Thursday, April 30, 2009

Blonde Moment Alert and Mother's Day Giveaway!

Okay, I swear I am never short on blonde moments and my hair is so black! I don't get it. I know where I got it from though. Mom. I am so proud of mom for passing down this trait to me. Lol!

So, here goes the blonde moment. I got a new laptop today and hooked everything up just fine, so easy peasy and all green lights say GO for connections but my wireless wasn't working! Grrrr! I'm thinking this cannot be happening. I know it's the laptop. I know it! I knew something would go wrong if I bought a new laptop. All my settings would disappear with the wind. Oh no wait, it must be my phone company. Yep! I've had to call them out three times in the past because the modem wasn't working right. So, I make the dreaded call.

Automated Voice from the phone company: In a few words, tell us why you're calling.
Michelle: WIRELESS DOWN (saying as clearly as possible)
Automated Voice: Did you say billing issues?
Michelle: W-I-R-E-L-E-S-S D-O-W-N.
Automated Voice: Okay, I got that. So you're having a problem with your modem.
Michelle: NO! Wireless Down.
Automated Voice: Okay, so you would like to speak to someone in billing.
Michelle: Oh my God.
Automated Voice: So you would like to speak with God?
Michelle: Right. Connect me with God. Maybe he can help me with my wireless. No! My wireless is DOWN!
Automated Voice: So you would like to "get down?" Okay, hold on. I will connect you to the first available representative.

Okay, so FINALLY I am connected and all I am hearing are numbers...numbers, numbers and more numbers. 142 dot 432 dot 637 dot...dot...dot......dot net. On and on this went for an entire hour and we still couldn't get my computer to connect. *sigh*. The poor guy is frustrated trying to figure out why everything is online and working but I still cannot connect to wireless. So, he gives up and gives me the number to Dell to talk to someone there. He says he can connect me but I am so numbered out I tell him to just give me the phone number and I will call later after I rest. *pant, pant, pant*.

So, I decide to take a look at the computer myself. Guess what I realized? MY WIRELESS BUTTON IS TURNED "OFF".

I scare myself sometimes. Lol!

Also everyone! Renee over at The Chateau of Remnants is having an awesome Mother's Day giveaway so swing on over and check it out! She also has such a beautiful blog with her wonderful artsy crafts. :)

29 comments:

Caroline said...

Oh Michelle, you really crack me up, that is just too funny. And scarily recognisable too... I tried to connect a printer to my computer yesterday, I will spare you the details...

Have a lovely weekend!

Zaroga said...

LOL, Michelle... something similar has happened to me before... I'm sure ;-)

KeKe said...

Someting similar happened to me before too....Something to do with the lines...
It's frustrating, I know!!
Loved your ghostie story...those houses are baueitul!

Lisa said...

That is TOO funny(: And don't you just hate those automated phone calls? It's torture.

Patti said...

Hehehe! Moments like that are "fun"- too many of them for me though! I swear those automated answering calls are manned by a bunch of people all clustered in a room laughing at the poor frustrated hapless callers. I hate them!!! Have a great day!

Tracey said...

Your a funny girl.. We've all had those moments and I know I've had a few.. mine are related to getting older.. sigh! Glad you too are up and running.. have a good friday.. tracey

Heather said...

LOL too funny!

LillySue said...

I think my husband has more blond moments with the computer/electronics than I do. He gets so mad and cussing and frustrated when he can't get something connected or working and I casually reply...did you try.??? and a lot of the time it works. He gets even madder because he is the all wise know it all and I am just a dumb dame...heehe!!
Blessings~LillySue

Tulip Bliss said...

You're so funny!!! Hey...I found this book at Barnes and Noble and it reminded me of you. Its called The Kitchen Linens Book: Using, Sharing and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives by EllynAnne Geisel. Check it out at Amazon.

Noodlegirl said...

