So I have literally been sitting here for TWO HOURS, trying desperately to get my computer to work. Somehow, I can have perfect internet on my phone, but when I try to get online on my laptop it says "connection timed out" over and over and over again.
You may think that this isn't really blog-worthy, and you're right, it isn't. But I just snapped back to reality and realized what I have been doing for the past (say it together....) TWO HOURS!!!
I came home from work tonight, hoping to have a nice relaxing evening, to watch a little bit of The Biggest Loser & Lost, but no, instead I am trying to negotiate with my computer. If I can remember correctly, this has been my schedule for the evening...
5:30-6:30 Come home from a long exhausting day, unwind, talk on the phone, do dishes, etc.
6:30- Change into sweats, crank the A.C., grab a ton of blankets, a HUGE glass of fruit punch, snacks and then I bundled up with the computer.
6:40- Open up the internet- no signal
6:50-7:10- Repeatedly turn the computer on and off
7:10-7:30 Repeatedly turn the modem off, wait three minutes, turn back on. I try to think of different excuses I can give my husband for throwing the computer against the wall.
7:30-7:50 Start saying my shallow, selfish prayer "please Lord, all I want to do is relax and cry with fat people, what am I doing wrong?" (I know, I am horrible) At this time, I have a very short 5 minutes where the internet actually was working.
7:50-8:20- Take a break, do laundry, grade some papers (with random internet checks). At one point during this period, I had the MacBook and Modem pretend that they were kissing.
8:20- Now my computer will connect for about 2 seconds at a time- I literally am cheering it on "you can do it!!" "stick with it!!" "come on!!!" "you'll get a prize!!!!" - I start to realize that its sounds like I'm trying to encourage my MacBook to make a "doodoo" in the big people's toilet.
8:25-8:40 Go back and forth between giving up and trying again over and over and over. Now the computer is in time-out on the couch
8:40ish The MacBook randomly changes its attitude and decides that its ready to be done with time out.
9:03 I'm now so traumatized by the whole experience that I'm writing a stinking blog post about it.
If this hasn't given you a peek into my pathetic, time wasting life, I don't know what will!
While posting this my internet crashed yet again!!!!
Remember that cup of fruit punch? Yeah, I just stepped in it.