In the words of Keanu - WHOA! BM and I watched the latest episode of Lost ("Numbers") on Friday night, and then again last night (Sat) - we had to because on Friday night we couldn't actually listen to the Aussie woman from Kalgoorlie because the accent was so excruciately bad (sort of like a kangaroo crossed with a kiwi) it made us cringe and stick our fingers in our ears. It was bad ... really, really bad ... Meryl Streep "The dingo's got my baby" bad, awful, dreadful, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad. Ummm ... American casting people - NO-ONE talks like that in Australia, so please, please refrain from incredibly facile stereotypical Aussie speak in future, because as much as I like the show, I will be truly offended and take my little snit elsewhere, and never watch it again. On the other hand, I have mostly forgiven Emilie de Ravin for her faux-Aussie accent. She's probably spent the last 5 years or so getting rid of it to get work in the States, and now she has to be an Aussie again, the accent tends to be a little wonky.
The computer is home, and mostly well - BM and I have spent the last 2 days fixing little kinks in various programmes. I had to download a new programme to burn files (avi/mpeg) to CDs and DVDs because the ones we previously had will not install, and watching Lost and other downloaded shows on our tiny computer screen is a pain - so far, so good. The computer wouldn't initially 'recognise' the printer and scanner, but that problem seems to have been fixed as well. I'm still searching for fonts - a lot of them seem to be missing from Word. The Favourites folder has been located, and I just need to reinstall them on the new hard drive. Probably will continue to discover other little things as we attempt to use various functions, but at least the main things work, more or less.
Have to read Seven Little Australians for uni this week, and then there's an essay due the following Friday, so it looks like this little black duck had better pull her finger out, and get some work done. At least I can now do my computer work at home, rather than dashing off to the uni library all the time. Ah well it's beer time - off to join BM for a cool ale in the backyard - while we can still enjoy daylight saving.