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All I Want for Christmas...


If you follow me on Twitter, you may have picked up on the fact that we've had some serious technical difficulties around our house the past few months. My husband's laptop died a painful death a few months back, but he's lucky enough to have a corporate laptop to bring home at night (a corporate laptop that ALSO crashed last week, losing all the personal data he was supposed to have on said deceased personal laptop-turned-bedroom-doorstop, but that's another story...)

I've been fighting an uphill battle with my own laptop, but have overwhelmingly tried to give it the benefit of the doubt. Oh, your battery is no longer capible of holding a charge? No problem, I'll just keep you plugged in on a 20 ft. extension cord, carrying you throughout the house on a perilously unstable teather. (Seriously, if I had a dollar for every time the power cord was accidentally unplugged from the laptop, wiping away the 50 simultaneous Internet Explorer tabs I had opened, I could probably buy myself a new Speedy 35).

Or, Dear Laptop, how about how you drop my wireless signal every 10 minutes, despite the fact that our router is seriously 8 feet away from you? If you think that *all* the work the Mr. and I put in to thinking of a super-awesome wireless signal name (also known as The Toughest Household Decision We've Ever Had To Make Thus Far As A Married Couple) just for you to laugh in its face and drop-kick it 6 times an hour, you have another thing coming. But I caressed you, I coddled you, I compensated for your wireless connection issues until my fingers almost bled from Right-click ->Repair -> Refresh.

Then, and early Christmas miracle arrived- Mr. and Mrs. Claus (aka Mama and Papa Martini) broke the news yesterday afternoon that we'd be getting new laptops for Christmas.


*NEW LAPTOPS*!


I was so excited, my head almost exploded into little pieces of candy and confetti. For serious.

High off the prospect of new technology, I turned on the Laptop of Doom last night to write the "I'm Back!" blog post, and then to begin researching a replacement for my technological nemesis.
And this is what I was greeted with:



Well played, Laptop. Well played.

xoxo,

Lulu

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Saskia said...

Brilliant!!

How wonderful you're getting sparkly shiny NEW laptops!!!! You will be so appreciative of them too after having such a monster this year :)

xx

Banana Pancakes said...

Eeeee! You're back finally! Glad to hear you guys got new laptops that is a fun surprise :) Thanks for the ideas on maternity clothes... we actually just decided to go for some Old Navy online stuff, that way if stuff doesn't fit I can return it instead of being stuck with it.

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

Yay!! The only good thing about an old laptop crashing is not having to worry about transferring all of your documents, etc from the old to the new one!

I think we had the same Laptop of Doom- I had that sucker for about 4 years without a single problem. She even survived a huge sweet tea to the keyboard. I just bought a new Viao about 2 months ago and I'm hoping this one lasts as long as the old one.

Are you going to get another Viao?

Prep in the Big Apple said...

Yay for the new laptop! I have one on my Hannukah wishlist as well!

Kate said...

Okay, you and I are dealing with Twin Demon Laptops! I also piddle around the house, dragging a nasty brown extension cord behind me... with the power cord DUCK TAPED to the back of the computer so as to avoid the unplugging. And... it... is... so... slow... killing... me... softly.

Instead of pretty shoes, I get a new laptop from the hubs for Christmas as well... I'm pumped, but I do wish I could wear it :)

Clemson Girl said...

Your old "friend" is not going down without a fight...

LPC said...

Just make sure to lock your old laptop far away. They have been known to seek revenge...

Hanako66 said...

lol!!!

at least you will have a new one soon!

It Is Everlasting said...

Hilarious. Love the laptop of doom. I need to back mine up, it has been a long time and I have a feeling it may be getting ideas from some of the other naughty laptops out there.

Sarah Ann said...

It knew you were replacing it and got some revenge I see. Don't you just technology? Mine is on its way out too. I'm actually fearing typing that, you know, just in case mine decides to give me a little payback as well...

Lucky in Love said...

Ha! I've seen that screen! Not. good.

I hope your new laptops make an early appearance :)

Kristin said...

We just got a new one too. Amen for new lap babies!

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