a whole week. I broke the internets for a whole WEEK.? Not a good way to end the school year, with grading done online and all.? And not a good way to embark on self employment in an internet-dependent business.? But I didn?t do it on purpose, honest.? I?ve had plenty of ?character building? and was not really looking for more.
I bought myself a big nice shiny new iMac, and I just wanted to use it.? So I tried to get it on the internets.? But instead of computer #2 joining the ranks of computer #1 on the world wide vapors, the whole shebang went kaput.? (I?d use technical lingo, but clearly if I knew any, I probably would have known how to fix said issue and wouldn?t be writing this.)
Then (because surely you can?t have just one problemo at a time), computer #1, which was dying a slow and painful death anyway, decided to die.? RIGHT THEN.? Not after I had transferred all my files to shiny new #2, but before.? Doesn?t it know how this thing is supposed to go??? Clearly next time I will have to threate– er, have a sit down chat with both of them beforehand.? Stupid computers.
The kicker?? I got a free iPod with my shiny new #2.? That I couldn?t use until it was able to sync up with iTunes. Online.
How did we ever live before these internets??
Epilogue:? Everything?s been fixed, and life lived happily ever after.? My Twitter friends did indeed think I had died, but mourned thoughtfully and got over it.? My blog readers didn?t notice my absence because I had been neglecting them horribly anyway.? The Cool Kids nicknamed my computer the iCopper, or iCu for short. ?My daughter showed me that the iPod was capable of getting online all by itself, if only you hang out at the right coffee shop. ?(She also deemed me unworthy of owning it because I did not know this.) ?And all was right with the world.