Sunday, November 18, 2007

Random Shots


Here I sit typing away having begged some time on my wife’s computer. The whole world comes to a grinding halt when one’s computer dies. I do mourn the passing of the old one, long enough to hit “Newegg.com” and order a fully tricked out new mobo, quad processor, and some ramped up memory to replace the dearly deceased. Newegg is a great source for computer parts, but they let me down this time. After spending hours with the ASUS mobo they sent me, tinkering, making inventive use of words mom told you never to say and a lengthy consultation with an ASUS tech it was determined the board was a bad egg.

I wrapped it all up and sent in back figuring the new one was on its way – as much as I spent I figured Newegg would be happy to get me up and running, but apparently I am the only one feeling the sense of urgency – me and Mrs. Phos who is champing at the bit to play the new game she just downloaded. Aside from the technical frustration, the lack of a magic machine has precluded me blogging to the extent I would like. On the bright side I am getting things done around the house. Trying on old clothes, and cleaning stuff up. As if the loss of my electronic friend wasn’t enough of a blow, fate decided it would be funny if my suit jacket was now more like a vest on me, and the winter coat I had worn for years can’t be zipped – as long as I am in it anyway. I was to depressed to try the pants on.

The one thing keeping me young is my grandson. I found myself once again struggling with polyglot instructions, juggling metal and – plastic parts, the old Tab A slot B routine, assembling a high chair. I really missed that kind of stuff. Add to that the last thing I figured I would be doing at this stage of life is buying a high chair, much less putting one together.

I am currently reading Anthony Bourdain’s book “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly .” I always wanted to be a chef, but as my suit jacket pointed out, my present physical condition and age has put an end to that dream. I could no longer stand on a line doing prep all night long and live to tell the story. That and I have become fairly single minded and any head chef barking orders at me would soon find himself scrambling around the floor searching for his teeth. I will remain a cook and am happy to be one, I can cook for my pleasure to my liking. I know I am a successful cook when the pots and plates are all empty after a meal.

12 Comments:

At 3:05 PM, Blogger caramaena said...

Hi phos, I can empathise with you a little with the pc woes. I've a couple of days trying to track down a problem and have finally figured it out to be bad RAM. Hope you get your problems sorted soon :)

 
At 3:09 PM, Blogger Ruela said...

Phos in action

 
At 3:57 PM, Blogger wallycrawler said...

I Have My Regrets.


Long Live The New Tricked Out CPU!

 
At 4:43 PM, Blogger Eternally Curious said...

Sucks about the PC Phos - I'd be lost without mine, so I truly feel for you.

Clean plates are the only true sign of a good cook - anywhere, or at any level! I'm thinking your family is right happy you never went pro -- they have you all to themselves!

 
At 6:15 PM, Blogger Little Lamb said...

You mean there's life away from the computer?

 
At 6:58 PM, Blogger /t. said...

HA HA LL!

is there life
after computing?

i think not!

you'll be back soon, tho -- we'll be here

and damn straight, dude -- better a cook and your own boss than a chef and working for the man -- rock on, gramps :)

/t.

 
At 7:11 PM, Blogger Fuff said...

Remain a good/great cook; not a chef. I believe a lot of passion is lost through the love of a hobby turned into something professional. However. I must admit; I'd pay good money to see you and Gordon Ramsay clash!

 
At 7:45 PM, Blogger Dino aka Katy said...

oh how annoying I hate computer trouble.

as for the cloths situation - know the feeling I pulled out my old dirndles but they didn't fit anymore so I had to go and spend $150 on a new one

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

u mean u really cook...not just e-cook?

;-)


Keshi.

 
At 7:25 AM, Blogger TK Kerouac said...

Well, a broken computer led to cleaning out the closet and you found out that someone put fat on you.
Blogging turns us into huge procrasinators, ya think?

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

caramaena: Now all I have to do is figure out where the company shipped my new mother board. The tracking number shows it as delivered, but I am still writting from Mrs. Phos's PC.

ruela: Phos in action - kind of like a tornado, lots of wind and damamge...

wc: Don't we all... The PC calamity was a good as an excuse as any to upgrade to whatever is current this week...

ec: Kissin' wears out, cookin' don't, so I guess Mrs. Phos will keep me around for a while...

ll: Life does exist beyond the keyboard, but only for about 100 yards or so...

/t.: Now all I have to do is keep from forgetting the recipes!

fuff:When I was done with Ramsey he'd have to reach up his ass to scratch his head. You are right about the passion. I like to cook because I don't have to cook, if that makes sense.

DAK: I look at computer problemes as a chance to build my vocabulary. You are fine, the drindles probably shrank in storage.

keshi: I am not just another pretty face, I do the bulk of the cooking around the house and for parties at work. I really love it. Unfortuantley I have a passion for eating too, which led to the suitjacket/big gut mismatch.

tkk: I think it was that bastard fat fairy that shows up in the middle of the night and rifles through your sock drawer and trades pounds of fat for left socks.

 
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