Monday, May 07, 2007

OK Computer

I didn't die. My laptop did. And right away I thought, "I will put regaining access to the internet on my TO DO list." And lo and behold, three weeks later I have fixed the problem. I "fixed it" so long as you are not the type of person to mind a 50 foot cable running down the center of the house.

I like to think that I am so laid back and easy going that I can live without the internet and the internet can live without me without missing a beat, much like Mitch Hedburg thinks the Pringles potato chip company is laid back:

"I think Pringles originally started out as a tennis ball company until the trucks full of rubber showed up and had accidentally been filled with potatos instead. But the company was so laid laid back that the bosses just looked at them and said, 'F*** it. Cut'em up.'"

But I'm still debating my own "easy-going-ness" because the other morning I woke up to the sound of a bird singing in the backyard and I thought, "That bird needs to shut the hell up."

I figured that meant that I had just not had enough sleep for the night but the past few days I still hear that bird out there and he does seem like a loud-mouth bird. Maybe it is the bird and not me.

Posting will probably be slow because we are STILL recovering from that vacation. We spent too much money so I have to work more and our son was a week behind on homework and our daughter had her birthday and the same day the computer broke the vacuum cleaner also broke, our long-distance calling is out... you know how these things go. I can't believe how much homework little kids get nowadays and the chumps at the computer store wanted me to pay them $150 just to watch them try to turn the dead laptop on. Three little kids and no vacuum is something no person should have to live through. I built a fence and I planted some sweetpeas. I think that catches you up on everything I've been doing.

But I'll try to get back to daily entries. Tales of Cow Country will get here when they get here.


Alpha said...

Glad to see you are back, and I guess we can wait for more Cow Country Tales until
A. Your laptop is all fixed up.
B. You can vacuum again
C. Your garden blooms

Anonymous said...

Em, It's good to see you're still alive

Megs said...

I have missed the laughs you give me and my coworkers. Glad you are up and running and no person in your family has come to bodily harm. Can't wait to get more updates.

Native Minnow said...

Whew! If you had died I was going to feel like a horrible friend for not calling to see if everything was ok. I meant to, but just never seemed to get around to it.

And yes, I know I'm demanding.

PsychoIntern said...

"That bird needs to shut the hell up."

Reminds me of Happy Gilmore..."I'll give you a warm glass of shut the hell up!" I have a damn cockatiel that squawks every morning so loudly that I can hear it over the large fan in my room...I think the same thing every AM...