Friday, December 2, 2011

IN WHICH BEAR APPEARS, AND DISAPPEARS.

Hello; this is the Bear speaking. (OK, writing, to you.)

I've been "occupied" for a bit, as you know. Also, my computer is in the computer hospital with some kind of chronic whatever. (I'm sending this to you via J's computer; she's very gracious about lending it to me!)

Just a quick note to let you know that I have not died and gone to . . . wherever Bears go. Though I did have a dream about Bears last night — one of which was killed by a car. As in a Bear beheaded by a car. Not nice at all.

Nor have I gone into hibernation. I'm still too busy for that.

So, I'll get back into some sort of cyber-routine, some day. I'm just not thrilled, though, about the prospect of having to buy a new computer.

In the midst of life, I am "Bearing up." I hope all of you are well.

39 comments:

Jackie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your computer virus. I hope that all is up and running well again very soon. A thank you to "J" for helping a bear out when in need.
Take care and continue 'bearing up'....
Smiles,
Jackie

Chatty Crone said...

Just stopping by to say hello. sandie

potsoc said...

Don't we feel bad and a bit betrayed when those machines leave us down? Hope you get back to cyberhealth very soon.

KarenG said...

So what's happening with the occupy movement where you are? (Sorry about your computer)

The Bipolar Diva said...

♥ you!

Tattie Weasle said...

Do hope computer problem isn't terminal!

Tattie Weasle said...

I hope the problem with the computer isn't terminal!

Helen said...

UnBEARable not having a computer! Try to have a lovely weekend ~ when is it you have to go into hibernation anyway?

Elisabeth said...

Keep bearing up Rob-Bear. It's good to hear you haven't shuffled off to Bear Heaven or its equivalent yet, despite your dream. I look forward to hearing from you again on your new computer.

rosaria said...

Bummer! Fortunately, computers are less expensive than they used to be.

Frances said...

Bear, it's grand that you can share a computer with the generous J.

All the various Occupy occupations continue to find their individual ways to maturity and beyond.

I don't think that officialdom knows what to make of them quite yet.

xo

ReformingGeek said...

Oh my. I hope the your compubear can be fixed. Sigh.

I will hibernate for you, 'K?

Rubye Jack said...

Hi Rob, I've been wondering about you and kind of figured you were still very involved with the Occupy movement.
Computers cost a heck of a lot of money nowadays. I will soon be needing to buy myself and thinking about simply one of those net books.
I hope all is okay with you!

Furtheron said...

thought you might be hibernating by now...

Manzanita said...

Just so the bear is still breathing. Or huffing or puffing or whatever bears do. Poor bear is most likely shaking and quaking from bloggy withdrawals. Hope your paws are soon back on the keys.
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

Jean said...

Hope your new computer is a joy to work with.....they can be a bit unfriendly at first, I have found !!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Well and truly.

Kristy said...

I'm glad your bearing up and not hybernating:)

Frances said...

Bear, I hope that your computer can be healed and returned to you.

I think it's a bit early in the season (still autumn after all) for any hibernating.

Best wishes!

Just Two Chicks said...

I hope you make it back soon!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Greetings to you Bear! I am sorry about your computer, but glad to know that you are not yet hibernating. May you have a joyous December!

Bises,
Genie

cheshire wife said...

You dreamt that a bear got beheaded - I would call that a nightmare.

Hope that the computer will soon be better.

French Fancy... said...

Hurrah - at last I am able to leave a comment. For some reason each time I tried the comment was just left hanging and loading and not actually appearing solidly.

Thinking of you lovely bear x

Gutsy Living said...

Can't wait to hear back from you Bear. Fix that computer fast. Sonia.

About Last Weekend said...

Well welcome back! I keep popping over and wondering where you were, whether having a bit of a snooze...Get well soon computer!

Lydia said...

What would cause Bear to have such a horrible nightmare? I hope that by simply writing about it in a brief way here that it dissipated into neverneverland. You know, Bear, that we need a new computer also. Ours is limping along, so I keep looking at sales and reading reviews of all the various types, and I am in no mood to engage in the activity right now. What a hassle. But without my computer I would not have met you so I shall go forth with gratitude. :)

Rob-bear said...

As I have been somewhere lost in cyberspace, it's going to take a while to catch up on all these kind thoughts you have sent.

® Jackie: Not a virus, fortunately (I think). Something structurally wrong with the beast (if I can call a computer that). Or, in computer language, it's not the software, it's the hardware that is the problem. Thanks all the same.

® Sandie: Thanks for stopping by. I hope to be back to normal (whatever that is) by the end of the week. But. . . .

® potsoc; When computers work, they are amazing. When they don't work, they're @$#%$^&*%!! (That's Bearspeak; I will not translate for fear of damaging some of the more sensitive eyeballs in the world.)

Rob-bear said...

® Karen: As with many other places, we were evicted. We decided not to fight it here is River City.
That being the case, we have been driven "underground." We are still here; we have become unpredictable.
We are also Time magazine's "Person of the Year."

® Diva: ♥ you, too!

® Tattie Weasle: Yet to be determined if the problem is terminal. Hope it isn't. I was just getting accustomed to my newest computer (which is already several years old).

Nancy said...

Take care and keep your head nicely on your shoulders, Bear!

Amanda said...

r-bear,

i know you are in hibernation, but sending wishes for a blessed holiday to you and yours.

with love,

amanda

Helen said...

Thinking of The Bear this holiday season ....

Joyeux Noël

Helen said...

Wherever you are hibernating / hiding out ... I wish you a Happy New Year, Bear.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, boy! Do I understand computer issues. I just spent a month wrangling with mine. When I finally get a new one, I hope it will be a Mac. That seems to be the instrument of choice.

I hope you are up and running again soon, Rob-Bear. In the mean time, I wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year! All the best, my friend!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jackie said...

Happy New Year to you, Rob...
Smiles,
J.

About Last Weekend said...

Get cyber-well soon! Technology is great....until it doesn't work. I'm such a luddite, it's all so much harder. happy new Year, looking forward to loads of visits in 2012!

Lins' lleisio said...

I've only just resurfaced after the festivities long enough to peruse my favourite blogs - so hope you return to cyber health soon. Funny how we can't manage without them anymore.

Rob-bear said...

® Nancy: Thanks.
I've been trying to get a head for years, and now that I have one, I don't want to lose it!
Perhaps, though, I have mis-understood the idiom.

Rob-bear said...

® Amanda: Actually, it's too hot to hibernate.
And after six weeks, I've got my computer back. It's not really well, but it's as well as it is going to get.
Thanks for your note.

Rob-bear said...

® Helen: Thanks. Hope you had a wonderful time!