Coffee, cornbread and conversation: May 2006

Coffee, cornbread and conversation

random thoughts from a crazy girl

Monday, May 15, 2006

I miss my computer!!!

It’s been well over a month now that I haven’t been able to use my computer. I, like my fellow happygrrl Christine, have been having computer issues (Christine’s has since been solved; however, I continue to pine for my beloved desktop).

It was only 2 months ago that I became part of the modern age and tossed my dial up connection to the curb and became exposed to DSL. I loved it! I could log on when I wanted. I wouldn’t be kicked off the net if someone needed to use the phone. Life was good.

It was also during this time that I became obsessed with downloading music. (hey, I’m not the only one! Everyone does it!) Every night before I went to bed, I would download a new song to add to my mp3 player. And then…..on a particularly ominous night, I downloaded some new music and all hell broke loose. My computer froze and I didn’t know what to do. I immediately came off the net and shut down my computer.

The very next time that I tried to log on to the net, nothing happened. I clicked on the icon that would normally allow me entry into the online world, but nothing happened. Seriously! I stared at my screen for 10 minutes willing it to work, but the cold, blank screen kept looking back at me.

It actually took some time for me to accept that my computer wasn’t working. I was able to use other programs like MS Word and Windows Media Player, but logging onto the net was not going to happen.

So for the past month I’ve stayed late at work so that I could check my e-mail and attempt to update my blog. I’ve even contemplated asking my neighbours if I could use their computer for a few hours. Don’t worry, I didn’t do that. I wanted to though. Who knew that I would be so dependent on my computer.

After speaking to a few computer people, I’ve realized that it is time for me to look for a new computer. My old computer has been through hell and back and it needs to be put of its misery. I bought it in 2000, and it’s considered and antique by some. Purchasing a better, more current computer was something that I didn’t want to do, but I guess it’s time to get with the times.

peace & love