Sunday, November 06, 2005


Not me, my computer. In shop till at least Tuesday. Am stuck with miserable dial-up connection. Did not know could become such high-speed princess in three months' time after six years of dial-up, but feel helpless, suffocated. More content updates to come ASAP once lovely broadband restored, including write-ups of lurid Saw II, huge letdown of Jarhead, and utter catastrophe of Shopgirl (speaking of "ailing").


Blogger Dr. S said...

Another F! Yes!!

I tried dial-up for the first few weeks I was here, but after having had broadband for the whole previous year I found that I couldn't go back without spending an inordinate amount of time just staring at the computer, waiting for it to download big things. So: I feel your pain. Sorry that the computer is continuing to ail. It seems wrong that computers are built with such a short lifespan that they start dying after only a few years.

12:15 PM, November 06, 2005  
Blogger tim r said...

As a confirmed broadband (now wireless broadband) princess, I pity your plight Nick. This too shall pass!

4:26 PM, November 06, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shopgirl an F? I can't wait to see this. Damn your dialup connection for making me wait on this! (While I didn't think it was stellar, I thought it was passable.)

5:03 PM, November 06, 2005  
Blogger Dr. S said...

Oh, also: my students who are in England and have seen the new Pride and Prejudice tell me that it's really solidly good. I've never gotten the sense that filmizations (a word I learned this weekend from The Snake Pit!) of 19thC novels are necessarily your thing, but at least there's some word from people whose tastes I don't distrust that something good is coming down the pipeline. In case that offers any hope. Also, the preview for Derailed makes it look pretty darned good, and scary as hell.

8:30 PM, November 06, 2005  
Blogger tim r said...

P and P is really not bad at all.

2:44 AM, November 07, 2005  

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