Thursday, December 18, 2008

What Do Bloggers Need Even More Than A Story ... ?

I hear a ruckus coming from the family room.


Fighting.


Complaining.


Whining.


"What's going on - what's the matter?" I say, standing in front of Courtney and Chloe, who continue to bicker and ignore my presence.


Finally, Chloe stops with the yelling and turns to me,"Our internet is not working! It's been down for 3 days and NOBODY cares," she is not screaming, but she is talking very loud. "If it was YOUR internet - I'll bet it would be fixed by now," she has the nerve to say and then jumps from the desk chair and throws herself onto the couch.


"What do you mean, it's not working?" I make the mistake of asking.


"It hasn't worked for 3 DAYS!" now she screams.


"The rest of the computers are working - what have you done to it?" I ask.


"We didn't do anything," Courtney says, "It just deleted IE and we can't get it back on."


I sit down at their computer and open a few windows *click, click, click - peck, peck, peck*


"YOU ... are never going to be able to fix it," Chloe spits from across the room. "Dad has looked at it, we've looked at it - YOU will never be able to fix it!" *rolls eyes*


Now, keep in mind - they are probably right. I have never been the techie person in our family - the person to go to fix anything having to do with the computer of anything electronic, but ...


"Don't ever underestimate my talents - darling ones," I think to myself.


*peck, peck, peck --- scroll, scroll, scroll --- click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click --- peck, peck, peck, peck ...*


All done.


I get up from the computer and walk towards the kitchen.



"I told you," Chloe snarls. "It's BROKEN!"


"It's working now," I say nonchalantly and walk out of the room. THANKS, MOM - YOU ROCK!" I yell sarcastically in their direction.


I hear two teenage girls scrambling across the family room to get to the computer.


On the upside ... Hey - if there is one thing I can fix - it is the INTERNET CONNECTION! You can't BLOG without an INTERNET CONNECTION! If it is fixable or anywhere within a 20 mile radius - us BLOGGERS can get you, find for you, steal for you, manufacture for you, barter for you ... an ... I.N.T.E.R.N.E.T C.O.N.N.E.C.T.I.O.N!

They should have asked ME 3 days ago - sheesh!




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70 comments:

Karen MEG said...

You go girl, of COURSE you'd know how to fix an internet connection!

Too, too funny!

Kelly said...

LOL, you showed them!!!

Rachel said...

Well of course!! ;-) I would never doubt the awesomeness of THE Kellan when it comes to internet'ing'

duchess said...

They should never doubt Mom's talent.
So, did you have to break up a fight over who got to use it first?

Don Mills Diva said...

HA - Just another example of how useful all the time spent blogging actually is...

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

You go, Kellan! They won't make that mistake again.

Betsy said...

LOL! Love it!!

Joanna said...

Oh you so rawk!! Offer seconds for their humble pie. hee hee :)

rthling said...

Well, DUH!

Bex said...

of COURSE you can fix an internet connection, without it, you might start twitching or scratching the "spiders" on your your arms!

Brittany said...

haha. Andy loves when I tell him "the internet is broken." It usually means I've done something dumb to my computer, and don't know how to fix it.

Way to go proving your children WRONG! :) ahahahha.

Connie Weiss said...

Great Job MOM!

Cheryl said...

Those silly girls! They should know by now that you can't mess with us blogging mamas and our internet connections. You do rock!

bermudabluez said...

You GOOOOO Girl!! All this time blogging has taught us something!! And it's all worth it! You showed 'em...

Laura said...

OOoooo I love it.
Do you know how often I have to ask my students computer questions?
Too often!
Good for you.

Rebecca said...

Hehe! I get cranky without an internet connection too. I too can usually get it working again! :) Those girls owe ya!

Mama Smurf said...

Oh man...priceless!

Megryansmom said...

Kellan YOU ROCK!! Did you follow your comment with a ninny boo boo? Priceless.

Brenda said...

Don't you just love to be able to do things that make you shine? This time internet connection, next it'll be saving the President from a shoe attack. :-) (we both know that second shoe would never have happened if a woman had been in charge!)

Amy said...

LOL!:)

It is a miserable place to be...in a house without an internet connection. ;)

Bloggers must be "connected" at all times, amen?;)

Merry Christmas, Kellan!
Amy:)

Lisa said...

