Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Stupid Battery- Who Does It Think It Is?

When I got home from my office job, I placed our laptop on the desk and didn't think twice about it.

Until-

"Chels, where's the power cord?"

"Oh, crap. I must've left it at work. I'll get it on Thursday."

No big deal, right? WRONG.

The actual battery lasted about 2 emails, 1 fantasy baseball check-in, a comment on one blog, and 2 notices that the battery was critically low. That was Tuesday night.

Wednesday morning, I couldn't handle it- I NEEDED my internet. The only problem was that I really didn't want to drive almost an hour, just for a charger.

7 am- text my boss, asking if he was going to be in my area, so he could bring it to me. Please, please, please
8 am- found out he could meet me about 20 minutes away- at noon. Noon? Come on, a little earlier would be perfect. Oh well. Beggars can't be choosers.
11 am- talked to Justin. Found out he was fiending just as badly as I was. Whatever- doesn't he know I have about a million blogs to get caught up on? And, I didn't do a post last night. What if all of my 5 readers desert me? Please don't, by the way.
12 pm- got phone call, boss couldn't meet me until 1 WHAT!?!
1 pm- charger was placed in my hands, "Precious. . . " in best creepy thing's voice from Lord of the Rings- Gollum, I think.

By the time I got back home, did laundry, cleaned the kitchen, and got ready for my night job- I didn't have time to even glance at any of my favorite blogs.

And, here it is- 11:45, and I just got home from work.

Sorry- I'm not looking at any blogs tonight, either. But that's just from sheer exhaustion.

And, that's totally different than not looking at them because you can't.

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6 comments:

themommykelly said...

There is nothing more mind blowing than having one's technology malfunction ... even if it is a misplaced power cord.

Whatever did our moms do "unplugged"? I ask myself this almost daily.

Wendi said...

So glad you are back... I was having a serious craving for some PB&J in a bowl.

MommyTime said...

"Sorry- I'm not looking at any blogs tonight, either. But that's just from sheer exhaustion.

And, that's totally different than not looking at them because you can't."


How completely right you are! Glad you are back.

Karen said...

You've hit upon a fundamental truth. If I'm home I expect to have full access to the internet. I'll die a little inside if I don't. But when I'm out and about I never give it a thought. Funny.

Glad you're back!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I totally feel you. Our internetz were down at home, and work has been so crazy I've barely had time for myself (as if!). It sucked!

Sarah O. said...

Honestly, what did we ever do before the internet?

Glad you're back!

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