by Marinka on April 12, 2010

You know how I am a stoic and don’t like to trouble you with my problems, but I just can’t keep this to myself for one more second.

My laptop has stopped working and the keyboard of our home computer is broken, so I am officially computerless.  I am typing this on Husbandrinka’s laptop, which means that I am completely at his mercy.

I told mama, and she said, “oh, what a tragedy,” but real sarcastic-like, so I could tell that she did not mean it.  To be fair, mama doesn’t use The Computer.

I told my daughter, who had her MacBook surgically attached to her and she sneered at me, “PC-problem.”  She’s the one who told me previously that PC stands for Piece of Crap.

I told Husbandrinka and he said, “We will fix this problem!” but he didn’t sound convincing and also I  noticed that he didn’t program “COMPUTER STORE” into the GPS system.

So, I’m stuck.

I can’t blog without a computer.  I have to check my email on my BlackBerry, like some sort of a prehistoric animal.

Who probably became extinct due to sadness.

One year ago ...

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April 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I’m so glad that a blogger finally wrote a post about a real tragedy rather than the typical “my grandma just died” or “I am a drug addict” sob story. Take care!


April 12, 2010 at 12:44 pm

My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. 🙂


Soccermom April 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I soooo feel for you, and agree that anything BUT Apple is a piece of crap.

So you should run out and buy a new awesome apple laptop. ; )


vodkamom April 12, 2010 at 1:55 pm

you did it again.

i laughed out loud.

You Prehistoric animal you.


Monster Dude April 12, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Sounds like a siege of Leningrad……………………..coffins on the sleds and so on


Willow April 12, 2010 at 2:35 pm

I hope this doesn’t mean you’ll have to take a break – I just caught up after spending an age reading ALL your archives (except the ones that disappeared ofc)

Also – sorry for your loss


Erin Im Gonna Kill Him
April 12, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I think I’d sooner attempt to Morse code tap my blogs before using my husband’s computer. I think it’s because of those quiz results posted on news websites that reveal scary things like, 97% of men say they view pornography on their home computer.

Don’t ask, don’t tell.

Maybe you should blitz all these sites touting iPad giveaways…


Kari April 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I get all wrapped up in my own problems, and then I read about a tragedy like this and it really puts things in perspective for me.


April 12, 2010 at 4:32 pm

I feel for you, I HATE being at my husband’s mercy.


kiki April 12, 2010 at 4:44 pm

ut oh, i just got a blackberry and now i’m prehistoric? wish someone would’ve told me. i’m probably prehistoric anyways since i still don’t own an iPod and just upgraded cable to premium channels. sorry about your computer troubles. i think it’s wonderful that you and Husbandrinka are sharing the laptop. my husband doesn’t share anything with me, not even his work number. take care.


Ann's Rants April 12, 2010 at 7:09 pm



MashugaMom April 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm

SUCKS!!! I hope you get a new computer soon- love your blog!


Karen at French Skinny April 12, 2010 at 7:54 pm

That is the saddest thing I’ve ever heard.


April 12, 2010 at 7:57 pm

I saw the obit in the NYT. I’m so sorry for your loss. Checking email by phone is horrendous.
I’m with Ann. If a Twibbon is created for you and your computer, I’ll SO put that sucker all over my Avatar.
Take care of you.


kimberly April 12, 2010 at 8:05 pm

If you had an iPad, this would not be Issue.

Sent from Kimberly’s iPad


Jennifer S April 12, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Seriously, tears right now. Not to make this about me or anything. Because my thoughts and prayers are with YOU at this difficult time.


the mama bird diaries
April 12, 2010 at 10:59 pm

go to the apple store. be happy.


Sophie April 13, 2010 at 5:09 am

Grab your daughter from behind, distract her with a cookie, and take possession of macbook. I don’t see the problem.


April 13, 2010 at 7:23 am

I thought you had one of those HP mini’s too? Can’t you blog from that?

Mebbe you need an IPAD!!!


sdl April 13, 2010 at 4:27 pm

I know we’re supposed to feel sorry for YOU, but what about US?


April 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Reposess your daughter’s MacBook. Razkulachivanye.


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