Sunday, March 06, 2005

I love my life

I love my life. It's computers I hate. Sure, I work in computers, but yet I can't even get my home PC to work correctly. I mean, seriously. That's the reason that I haven't posted out here in weeks. I'm sitting here, yet again reloading Windows '98 on my home PC for the 28 bajillionth time, and it's still not working.

Apparently, I thought I knew computers better than I know how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Well, turns out I forgot the cardinal rule about computers. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES go all willy-nilly deleting files. I just passed my MicroSoft XP exam (with a very high score if I may be so braggart) so I thought I knew my way around this technological maze. Well, like a mouse in search of cheese, I started my seek and destroy crusade to delete files that looked suspicious. Turns out, that was a pretty stupid plan. I clearly deleted something important, and now my PC won't boot. Not at all. It's pretty much worthless. My fifteen cent polyester pants are worth more right now.

Which is why I run. I hate computers. I hate technology. If it were up to me, we'd all live in log cabins, making sm'ores at our fireplaces. We'd have to rely on the earth for our food, not the local Wal-Mart supercenter. (Which by the way, I visited recently. Wal-Mart is a complete mystery to me. I'll get into that later.) I run to get back to nature, and to escape this "paradise" of concrete and steel that we've created. We go to our desks and sit in front of a computer all day, only to come home and sit in front of one all evening long to check our e-mail and see our favorite sports highlights.

Doesn't make sense to me. Paradise to me is running in the middle of nowhere, not knowing where you're going or when you'll finish. Some of the best running is when you just head out for a "mystery run". In the middle of nowhere, you can truly escape the madness of technology. Well, that is, if you can leave your MP3 player at home. I know, I can't either. So yes, I hate technology and have to embrace it at the same time. Argh.

So while my computer sits idly in the corner, in the meantime, I'll stick to running and perfecting my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sooo.....how was the sandwich?

11:38 AM  
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11:48 AM  
Anonymous Katherine said...

Ok - get to working on that Wal-Mart entry because I have much to say about Wal-Mart - I could create an entire blog on how much I hate Wal-Mart....on another note - glad to see you are out there and posting - I need a good laugh while I'm sitting in front of my PC all day long and its all F'd up b/c I got some virus - and I don't want to call our support b/c he is like the soup nazi on Seinfeld except he's here and he looks like an overgrown Leprechaun and I don't think he likes me - actually I know he hates me as i don't even have administrator rights to my own machine...ok, I could start a whole blog about him but thats for another day......

1:15 PM  
Anonymous work from home said...

Hey M eo, you have a great blog here. I love my life caught my eye and I thought I would put a post on it. I'm looking for help.

The site I have is a work from home pc site. Its all about, need I say it, working from home. I think people should have the choice to build their own income instead of somebody else’s. Freedom of well being and all of that...anyway I was on your site looking for ways to help my business. I'm really looking for ways of building better rapport between recruits.

Anyways M eo thanks for the great blog. I'll just have to carry on my search till I find what I'm looking for. Take care.

9:32 AM  
Anonymous work from home moms said...

M eo, why can't more sites be as good as yours!!! You see I am changing my life at the moment and I have decided to start a work from home moms site. I am trying to get inspiration so I can become easier to talk to. You site has given me some ideas. I talk to a wide range of people and I need to relate to everyone I come across so thanks for your posts! The title 'I love my life' caught my eye so I thought I'd post on this one. Cheers.

8:54 AM  
Anonymous legitimate home business said...

I love my life... I've enjoyed reading your blog. I was searching for work from home pc sites. I have a home based business and I wanted some ideas and tips. I also have a blog, it is www.adminsupervisor.blogspot.com it’s new and it’s getting better all the time. Have a look if you want, but I'm moving house and have not posted in a while. I'll get back to it soon.

My other site is a work from home pc site. I recently decided to build my own income and I thought I searching for tips would help me become a better mentor.

Keep up the great work M eo, I'll be back soon.

2:14 PM  
Anonymous work at home mums said...

Hiya M eo, I was searching around for info on how to start a home based business. I found your blog.

I was reading your post and believe it or not it’s helped me. Every tip I get helps, even if its just new phrases I have never used before, its helps me be a better mentor. This is my business link - work from home in the uk - check it out and see what you think.

Anyways M eo, you have a good site. I'll be back.

5:07 PM  
Anonymous work from home moms said...

M eo, why can't more sites be as good as yours!!! You see I am changing my life at the moment and I have decided to start a computer from home work site. I am trying to get inspiration so I can become easier to talk to. You site has given me some ideas. I talk to a wide range of people and I need to relate to everyone I come across so thanks for your posts! The title 'I love my life' caught my eye so I thought I'd post on this one. Cheers.

3:49 AM  
Anonymous home based work in uk said...

Why can't more sites be as good as yours!!! You see I am changing my life at the moment and I have decided to start a home online uk work site. I am trying to get inspiration so I can become easier to talk to. You site has given me some ideas. I talk to a wide range of people and I need to relate to everyone I come across so thanks for your posts! The title 'I love my life' caught my eye so I thought I'd post on this one. Cheers.

11:23 AM  

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