One has to wonder. This dependable old laptop (not really old…just a mere 3 years now that we’ve been together) is getting a tad bit persnickety. Well, make that a lot bit persnickety. Isn’t that such a fun, glorious word? Persnickety. Think I’ll start using that on a daily basis. As in “darling child, why are you being so persnickety?” Or “dear husband, you are one of the most persnickety humans on this planet.” Ha! I dare anyone to call me, little ol’ me, persnickety. 🙂 Actually, I just might have to add it to the gravatar down below.
Boy, I digress already.
So I tried to make the gramster a CD of the pictures from the National Lampoon vacation and darned if the computer won’t even recognize the CD drive. I think it’s supposed to at least recognize it, and then tell me there’s a problem with it. But not even so much as a glance. And, unfortunately, me being the tech guru in the family leaves just a bit to be desired. So I spent the better part of yesterday, a pretty, sunny (but cold) Saturday, trying to figure out what was wrong with this little gem. Not to mention the fact that it won’t back up to the back up thingy that was working fine just a few months ago. (Yes, I only back up the stuff once in a blue moon, but what can I say…not your average techie here.) Anyway, I wasted the entire day trying to figure it out. Then last night, when Mr. Man’s Man got home, for some unknown reason (I really don’t know why, as I truly know better), I asked him what he thought the problem might be. The only answer I got was that perhaps it’s time to consider the new computers I’ve been dreaming about (it’s time to go all Mac-y in this household). I looked at him incredulously. Cause that was NOT the answer I was needing. I mean, yes it would be lovely, but to the tune of a couple G’s. Don’t think it’s going to happen. Maybe when pigs fly. Now that’s a cute little image isn’t it?
OK, enough of the soaring swine–then, late last night, I remembered vaguely this trusty old laptop hitting the floor, EVER SO GENTLY mind you. And it was in it’s padded home, and it wasn’t that far of a drop, so what the heck?
Anyway, just some thoughts zinging around in la cabeza this morning.
I’m NOT going to waste another day on this thing.
Oh yes, do you know what that man said to me, after so sort of sweetly telling me to go spend a paycheck or two on new computers, “maybe, it seems to me, perhaps, you’re too dependent on the computer.”
AAGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Yes, he really said that.
So…just to prove he is WRONG, I am turning this off and am going to go enjoy the sunshine and blue sky. Though I simply REFUSE to spend it raking the bazillion, gazillion leaves on the ground out there. Maybe we’ll swing a bit, or go for a hike.
Vaya con dios mi amigas and amigos!!