Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I want a MAC!!!

I am about 2 seconds away from watching this computer fly through my 2 story window. I'm also pretty close to threatening my husband with purchasing a MAC and saying adios to this piece of crap PC.
It has had a permanent error message for the past 6 months every time the computer is turned on. We do nothing except minimize it and continue on our way. The only thing this error message accomplishes is making me feel like a complete idiot for tolerating it on a daily basis and reminding me that my husband is smart in a lot of areas, accomplished and talented in many things. Computers and cars...these are not his fortes!
Our computer is now as slow as a Seattle driver making a right turn. But only 75% of the time. The other 25% of the time a huge beam of light shines down on me from above allowing me to check my email, blogs, yahoo groups and a couple sites before it starts to rain all over my parade and starts taking 1 million minutes to open up a dumb email.
Just now, as I was attempting to do some research on vacuums, our 13 year old cleaning machine croaked, he had a good life, its time to move on, something more powerful, fancier, safer with all its parts and no duct tape on the cord. I digress...
When I went to type in the URL, the Internet completely shut off, I tried it over and over and over and over and over....then I noticed, if I type the URL v..e..r..y s..l..o..w..l..y then it would work. This is the dumbest problem I have ever encountered on a computer. Then even when I was typing in my password for Blogger, when I typed fast, there goes my Internet. When I typed slow, it worked. Bizarre.
I hate computers (I love them) I hate computers (I love them) I hate computers (I love them)...
To top it off, when I picked up the phone to call my computer savvy brother...my phone instantaneously died!

6 comments:

Sara said...

Ha, Ha, Ha! Having gone through this earlier this year, my advice to you is to get that MAC ASAP before your PC totally dies taking with it all your precious (if you're like us unbackedup) data which will cost you $1000 to get back from Data Doctors. Plus, you will have a mac and you'll wonder how you ever lived with that piece of crap! Good luck. :-)

(Scott just entered the room and suggested, OR you could just back up your data!)

Also, the scenario I just described accounts for why I couldn't find your phone number earlier today...

heather said...

we drooled over laptops at Costco yesterday. I kinda like my PC's...you may have tot take me kicking and screaming to the Apple store.

Anyway, hope you get it figured out!

April Lady said...

First, get a new phoen. (We need to too.) Then, call Ryan. I'm sure he can talk you through it. Breathe and reboot. I am not a mac person, but I am definitely ready for a laptop. Then I can sit with my children while wasting time on the computer instead of a separate room. Good Luck!

LeAnn said...

Reboot fixes 90% of most problems. Do you have a virus scan on a regular basis? It will help a lot.

Mom said...

Here is another thing you inherited from your father (and me). Your dad still can't do his email or delete. And he still can't figure out how to get voice mail off the house phone or view who called.

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