Saturday, October 07, 2006

Apparently I Can Write Quite A Bit About Nothing

Do you know that feeling when you feel like you should blog, but don’t really have anything to say? Like your life is okay and good, but nothing really exciting- or even interesting- is happening? Like you have nothing funny or even mildly engaging to say?

But then you bought this new laptop, and now you just want to try it out. You’re dying to actually see yourself post from your couch and not have to go up to the old ball and chain desktop to do your computing. ‘Cause you’re so over that old computer, and you’ve got a new toy?

And you can’t believe it, because you are so not a techy kind of person. In fact that’s one of the things you love about your partner – his whole geek, tech factor - even though you always used to go after those bad boys who could dance like they were made for lovin’. And you never imagined that you would adore someone who could actually build their own computer out of component parts he bought from Alabama because they’re cheaper there. On top of all that you actually want to spend the rest of your life with that person because it’s kind of an opposites attract situation: You never have to think about computer or tech issues because your partner has got your back on that, and in return, you take care of all the social scheduling and money handling because that’s what you’re good at.

Except now it’s you who’s all jazzed up about the silver glow of a widescreen monitor because you have a BRAND NEW laptop, and you’re squirming with glee on a Saturday night as you take it from the couch to the loveseat and finally to the futon in the office next to the PC so that you can write a post about nothing, just so long as you get to do it on your new whiz bang notebook?

Yep, that’s where I am tonight.

8 comments:

lsig said...

Yay, new toys!

I hope you're feeling better.

Zany Mama said...

lsig-
Thanks for the well wishes. I'm beginning to believe that I may actually recover from this dreaded illness. I'm not sure yet, though. Will keep you posted.

Anonymous said...

Be careful. You might be joining the ranks of geekdom. SRH may be rubbing off on you!

IC Yellow

Zany Mama said...

IC Yellow-
Many, many things from SRH have rubbed off - his love of hiking, for example - but I think after my initial euphoria, I will quickly get over this preoccupation with all things geeky.

belsum said...

I have the opposite problem. Tons of ideas but no time to actually type. Le sigh.

Zany Mama said...

belsum-
Together you and I are the perfect blogger. It's true.

belsum said...

Hmm, maybe we should join forces as a super-team and fight the forces of Professor Exasperate?!

Zany Mama said...

belsum-
We could be a sort of not-so-wonder twin duo? That'd be cool.