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How a nerd scholar troubleshoots her computer

December 5, 2008

1) Uncover problem (whaaa? Battery plugged in but still draining!?  It’s not true!  That’s impossible!).

2) Reboot.

3) Get frustrated and scare cat off lap while shouting to self.

4) Shut down, proceed to eat pint of ice cream for comfort while making half-hearted attempts to find solution on internet using roommate’s computer.

5) Ice cream returns ERR.  Drink four glasses of wine and watch Battlestar with roommates.

6) Return to computer three sheets to the wind to happily discover that, while NO work has been done for the evening, the battery charges just fine now.

7) Gurgle happily.