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UPDATED! Tuesday's Tribute: Here's Your Sign (aka Prizes, Anyone?)



UPDATE! Two more prizes just added to the 4 already listed!(1:00 pm mst!)

My Tuesday Tribute is dedicated to…and you may have already guessed this…the GEEK Squad!



Oops! I just had a geekasm! My precious laptop has returned home! Hooray! Let the confetti rain down on my geek parade!

It was exactly one week ago today that my laptop suffered a mind-swipe due to what seemed to be a power surge, but what I believe was a really well disguised alien abduction.


Once the dust cleared and I realized something horrible had happened, I raced precious to Best Buy General Hospital. While driving at ambulance level rates of speed, I prayed for a sign that all would be well. For Heaven’s sake, I had just launched a monster size giveaway on Monday! Upon arriving at the “hospital”, a man nearly knocked me down trying to get into the store ahead of me. I almost tried to trip him until I noticed the back of his shirt. It read “I’m Always Here to Lend a Helping Hand.” Whoa! Nice work, Jesus! That’s a pretty clear sign!

I get to the Intensive Care Unit at the Geek Squad where the Geek Docs are waiting to help. (I was sad to see all the other laptops all lined up on life support on the counter.) I knew what their families were feeling.

This is where sign #2 showed up.

The names of the two FANTASTIC Geek Docs that assisted me were Milt and George. That is a HUGE sign for me…here’s why…

My dad’s name is Milt and we have a close family friend named George. Dad and George always work well together and can fix just about anything they work on. I knew immediately that God was letting me know all was not lost! I left my trusty laptop with these fellows and hoped for the best.

On Saturday, I checked in on my precious. A very helpful Geekster named Tom listened patiently to my blathering on about this and that. He offered up comforting words and reassurances that they were doing everything they could to save my precious. He’s a great guy, that Tom!

Yesterday morning, I called for an update and another kind Geekster named Omar said it was time for my laptop to come home. However, she had amnesia and there was no way to restore her memory. She had become a vegetable. I will no longer be able to stroll down memory lane with her and look at photos or listen to my iTunes downloads…sniffle..sniffle…(For the record, I’m stickin’ with the alien mindswipe theory…;)

So this tribute is for you, Geek Squad at the Best Buy on Calle Santa Cruz in Tucson, AZ! You guys are rockin’ GeekStars! Your customer service was top quality! You all deserve a bonus!



Here is precious with her doctors, Omar and Tom. (Cat’s Frankenbangs are growing out nicely, aren’t they?)

I’m sorry I wasn’t able to post the five extra prizes yesterday. I spent the entire day out and about trying to gather the things needed for my precious laptop’s continued recovery. It also took several hours to get it loaded into the computer. I’m still not done! I hope to be fully functional by this evening.

Here are four of the five (maybe more!) prizes being added to the MONSTER giveaway!
I will add the others later today (if I can get some time on the parent’s computer if my precious is still not fully up.) Can I just say…they are flippin’ awesome?!

Prize #21 (Pirate's Booty)


Set of 2 Accoutrements Pirate Finger Puppets






Prize #22 (An Evening with Jane)



Mug reads "For what do we live, but to make sport for our
our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn."





Prize #23 Ice Bat Uglydoll
Prize #24 OUCH Voodoo Toothpick Holder





Prize #25 Cupcake Kitchen! Jessie Steele Cupcake Apron & Cuisinart Pink Kitchen Brush!



Prize #26 Boss Lady Loot! (compact mirror, coin purse, cinnamon gum!)



If you haven’t already entered the giveaway, go here.

If you’d like additional entries, go here and here.

Stay tuned for one more opportunity to enter in Thursday’s post!

And finally, THANK YOU for sticking with me, my dear friends in Blogland! I will be spending the next several days visiting my new friends, catching up with old friends and spreading the comment love like wild fire! I will also catch up on all of my email…(let’s just say it’s in the triple digits! Crikey!)

