Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dueling Computers

I sat at my desk today blog hopping, when my computer froze. I logged out, logged on, signed in, signed on and went to the blog I was reading when this all started. So far, so good. Then the evil computer decided to freeze right after I wrote my wonderful, "wisdomful" comment. Again! So I closed it down for the second time, and waited. Quite calmly.

But my hubbie heard me complaining all the way in the next room. And I'm the quiet, shy type. Bwuaaa haaa!

While I waited for my computer to come back on, he graciously set up his laptop so I could continue my daily fix of blog-hop.

Now you know computers are very jealous of each other. As soon as I started typing on the laptop, my desk top came on. Then the battle began. I was merrily reading and commenting, when the laptop went off line. I kid you not. I could hear a techie laugh coming from my desk top computer. ARRGH. They will take over the world if we let them. Or at least all our time.

"And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you." Ephesians 4:32

Oh, great, I think I act like my computers when I don't get my way, Do I laugh when bad things happen to those I don't like? Do I compete for the admiration of others?

Well, I must reboot my bootie and and reprogram kindness and a tender heart.

Just don't let the computers near each other.

Photos: istock


Kathryn Magendie said...

*laughing* -- Lawdy be, computers! Do you do a "disk clean up" and "degrag" often? that' helps - maybe they're feeling know *teehee*

thank you for the b'day wishes!

Laura said...

Shame on those, on, on us!

Love your insight, Karen!


Oh Karen you bring a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. Love you Clella

Sara said...

Great story, Karen....but can I plead the 5th on answering those thought provoking questions? :-D

I'm ALWAYS the same whether I get my way or I think my nose just grew a few inches...

Karen said...

Kathryn, yeah, we do that off and on. I think I have too many programs and they need deleting...sigh...

Laura, oh, I know it's the computers...:P

Clella, you are so kind.

Sara, no you don't have to answer the questions, hey, I really didn't either. Have a good weekend.

Janean said...

great thought, kiddo! i'm getting steel-toed boots --- hehe!

Julie Gillies said...

Well, Karen, technology is great until it doesn't work. Is anything more frustrating? Well, maybe bad traffic. (?)

Glad you are up and running (at least for now...)

Jean Wise said...

Karen you need to stroke the ego of the little imp that lives within each computer. Call them gently by name and speak kindly. I really do think something is alive in these silly machines!!!!
very funny post, Karen.

Dave said...

Karen, have you heard the saying "Computers are only human?" Think about it! :-) Dave

Karen said...

Janean, too funny, yeah!

Julie, far so good.

Jeanie, I'm so tired of stroking, do I have to?

Dave, hmmmmm. You might be right.

Deb said...

Have you tried talking to your computer?

Like talking to house plants.

I mean, it could be helpful.

Sweet dreams.

Jeanette Levellie said...

Oh, yes! YOu are so funny! I need to reboot my bootie every day, sometimes every hour, so the bad tudes don't take over!

Karen said...

Deb, oh I talk to them alright!! :P

Jeanette, oh, somedays I have a hard time sitting.

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