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And, she’s back!

March 1, 2007

The laptop is finally back in perfect working condition! In all it ended up going to the repair depot in Memphis twice, and then I sent it to Mr. Mike B. at the Dell compound (or whatever they call it) in TX. He had it fixed in about a day, and I am using it as we speak! I have been very sad without my computer I do have to say. I have a semi-functioning desktop (the semi part is the reason I bought the laptop originally) in my home office, and my work pc… but I try to always be a model employee and use the work pc for work puposes. Mostly.

I tried to go to my beloved Sufficient Grounds earlier, but the place was so full I couldn’t even find a table! The upstairs was taken up by a beer tasting, and it was too cold to sit on the deck. I toyed with the idea of asking another patron to share their table, but eventually decided that might be awkward and ended up heading out to WLR to the Java Roasting Co., which I had thought had free WIFI also, but it is requesting a username and password, so perhaps not. If I get to the bottom of this mystery I shall certainly report my findings. The place is pretty cute with Van Gogh prints on the walls and jazzy music, though it appears to be almost entirely staffed and clienteled by highschoolers. I feel a little old in here. The coffee is tasty though, and the advantages of proximity to Old Navy and Target cannot be denied.

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Saddle Creek Grill

February 16, 2007

The name may make you think it’s like Texas Roadhouse, but it is actually a very nice place with good service and yummy steak, and the cedar plank salmon was as good as fish cooked on a board can possibly be.

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Fox & Hound

February 15, 2007

If you’re into fancy beer and trendy settings head somewhere else, but if you want your Miller Lite and sports in a low key environment, this is the place.

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Oyster Bar

February 15, 2007

Come for the well-priced and delicious po’ boy sandwiches and spicy shrimp creole – and if you park in the back, you can go in the back door instead of walking all the way around the building.

Edit: The name is Oyster Bar and not Oyster House, not sure what I was thinking there.

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Fantastic China

February 15, 2007

Another single sentence review:

The walls are very bright, there is lots of red stuff, and the food is really good too.

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Larry’s Pizza

February 15, 2007

In honor of Single Sentence Movie Reviews (and because I am sneaking this in at work while working out the issues with my personal PC).

If you like pizza, a relaxed atmosphere, buffets that come to your table, and gigantic drinking glasses, then Larry’s is the place for you.

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Yet another laptop update

February 8, 2007

I received the laptop back from dell, and at first glance everything was working ok (minus the one part they didn’t have in stock which the nice little note included in the shipping container says they will send to me). In fact, I am using it to write this post. (Typing! Hallelujah!) However, there is something fishy going on with the area on either side of the track pad where I rest my wrists when typing – If I apply a certain amount of pressure in certain spots (which I keep doing accidentally) strange things start happening – weird characters appear on the screen if the cursor is in a typable spot, if I’m in an internet browser it starts trying to back up to previous pages… in fact I was halfway through a lovely long post about Larry’s Pizza when this started happening and I lost it. If I weren’t in public some choice language might have been uttered.

So I suppose tomorrow back to Dell my poor little computer goes! I’ve been very sad without it, I hate being chained to my office desk at home on my old desktop. Technically I could compose my little ramblings on pencil and paper and then take them to the computer for entry, but that is just so old-fashioned.