Sunday, March 22, 2009

Is this what blogging in a third world country is like?

It is no longer my birthday, obviously, so I'd really best post something new, hadn't I? Unfortunately, I just spent well over an hour completing a handful of simple Internet-related tasks that should have taken a mere few minutes, if my computer weren't older than my blog (which just turned four a few days ago, in case you want to bake a belated cake for Stefanie Says as well), and apparently the effort involved in those very strenuous commands was too much for this aging Dell; it's now insisting upon a one-minute rest after nearly every click or keystroke. I waited a full thirty seconds for the blinking cursor to return after typing that last sentence. Friends, I may be content to be old school a good majority of the time (what with my land line and my paper checkbook register and my still-in-use VHS recorder), but frankly, this is no way to live.

I do have stories to tell you... or rather, a story, but that particular story incites enough rage all on its own without my agitation at my inferior in-home technology heightening my ire. Hence, the story will have to wait. This, meanwhile, is just a pointless interim post--a courtesy, "I'm still alive" note so you don't fear that I've gone the way of The Buddhist and simply vanished without warning. The Buddhist is very much alive, by the way, and, as it turns out, very much worthy of all the kneecap-bashing threats generated in the comments on that post. More on that later; I promise.

I'm well aware it's almost rude of me to type that much without continuing, but seriously, it just took me a full six minutes to create that last hyperlink and type the two sentences that followed it, and it wasn't because I was editing and re-editing to fine-tune my thoughts. No, this computer is clearly crying for some shut-eye, and in the spirit of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em," I guess it's the same for me.

Meanwhile, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I had a German dinner at a Spanish movie night, held a preemie who is so tiny, I'm pretty sure the Chipotle burrito I had last week weighed more than her, and celebrated the first Sunday of spring by not leaving my house all damn day.

What about you?


3carnations said...

We celebrated the first Sunday of spring by sleeping in and eating a picnic lunch in the backyard.

The Buddhist comment is like a season finale cliffhanger on Melrose Place or something (I really dated myself with that comment...). More info please...or do I have to wait until Septmeber?

shelleycoughlin said...

Grr. Stupid Buddhist.

On a nicer note, happy 4th birthday, Stefanie Says!

lizgwiz said...

I had an insanely busy weekend. Which would be great, if I didn't have to actually work on Monday mornings. I didn't get a single weekend nap! Grr.

Jess said...

Oh, super frustrating about the computer and even more so about the Buddhist. Explanation, please!

Anonymous said...

Yay for Stefanie Says! I suppose next year it's off to kindergarten for you.

My fists are already clenched in anticipation of this newest Buddhist news. I may be small, but I'm feisty.

Sauntering Soul said...

I didn't leave my house yesterday either. Sadly, I barely left my couch.

Should some of us go ahead and book our plane tickets to come beat up the Buddhist?

Anonymous said...

Time for a new computer, definitely! My 2 year old Blackberry should not be faster than your computer.

Allie said...

I'll leave my house when it actually feels like spring. :)