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Name: La Nina
  New Jersey

I'm a Jersey girl without the big hair or the accent (well, most of the time anyway), but with all of the bad driving and the penchant for weekly manicures.
Oh, and I'm an interior design student. That's how all of the weird terminology comes into play.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2005
DEFECT - An abnormality in a piece of lumber that lowers its strength and commercial value such as a check or knot. (From the Glossary)

March 9, 2005

Michael "Rhymes With" Swell
CEO, Swell Computer Corp.
Some Address
Who the Hell Knows Where

Soon to be replaced by a 30 year-old brunette woman.

Dear Mr. Swell:

My name is La Nina and The Cow* broke my heart.

It was a two year relationship that started off well enough. We worked well together and I was happy. As far as I was concerned, I had the world in my apartment.

However, it was a matter of time before I started experiencing the shut-downs during which all communication would simply stop. I tried so desperately to make things work. I made no less than twenty attempts to get things fixed as I cajoled, kowtowed, and cried in order to facilitate some sort of change. Nothing happened. Then, after over two months of effort on my part, it was agreed (albeit reluctantly on The Cow's part) that there was a serious problem, and The Cow was sent off to rehab.

Upon The Cow's return I saw absolutely no evidence of a conversion, despite the money spent on treatment. My frustration level was at an all-time high as I observed the useless pile of junk in my living room. How could the doctors determine that The Cow as eligible for release? Did they not do any observations or run any tests? And now that everything was in shambles, what on earth was there left for me to do?

Well, I had little choice but to let go of all of the time and effort and heart I'd invested into this relationship, and kicked "The King of Freeze" to the curb.

So now I turn to you.

I'm looking for a new relationship, a long-term partnership if you will. No more of the pleading late-night phone calls. No more anger and frustration. Just a happy, peaceful co-existence together filled with learning.

Can Swell offer me any assistance in achieving my goal?

I eagerly await your reply. Until then I remain an eternally optimistic

Yours truly,

La Nina

*also known as something rhyming with "freightway"

(Thanks to p-dookie for supplying the idea to this entry)

    posted by La Nina @ 4:18 PM  


Blogger pinksundrops said...

Does this mean you're considering a Dell? Or am I totally off my rocker here? If you do get a Dell, make sure and spend the extra three or four hundred on a warranty - you'll be so glad for both decisions down the road when your computer craps out on you and they send you a new and much better version - with an even bigger screen.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Haemi said...

Sorry to hear about the whole Cow situation. Thankfully, I have a live-in tech support (my brother) and he does wonders with a little nagging!

8:40 PM  
Blogger p-dookie said...

dude! you gotta....

oh never mind.

nice of you to name-check me on yr swell missive, but as you'll recall, my grand notion had more to do with you becoming the new "Swell" Spokeswoman (hopefully flying your own invisible plane) ... NOT to acquire another mass-market computer. cheaper, better, faster, easier, to build your own...

and no more need to speak with the customer svce dweebs...

11:38 AM  
Blogger Mathieu said...

Good luck with the 'puter thingie, and thanks for posting despite the troubles!

6:31 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

You have a great site going on here - loved today's entry!

Muzik sent me here - congrats on being his mystery site of the day!

10:58 AM  
Blogger Ms. Vickie said...

Muzik Dude sent me here - congratulations on being his mystery site of the day!

7:54 PM  
Anonymous FTS said...

The Muzik Dude sent me and I'm glad he did. Great blog! :)

9:04 PM  

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