today. Yehaw for a snow day tomorrow (yes, it's actually cold enough in Portland to keep snow on the ground overnight). :)

  2. =) So then did you take it out into the field and beat it with a baseball bat? 'Cause that would have been awesome!