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Thursday, January 22, 2009

I hate this craptop

I tried blogging with the Blackberry. That lasted for, I think, two posts.

I tried blogging with this old laptop (purchased in 2003) that can handle neither the infinite nature of the internet nor the infinite nature of this guy right here.

And finally I tried not blogging at all.

It's not that I have writer's/writers' block. It's not that I have nothing to say or that I no longer wish to participate or that I don't want to post cute pictures of my daughter or video of her at Disneyland or tell, finally, the Erin Goes to Seattle story that I've had on the backburner since September.

It's that I can't stand writing on this...thing...and I don't have any of my pictures or videos easily accessible.

I hate it so much that I haven't even replied to comments in what I feel is a month.

All of this pales in comparison to world hunger and Darfour etc...but I actually don't hate world hunger or the "situation" in Darfour. I'm too distanced from them to hate. I don't hate politicians, or serial killers, or white supremacists or arms dealers. I don't hate homophobes or religious zealots. I don't hate apathists (although they, obviously, couldn't care less). I don't hate pundits (although there are some areas that don't require pundits: sports punditry? What difference does having an opinion about the performance of a sports franchise or player actually have on the performance of that franchise or player? Political punditry I at least understand, because it sways opinions leading up to an actual process where opinions get counted and impact policy. But sports pundits? Although I do participate on some hockey blogs. But hockey is different. It really matters what hockey fans have to say about hockey, and what hockey pundits have to say about hockey. I swear.). I don't hate homelessness. I don't hate petty crime.

I do hate bad drivers who cut me off when they are Twittering on their iPhones, but I have no self-loathing about Tweeting on my Blackberry. Because objectively I'm a good driver and this does not distract me at all, but in their case they are abominations. Plus they use iPhones. They're probaby Mac people too. I'll leave it an open question whether or not I hate Mac people. I think I hate those Mac commercials, and I'm sure I hate those "You're stupid for thinking corn syrup is less healthy than sugar" commercials. But I don't hate childhood obesity or diabetes.

And I hate this craptop.

17 comments:

Anita Ovolina said...

he he he, LOL! I hear you about writing from this 'thing'. It's odd how the platform really makes a difference.
I on the other hand have become obsessed with getting an i-phone or blackberry - i feel desperately need one so that when I drive to and from places with my five girls I can keep myself entertained (off course I'm a great driver, I'm Italian after all he he)

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

I felt the same when I underwent Computergate 2008. It was a bad, baaaad end to 2008.

I hope you get your computer back soon.

Loralee Choate said...

Yes, but if you weren't in computer hell I wouldn't have gotten such a chuckle over "Sports Punditry"

Heh.

Way to sacrifice for your blogging audience, Coz. You are my hero.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I'm sorry I cut you off. I am addicted to Twitter AND my iPhone.

bookish dad said...

I guess the not-blogging didn't work?

I love inspired writing about not writing.

Heinous said...

I hate when the tools are inadequate for the job. It must be time for a decent piece of hardware.

Mandy said...

I hope the grumps are over soon. :)

Kimberly said...

But you liked my socks ;-)

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

yeah, I was forced to blog on a crappy laptop for a while too, so I feel your pain.

But I do like those Mac commercials, I must admit.

Jerri Ann said...

Hey you, I'm in Miami at a conference. Yesterday morning I was texting and tweeting while walking down the street. Now I'm sitting in the airport waiting on my flight home with my bare fat foot stuck in the air because I refuse to let docs here put a cast on it because "I want my doctor to handle it"..ok whatever....so it could be worse I guess, I could have been driving...ugh

Erin W. said...

I too HATE (with a passion)those high fructose corn syrup commercials. There are recent studies that link that crap to childhood ADD and ADHD (although I guess you could find a study linking ANYTHING to childhood ADD and ADHD if you looked hard enough) and various other health issues that kids are dealing with these days that they weren't in our parents days.
Also - don't feel TOO bad about the lack of responses currently. It hasn't been that long, really, and I'm sure everyone understands. Get your stuff together when you can - we'll still be here when you return.

Whit said...

I figured you ran off and joined the circus.

BTW, I've been strictly laptop for years now. Life gives you lemons and all that...

Mama Smurf said...

That's some serious hate-age! Make nice with the craptop.

Danielle said...

My husband bought me an unsolicited MAC for Christmas.

I may have changed my life.

Maybe.

I'm just sayin'...

Leanne said...

Are you a PC?

Strictly laptop myself although it is networked to a mediaplayer which gives me mountains of storage space. Actually there's virtually nothing stored on this thing whatsoever, not a bit of wonder it still manages to keep up after all these years (2003).

motherbumper said...

Dude, I had no idea you were PC.

The Flirty Girl said...

The possibility that you may hate Mac people? Man, this changes everything I ever thought I didn't know about you :P