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What to do…

April 28, 2004, 11:59 PM

Fixing Becky’s computer, and her roommate Rebecca’s computer went very well on Tuesday. Rebecca’s computer needed to have a DVD-RW drive installed on it, which was a piece of cake. I just slid it in through the front of the computer, secured it, connected it up, and voila. Done. Installing hardware was a snap.

Meanwhile, I think we may have finally gotten W32.Welchia.B off of Becky’s computer. Note I say “think”. We hope we did. I found better instructions than before, with actual manual removal instructions that don’t just say “Run a Norton scan and let us do the rest”. However, we did accidentally delete an important file, svchost.exe. We actually had to scavenge that file from elsewhere to make her Internet work again. But I think that the virus has finally been eradicated from her computer, though I’ll be the first to know if it recurs again.

Becky and Rebecca and I also went out to eat at O’Charley’s in Harrisonburg and then out to the Dayton Wal-Mart to shop. The most priceless visual moment was when Becky climbed in the shopping cart, and proceeded to sit down in it. The most priceless line was by me to the person running the Service Desk after we were finished shopping, with Becky and Rebecca at my side:

And I quote: Is it okay if we leave our cart here while we go use the men’s room?

It was not long after I spoke the words that I realized that what I said didn’t sound right in the least. In fact, I would say that sounded very wrong! But we all did go to our correct restrooms (me to the men’s room and them to the ladies’ room), and we all got a laugh at my verbal goof. And the associate at the Service Desk probably thought I was nuts. (And of the three of us, I was the designated driver)

Meanwhile, Thursday is up in the air. I don’t know what I want to do with my day off. DC is out of the question, since my work schedule doesn’t really work out for it. Plus I was just there on Friday. I’m thinking about going to another city in Virginia, since I need to get out a little bit. Perhaps I’ll drag Big Mavica along, too. I’m currently charging its batteries up for its next adventure, whatever that may be. I’m trying to focus on urban for right now, since I have some major springtime allergies, which make nature a bit of a bother for me to do this time of year. So we’ll see what I come up with.

Web site: A page about the nutritional content of soft drinks. Frightening.

Song: Random music

Quote: From Chasity at work: "I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever [do something]." Me: "For a second there, I thought you were talking about Sibbie."

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