A Perfectly Cursed Life

Because Blessings Are Overrated

He’s a Mac, I’m a PC October 22, 2008

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As noted in my Hank Moody post, we visited the Mac store recently.  TheMister won an award at work and decided he wanted a new computer–a Mac.

I think Macs are fine and cool even.  But I can’t see myself buying one.  Being married to one is going to be difficult.  When I recently purchased my new iPod and TheMister joked about getting a MacBook, I took the decals from my iPod and put one on my Toshiba laptop.

Now my laptop is failing.  The “i” key has stopped working reliably.  The power cord exploded at my feet today.  In other words, the Mac sticker cursed it.

I think TheMister should have to pay for my new computer. Him and Steve Jobs.

That just solidified my previously made decision to get a new PC LAPTOP.  Take that crazy Drew-Barrymore-dating-Mac guy.


Fancy New Things October 21, 2008

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As we speak, my computer has decided to wage war against me and is cultivating an army of problems.   I don’t know if it is jealous of TheMister’s old computer’s early retirement or whether I’ve just been too hard on it, but the thing is revolting.  I’d like to think this is a temporary work stoppage in order to gain bargaining power for a better contract, but I have a feeling the thing is quitting on me.  If you notice an “i” missing from a word it’s not because I forgot–it’s because the damn “i” key is sticking.

First it was my ipod.  The damn thing just stopped working randomly.  I felt bad replacing it.  I mean, the thing has been with me through law school and beyond.  But it was failing fast and I couldn’t fit all of my music on it.

Then my car was hit.  I’m not replacing it, but I’m cheating on Squishy with a 2007 Chevy Malibu (and somewhat enjoying it).

Now it’s the computer.

I’m beginning to wonder if I’m addicted to new things.  In fact,  I had a whole post dedicated to it.  But I deleted it when I realized that it’s not me needing a fix of newness, but everything just falling to pieces around me.  Usually I get a high off of new things, but lately I’m findng myself just moving on after each fix.  This is the equivalent of an alcoholic losing his taste for booze.  I have no desire to go to Target or Best Buy or even Borders.  Maybe it’s partly because I haven’t had time.  Maybe it’s because I’m in a philisophical slump deciding if this lawyering thing is what I want for the rest of my life.  Either way, I’ve become numb to the newness.  Hell, I haven’t even really used the new iPod after having loaded it.

Maybe I’ll take up drinking.

Or maybe I’ll just buy a new computer because I have to.  Ugh.