In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been M-I-A (that’s missing in action for those who don’t speak acronym.) The horribly bad news is that my tiny little pink netbook, my baby, has been inflicted with some terrible virus. Some awful, mind-numbingly damaging virus. Some disgusting virus that by all rights, given the supposedly technologically-minded savvy of my computer geek spouse, should not have been granted access to my hard drive. Remember those shoeless cobbler’s kids? Apparently that little metaphor translates directly over to anti-virus software, as well.
So, my personal laptop is currently standing by, all alone, waiting for assistance by myafore-mentioned technologically-minded savvy computer geek spouse.Leaving me with no internet. Or email. Or access to online celebrity gossip. I’m totally dialed out of the matrix, people. And I hate it.
Luckily for me, this morningmy spouse is currently sawing some major logs due to a late-night session of XBOX Live Modern Warfare-sparring with a bunch of thirteen year-olds who probably should have been in bed, no doubt.Now, granted, I’ve heard the voices of Jeremy’s onlineplaymates and they all soundold enough tobe sprouting armpit hair. But, as I like to remind my husband who swears they must all be of the adult-persuasion,puberty comesearly for some.
Anyway,my man is always on his computer (the other woman, as I like to call her) and rarely am I afforded an opportunity to borrow the little hussy.
But, alas, here I am. I have hijacked his baby so I could send out the following message to my loyal readers:
Please don’t give up on me. I shall return one day. My Samsung netbook will be restored to its original beauty and I will blog once again. (Rest assured, if my husband continues to abate his marital duty of restoring my broken electronics I will *gasp* seek outside help by way of some nineteen year-old college student who has nothing better to do than tackle computer viruses and most likely believes inprotecting his shirt pockets from ink.
Don’t forget about me,
My heart breaks for you. Don’t husbands know that our laptops are our lifelines, not merely used for pleasureable (games!) entertainment as theirs are! Ok, so they work from them, too. So what? We really NEED ours! Hoping your baby is fixed soon so you can get your fix!
Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says
Oh dear… It’s always such a tragedy when you hear things like that. You hear about it happening on the news and all, but you never think it’ll strike someone you KNOW…
Fingers crossed for you. Thinking healthy, virus free thoughts on your behalf.
What a bummer! Hope your laptop is back up and active again soon. Can you fix that hubby of yours one of your amazing desserts to entice him to fix your laptop sooner rather than later? Don’t worry, you won’t be forgotten.
Fattie Fatterton says
Of course we won’t forget about you!! I totally agree that the wife of the computer geek is the last to reap the benefits.
Oh, my, so sad. I can totally relate. Our geeks are so similar…. I have this great idea! Let’s call each other’s guys to fix our computer so they feel like it is “real” work!!! For the last week SmartGuy has had laptops and thier components spread all over his giant desk in the living room, plus on the side tables, kitchen table and out into the garage on the washer and dryer. He has spent the last 10 days or so refurbishing a bunch of laptops he bought and is getting them ready to sell. The best I got this weekend of his attention was some time together gaming with friends yesterday…
The Lumberjack's Wife says
Now that’s just wrong. 🙂
I wonder if your husband and my husband are talking to each other on the Xbox? Hmmmm.
I hate to be a killjoy but my tecchie husband? The love of my life?
He did some updating on my laptop FOUR WEEKS AGO and I still don’t have outlook express account running properly. I’ve been operating with webmail and am super annoyed.
Angelia Sims says
Nothing like having your lover die and your husbands keep on truckin’. Luckily you got to put out an SOS. I was worried about you.
Hope you get your baby back soon. I’m rooting for the 19yr old!
Well Shoot! I cant log into my blog for some reason so we are in the same boat. LOL
So sorry! I know how it feels, AWEFUL!
I’ll still be here when ya get back, I just know he will pull through for ya!
Hang in there and steal time on his computer as much as you can!
She’s back up and running as of last night, with all data intact. I knew that those cute little netbooks without a DVD drive would be harder to restore. Take it from me…keep regular backups. It makes life a lot easier!
Oh my, how awful!! I hope your poor laptop is fixed soon. Hehe. Your description of hubby’s xbox live playing cracks me up.
You have been gone WAY too long!