May 29, 2008
unplugged
My laptop is broken. Broken like Shania's heart and my first corks. I gave it to the Wise Men today and silently wept as they took her and her limp black cord to the back of the store to parts unknown. I picture her in bits now, an introverted tech passing by without a thought, preoccupied by a lunch order at Quizno's and getting yet another inch taken off of those khakis. I'm lonely without her and hadn't realized just how dependent I was on electronics for entertainment. What to do with endless hours once spent screen shopping on Bluefly, reading random Wikipedia pages, feigning coy with boy scouts in whittling chat rooms? Ah. Maybe this is when the rest of the world meets real, live people.


19 Comments:

Blogger Marissa said...

oh, how i empathize! not too long ago my computer broke down too and had to be shipped off to california to be fixed! i was devastated (not to mention, scared: would the shipping people and california people take as good care of her as i do?!). but, alas, she came back working better than ever. yours will too!

Blogger John said...

Did you back up Carrie? Did you see the evil little man with a bomb? It's probably your motherboard; you MUST learn to back up Carrie! We're just a couple of sad Macs aren't we.

P.S. - if you didn't get any of this, you could spend your desolate, Internets-less days watchings Sex and the City DVDs, Seasons 1-8. The aforementioned inside joke is in there somewhere. I bet you got it though. ; )

Or you could just go out and meet people...like in the olden days.

Blogger mysterygirl! said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let's not do anything rash before we've exhausted all the solitary options.

Blogger Alexandreena said...

I feel your pain.
Still, meeting real live people? Why?! Why?! do you not have any good dvds? Or if it comes to that, a magazine or a book?

Blogger t2ed said...

I really just thought this post was going to be all your hits on an acoustic guitar.

Just remember other people all the cause of all the world's problems.

OpenID itssocomplicated said...

This is sad :( Don't worry you won't have to talk to real people soon. It'll be ok.

Blogger gorillabuns said...

My suggestion would be to go home and sleep until your computer has been recovered.

Blogger Ulysses said...

Quick, this is your big break: RUN! RUN NOW! There're things happening like everywhere out there (yeah, I know: "like everywhere", at least I didn't say totally), totally! (Doh!)

OpenID redstaplernation said...

I wanted to buy a new laptop to replace this 20 lb clunker, but I couldn't justify it anymore after the water heater broke and I had to buy a new one.
Maybe if I break my laptop I will HAVE to buy a new one of those too. Hmmmmm....

Blogger MereCat said...

I have an unnatural love for my computer. I am ashamed of it and I love it all at the same time.

Blogger Paige Jennifer said...

I would DIE. Some people do heroin; I do internet.

Um, gee, I think I just figured out why I am so ridiculously single.

Blogger KB said...

my internet connection went down the other day. It's not as bad as your computer dying, but I was like "how the hell do I find out the phone number for ____?" and "Where the hell is _____?" and I suddenly realized my dependence on the internets.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading your post gave me sweats. My computer died not long ago. After a suitable mourning period (as soon as the store opened) I went and bought 2 (laptop and desktop). I never want that feeling again.

Blogger Dani said...

I'm sorry for your hopefully temporary loss. My laptop was stolen on New Year's Eve when "friend" came over to "celebrate." I threatened everyone I knew and actually got it back (I can be a frightening bitch), but she's never been the same since.

And this whole meeting "live" people thing is a bad idea, don't do it.

Blogger Laura said...

I am strangely attracted to this "john" who quoted SEX AND THE CITY....

Blogger WildbillthePirate said...

Always have a Backup! I know you have a complete backup dress (and shoes) for work and probably Play, you have (or rightly Should have) Backup cash for those little unexpected emergenices (like Bail),and you have Backup keys, in case you lock yourself out. Two (2) Words: Backup laptop.

Blogger Melliferous Pants said...

I can safely say meeting real, live people is OVERRATED. Especially men.

Blogger WildbillthePirate said...

I'm not feeling the Love here.

Blogger Rachel said...

I would be totally lost without my laptop...Hope it gets fixed soon!

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