Hey, Geek Squad, give Linda G. a new laptop

I am with Mark on this Linda G. deserves a new Laptop! I am all for standing up for the deserving!!

Mark Bialczak

I think Linda G. Hill deserves a brand new laptop from her local Geek Squad.

Do you want to become part of a grand blogging/social media experiment with me today?

Reblog. Share. See how far we can get this statement out, out, out.

Here’s the back story, as I was reminded by Nano Poblano teammate Linda G’s post Friday.

(From geeksquad.com) (From geeksquad.com)

She took her broken laptop to her Geek Squad reps with a battery problem half a year ago. The battery they ordered just came in. It was the wrong battery. They want her to wait around some more.

She wondered in her little story why they don’t give her a new laptop. Take a look at the happy Geek Squad agents in the logo I culled directly from their site above? Don’t they look like they might get on the phone, call headquarters, and get the OK to…

View original post 326 more words

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: DAY 23 NANO POBLANO.

Well hello everyone  you have caught me on the hop. It has  not been a good week and I been on the back foot , but that is my problem not yours!

If we were having Coffee . Come on in the fires are lit  the cushions are plumped up and  we have  the coffee and tea on the cakes and sweets are set out.Paul  and  his guests  are all here  and enjoying  the warmth  and food and drinks. We  have  tea  and coffee  from all over  the world not to mention all our cakes  and muffins  and  as Paul  calls  them sweets! Every single  one  is  calorie  free! Plus of course  we now have spirits  and liquors  to warm the coldest of  you .

If we were having coffee : I would tell you  that I had tried to be  busy yesterday  but I  found it so exhausting. Fighting  pain, depression and the feeling that you are wading through sand!

I am not really  sure what I would want talk about my week today  If  we were having Coffee: 

If we were having  coffee : I would say okay   it is Sunday  and  I have to apologize,  here  you are all waiting on the doorstep  and where am I , in my gymjams  and slippers  with my favourite warm hoody and slippers, no make up  and and hair all over the place.

But  If  we were having Coffee: I’d say  sorry  I look such a mess but I am sure you’ll forgive me.  Everything is  ready  so come on lets all sit  down and have a chat. I think I shall have  a Gaelic Coffee.

If  we were having Coffee: I had a shock  this morning I walked into the lounge  and  there large as life was one of the  squirrels sitting in the middle of the front lawn ( very close to the window)  oblivious to the world and me! Franticly  digging holes in the lawn, three large ones in fact! After  a little while  he scampered off across the  lawn  and after a few minutes found  some nuts! Then  before  scampering off with them  he took time out to stand  and eat one!!   Finally  he shot  back across the lawn to the Willow tree  and  he settled  there for another  dig.  Then his mate  came rushing  down the tree and almost jumped on him! Well that was it they were off, scampering  and jumping. Up trees and and down trees round and round!! Having  so much fun! Boy  if  we could  bottle that energy  we could  make a fortune!

Happy Eater

Happy Eater

Holes in the lawn

Holes in the lawn

 

I took these through the window  and I only  had  my phone  to hand!  I had  the largest  magnification  I could  and the light reflected  through the window my side! So the are not brilliant  but I think you can see the holes ( though I only  got two) In the second photo and in the first one the  eating chappie!!  Just about anyway!! Lets  try a professional  shot  this  the nearest to the two out front!

If we were having Coffee:  I say  just look at the difference  between my poor efforts at photo the squirrels at  play compared to the professional one! Well now can I get you another drink , what takes  your fancy, tea,   coffee or just a cake it is all here and it is just for you!

How are  you coping with the onslaught  of Christmas? Have you done all you shopping and written all your cards? I have only got close family  presents  so far, the Newbie of course I showed you all the  Rocking Horse and Xylophone  didn’t I.

All my cards  are sitting on the table  shaming me as I sit  here and type trying hard to ignore them, failing miserably. I am just not in the mood and now all the adverts on the TV  are “Buy, Buy ” “Perfect family , perfect Christmas) which I am afraid to say is  Bullshit! sorry  but  nothing is ever perfect …. maybe  the happy  few, but no even they are exaggerating orlying or incredibly self obsessed or   money orientated!

