Wednesday, November 29, 2006
TT # 19
|I am known to kill a computer or two. The first time, it was an electrical surge that fried my motherboard. The second time, it was a lightning strike that took out my whole computer. The third time, it was the fan in my computer that completely shut off and fried my motherboard. The fourth, and most recent time, it was the hardware that decided to stop working. So I am on my FIFTH work computer in a matter of 8 years. Needless to say, I have become quite adept with problem shooting a lot of things.|
But when the computer is just dead, I concede defeat and look forward to having a few days of downtime as they "build" my new computer half-way across the United States to ship out to me.
This week was one of those times. I had been off of work since last Tuesday, so it was nice long vacation for me. so here are:
Thirteen Nice Things About My Work Computer Crashing
1. I got to sleep in (well, until I had to get up).
2. I got to knit more.
3. I didn't have to take off for my bedroom as soon as dinner was done last night to work.
4. I didn't have to worry about whether subject matter jurisdiction had been established, or whether the patent in question was valid, or whether the defendant had exhausted his administrative remedies before filing his writ of habeas corpus.
5. I could spend more time with my kids.
6. From 2 to 4 on both Monday and Tuesday, I sat on my BUTT in my chair and channel surfed.
7. I didn't have to hear the hum of my computer so early in the morning.
8. For two days, I could pretend that I was kept housewife. Ok. Not kept.
9. Because I didn't have access to my work email, I didn't have to read about the triple bonus this week, or about the leftover cake that was in a lobby 2000 miles away.
10. I had a free day on my birthday on Monday! Happy Birthday to ME! Best present that company has ever given me.
11. I could tell my kids that they couldn't go back and play on my computer because it was broken.
12. When my sister would call me, and ask me what I was doing, I could say "nothing" with reckless abandon.
13. I could blog and not worry about the time I was taking away from work. Yeah. And by the looks of my blog, I NEVER work.
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I'm a mom of three peeps ... Queen Bee, The Door Man, and the Chandelier Monkey, and wife to Ace, the Helpful Hardware Man. I created this space to get away from the people known as my inlaws, and because life with three kids and a hubby is all Unexplored Territory.
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