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I owe Caroline a 22 monthday post from Friday. I want to blog about the fun weekend we had on Long Island with my friend Kim and her adorable boys and the super-cute Sesame Street themed birthday. I’m working my way through a bunch of internet-inspired craft projects and can’t wait to show you my newly discovered semi-awesome sewing skills.

But yesterday I woke up to a laptop screen that is nothing but white with faint red-blue lines all over it and one big black bar of AWFULNESS. I used the power of Google to determined I was pretty much screwed, and then decided to go with the tried-and-true “shake it a little” method of repair.

It didn’t work.

I got really desperate and went all-out, using every computer skill I had and drawing on things I had one heard someone else talk about like “core processors” and “motherboards” and “card slots”. I managed to pry off all the covers to the laptop guts (that’s the technical term) and blew on them. Then I screwed all the covers back on and prayed really really hard to the laptop gods to just PLEASE let this WORK and I promise I will NEVER use my computer while my hands are covered in Smartpop dust ever again I SWEAR.

It worked. For exactly the amount of time I had the laptop on. Once I shut it down and brought it home my screen went backto death so I’m typing this on my husband’s computer but don’t tell him because our laptops are Things We Do Not Share. Not because we keep private stuff or secret lives or hidden Facebook pages or anything, but because we like things A Certain Way when it comes to our browsers and keyboards and when someone else uses your computer they MESS IT ALL UP.

It might sound weird to you, but it’s something we agree on – except in laptop emergencies while he’s on duty so his computer is literally sitting completely untouched and I don’t even know what I would DO with myself at 9 pm on a Sunday night without a laptop. Listen to the phonograph? Play the harpsichord? Darn socks? I don’t want to live in that world. But THIS computer is not MY computer and besides the fact that I keep typing nonsense like “aerdomr” instead of “awesome” because this keyboard is just sliiiiightly wider than mine it also doesn’t have access to my photos or editing software. So I’m throwing up my hands and going back to

What I’m saying is, good stuff coming up! Tune in tomorrow or whatever day I can sell a kidney in exchange for a screen that works and has access to all of my stuff!

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8 Responses to “Place Holder”

  1. Ack, good luck with your machine! And hey, you never know – you might enjoy the break from the screen!

  2. Kimberly says:

    Oh no! The computer gods were certainly not smiling on us. I still have no Internet. Thank goodness I have work today so I can use theirs :)

  3. Mindi says:

    Ugh that is the worse!!! Hope you can get it fixed. So I am always reading your blog but decided to turn a new leaf and leaf more comments! :) Can’t wait to see your new pictures of your weekend adventures.

  4. Amy says:

    We don’t share laptops either. We did for a while and it was horrible. Hope you get fixed up soon.

  5. oh no! i was going to suggest blowing on things, but i’m glad to see you tried that out. ha! sometimes, sticking the hard drive in the freezer (if the hard drive comes off your laptop) can do the trick too. hope you get things fixed!

  6. Audrey says:

    With the power of one finger I somehow shattered my iPad screen this morning. *sigh* I feel your pain. I also totally get you on the separate systems thing with the husband. We share the desktop, but we have totally different sign-ons so that he can clutter his desktop to his content and I can keep mine OCD organized without freaking out because I can’t find something in his clutter.

  7. Fionnuala says:

    We do not share computers either. Similar reasons and because they are also our livelihoods. I totally get not sharing. Also get a mac. Once you go mac you never go back.

  8. cakeburnette says:

    Ahhhhh! I have a FIT every time Hubby or one of the kids uses my computer! They move all my stuff around and it makes me completely crazy.

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