Friday, November 18, 2005

Geek Needed, Apply Within

M is coming home for a whole lovely week starting tomorrow and he wants, not unreasonably, to recover from his enforced hippie lifestyle by eating cheeseburgers and playing Battlefield 1942 Secret Weapons of WWII obsessively all night long. Unfortunately, we have a slight problem with this plan: to wit, we have no stove on which to cook cheeseburgers and the g-d computer has decided it doesn't like BF1942 anymore and crashes it on startup, without fail. Since the original version of this game is long since lost - along with it's handy registration code - in the mists of time and doghair that make up our lives, we can't just reinstall it or even ask EA Games (sterling fellows that they are, uh huh) for help. I spent hours last night trying to get the damn thing to work and hanging out on game forums, which meant I had to run adaware & spybot like three times, mutter mutter, and still it won't work. I think I have to go buy another version, which I really don't want to do. Damn. Any suggestions, oh great geeks of wisdom? He wants to play counterstrike too and I can't get that to work either.

Meanwhile, I left a message for the landlord, which led me to wake up at 8:00 am and feverishly mop the floors, because I realized that what I had done was play the Summon Landlord card, which inevitably ends with him appearing mysteriously in my house at some point in the next 10 days - usually when it is at it's nastiest and most chaotic. He didn't call me back (he won't; he'll just materialize) so I called my other friend who is an electrician manque and HE is going to come over and fix the whole stove thing up on Monday. YEAH! One problem down. So I just have the weekend to get through, which shouldn't be too hard, since I'll be up the mountain in Celo all night tonight & all day & evening tomorrow for Quaker/Hippie thanksgiving.

And on Sunday we will eat pizza.


Uptown Ruler said...

summon landlord card?

sounds like a magic the gathering player to me...


jaybird said...

call me, i'll try to help with the geekery.