Hello. My name is Princess and I am an addict.
I know, I know...we all are addicted to something.
I've dealt with many addictions in my life.
Diet Coke (a daily struggle)
Chocolate Chip Pop Tarts (I kicked this one!)
Target (I replaced it with FaceCrack.)
FaceCrack (I replaced it with blogging.)
Why can't I be like all my skinny b*tches friends and be addicted to exercise?!
Oh...yeah....I hate exercise.
That might have something to do with it.
I had an Earth shattering experience this week.
In Tuesday's post it notes I talked about getting a new laptop.
*insert "ooohs" and "ahhhhs"*
I'm a little on the anal thorough side, so it took me a while to make my final decision.
And still, I second guessed it the whole time I was writing my check.
(Kidding MIITB ! I promise I did NOT write a check!)
I got home on Friday and pulled the sleek little machine out of the box.
I almost peed my pants giggled out loud from being giddy.
Finally the prince will have his own laptop and stop absconding with mine. I mean, normal druggies don't share their crack, do they?
(I'm assuming they do not. I've never actually seen crack in person...just on Cops.)
For those of you who don't know me, I'm not really the tech genius I appear to be.
(STOP LAUGHING! It hurts my feelings.....)
But ever since my father gave me my first VCR when I was a teenager and told me I could have it if I figured out how to hook it up, I have always tried to learn new things on my own. I'm the one in my house who hooks up all the electronics and such. The prince probably doesn't even know how to download iTunes. I always do it.
(Also, I have never had a flashing clock on the VCR. Mine was ALWAYS set.)
When we bought my MacBook (my first laptop), we hired Geek Squad to come set everything up. We got the Time Capsule which is an Apple device that doubles as a wireless router and an automatic wireless back up hard drive. The transition to Mac was overwhelming enough. I didn't want the stress of setting it all up too. I need my internet to google everything these days...like how to use a Mac. It's my on-line school.
But this time, I figured, "It can't be that hard. I'll get this new pc hooked up to the Apple wireless myself."
Did I mention that sometimes I act like a man and don't read the instructions first?
That's right. I just started clicking things and using the trial and error method.
I disconnected both computers from the internet!
I couldn't even get internet using the ethernet cord!!
Please, someone shoot. me. now.
I decided to give up on it and wait until I was of fresh mind to try again.
But now what?
I tried to watch whatever show the Prince was watching. (Yawn.)
I tried reading a real book with actual pages.
I eventually gave up and went to bed....early.
The Prince was in shock.
The real kind.
Where you need blankets and stuff...and possibly medical attention.
Saturday morning was really busy. I didn't get a chance to get back to it until late that afternoon. I punched buttons, clicked links, plugged and unplugged, reset, made best friends with the operator from my internet company's support team after an hour on the phone troubleshooting, and tried everything including reading the directions. (Which didn't really help AT ALL!)
But eventually, I got it back! And on both laptops at the same time!
It was a pure and total accident, but who's complaining?
So what did I really learn from all this?
I learned that the world will not stop spinning on it's axis if I miss anything on email, facebook or twitter. I learned that I will not self combust if I'm behind on reading blogs.
I learned that sleeping for 9 hours feels kind of good every once in a while.
I learned that you didn't even notice I was disconnected, but that some of you are nice enough to lie about it and tell me that you did.
So what now?
Do I go back and try to catch up with all the things I missed on blogs and facebook?
I'm just starting fresh today.
If you need me, I'll be right here with my diet coke and m&m's....and of course, my beloved Mac.