Mother’s day and computer issues: Sunday Musings #74

May 10, 202031 comments

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Happy Mother’s day to everyone out there! Show your mom extra love from my behalf. I am gonna call her, just after posting this one!

It is another Sunday and it doesn’t mean anything anymore. Everyday has been similar to the previous and the lock down period is going to be a valid example for people who say that time is just a social construct. 

A few weeks before the lock down started (oh seems to far away now) I got a HP laptop and it seemed to be working so well, until now. Since last week, it has been making a loud whirring noise every time I moved it, so loud that it startles everyone in the house without fail. 

So currently I am using the laptop like a desktop, and I don’t think I can find the customer team to help me out. And that is totally bugging me out. 

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What I read this week

Oh so my reading finally improved and I finished Yes no maybe by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed eventually last week. 

I finished reading Building A Story Brand by Donald Miller too and it has been a really long time since I read a non fiction. So that is a yay!

I am currently reading

  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

What I watched this week

I have been so excited to mention about Broadchurch. 

It has been a while since I liked a thriller as much as I did Broadchurch and it was so perfect, especially the 3rd season. I loved that I couldn’t guess the culprit until the end (trust me, usually I can find them a mile away – fictional ones obviously). And David Tennant was so perfect for the grumpy detective!

Broadchruch cover mother's day

I am rewatching BROOKLYN NINE NINE. I love the series and am loving it even more the third time.

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On my blog

I have not been so active last on my blog, due to the irritable laptop noise syndrome. 

But hey I published a quiz for mother’s day. So that is not all lost.

Mother's day Quiz cover

I will be linking today’s post with Caffeinated reviewer’s Sunday post Meme

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Let us chat

So what is happening with you? How has your week been? And what are you reading? Let us talk. 

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  1. Josh Raimonde

    I love Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I’m currently watching the newest season on Hulu, but it’s one of those shows you can go back and watch, and it will always be funny. It’s childish humor, but presented in a smart way. Another good one I’d recommend that’s similar is The Mindy Project. Thanks for sharing and hope your computer stops acting up.

  2. Unwanted Life

    I actually thought this was going to be a post about how you had to help your mum with her computer on Mother’s Day, because I’m forever doing that with mine ha ha ha

    • Gayathri

      Oh Damn that is a good one. I should write something about it.

  3. Obsessivemom

    Oh laptop not behaving itself is SUCH a tragedy. I’m glad though that it’s still functional Small mercies. Non fiction isn’t my choice of read too so a big Yay to you.
    Need to get to Broadchurch. It sounds good but I’m wary of series – they draw me in and then I end up bingeing and then I feel guilty :-). Serious lack of self-control there. I prefer single episode sitcoms (I like Brooklyn Nine Nine) or films. Let me go check out your quiz.

    • Gayathri

      Chime me in for absolute lack of self control when it comes to binging.

  4. Laura Thomas

    The days do tend to blur together don’t they. I hope you can sort out your computer issues. Never heard of something like that noise before.

    • Gayathri

      I hope so too. Can’t wait to find a customer service that is open!

  5. vvb

    Oh, Broadchurch! I must get to the 3rd season. So behind. Have a happy reading week.

    • Gayathri

      I loved Season 3 the most. Sure watch it.

  6. Judee

    Technology is great until something goes wrong!! Thanks for the reviews of the Netflix series. I’ve been looking for something. Think I’ll try Broadchurch..

    • Gayathri

      You are absolutely correct. I hate this!

  7. Maureen @ Maureen's Books

    I’m sorry to hear about your HP troubles. I seriously can never deal with computer troubles. To damn frustrating. I hope it gets better soon.
    These days are definitely all looking the same. Sigh..

    Stay safe and happy reading.

    • Gayathri

      Thank you, my computer is a little better but the noise continues to spring upon me, unannounced.

    • Gayathri

      Thank you. It is slightly better now.

  8. Greg

    “time is just a social construct” lol. I’ve thought about that a few times and yes- this lockdown is definitely promoting that theory to my mind! 🙂

    I should try that show! I love stuff set in the UK!

    Lovely pics as always.

    • Gayathri

      Let me know if you ever catch up with it.

  9. Literary Feline

    I sent my mom and mother-in-law texts this morning wishing them a Happy Mother’s Day and will call my mom this evening. I had flowers delivered to both yesterday. 🙂

    I hear that a lot these days, about days blending together. I know they do for my daughter. I don’t know what that’s like though. LOL

    I am really sorry for your computer troubles. It really is bad timing, especially when most people are relying on their computers more. Hopefully Michelle’s suggestions will help until someone can look at it if you still need them to. I feel for you! When my hard drive was going on my old computer at the beginning of the lockdown, I nearly went into a panic. I’m so reliant on my computer.

    I have only seen the first season of Broadchurch and really enjoyed it. I like David Tennant.

    I am glad your reading is getting better. I feel like I am reading a bit more, even if I am not moving through books fast. A little improvement is better than none, right?

    I hope you have a good week. Stay safe and well.

    • Gayathri

      David Tennant did a great job! And yes, Michelle’s tips were great!

  10. Rachel

    Computer problems drive me nuts! Hope you get yours settled soon.

    Broadchurch has been on my list for a long time. I need to start it! Have a wonderful week!

    • Gayathri

      Oh let me know if you ever get to catch up with it.

  11. Michelle@Because Reading

    Sounds like the computer is getting too hot and the fan is kicking on. Try to clean out the area around the vent to make sure it is clear of dust or something else. When you use it try to put it up and lower some of your setting (ie, screen brightness) Some of those things can cause the laptop to overheat. The fan is working so that is a good thing but it kicks on like that when it usually gets hot (that’s what mine does) Just make sure when you use it on anything other than the table top to leave room for the vent to get air.

    Those pictures are so nice! Such a beautiful view!

    Have a great week, Stay Safe and Happy Reading!

    • Gayathri

      THANK YOU so much for the tips and I am following them all.

      You are a gem!

  12. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I also loved Broadchurch. I hope they have more seasons.

    One of my big fears since the lockdown is what happens if my computer acts up? How can we get help? Good luck figuring out your computer’s issues. We are lost without them, aren’t we?

    Enjoy your books and your week. Stay safe.

    • Gayathri

      Sadly there wont be more seasons on Broadchurch.

  13. Stormi Johnson

    Computer problems must be the thing this week..ugh. I love Broadchurch! David Tennant is one of my favorites and you are right he is perfect as the grumpy detective!

    Stay safe and happy reading!
    Week in Review

    • Gayathri

      I hate that the computer has been acting up!

  14. Davida Chazan

    We just started watching Broadchurch and we’re loving it!

    • Gayathri

      YES! I loved it too!

    • Gayathri

      I agree it could have been longer.


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