Warmly,
~dawn~

Comments

Ter said…
glad to hear you have your laptop back. I'll keep the geek squad in mind for any future computer issues (which I'm sure are a-comin'!)
Kristina P. said…
Yay for geeks!

And are you buying all these things for the giveaway yourself?
B said…
that toothpick holder is so funny!
three peas in a pod said…
You are hilarious, Dawn. Only you could get Omar and Tom to pose for you! Catherine looks quite happy, too! You broke up my foul mood of thinking about moving...again!
glad precious is feeling better! Awesome prizes - especially the pirates booty!
Heather said…
So glad you have your computer back!

And what awesome new prizes you have added! Eapecially the Pitare booty, ARRRR!
Noah's Mommy said…
yeah for milt and george...and tom...and omar...for being the equivilant of mcdreamy...and mcsteamy.....so glad to have you back...on your terms.
Kate said…
A girl after my own heart. I'm a HUGE Jane Austin freak. Were I just Marianne Dashwood I'd be forever happy.
devri said…
I am part of the geeksquad, they just don't know it!!

I am a computer nerd like that!!

I wish I lived in AZ, then we could chill together.. One day we might be there, and then, watch out and RUN!!!
Bobby G said…
Typically Geeksquad is a ripoff! But in this case it seems fine!
Mama Dawg said…
I love that you got those guys to pose for a pic. Priceless!
jenjen said…
Hi Dawn!
I'm so glad your computer is feeling better! I'm sorry you lost all of the memory though! Thank goodness for geeks! (my husband is one and he rocks!)

XOOX
Jen
Annie said…
I will keep those Geek mireacle workers in my mind, should disaster ever strike!
Mimi said…
Hooray for the geeksquad. I'm lovin' the little blue monster!!!
Jodi said…
I'm glad your computer is back at home! I'm sure it feels good to have it back. Thanks for the new prize additions! They look great!
Tracy said…
And all is right in the world today! My Momma Hen is BACK and in ACTION here in blog land... AND you've added to your awesomness of awesome giveaways {glares to see if Sassypants is around}! Ohhhh wonderfulness of wonderful days it is!!!

xoxoxoxx
I had to close my eyes and then reopen them twice to see if it was for real. You really did make the Geek Squad agents pose with a sign saying My Precious.

o.m.g.
Jazzy Jemz said…
LMAO that you actually took a picture of your lifesaving doctors at the Geek Squad.

You are too much my dear, too much :)
BoufMom9 said…
OH.MY.Gosh! I have been out of touch myself and had NO idea you were having computer issues. AWFUL!
I had a major malfunction the other night and nearly passed out from the stress.
It's amazing how much I love this outlet and the friends I have made.
Glad you are back amongst the living.
Debi
Jillene said…
I am glad that the Geek Squad fixed your precious!!

Fun new items for the giveaway!! I hope that I win something!!
mommaof4wife2r said…
seriously hilarious....geekasm! i almost peed myself.

ok, and the skeleton keys are too much! i love them!
Me said…
Welcome back! Welcome back my friend and her precious!

Can I just say..I laughed out loud at the picture of the Geeksters. You are too hilarious for me to handle!

And..more prizes! Are you out of your mind. I've seen a lot in my day..this has got to be THE BIGGEST giveaway yet.
Michelle-y said…
I love, loVE, LOVE the new prizes! The voodoo doll tooth pick holder is hi-larious!!! I'm so glad you're up and running...hoo-ray to the Geek Squad!
Deb said…
oh dear lord. cat is such a good sport. i guess cuz she knows she's one step closer to her own show now.

i don't even know if i have entered in your crazy, out of control, awesome, huge giveaway, but it doesn't really matter. watching this all unfold is prize enough!
Donnetta said…
Milt and George - let us count the ways we love you!!
Yay for a fixed computer!!!
The Blonde Duck said…
P&P! P&P! P&P! Holy monkey snot! P&P!

