Tuesday, August 16, 2005


In my opinion there is only one thing worse than pmsing, pre-menopausing and dial-up at the same time.  That is pmsing, pre-menopausing and NO COMPUTER AT ALL, not even dial-up, at the same time!  Throw in the fact that we used the last of the coffee grounds the day before and you have the perfect senario for a total psycho meltdown. 

I don't for the life of me know what those dang blasted Oompas did but my Dell is DEAD, and I'm just too hormonal to try and figure it out.  I tried re-booting off of the main disk but the Wizard of Odds behind my monitor screen wants to reformat the whole partition.  That would be easy enough except that is where all of my pictures are.  I guess this is evidence that I am not a geek, a geek would have a back-up disk and would have saved a copy of all of the picture files as they accumulated.  Somehow I don't feel better knowing that I am most definitely not a computer geek.

School starts tomorrow.... they couldn't wait just two more days, they had to,mess around yesterday morning when they shouldn't have and POOF!  Did anyone, upon sensing the danger, volunteer to run to the store to buy some coffee to defuse the situation?  No!  Not even a Starbucks!  Not even a 7-11 cappucino!

Dickidoo shines brightest in the darkest of hours.  He recognized my distress when he called the house yesterday and suggested that instead of killing anyone or anything, that I get out of the house.  Maybe it was my manical laughter but he clued in on the danger.  Okay, taking the kids with me wasn't the best part of the plan, especially when I would be passing many acres of rural wastelands, but in the end I was able to calm down and even enjoy the day.  When Dickidoo got home he came with the news that he was going to try to find someone to fix the Dell.  My tool box consisting of a hammer and duct tape obviously was cause for alarm.  Then he took me out (away from the proximity of the 'body') and replaced my supply of coffee grounds, along with a new bottle of hazelnut creamer!  I woke up this morning refreshed, re-caffeinated and ready to take on anything.

So what now?  I have infiltrated the web via Dickidoo's Inspiron Notebook, which is way too tiny and delecate for my clumbsy fingers.  Zack is busy working on the Frankenputer, which is having modem problems but I am able to work on my pictures with ease.  And tomorrow.... tomorrow my house will be clear of all Oompas, save one and I will be in the cul de sac at 8:20 am dancing my foolish heart out with the other parents.

21 hours ! 


sdoscher458 said...

ooh my you have had quite a time! Maybe one of the connections is loose on the Dell? Do you have power in it at all? I would go beserk...hubby likes computers but doesn't want to learn to do it the right way...so until he agrees to learn it the right way....it's no way on my Dell! Go get your own....Sorry that you are having so much trouble....Sandi

cdittric77 said...

don't forget to back up your pictures ;)

heathyrxmarie said...

I don't know what's funnier--Knowing you'll be dancing, or the fact that Dickidoo was being smart enough to get you out of the house :) Have a great day Dorn, and I'll be thinking of you tomorrow!

gdireneoe said...

Hey Dorn?  Mine went back to school the 8th!  Nanner nanner! ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

princesssaurora said...

I would be psychotic too.  No coffee and no puter would definitely put me over the edge.  The kids would have ran for cover!  LOL

I hope you figure it all out and remember to disc those pics fast!  Can you call in the Geek Squad?  Have you seen their tv commetcials...funny!

Come visit my journals again...its been a while!

Be well,

cmarlow330 said...

lolololol.. I can just see it now....... The Supremes Song DANCEING IN THE STREET blaring on the stereo and you danceing to it.. hahahaha lololol

jckfrstross said...

Oh my will you be on 9 news lol hope you get puter fixed soon


redpoppy007 said...

nothing tears at a moms heart like no computer when school is starting back.
I am with you on this one!

swmpgrly said...

Its just not fair is it? Men should either get the menstral cycle and menopause or carry the children and go through childbirth.

tillysweetchops said...

Sounds like you're in hell, but at least you've got something to look forward to tomorrow morning LOL! After Summer Break I generally feel like I have to go and recouperate somewhere, but the chances of that are non-existent! Hope you get your lifeline fix and fixed (that's coffee and computer!)

globetrotter2u said...

poor Dorn!
Wonder if you have that Windows 2000 and before worm that they were talking about on TV yesterday. I shut my computer down for a couple hours after I heard about it, but even having it off for a short while was tough!
A back to school dance is fun, but I also do husband off to work dances rather frequently. That's when it's MY time!

sunnyside46 said...

dickidoo is a wise man