Friday, June 4, 2010

The Friday Five

Once a month, usually around the 15th of the month, my PC bogs down when trying to boot up. It's as if the machine is performing a disk defrag. I can't for the life of me find out what update it's magically doing. I've turned off all auto updates and perform them manually overnight instead of updating when the machine boots. Yesterday, a few days into the beginning of a new month, the computer just decided to take it's sweet time to boot. I'm talking over 30 minutes. It's frustrating to say the least. So, five things I do while waiting for the machine to boot up:

1. Cuss, swear, or speak in tongues.

2. Doodle

3. Read a chapter or two of a calligraphy or web design reference book

4. Make a cup of tea (sometimes done in conjunction with #3)

5. Perform some percussive maintenance. This technique used to work great on televisions in the olden days. Doesn't seem to do much now except it makes me feel better.

What do you do to keep your blood pressure from soaring while you're waiting?


  1. LOL! That's a great doodle sheet.

    I read mostly. Or daydream about my plots.

  2. Oh....we're supposed to do something? LOL, I've been just sitting here while the laptop thinks things through.

  3. I love to read books while I wait for anything! lol