OH god you don't even know how many times that happened to me. I will curse and swear till my face turn blue then I see ohhhhhhhh I forgot this little thing ughhhhhhhhhh! I don't tell DA MAN the real reason why it was not working I just pretend that I rebooted it yet again and it suddenly worked lololol

The Blonde Duck said...

LOL! That reminds me of when I've called Tech support to discover my computer is unplugged!

Fete et Fleur said...

Thank you for the laugh! I know it's scary. I have those moments too.

Nancy

Anya said...

I have at the moment not good internet :(
I had also problems with your blog ;)
??? Why I don't no...
So you have a new laptop,
have fun with it,
its always give problems LOL

Kathleen said...

I always dread trying to do anything new with the computer...I even hate to unplug it, cause I know something is gonna go wrong. And it has! Now I am just plain paranoid about it. Hands off! Or someone will get hurt. Hugs, Kathleen

Pearl said...

Ohhhh Michelle...
You're soooo Not
alone with your
"Blonde Moments"
~chuckles~
I'm forever doing insane things...
then quickly glancing around
to see if anyone saw me
being an idiot!
Downright scary! LOL
Hope you're having
a Happy May Day!

~blessings~
Pearl

The Blonde Duck said...

There's an award for you on my blog!

fairmaiden said...

I think we've all done things like that. I know I have, and so has my hubby. Don't you hate how you can't talk to any real people anymore when you call for help! Everything is recordings or use the internet. I've been sort of job hunting for a year and all applications are done online and if you have any ?'s there is noone to talk to. I find it all very frustrating. Call me old-fashion, but I like to talk with a real live person. Sorry, for the rant. Glad you got your new Dell up and running. <3Fairmaiden

Tea Time With Melody said...

Hahahaha, I have so done this. Glad to know I am not alone in the tech world.

Chatelaine said...

So funny! I thought that stuff only happened to me. I called Sears about my washer and dryer issues and kept getting cut off and when I called back I'd get the automated system. After six times
saying washing and dryer, I was fed up and I literally screamed, aaaagh! The system said, you want the auto department? LOL

Melissa said...

Michelle,

You have a way of lifting my spirits and making me smile.

Love Melissa

ga.farmwoman said...

Oh my goodness, that all sounds like me this week with this new satellite internet!
The anti virus system on here is so weird. It protects you alright..to the point you can't even get on the internet.

Thanks for the visit and comment.
Have a great weekend.
Pam

Chrissy said...

Your a cracker indeed...hope your weekend is a good one, oh, where is the cake,I only come for cake you know!!!

hippiedog said...

My husband and I did the same thing a few years ago :) I was born blonde, so I think this is where it stems from! Hope your weekend is wonderful xo

AndreaLeigh said...

haha! you are so funny! when I got my laptop ages ago, the internet wouldn't work. i took it back to best buy and the guy just pushed the button on the side and poof! it worked. haha.

Rainy Day Farm said...

Don't feel bad, when I got my laptop the button(right on the front in plain sight) was turned off and I just new that it was the connection. My husband came out and switched the button for me. Duh! I felt pretty stupid. Live and learn! Enjoy your laptop. I want to be buried with mine!

MarZel said...

That is a great story, Misha. I am glad you wrote about it.

Joy said...

I got a good laugh over that converstation with the automated system--don't you hate that? Seriously, why can't they hire a human to direct the calls---I guess I'm being naive.

fiberdoodles said...

Michelle,

That is way too funny I'm still laughing. I know exactly how you feel although I had the IT guy come to my house. I tried to blame it on my husband but considering he wasn't home at the time I don't think he bought it. It was the most embarrassing two minutes in my life!

Thanks for sharing,
Sharon

Neabear said...

I am so glad I am catching up on your blog, or I would have missed this crazy post. I was laughing so hard, hubby had to come find out what was so funny. Of course he cracked up too. I clued him in saying, remember, this is Michelle who sent me Stitching Stella? Stuff like that helps him keep track of how I know who. LOL!