The blue screen of death is a funny punchline to computer jokes, that is, until the blue screen of death is the only screen that your computer can show.
Then it isn't funny and suddenly you are aware of how much time, how much of your life, is tied up in this electronic wonder.
So it's off to the store to buy a new one, because between work and school, this family uses our computer all the time, and to be without it is to be lost. It's not just facebook and blogging, it's business spreadsheets and scholarly papers and while we can go 3 blocks over to the library, the ease of having our own pc is so much nicer.
And now I've got to leave this newly plugged in beauty, with it's huge brilliant screen and clean keyboard and hope that my suggestion to not eat or drink at the computer will be heeded while I am gone.
I know that prompt will only last a day or two, but I'm going to enjoy it while it does!