If we were having coffee :  I would have to apologise  for letting  my  low mood rip  but these adverts  give off the wrong  messages , spend , spend, through money at it  just take take  and MUST HAVE!  The real meaning of Christmas is lost. Personally  I find it gets worse every year. Raising  everyone’s expectations  is  never good, is it do agree or disagree. Let us  face it  family  forced together for a couple of days  is not always a good thing  (not everyone gets one ) . Then loads of people spend the next year paying off their credit/ debit card  bills off! Here are just  three of the current ones! Debenhams first so all children are allowed to be  set three in a huge store  just to get what they want… Yes  REALLY?

Secondly Marks  and Spencer, the fairies  are going to make  everything  right , even find  your cat  or a new man  for you!!

Finally  the Sainbury’s advert  which is  about a true story and  is beautifully  done  but actually offends me. Not like  the other adverts which  just irritate for their twee perfectness. The Sainsbury’s advert is set in 1914 the first Christmas in the Trenches. Some  troops  from both side sang carols  exchanged  gifts  and played  football. Well to my  mind to use something so  special, that only  happened once.  In this year of  the centenary of WW1  and so close to Rememberence /Vetern’s day  to use the story to make people shop in their stores is …cheep to say the least  and down right ignorant at the most.  Here it is  you can make up  your own minds.

If we were having coffee: I would say  sorry I did not mean to go on a rant ignore me, it is just  me feeling low. Come on  tell me off if  you want! Look I am sorry  as today  has gone on I have actually got worse, I can hardly  walk around the house, it has taken  me all day to get washed and dressed. I have done  my hair . Made  the bed. hovered the stairs and now I am done! I am beginning  to sound like a real whiner . So I am going to have another coffee  get  you all one  and  tell you to help yourself  to  food!

If we were having coffee : I ham going to lie down now  but I am going  to leave  you with my happy song  in the hopes it will make up  for  my moody rants!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  I would say  lets  go and see what Paul’s  guest are up to lets  all mix  and have fun.  I would ask you if you would  like another  cuppa, or  another cake . !   If we were having Coffee  Original idea  from  http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/ 

 

TEAM Mark 

Follow me on Twitter

Follow Us

Follow Us

Follow Us

Follow Us

France & Vincent

Writing Magic, Myth and Mystery

Sun in Gemini

SteveTanham - writing, mysticism, photography, poetry, friends

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

New2Writing

KL Caley - Novel Ideas

Hot Dogs and Marmalade

Salty like hot dogs (and tears). Sweet like marmalade (and life).

Two on a Rant

Rants, humor, sarcasm, and a haiku-like substance? It's hard to know what's going to come out of our minds next.

Ivor.Plumber/Poet

An Old Plumber, An Ex-Carer, An Amateur Poet, Words From The Heart

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

Marsha Ingrao - Always Write

Having fun, while encouraging, and promoting bloggers

Caramel

Learner at Love

Chel Owens

A Wife, My Verse, and Every Little Thing

Sacred SoulSongs

Sacred Paths and Detours

Mr. Ohh!'s Sideways View

For those of you who aren't me...and I've noticed a surprisingly large number of people who aren't.

The Small Dog

Life from the Tail End

USUAL MUTTWITS

DOG TAILS by ZoZo and Jools

kimbladeswriting

poetry and short stories

Ben Naga

Gifts from the Musey Lady and Me. "Laissez-moi vous raconter ma vraie histoire."

About the Jez of It

Poetry, stories and strange odds and ends from the desk of a writer

The Sound of One Hand Typing

Music, Musings, Memoir, and Madness

"LIFE" ( You like it, I love it! )

"LOVE"-Keeping it real, and keeping it simple!

Our Eyes Open

Come along on an adventure with us!

Diary of a Dublin Housewife

Diary of a Dublin Housewife

J-Dubs Grin and Bear It

As Always, More to Come

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

Colline's Blog

a potpourri of thoughts and experiences

pensitivity101

An onion has many layers. So have I!

lynz real cooking

lynz real life

Darswords

Musings about Havenverse

From Cave Walls

The Journey Home

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

like mercury colliding...

...moments of unexpected clarity

G-Bears Blog

Real Life - Hard Facts !

All in a Day's Breath

Art, Love of Life, Philosophy, Writing, Spirituality

Kevin Parish

Poetry, lyrics and other words...