Friday, December 15, 2006

Please Pray For Moi

Even the sight of her own bright red fingernails (manicured at a very short length, which yours should also be if you're wearing a deep or very bright red hue) can't lift PeaceBang out of the funk into which losing her entire hard drive has cast her.

She will try to lift her own spirits by waving a weak welcome to the new Episcopal clergy readers from the San Diego diocese, and to ask those girls and boys if they would be willing to say a little prayer for success with the Geek Squad data recovery team who are coming in the morning.

That goes for the rest of you, too. Would you say a little prayer? In addition to her final semester paper and exam, PeaceBang has lost many dozens of dearly beloved worship files that she cannot believe she failed to back up.

All of which is to say, "Jesus saves, and so should you. Frequently."

PeaceBang is so blue today (and where is that sunshine they were promising us, HUH?) that she is actually wearing KNEE SOCKS WITH A LONG, FRUMPY FLOWING SKIRT.

It doesn't matter that no one can see the socks under the skirt. My soul knows that they're there, and my soul grieves.



Blogger Jeannie said...

Yikes! Change your clothes- Look beautiful and you will feel beautiful- and wear fancy underwear! Good luck with the Geeks.

12:54 PM  
Blogger jean said...

My dear Peace Bang

Never, never knee socks with a long skirt, frumpy or not. Trouser socks by all means!

3:54 PM  
Blogger Miss Kitty said...

Episcopal readers in Georgia are also saying a prayer for you and your hard drive, PB.

You'll feel more like your usual snappily-dressed self once the computer hijinx are finished. :-)

4:34 PM  
Blogger peg said...

I'm doing the praying, which is about all I can do to help in this situation.

Glad to see your sense of humor was not lost along with all of that hard, hard work.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Anitra said...

about midway through my own seminary career my hard drive rolled over and died. I kept it on a shelf, a sarcophocus of data with little votive candles burning.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Berrysmom said...

PB, you go right ahead and dress as frumpy as you want. People who are in mourning get a special dispensation. Personally, I think there's something comforting about wearing knee socks with a long skirt. Kind of the sartorial equivalent of tapioca pudding.

Mucho love,

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure the Geek Squad techie will do right by you. I had occasion to call one about a month or so ago, and he was awesome. Mine was a geeky-cute college student. And I love that they drive up in checker-painted VW Beetles!

9:50 PM  
Anonymous Ladybug said...

Lit a candle for you.
"May the spirit of snazzy and the essence of sassy be yours again, soon."

10:53 PM  
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1:28 AM  
Blogger Caroline Divine said...

Oy! How awful. Something similar just happened to one of my students. And I am shuddering at all the files I haven't backed up. Flash drive, here I come. I'm actually starting to understand my geek friends who wear theirs around their necks. I'm SO sorry this happened. It is just miserable and dreadful, and yet another loyal Episcopal reader is sending you prayers, cyberhugs, and warm wishes for fuzzy slippers and whatever else you want and need to wear. I'm hoping the nice Geek Squad people can do SOMETHING.

Folks who were in the running for patron saint of the internet a few years ago: Isidore of Seville, Clare of Assisi, and the archangel Gabriel. I say let's pray to all of 'em.

Apparently Isidore won -- check out
(an RC site) and (an Episcopal site to which the RC site has a link)
but Clare was already the patron (matron?)saint of television, and archangels are always helpful. Besides, it's Advent, and Gabriel shows up then in his little visit to Mary.


2:07 AM  
Anonymous Madgebaby said...

Bless your heart, Peacebang. You are very much in my prayers.

PS: I'd add some Birkenstocks to that outfit to complete the look.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Shawna Renee said...

I said a little prayer. And you're dressing better than I would--I'd be in frumpy sweats with a chocalte bar in hand.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Rev. Gidget said...

Dear PB:

I promise never to roll my eyes again when someone tells me to back up my files.

BTW, Fred Muir once lost a whole book he was writing. We in his support group double-dog-dared anyone to say something mean like, "Well, why didn't you...?"

Rev. Gidget
Who Enjoyed Her Japanese Lunch With You At Revival!

10:34 PM  
Anonymous kate setzer kamphausen said...

oh, sweetie, just remember: Jesus forgives - even sartorial sins!!

that being said - what about a miniskirt with those knee socks? feeling like an indie-rock-million-bucks never hurts. esp. when the indie-rock-computer ISN'T ROCKING.

every blessing!!

11:20 AM  
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Speaking of sensitive skin...
Have you ever considered doing a piece on make up reccomendations for those of us who would love to wear make up but can't because of the resultant irritation?

12:18 PM  

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