Typing on borrowed time

My macbook died. D. E. A. D. Dead as a dog. Rest in Peace, little macbook.

I'm typing this out at work, shhhh, don't tell anyone. Today "work" is baking chocolate peppermint cookies at Sarah's house for Saipua's holiday extravaganza this weekend. I'm crushing peppermints with a mortar and pestle. My life is good, yes? It smells so amazing in the kitchen, I wish you were here.

I'm trying to enjoy not having a computer at home. Last night I cleaned my whole house, even the tub. Someone give me a gold star, please. I dug deep into my record collection and pulled out some gems, Chet Atkins, Doc Watson, and duh, Stevie Nicks. I've started reading a good book. (from Amanda!) Is this how life was before the computer? Cause I like it. A lot.

38 comments:

  1. cleaning the tub in on my list!

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  2. I often think nostalgically about life before the computer. All the things I used to do. I need to do again. Maybe today.

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  3. oh, here is a gold star for you dear!!!

    xoxo

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  4. Chet Atkins, wow. I saw Doc Watson some years back - and blubbered when he played "In the Pines". Good job on the tub.

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  5. oh no! sorry to heart that...

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  6. ...I know! (said like Monica from tv show "Friends":o) It's amazing the time you have when there is no computer around to waste it for you... I know our computer crashed and had to go in the shop for a few days and I tell ya, that was the most productive and though provoking days I have had in quite some time! I know there's a message in that last statement but I choose to ignore it...*giggle*

    ...Enjoy your new found time!

    ...Blessings... :o)

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  7. ...Ahem, I meant "thought" provoking...

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  8. Sometimes I sit and contemplate...do I own my laptop, or does it own me? And then I hear the beeping to remind me that I have a new email, so I have to put my pondering on hold (of course) and go take care of business.

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  9. PS--good job at making a dead computer into a positive thing. You do well at that in all aspects of life!

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  10. You deserve a gold star with diamonds! You wouldn't want to share that recipe for chocolate peppermint cookies would you? They sound yummy!

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  11. My roommate changed my facebook password for me the week of finals and it was amazing at all the spare time I had when I wasn't on my computer. Good for you! Even though your computer is dead.

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  12. Self control... hmm. I am still working on that when it comes to the computer.

    Stevie rules. :)

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  13. Lady! I wrote this exact post yesterday. R.I.P. dear, electronic friends.

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  14. As they say, a clean house is the sign of a broken computer or that the internet is down. But hey, who doesn't like a clean house?

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  15. RIP your computer. Let us know how long you last at home without internet. But it can be wonderful and freeing to feel cut off from things for awhile. And just think of how clean your house will be!

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  16. two gold stars! yes I love my macbook maybe a little too much, and sometimes it is a curse. I still love to read books (or at least buy them and think about reading them), but most of my reading is done on-line these days.

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  17. LOL! Thanks for reminding us of the treasures to be found in the RL. My computer and my husband's both crapped out at the same time a few weeks ago. It was all chaos and panic until we realized how therapeutic it was to focus on analog things for awhile. Now that I have a new computer, I'm glued to the screen again... reading your post about how much fun you're having away from your computer. :)

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  18. how did it die?! im having heart palpitations.

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  19. Living without internet is an experience I have still to live... Lol

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  20. yes, the world without computers, it is nice.

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  21. I guess, variety is the spice of life. Even with the advent of computers, we must always make time for reading and even writing letters in good, manuscript handwriting to people who don't know how to use computers!

    Remember too much of anything can only lead to boredom and perfunctory behaviour.....we begin to lose excitement and zest!

    On the positive side, it is good when sometimes things go a little "haywire", eg. power failure, and we appreciate electricity and the convenience it gives, how hard life could be for the blind, etc.

    Wishing you a blessed Christmas!

    Gan Chau

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  22. I wish I was there with you baking cookies.
    I can smell them now. Reminds me of my Grandma who whould crush candy canes after Christmas to make us her coveted chocolate peppermint cake. Thank you for this memory. Eat a cookie for me. Or two or three!

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  23. sometimes i think i was born in the wrong century.

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  24. I love pepermint. These days I'm really embracing peperment tea with honey! Yum! It feels like Christmas in a cup!

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  25. reminiscences of the time when nothing was binary, but infinite. The horizon larger than 16 inches. And boredom was born without to seem importunate. (conjugation is difficult...)

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  26. yes, you have the best job!! enjoy and happy holidays!

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  27. RIP macbook... But continue to enjoy the free-from-computer life during the holidays! :)

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  28. My computer died recently too!! it is amazing how many books you can read - enjoy!

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  29. time to pull out the 4 anne of green gable tapes!

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  30. oh no, no, no! i'm glad you're taking this so well(naturally). i would be a big, bawling baby about it.

    on another note, i have a teeny christmas present for you, that i need to get to you! very small...

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  31. Impressive withdraw I must say. Your being so productive must be a survival method to keep from going insane without a PC. Just curious...what is the average lifespan of a MacBook? Mine is about 2 years old.
    Wishing you CoMfOrt & JoY
    LiBBy BuTTons

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  32. Ill give up my Mac & phone if you do....

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  33. Yay you got it! Right up your alley, no? I hope you enjoy.

    For you, it's the macbook. For me, it would be the DVR. It is my great weakness, my great crutch, my albatross. Ah, how it calls to me, constantly! So bad. But it does make a very good accompaniment to knitting and crocheting. That is, amount of time spent watching TV is directly correlated with amount of time spent knitting and crocheting. And that, as Martha would say, is a good thing.

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  34. Listening to Stevie Nicks records is always time better spent than on the computer!

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  35. That sucks.
    My laptop almost crashed on me. Nearly going to meet it's predecessors in the junkyard upstairs.
    I was about to say computers don't die, they just fade away.

    Anywho, writing longhand is a fading art.

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