WIT :: HELP! I just dowsed my life!

So what do you do when you accidentally leave your water bottle half open then throw it in your bag as per usual on your way out the door, thus getting water all over your stuff, but you don’t realize it until forty minutes later when you get home?

Okay, so at least it wasn't this bad.

Okay, so at least it wasn’t this bad.

What do you do when you’ve effectively sogged your Coach wallet, the contents of your Coach wallet, a library book and your work MacBook?

Not this bad either.

Not this bad either.

You swear a blue streak, experience a wretched case of the shakes, pay a panicked visit to your boyfriend, Google, and find some rice is what you do.

Not my pic, but you get the general idea.

Not my pic, but you get the general idea.

Then you quietly, internally freak out, text your IT guy coz you’re too chickenshit to call, confess your sins and pray to Allah/Buddha/Yahweh that the damage is minimal and that you don’t have to pay for it.

Find the zen...

Find the zen…

And then you wonder how you’re gonna keep blogging when all your files and programs and bookmarks and stuff are on that damned MacBook.

Insert your favorite swear words here.

Insert your favorite swear words here.

But then you bend like the willow in the wind, and you haul out your trusty, clunky, heavy-ass PC and its accompanying bag to take to work. (Damn, this sucker’s heavy!) You plan a repentant trip to the public library and make ready to pay some fines. (Alas, Snow Queen! I hadn’t even begun reading you!) You compose a weekend end blog post that explains your dilemma and hope all your regulars now understand why you were unable to respond to all of the previous days’ comments. (Sorry, guys!)

And you breathe. Tell your story to as many people as possible to assuage your guilt and tamp down your trepidation. And find appropriate photos for your blog that illustrate the debacle.

Redundant but necessary.

Redundant but necessary.

Ah, March! I am SO done with you. I don’t care if you’re every blogger’s darling for bringing in the spring. You are the devil and you need to die.




15 thoughts on “WIT :: HELP! I just dowsed my life!

  1. dapperdolly says:

    Those pics are scary. Yeesh.

    Good it wasn’t anything permanent, MACbooks are expensive, or they were last time I looked.

  2. I’ve done this! Well, mine was a nearly full bottle of Sobe that I didn’t close correctly, but I’ve done this! Happily my phone wasn’t in my purse but rather fell under my car so I just had to dry out my purse and my wallet. And fish my phone out from under my car. That was a strange day.

    • mtsedwards says:

      Yeah, that was a blessing. I had my phone in hand and was playing 2048 for the entire oblivious ride home. Small blessings, right? Coz had my phone been in my bag, I bet it would’ve gotten the brunt of the water.

  3. Yes, March needs to die. So sorry for the water bottle incident…yes, worse things could happen, but that is traumatic!!

    • mtsedwards says:

      I’m happy to report, Debbie, that trauma has passed. The desiccants that my IT guy gave me are working like a charm – I shove my MacBook in a bag full of them right before bed – and the water spot seems to be diminishing slowly but surely. Crisis overcame. Huzzah!

  4. Oh sorry – here’s hoping for calmer seas ahead!

    • mtsedwards says:

      The hard drive itself is fully operational; I just have these huge water spots on the screen which my IT guy says should burn off eventually. Thank goodness it was just water, and minimal amounts at that.

      Calmer seas indeed. I just sent number one son off to his first sleepover and number one daughter is across the way on a play date. I have the house all to myself. Bliss!

  5. Val S says:

    This is your lesson, grasshopper. Everything is transient except The Cloud. And you have a excuse to go buy some new things!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Sadly, anything I buy won’t be fun. Shopping under obligation is not satisfying at all. That said, I think I’m okay. My IT guy is a miracle worker. 😀

  6. I figured something was up when you’ve been so silent on comments. I’m sorry you’re having a rough time – here’s hoping your weekend is better!

    • mtsedwards says:

      It’s already better. Got to sleep in till 10. Mwahahahaha! Sometimes, it pays for your husband to be a golf nut.

  7. Connie Snow* says:

    Oh Honey!!! We have all been there. Breath deeply.

    • mtsedwards says:

      I think I would’ve fared better had half the things I’d ruined been mine rather than someone else’s. But I’m breathing and surviving and what does not kill us, right?

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