19 May

It’s happened. The much-dreaded death of a laptop battery.  She went peacefully, I’d say. Lingered some, let out three rasping breaths, and then turned her lights off forever.

As with most passings-on, I am slightly numb. Disoriented. And, of course, right about when I have so much to say, bereft of a laptop and sanity.

I hope to return in a while. On my own computer. Because hammering at keys on my family PC in a room smelling of the sibling’s old clothes at the height of summer is more than I can take. Of course I love you. But not that much.

Back in a bit. I hope. And even if I bounce back in a jiffy, this will, in ways unclear even to me, have been the end of an era.

Now pass me the darn tissue, will ya? 😥

30 Responses to “RIP”

  1. M.... May 19, 2009 at 8:12 pm #

    my old laptop…for which i saved for six months after coming here ..has no battery and the screen is also fading … i use it as a desktop now 😀

  2. Anamika May 19, 2009 at 8:13 pm #

    My heartfelt condolences.

  3. Prashanti May 19, 2009 at 8:15 pm #

    ohhhh bad stuff OJ !!!!! sending you a box of extra soft moisturized kleenex 🙂

  4. dipali May 19, 2009 at 9:46 pm #

    Pliss to replace asap, OJ. We need our fix!

  5. sukanya May 19, 2009 at 10:14 pm #

    my deepest condolences OJ!
    Its scary how dependent we are on technology.

  6. Mamma Mia! Me a Mamma?!? May 19, 2009 at 11:50 pm #

    Sniff, sniff dear. I mourn with you. Please come back soon!

  7. Muthu May 20, 2009 at 12:15 am #

    My deep regret……

    and hey you do have quite an interesting blog over here.


  8. maidinmalaysia May 20, 2009 at 1:22 pm #

    i thought you were auctioning off the sibling? howcome he left behind the old clothes?

  9. vaibhav May 20, 2009 at 4:48 pm #

    RIP.. RIP.. before u hear the newborn battery cry beep.. beep… and the blue screen will come alive and OJ shall bounce back

  10. D May 20, 2009 at 10:17 pm #


  11. Aunty G May 20, 2009 at 11:35 pm #

    Here’s the tissue, and a hug
    Shall even offer a hot choc mug
    Chapters close
    Let ’em repose
    Go get a new one — don’t be a slug!

  12. MissV May 21, 2009 at 12:24 pm #

    I can sympathise . I remember when my PC’s mother board gave up.
    I know this is no time for clowning around,but this reminds me of this quote
    “Who is General failure and why is he in my hard disk?” 😀
    Hang in there!

  13. Mom Gone Mad May 21, 2009 at 5:40 pm #

    Don’t leave us, OJ!

    *struggles to contain hysterical wail*

  14. Orange Jammies May 21, 2009 at 9:16 pm #

    M: I can’t even do that. Was just informed the battery isn’t available in Bombay.

    Anamika: Gratefully accepted.

    Prashanti: How’d you know that’s my favorite kind? 🙂

    dipali: Replacement will need to come from the U.S., if at all.

    sukanya: You’re telling me. I feel like a limb’s been cut off.

    M4: It won’t be soon, methinks. Sigh.

    Muthu: Thank you, Muthu.

    maidinmalaysia: Wordjunkie asked the same thing a couple posts ago. I told her he dug in his heels and refused to go. As long as the smelly creature doesn’t raise his arm, we’ve got a pact.

    vaibhav: Ghee, shakkar and all that, VB.

    D: Thank you muchly.

    Aunty G: Now a nice visit would do wonders, you know.

    MissV: 😥 Oh no! A fresh batch of tears!

    Mom Gone Mad: I feel like I’m being torn away from you in slow motion, hardcore Bollywood style. Must be all those crap flicks I’ve been ingesting lately.

  15. Gigi May 22, 2009 at 5:17 am #

    Good post.I love how you have written.

  16. Sunshine May 22, 2009 at 2:41 pm #

    hehe..ok i know its a sad post…but the post itself and its comments have me musing over such drama queens we all are! 😉

    i know its the blogging…it makes drama queens out of us…after all how else are u supposed to show unhappiness if not with a *sob*!

    do come back soon tho! and get a dell! the new xps line is brilliant!! 🙂

  17. Revathy May 23, 2009 at 3:42 pm #

    Oh!!!:( I know how it feels! Mine is in his death bed!
    Come back soon though, after your travel and all, come back with stories! 🙂

  18. V May 23, 2009 at 10:25 pm #

    ohhhh…..:( Hope you find a new battery soon,sharing computers with smelly-roomed bros is not fun! Lemme know if I can help mail you a new one?

  19. Enduring Spirit May 24, 2009 at 3:26 pm #

    Oh my.. I was caught up in a spree of hard disk faliures lately… I can wel understand.. deepest sympathies!

  20. Orange Jammies May 24, 2009 at 5:39 pm #

    Gigi: I wish I didn’t have to write what I’ve written. 😦

    Sunshine: Honey, it’s so not the blog. I was Le Original Drama Empress before blogging ever came about. My offline theatrics make the blog look like an Englishwoman’s upper lip (stiff, not hairy).

    Revathy: Oh the world is cluttered with stories. I shall hold on to most of mine. 😉 Good luck to your laptop!

    V: Thanks so much! A friend is bringing it from the U.S., unless Memorial Day weekend foils the shipping schedule.

    Enduring Spirit: Oh dear, that’s not good. Did you have a back-up of all your stuff?

  21. Aunty G May 24, 2009 at 6:40 pm #

    Have fun, OJ, in the cool Blue Hills
    And capture scenes in your camera stills
    Come soon, dear Battery
    We grandly welcome thee
    ‘Cos we’re addicted to OJ like “The Dolls” on pills!

  22. Kiran Manral May 26, 2009 at 10:06 am #

    Oh dear, can we do some operating on the laptop to bring it back to life, we miss you too much…

  23. Sunshine May 26, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    hehe…then i guess ive found kindred spirits…i often feel like im acting out my own movie and the world is my stage! 😀

    n when art thou comin back??? soonest i hope!! 🙂

  24. Anindita Sengupta May 30, 2009 at 1:16 am #

    You have been given award…pliss check my blog. Come back soon!

  25. Gigi May 30, 2009 at 3:08 am #

    Have a great weekend.

  26. Aunty G June 1, 2009 at 11:01 pm #

    Oh goody, OJ, welcome back
    No, we shan’t cut you any slack
    We demand a post
    Mine good host
    Do you know 360’s shutting, alas and alack!

  27. errormsg! June 2, 2009 at 11:25 am #

    oh never mind, you’ll live. take it from someone who has survived two ‘mac’ crashes! (not to mention the lost work, twice over 😦 snifff!!)

    now come back, will you?

  28. Orange Jammies June 2, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    Aunty G: The battery isn’t here,
    But I am, oh dear,
    It’s such a pity
    to be here in the city
    Why aren’t the Nilgiris nearer? 😦

    Kiran: Operation caught fire. I miss you guys too. When’s our next meeting?

    Sunshine: The body is back, the heart (*waves arms tragically*) that got left behind in the blue hills of the South.

    Anindita: Thanks much, Anu-girl. Hug.

    Gigi: Added the week to it too. 🙂

    errormsg: Shan’t. 😡 I need more sympathy.

  29. Sunshine June 3, 2009 at 1:20 pm #

    aww that sounds lovely! darnit i want firday to come fast! i want to let my heart soar in another world!
    my leave begins fri evening! 😀

  30. Orange Jammies June 3, 2009 at 2:59 pm #

    Sunshine: Yay, what fun! Where are you headed? 🙂

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