Monday, January 7, 2013

ALT+CTRL+DEL


I am typing this while holding my breath and crossing my fingers, hoping that my computer will last long enough to get it posted. You see, over the weekend, my lifeline, my beloved laptop, has decided to turn on me. One minute I’m obliviously surfing the web, the next minute the “Blue Screen of Death” is mocking me. I hadn’t even heard of BSOD (that’s what those of us in the know call it) until Friday night, and here I am fervently hoping that a trip to the “computer doctor” will be successful and inexpensive.

Top- Loft
Scarf- New York & Co.
Skinny Jeans- Old Navy
Booties- Target

Technology and I have a contentious relationship. We always have. I have long believed that I was born in the wrong era. I love the convenience of technology, but I don’t understand it one lick. It’s a little embarrassing, really. I just expect it to work. Turn it on and do what you need to do. Same thing with the TV, the DVR, the cell phone- just work, dammit! I turn into a spoiled, petulant child when something stops working- pouting, crying, stomping, the whole nine yards.



The extent of my repair knowledge is equally pitiful. Restart or ALT+CTRL+DEL. That’s it. Don’t ask me about error codes or programs or kernels or dump files or whatever. I am just going to look at it and whine, “Why won’t it work? Why?!?!” All of this is to say, clearly, I have become too dependent upon the technology available to me. I still have computer technology available to me in the meantime, but as of right now, I cannot predict how long I’m going to be adrift in the ocean, alone without my beloved Toshiba.



I fair thee well, kind readers. And I hope to see you soon!

20 comments:

Heather said...

So glad you were able to post these gorgeous pics (hello the second picture is just breathtaking Katie!)- I hope you can get your computer fixed, technology is great until it doesn't work right!

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Feathers & Freckles said...

I'm with Heather, LOVE the second pic!! You look so pretty in this maroon color.


I'm so sorry to hear about your laptop :( I hope you can get it fixed soon, and that it doesn't break the bank!

Always Maylee said...

I'm going to have to agree with everyone and say that you look simply GORGEOUS in that 2nd picture! I love the color of your top and the scarf just goes perfectly with it.

Boo to your computer turning on you! I hope it gets fixed soon!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Annie said...

Love that color on you Katie! And sorry to hear about the computer - that stinks!

Annie

The Other Side of Gray

Tashia @HipsandHangers said...

Love that maroon color on you, and your hair is looking super chic these days! Sorry you're having computer issues. I had to save for about 6 months to buy a new computer, but I appreciate it so much more blogging on my janky 7 year old dell for the first 9 months I had my blog.

Keesha said...

Im the same way! If something "breaks" I immediately throw my hands up and wait for my husband to save me lol.


Love the skinnies with the flowy top :)

Monica Quijada said...

The more and more I see your hair, the more I love it! (Don't get me wrong, it's been cute from the beginning.) Great outfit! Good luck with the computer.

Sharon S said...

Oh no, I hope that your computer can be saved! My dad is amazing at fixing computer issues, so if anything is acting weird, I usually just ask him to fix it :)

I love this burgundy color on you...it is gorgeous with your hair color!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

still being [Molly] said...

oh noes!!! i hope your computer is alright. i'm the same way - i just want it to WORK dangit. it should be simple! right? wrong. most of the time. and you look gorgeous, BTW.

grownandcurvywoman said...

Honey I had a major meltdown yesterday afternoon when my DirectTV remote stopped working! I was swearing and stomping my feet! Im sure my neighbors think I need mental health help now! Luckily I got it together & called them and the problem was solved. I hope your computer doctor can fix your laptop.
Loving your whole outfit and boho chic vibe. You look relaxed and beautiful!

ashleigh said...

Girl I feel you. I couldn't figure out how to turn on my husband's newfangled Mac. Turns out it has the TINIEST start button on the back of the monitor. It's all monitor, no tower or anything. I felt so dumb. I want my pc back and in working condition STAT!
I love your scarf!
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Tara_St said...

If restarting doesn't fix the problem, I am at a loss...haha. I love that color on you!

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Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

I hope your computer problems get fixed soon!

sandyalamode said...

love that scarf and great hair!! BSOD is scary!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Chris Williams said...

Technology freaks me out... I mean I'm still trying to wrap my head around fax machines. It's crazy! Anways... I'm sorry I've been MIA! You look AWESOME!!! I'm getting my shit together so I can keep up with the blogs I love (present company included) and keep up with my own damn blog! Happy New Year friend and I hope you're holiday season was amazing!

Alexandra Grant said...

Oh no! Hopefully it works out soon. That happened to me earlier this year and it was the worst. Sending it healing thoughts :). At least you got to get this stunning outfit up beforehand. Looove that colour on you, and the perfect casual-chicness of this all!

Alexandra xo

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Jenny Lauren said...

Ha ha ha, oh no!!! :) I hope everything worked out for you Katie! I HATE when I have computer issues...it's so annoying!

xo Jenny
www.crazystylelove.com

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Baha- fax machines! They really are the devil!
I understand the MIA- it's been tough lately juggling everything!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you!!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much, Monica!

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