Monday, September 22, 2008

How I Almost Died Today and Other Random Unimportant Mundane Facts

I woke up this morning before the sun even brushed his teeth so I could put on make-up and curl my hair and wear designer shoes and take my kids to school and hire a sitter and then march myself up to that one place that I applied for a job almost 3 weeks ago...Remember? Have I mentioned that?

And I was gonna hand deliver my resume and tell them that I am WAY better than I look on paper..and WAY better than I look in person too...WAY better. And all this was before 8:30 am. And I really hated the idea of it all, but what did I have to lose?

But I called first. Cause I wanted to make sure they were there. And cause you all told me to. And I always do what you all say. Cause you are the smartest people in the world. And through a series of phone transfers and elevator music holds, I was connected to the lady -- Gayle. And once I chatted with Gayle for awhile I found out several things about the TWO jobs I applied for: 1) One of the jobs they are holding off on hiring for a little while cause it is a new positions and blah blah blah and 2) They have started the process for the other one and 3) They had not pulled my resume to show the peeps that make the decision on who to hire and 4) She would pull it for me and give it to the peeps and 5) She likes the NMSI grant just as much as I do and 6) She loves herself some Diet Coke. That was all in a four minute conversation. I do love me some four minute conversations.

Anyhoo, I did NOT go up there then...obviously...and I came to my computer desk to blog to y'all cause you care..right? Hello? Anyone still there?And Satan himself came barrelling into my kitchen. I am straight up tellin you the flames of Hell were lapping at my feet.

Let me say first of all that my laptop died in June. DIED. Like just straight up said, "I quit." And although I promised her anything she wanted and I winked at her and rubbed her back...she still would not warm up to me. So I did what any sane woman would do. I cried.

And Indiana Jones felt sorry for me and gave me his laptop. And I sang his praises and made him Queso and Hot Wings.

And then, this morning, IJ's laptop died. And I cried. And I took both of them to the Geek Squad. And they told me it would be $350-$450 EACH. And there were not guarantees. And I wept. And went home. And changed my clothes into jeans and a tee...and crawled under the covers and slept for 2 hours. I kid you not. I feel into a deep, deep, dark depression.

And then IJ called me back and said, "Go buy what you need, just make it as cheap as possible."

It was about 8.421 seconds later that I was home with this... And I installed a wicked firewall and antivirus and I just dare someone to try to crash this hard drive. Cause Momma will knock you out!
And now, although I still have puffy eyes from all the crying, I am back with you....where I belong. And I promise I will never leave you again.
Sometimes it takes a tragedy for one to realize how important people are. And I will never take you for granted never, ev-er, no siree bob, never again.

If I knew your address I would send you a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils. Cause I love you that much. Amen.


Adventure girl wanna be said...

My goodness, I can't imagine you without a computer. I can imagine your saddness! Thank IJ!

The Unconventional Doctor's Wife said...

AWWW. Don't you love it when your hubby tells you to spend money and get what you want/need?! Congrats on the new lap baby. She looks all sleek and shiney!

Jenn said...

Glad IJ gave the OK to get a new one! Cause life needs to go on, and all! I feel ya - when our computer goes on strike, life is NOT fun in our house. Not that I'm addicted or anything like that. It's just nice to have. Every hour or so. Hee hee

The Kelso-Winter Family said...

close call for us, your faithful audience. sounds like my hubby: "buy what you need..make sure it's cheap"

Accidental housewife said...

I have had that horrible feeling when you try to get your computer to do anything, anything at all and it just sits there and defies all your attempts to reboot, restart or bang it back to life.

So glady you got it fixed because I just found you and I think I might like to read more of you!

Adrenalynn said...

Aw, it's so beautiful! There's nothing like the smell of a new laptop. Congrats!

Dana Jones said...

Oh I am so happy for you, but I was hoping that IJ said go look under my shoe drawers and find your birthday present, a brand new IBook and while I was at it, a new IPhone too!

But the real story was just as good! Glad you are back with us. I hardly noticed you were gone!

Christy said...

Well, it's so nice to be wanted!! I know how you feel about your computer. I had to have mine worked on twice at the beginning of the year. And now my camera is broke. If it ain't one thing it's another. Oh well. Story of my life.

Marchelle said...

WHEW!!!!!!!! i'm not gonna lie. i was more than a little worried. how could i go on without blogging & twittering & emailing with my country girl? what would i do with myself all day? work? what would i do in the evening? tend to my children? that's no fun.

thank you IJ. we all heart you more than you know.

Keli said...

Whew! What a relief! Life would not be the same without you! Thanks IJ!

edie+steve said...

Okay country girl,
I know u already bought one and that my advice is a 'day late and a dollar short' (in CG lingo) but lest you find yourself in computer HADES again--I am a new convert to MAC computers- I love mine so much I even named my husband macdaddy. It's like a new born baby to me and if any little pesky, sticky fingers go near it.....well, they just know better. It NEVER crashes, doesn't get virusus, no DebbieDoesDallas pop ups.....and if for any reason you have to call get to talk to a real person who speaks good english and within 5 minutes. Techie heaven, that' what I'm in. Glad you're back online though!

Laura B. said...

So glad you got your new 'puter! It's always stressful to deal with not having one.

Also, I'm so glad about the little job chat. Sounds good, hopefully you'll hear something awesome soon!!

Michelle said...

I'm proud of you! Shedding those huge tears.. making it seem like the laptop is the most important thing in your life and that you can't live without it. Its amazing what a few tears will do!