Friday, March 27, 2009

Computers will be the death...or salvation of me!

My personal computer at home is a custom built PC laptop that I bought over 4 years ago with my ex-husband. Luckily in the divorce I ended up with it. Unluckily, I know nothing about it, or any other computer for that matter, outside of how to turn it on, close all the pop-up anti-spywear thingys and get onto the web.

Computer savvy I am not.

The other day I brought my laptop to work on a paper during my lunch break. I booted up, entered in my not-so-clever password and the bastard decided that it didn't feel like working today. No, instead it felt like restarting itself over and over again, like it had some sort of compulsive disorder and no amount of sweet talking (my normal way of getting it to work) was going to calm it down.

Good news? The place I originally bought it from, Superior Computers, is still in business and has a lifetime service warranty! Woo Hoo! No out of money expenses for my computers therapy!

Bad news? I have been without a computer for 3 days! Holy cow I didn't realize how dependent I have become on one. Luckily I have my lover the iPhone, only he has his "short comings". I can't exactly type up my 5 page essay for English (that is due on Tuesday!) on him, but he has been there in most other ways. Stroking my hair, telling me everything will be ok and playing me a happy song when I need it.

Now I know what most of you are thinking, "you should get a Mac," yeah, well I can't exactly afford one right now because this starving college student made a mistake on her federal witholding form and now has to pay on her taxes. So unless someone has an extra Mac notebook laying around they want to donate to help the cause, and by cause I mean me, I'm stuck with my manic PC.

Oh well, could be worse. I could be without a computer all together!

Blogfully yours,



scott said...

The superiority of Macs is more of a fashion statement than a technical reality. I know it's not PC to say so, but I'd stick with the PC. Mac will gobble up all your moneyand never stop.

Hello, Summer.

kel said...

1. Taxes blow.

2. I choose to be hip by not succumbing to the hipster trend of owning a Mac. Even though I loved mine when I had it.

3. Good luck at the parents! (I hope you didn't packe the "poser" cowboy boots!

Jeremy said...

I am a mac junkie, and have been before it was ever "trendy" or "fashionable". My parents are school teachers and I got my first Mac back in 1988.

I have an extra desktop - but not a laptop and I completely agree with Kel... taxes blow. But just think... there are tons of oxygen thief executives from AIG that are vacationing on your little mistake.