Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm Online Again! ;o) & Phone Chat Line

My computer monitor has slowly been dying. Last night it bit the dust. I preformed CPR, but no luck.

I realized that old monitors are plentiful, but where? I just had to have one ASAP, but don't have any money, (employer has cut my hours drastically.) Nobody that I asked had an extra monitor so... I got on a local telephone chat line.

I call now and then just to talk. Sometimes I find out how the roads are after a storm. This time I asked the guys if they had a "free monitor with NO STRINGS ATTACHED!" Why is that guys don't understand English? Several wanted me to sleep with them, or give them a "b--- job" for their monitor. One guy said that he would buy me a brand new Dell computer if I would be his um, girl friend. NO THANKS!!! It looks like I could have a whole other occupation if I wanted to. Sheesh!

At any rate, one sweet guy was online. He went out of his way to meet me in a public place, and give my his old computer monitor. When I thanked him he replied, "Oh, I'm glad to be rid of it. It was just taking up space." I could tell he was saying that just to make me more comfortable. He was so sweet, and such a gentleman that I wished I was straight for a minute. So Eric, wherever you are...THANKS! Your my knight in shining armor!

By the way, this monitor is older then mine, and the picture isn't good. So if any of my local regular blog buddies has a better free monitor, I'd be interested. I'm just glad to be online again. Sorry if I'm late commenting on your blogs. I will be making my rounds starting tonight!

P.S. It's always a good idea to meet strangers in a public place. Um, I mean, if your going to meet strangers do it in a public place. ;o)

P.S.S. God always seems to provide for me. Thank You God! ;o)

33 comments:

S'onnie said...

Gosh its a shame you don't live in New Zealand. I would have been able to get you a relaitvely new LCD monitor from a mates work place, they just replaced all their pcs and were giving things away

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi S'onnie,

Thanks for the thought! From what I can tell, places around here resell them. No one seem to give them away.

Tracy said...

I am glad you found a monitor, even if it is not so great. I hope you find a newer one soon!

Lady Banana said...

I'm so pleased you are back online, it's great you were actually able to get a monitor safely!

What revolting creeps they are, what the hell do they think women are! Yuck!

Babs (Beetle) said...

You're braver than me! I could never meet a stranger on my own :O)

It was very nice of Eric though.

dmarks said...

Wow. I'd never heard of the "Trading monitors for sexual favors" circuit. But I guess it should not be surprising.

dcr said...

I figured your monitor died, especially since your last tweet was something like "Picture dimming..."

You should try Craigslist and see if someone locally has a cheap or free monitor available. The shipping on monitors can cost more than the old monitors themselves, so it'd be better if you can find one nearby that you can pick up.

You could try your local Freecycle group too:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RochesterNY_Freecycle/

Giggle Pixie said...

It's good to have you back! Sorry I don't have any monitors to spare, but I hope someone out there can help you out with one soon.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Tracy,

Thanks! I'll be keeping my eyes open for one. ;o)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Lady Banana,

Well, what can I say.... MEN! lol!

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi babs,

I met him at a restaurant, so I felt safe. Plus, he gave no indication that he was interested in sex. He never even asked me what I looked like. Which is a common question if your going to meet another person. So I thought he was genuine. ;o)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi dmarks,

Yes, it was a bit crazy.

Awake In Rochester said...

LadyBanana,

For some reason your split in two. Your on my "Top Commenters" list twice. I'm not sure why.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi dcr,

Hey, great minds think alike. I was just thinking of checking out those sites. Thanks!

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Giggle Pixie,

Thanks! Me too. ;o)

Michelle Gartner said...

We have a whole basement full of monitors- my husband is in the computer business. I just made him donate a van load of stuff to Goodwill. Oh well- glad to hear you got a monitor.

Lady Banana said...

Seems sometimes I'm Lady Banana and sometimes Ladybanana.

Not sure why this is, I'll try work it out!

meleah rebeccah said...

HEY! Im glad your back online...and that was sooo cool of that dood to give you his old monitor. FOR FREE!

My son is using my old monitor or I would gladly give it to you.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Michelle Gartner,

Oh, so YOUR the one with all the monitors. LOL!

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Lady Banana & Ladybanana,

Well, it's a always a pleasure to have you both here. ;o)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi meleah rebeccah,

Yeah, he was a real nice, sweet, computer geek guy. ;o)

Aw, that's very thoughtful of you!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Great ending to your post :-)

twofinches said...

"He was so sweet, and such a gentleman that I wished I was straight for a minute" :)
I had a great friend once who made me wish I was gay! But back to your intent of the post...

I had to sit for a minute after reading your chat line offers...a used monitor for a b-job?!A realtionship? Unbelievable! Glad you are up and running again...sorry about yoru cut hours.

BTW I posted on Glass House...you will have gone through similar passages I think so if you can comment it would be great.

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

YAY!!! BUt, I am trying to imagine ou performing CPR on your monitor...???....LOL!

Pea Ess: So far you are the only person to answer my quiz correctly! ;)

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Speedcat Hollydale,

Thanks Speedy! Most horny guys have their good side. ;)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

P.S.S. God always seems to provide for me

THAT part silly

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Speedcat Hollydale,

Wait a minute. Made you wish you were gay? Now that's a post I'd love to read! ;o)

Thanks for your nice thoughts concerning my employment.

I'll come visit your blog soon.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Olga, the Traveling Bra,

"CPR on monitor." Hey, I tried, but I couldn't find the darn things mouth. I think I was breathing into it's belly button. Or at least I hope it was the belly button!

So, I'm the only one who got it right? ;o) *Jumping up and down* I won! I won! Ah, what did I win again? lol

Am I the only one who sometimes reads other peoples comments?

"Who can turn the world on with her smile. Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it seem worth wild..."

Hm, wonder why that entered my head?

Awake In Rochester said...

Hey Speedcat Hollydale,

"THAT part silly"

Just giving credit where credit is due. ;o)

caroldee said...

Glad you got on line again.. that really sucks. I usually just go to the library until I can find one in the goodwill someplace. Take care.. : )

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi caroldee,

Good to see you!

The library was my back up plan, but library's have a time limit here. I'm glad that it worked out.

Mike Golch said...

you might want to find if there is something like a freecycle movement in your area.you might find a newer one that way.

Awake In Rochester said...

Hi Mike Golch,

Thanks! I'll keep my eyes open.