Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bye Bye Blog

I have bad news.

Last night after having the most amazing night (a boat ride on the Bosphorus with friends followed by a motorcycle ride home), I came home to find my beloved Macbook (which is just got at the end of March) flashing the symbol of a folder with a big question mark. Upon subsequent restarting of the laptop, I've discovered that this is all it will do, although now it seems even the folder is gone, with only a white screen to greet me.

I don't know what happened to the computer. When I left for the evening, my roommate was using my computer to Skype her boyfriend in Russia. She swears that the screen froze while using Skype, and then that symbol appeared. I think there's gotta be more to the story than that, but I doubt I'll ever know what really happened.

I'm stuck in the faraway land where nobody seems to speak English (the Turks I mean), and Macintoshes aren't really the computer of choice here (it still is a PC world after all), so finding someone who can help me fix it seems a bit tough. I did visit the Apple store in Istinye Park Mall but that was a complete bust.

Being computerless makes me quite sad (thank you Dene for letting me use your laptop to write this!) as now I feel all alone over here without the support of my dear sister and everyone else back home.

I shall have to take a break from blogging until I can get this sorted out. Thanks so much for reading, and please do come back once I get everything working again. If you subscribe in a reader (such as Google Reader-- just type in the subscribe field of your reader) you'll automatically get my posts.

I'll miss you guys tremendously!



TD-2243 said...

Too sad. Ya know, if it was a Dell, you could fix it yourself.

Ad Tys said...

would be up and running quick if you were here in the States

green ink said...

Oh dear - and just as I was getting addicted!!! :(

Hope you get it all sorted out soon. x

Ernesto Gaia said...

ooh Elise, this are sad news..but, i hope you can find someone to fix your problems! All your readers are waiting for your return!

Good luck

Ernesto Gaia

Rika said...

I hope you get the computer back up soon! How is work coming in Turkey? My career is still stagnant in Dallas. :(

Robert J. Moeller said...

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Mr. Ten Reasons to Buy a Minivan said...

Elise- My computer melted in front of me a few months ago. It was like that movie moment when the hero's holding on to the ingénue's hand and he's like "don't let go" and she's like "aaaaaaaaaaa" and he's like "i love you. you CAN do this" and she's like "aaaaaa" and then the inevitable happens. Then there was an epic moment complete with screaming and crouching in a dark corner. I was sad and mad. But there's a positive ending to this story! My hard drive went the way of the dinosaur but the magic computer elves were able to rescue a lot of what I thought had been lost forever. basically two things: there's hope for your computer and i hope you are well.