You’re on BASE! Take some time to catch your breath … you are safe.

I ask because if they exist … they must hate me. Over the last few months I seem to have had several problems with electrical items and various technologies.

First, my oven started beeping because it needed a sensor or something replaced. This was month’s ago and I’m still waiting to find out about the part. The only way to keep it from beeping is to turn off the breaker … which I’ve done this whole time.

Then, my Dish receiver hard drive crashed causing me to lose over 294 hours of wonderful shows I had recorded and planned to watch sometime soon. They sent me a new one and it worked for about two weeks and then crashed. Only this time it’s not the hard drive … it’s the whole unit … so I can only watch things on the DVD player right now.

I had bought a new computer desk for the desktop computer I had upstairs. Just a short time after I bought the desk, that computer crashed for good.

A few weeks ago, my personal laptop crashed and I had to buy a new one. While I was waiting for the new one I just used my school issued laptop. That is, until last weekend when it got infected with a horrible virus that renderedย it unusable.

I’m also in charge of doing the podcasts for The Open. Due to all of these technology failures the programs I use to do these have been lost and so there’s lots of frustration involved in that right now.

My cell phone is due for an upgrade November 20th. If I make it that long I will be surprised … it is hanging on by one little screw.

My tires on my car … which is only 9 months old … have started going flat … at random. Luckily there’s a sensor that tells me when this happens so that I can fill them up. It has happened 4 times in the last month. One tire had to be fixed, but the others have stayed aired up once I fill them.

When I finally got my new laptop the man who ordered it for me said, “Be careful when you sync your iPod the first time because I’ve had people completely erase them. WHAT?! How do you “be careful”? Do you plug it in very slowly? Maybe tip-toe towards the computer? I had no idea, but expected to erase it, the way my month is going. So far … it didn’t erase and it’s working fine.

Maybe things are turning around for the better …

Please technology Gods … if you do exist … leave me alone for a while … : (

Okay, I’m updating this on 11-2. They are definitely out to get me. I just received my new Dish receiver. This will be the second one in about 3 weeks. It didn’t start up like it normally does when you plug it in. So I went ahead and called tech support because I didn’t want to touch anything. The first thing the guy says is, “Press the Home button on the box.” You won’t believe this … when I pushed it … it stayed stuck in there. I coudn’t believe it. Then he said, “Try restarting it.” Yep … you guessed it … my luck continues … that button got stuck as well. Sheesh … someone help me … how do you remove a technology curse? At this point I’ll eat cat paw soup, or drink spider leg tea if it will just cure me of this technology curse.

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Comments on: "Do you believe in Technology Gods?" (3)

  1. Ay Paige! I am sorry…I have laughed very much over all of this stuff. I know it is frustrating and not really funny. But you know me. I laugh. It is what I do! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Maybe we need to get out in the parking lot and do a sacrifice of some kind to erase the curse. Maybe start a big bonfire and throw some laptops in it. I have a HUGE printer that is making me absolutely insane at work right now…it would probably serve as an appeasement for the technology gods. No wait…since it isn’t working that would probably just make them even more angry. Hmmm…. I need to rethink this! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I thought November would be a better month…guess we’ll aim for December now instead!

    YOU’RE GOING TO THINK I’M LYING, BUT … I GOT HOME TONIGHT AND HAD YET ANOTHER RECEIVER WAITING ON MY DOORSTEP. I START GOING THROUGH THE SET UP PROCESS AND EVERYTHING IS GOING GREAT … AND SUDDENLY … IT SHUTS OFF AND REBOOTS ITSELF. EXACTLY WHAT THE FIRST OF 4 REPLACEMENTS WAS DOING.

    SO … FINALLY THEY DETERMINED MAYBE THEY NEED TO SEND A TECHNICIAN OUT HERE. I WAS ABOUT TO TELL THEM TO JUST FORGET IT. I’VE GONE THIS LONG WITHOUT TV WHY HAVE ONE. SHEESH!!!

    I LIKE THE WAY YOU’RE THINKING THOUGH … MAYBE WE CAN DO THAT BONFIRE IN THE PARKING LOT FOR THINGS BESIDES TECHNOLOGY. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Holy satellite dish Batman!! Another one??? Ya think ya might need a technician to come check it out???? Really??

      Glad they figured THAT out so promptly. hehehe

      And I can think of a few things to have a bonfire about myself ๐Ÿ˜‰ Think it would sway the vote?

      IT SURE COULDN’T HURT.

  2. Oh Paige, I hate that you are going through these electronic dilemas. Funny and then again not funny. Maybe you shouldn’t have TV for a little while. Hey you can go swimming now since you do not have TV. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope it gets better.

    Cyndi

    I’VE BEEN WITHOUT TV FOR A LITTLE OVER A WEEK AND IT FEELS LIKE FOREVER. IF I HAVE ANYMORE PROBLEMS I’M CONSIDERING DITCHING THE DISH AND JUST GOING WITH LOCAL CHANNELS. WITH THE MONEY I SAVE I CAN JOIN NETFLIX.

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