Friday, October 14th 2011
Brief, But it Goes Off-Track Surprisingly Quickly

I should be mowing the lawn. But I’ve been trying to figure out how to install and activate computer security stuff instead. Normally, that would not be difficult. Those ‘wizard’ tools are wonderful and you just click agree/yes/go for it/etc until it’s done. Those were MADE for me.


Something bad happened halfway through the process and then my computer shut down and eventually came back to life but it’s kinda hard to start up that process again from the halfway mark, for reasons i will never understand.


It all started with my mother. Last night. She called and sounded a little… weird. She asked if Mike was home, because she’d been trying to reach him and then there was this odd backstory about being at a town hall meeting and realizing her computer was sending out spam emails to everyone about erectile dysfunction and then she had to leave the meeting to address that and she really, really, really wanted help fixing that as soon as possible.

I passed the phone over to Mike. And made a mental note to stop ignoring the warning on my own computer that my security stuff was out of date.  Then I got my phone back and we made inappropriate jokes and unfortunate puns and laughed until one of us snorted painfully.* (Okay, that would be me.)

And that’s how my Friday morning got derailed. But I’m giving up for now and going to take on the grass instead.

*No, of course i will not repeat them. That would be ridiculously immature. Especially after I got through the entire 18 month period in which one of the kids pronounced the word ‘sock’ as ‘cock’ and I RESISTED the urge to blog about that even though it about killed me on a daily basis.


8 Comments on “Brief, But it Goes Off-Track Surprisingly Quickly”

October 14th, 2011
12:04 pm

So *that’s* the backstory to those emails!

October 14th, 2011
12:10 pm

My mother is my favorite person to talk to on the phone. I always end up in tears. Laughing so hard I can’t breathe. And we both end up snorting by the time we say goodbye.

I’m sure we can all just use our imaginations on your inappropriate-ness. :)
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October 14th, 2011
12:48 pm

I friends might be available, they might be not. But my mom remains the one person on the earth who is always available for me… <3
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October 14th, 2011
4:34 pm

Enjoy your ride on the little tractor! I sympathize with your mama, because I have had the same problem, despite having up-to-date security software.
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October 14th, 2011
9:01 pm

Hope you had fun on the lawn tractor!
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October 15th, 2011
11:40 am

E.D. meds, ‘socks’, and ‘cocks’. Where do I sign up?

P.S. You started it.
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October 15th, 2011
1:10 pm

Mothers are the best!!

October 15th, 2011
1:11 pm

Geekwif’s comment made me think back to the bad gifts from Victoria Secret and then I started thinking about you riding your lawn tractor while wearing your garments that didn’t fit properly… oh the visuals. Ha!!
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