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lessons in life…

a scene by scene breakdown….


Scene 1: Estela is working hard on her computer at 7pm on a Saturday night. Next to the computer is Mr. Weekly Bite’s glass of water. M eye’s her mommy on the computer and gets instantly jealous of the attention she’s not getting. M reaches for the keyboard and spills Mr. Weekly Bite’s water all over her mommy’s computer.

Scene 2: Estela becomes panic stricken and doesn’t know weather to scream or cry. She quickly calls the Apple hotline and follows instructions to remove the battery from said computer. She makes an appointment for the next morning in hopes of salvaging her computer.

Scene 3: Estela gets refreshingly good news from the Apple Store. Her computer is still working, albeit hanging by a thread, but working nonetheless.

Scene 4: Early Monday morning as Estela is publishing her morning post, she notices an odd ticking sound coming from the computer. Immediately after her post is published, said computer crashes.

Scene 5: Estela rushes to the Apple Store, spends money she doesn’t have, and purchases a computer so big she doesn’t know half the things it can do. Estela becomes distressed when they explain to her the new computer won’t be ready for 3 days. Distraught and confused as to what life will be like without said computer, Estela hangs her head like a sad puppy and goes home.

Scene 6: Estela finds herself with so much free time at home that she completed multiple loads of laundry, reorganized her closet, cleaned every bathroom, reorganized M’s toys, cleaned out the guest bedroom, and read countless books to M. Mr. Weekly Bite is overjoyed with Estela’s newfound productivity.

Scene 7: Estela receives word that her new computer is ready! She drives like speed racer to the Apple store, picks up her new computer with a smile so big its scary, speed races back home, plugs in said computer and types away.

LIfe Lessons:

  1. Keep child away from computer at all times.
  2. Keep beverages away from computer at all times.
  3. Organize life a little better to keep home/work life balanced.

The. End.

15 Responses

  1. Michele @ Healthy Cultivations said on December 1, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Good lessons! Knock on wood — I’ve not spilled anything on my computer, but I have come close.

  2. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on December 1, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Glad to have you back!
    I know it would probably be really tough for me to cope with losing my computer/ Luckily it didn’t take too long for your new one to come in.

  3. Marisa @ Loser for Life said on December 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    LOL @ Scene 6!!! My husband would love it if my computer crashed 🙂

    Glad you’re back 🙂

  4. Coffee and a Book Chick said on December 1, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Yay, welcome back! Don’t you love that Mac Book Pro!!

  5. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on December 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I was honestly starting to tweek out at your absence. Don’t ever do that to me again 😉

  6. Estela said on December 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Yes! I LOVE my new Mac Book Pro!!

  7. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on December 1, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Yay!!! Enjoy your shiny new computer!

  8. Damaris @Kitchen Corners said on December 1, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Oh boy so many thoughts where do I begin…

    ok so I bought an big huge Imac and called my insurance company and said “i just spend a million dollars on this computer and I have 2 kids who will probably destroy it within 2 seconds, suggestions?” I added the computer clause to my renter’s insurance. I pay like $2 a month to have my computer insured.

    I really really really recommend this. I mean, maybe I should of told you this 2 weeks ago.

    Anyway, my laptop was stolen my my hotel room earlier this month. The $2 insurance paid off. We know have a new mac book.

    I hope you enjoy your new computer.

  9. Estela said on December 1, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks for the tips!! I need to insure this thing!!

  10. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather said on December 1, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Although a distressfull time for you, a fun play by play to read 🙂

    Glad you’ve got a new computer. Hope you have fun with it.

  11. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on December 1, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    eek! glad you got a new computer though 🙂

  12. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on December 1, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Sorry all that happened to you. So stressful! Glad you are up and running now though!

  13. Nicole, RD said on December 1, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Glad the crisis is resolved! I don’t know what I would do! I’d hand over any insane amount of money to get it fixed, too!

  14. Chicago Cuisine Critique said on December 1, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Welcome back. Enjoy the new computer! 🙂

  15. Aunt Edna said on December 2, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    How did we ever get through life without a computer? How deprived we were……