Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Informational Impairment

Technology is failing me.
It's not that I was ever tech-savvy, but lately, my media world is seriously crumbling, and I don't know why, or what to do about it.

The first sign of my e-pocolypse came from the keyboard Christy lent me. We used it once, and it worked beautifully. After that, crickets.

Then there was our printer/scanner/fax machine. Okay, so I was watering the lawn with the window open when a few sprinkles hit it. A few! And now, nothing. Not a single blip or blurp or even a glow.

When I can find it and when it's charged, my cell phone is all staticky and doesn't hang up. Could have something to do with my driving down our long driveway with it on the top of the car, then its launching itself onto the pavement at the bottom.

What else? Oh, yes, my iPod's been freezing up when I try to recharge it. And a hundred of the same windows pop up sometimes on my computer. Plus, the other day I thought I was going 100 MPH on I-5, until my man figured out I'd accidentally flipped the spedometer to measuring in kilometers.

Everyone, everyone I know knows I'm way better off without plugs and batteries.

But I have to live with it, right?

So please, help me with this: What's the feng shui element to balance out bad technology?

I can tell you one thing. It isn't water.


Christy Raedeke said...

Earth! Paint every room yellow and plant a Willow in your yard.

paul aertker said...

And when you plant the Willow in your yard, be sure to plant the placenta first. It'll grow better!

Jennie Englund said...

Oh, right! The willow! You've told me a hundred times...

Now, where can I get a placenta to go with it?

Christy Raedeke said...

Go up to ACH - mine's probably still in the freezer. The OB nurse said she saved it for me but I conveniently "forgot" to ask for it when I left...