I can't believe you got the geeks to pose for that picture. That's hilarious!
The Rambler said…
So glad the geekdocs saved Precious. :)

Seriously, love your blog.
LadyStyx said…
Oooooooooooooh I ~like~ #22
Debra said…
Geekasm? That is just too funny! I am glad you got her fixed! ;-) You know my hubs calls me his Techno Gangsta, so the geekasm really hits home for me. LOL
Kat said…
I am starting to think that you are just trying to give everyone something! Glad that "My Precious" is back safe and sound (even if she can't remember a thing about her alien abduction).
Holy Shizmoly! That apron is fantastic! Man, you must be trying for queen blogger giveaway messiah! What awesome prizes!!!
fyi I am sooo happy to be stuck with you, cause I was already on stalk mode, lol
Cygnus MacLlyr said…
Glad to see your Precious return!
Looking really good over there, Lady!

Too many prizes, though. :D

You Go, Girl!
pam said…
Oh, happy day!! Your precious has returned to good health.

I love those geek boys, what good sports they are!!

Glad you are back in business:)

xox
You know, if your alien theory doesn't pan out, it could always be gremlins (so fuzzy and cute, but oh so naughty) and I think my head might explode from the amount of cuteness in those prizes! They're all just so....I can't think of a word perfect enough to describe the perfection, but I'll get back to you on that. Heheheee
XOXO,
~Krista
Becky said…
Do you watch the show Chuck? The guy on there works at the "Nerd Herd" which is supposed to be like "Geek squad" I guess...hilarious how they come up with these names!
Michelle said…
Congrats to the Geek Squad. I dread the day my computer goes down. And I LOVE that they posed with the sign. Hilarious! Good luck with the remainder of her recovery.
Michelle said…
btw -- the link to the Kristen entry option has a bad link... :)
Cadance said…
OK...I NEED that apron...and I WANT those skeleton key covers! =)
Kelly said…
Glad to hear things are looking up for you! Keep on keeping on Dawn!
Whitney said…
Horray for the Geek Squad. Your poor Precious! Does that mean you have to get a new one then? That Priate booty is fabulous!
nikkicrumpet said…
GEEKS RULE THE UNIVERSE!!! I'm so glad you got your precious back. I'm sorry about it's amnesia...but at least it's alive and back home where it belongs. Nice additions to the giveaway. It just keeps getting better and better!
oh man I love that apron!!!
Tricia said…
The prizes just keep getting cuter! You're killing me!
Jenners said…
Yeah...Precious is back! I can't believe you got them to pose with a sign for your blog! Haha! Too bad about losing your photos ... so sad. Sniff.

Super cute prizes! Me want! Me want!
Alexis AKA MOM said…
OMG you rock getting them to hold up that note, that is so COOL!

And more goodies! What the heck, ok LOVE the cupcake APRON can I claim it ... LOL.

I'm so glad your back! XOXO LEX
Hi Bee and Rose!

I’m Sarah, one of Best Buy’s online community agents. We frequently review online postings to help build better relationships with our customers, and I was very happy to come across your post!

I am pleased to hear of the great service you received from our Geek Squad® agents in our Southwest Tucson store, and that you now have your computer back and working for you! I believe that good experiences, such as the one you describe (in a very funny way I must add :-)) are the goal of our company, and when our customers are moved to share positive experiences, Best Buy® is understandably proud of the efforts put forth by our in-store personnel. So, I was pleased to learn of the stellar assistance you received and will make sure these representatives are recognized for their efforts!

Thank you again for your feedback! We certainly look forward to having you back in a Best Buy® store very soon!

Sincerely,
Sarah
Best Buy Community Connector
http://forums.bestbuy.com
Shannon said…
Yay for Geek Squad & Best Buy!
Kristen Andrews said…
I tell you those monster dolls are too cute!
Dapoppins said…
The next invention of the year will be a personal laptop I can hang around my neck...

Oh,is it givaway day yet?
mommaof4wife2r said…
i spaced the gieveaway! oh my goodness! well, anyway, hooray for geek squad rescuing your sweet baby! we love geek squad for it.

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