That is great, I usually yell, BABE and my husband comes running to see what is wrong. Kudos to you, don't you love being right to those teenage kids who think we are old and fuddy duddy already.

Dee said...

i thought I was reading something I might write. I can sooo relate to you!

Monogram Queen said...

SOMEONE needs to remind those girls that snarling/screaming is a good way to get nothing but coal and switches in one's stocking come Christmas morn :)

Courtney said...

Kellan,
You Rock!

truth said...

Heehee, you rock mom!!! How could they possibly underestimate a mom???

Julie said...

You just DON'T MESS with a woman blogger and her internet connection! *rofl*

utmomof5 said...

I go through withdrawl symptoms if there is no internet connection. I too have become an expert :)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

well, of course!!

Kaye Butler said...

YOU RAWK!!!!!!!

Tanja said...

That's fabulous! I love it! I would of loved to see all there faces as you walked back to the kitchen. P.S. You do rock!

Steph said...

This had me laughing out loud! WTG mom!

Kelli said...

Bravo! You rock!

deko and posh said...

We are laughing and rolling on the floor! Can you just see us. Oh, how we have been there! It makes us dizzy when the internet goes down. OMG...Grin

L8R...Deko and POsh

Midwest Mom said...

Can she fix it? YES SHE CAN!
BlogMoms are awesome, aren't we?
[pats Kellan on the back.]

What's funny is that your title had me guessing, and I never would have imagined it was your internet connection. When I read your post the advertisement in your sidebar showed a plate of luscious looking chocolates. I thought, "What do bloggers need more than a story? MMMMmmmm... Chocolate!"

:) -MM

Geri said...

You go girl! Yes, if the internet is down and there's no blogging the world might come to an end.

Aleta said...

WOo Hoo! You DO rock!

That's BLOGGER power for you!

momstheword said...

You rock, girl. I hate to admit it but I couldn't have fixed it. However, I would have stalked my husband or perhaps even the U.S. government until somebody fixed it.

Leah said...

I wish you could come check mine out... The computer guy says it's my connection, the Internet provider says it's my computer, and NO ONE wants to claim responsibility for fixing the problem, they just want to keep taking my money. Thankfully it seems to work rather steadily (with brief inconsistancies) as long as I never dare turn off the computer. If I turn it off or restart, it could be days or even weeks before I get my connection back... GLad you got things working for the girls again!

Leah said...

I wish you could come check mine out... The computer guy says it's my connection, the Internet provider says it's my computer, and NO ONE wants to claim responsibility for fixing the problem, they just want to keep taking my money. Thankfully it seems to work rather steadily (with brief inconsistancies) as long as I never dare turn off the computer. If I turn it off or restart, it could be days or even weeks before I get my connection back... GLad you got things working for the girls again!

Tink said...

You ROCK Kellan! I knew you'd be the savior to this problem. Hey, I sent you your gift certificate in the mail! Hope you use it to spoil yourself with a little something--like lots of chocolate!

TheCynicalOptimist said...

You rock Super Mom!

Cheffie-Mom said...

You go MOM! And I have so been accused of breaking the computer! LOL!

Little Sweethearts said...

Do you have a hotline? ;)

L,
Tania

Amanda said...

Your talents are endless!!!
And i'm with Tania ~ do you have a hotline :-D
l,
Amanda x

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I MUST offer another YOU GO GIRL Kellan!

Betcha they won't screw up AGAIN! :)

Tabitha said...

Yay Kellan ~ well done!! I would have no idea what to do ha ha !!
Love and hugs XXXX

Dawn said...

Of course you can fix it! I'm not a techie either, but I would figure out how to get my internet pretty quickly if I ever lost it. ;)

Kaci said...

I never doubted you for a second! =>

CC said...

I love, love, love it!

Teens without internet. ha!

Now, if only you were around this weekend when I had to spend 2 eternal days without internet due to a storm :( :(

joan said...

I also know how to fix some things with the computer but other things I am completely lost. Glad you showed them whipper snappers a thing or two. LOL

Kami said...

BoYAH!

You are the internet queen!

katy said...

Never underestimate a mothers ability to 1. get an internet connection and 2. fix whatever is causing the children to scream and fight.

Tracey said...

HA HA!! Stinkers. That'll show them.

Amanda said...

Now hopefully they'll know who to come to rather then waiting for 3 WHOLE day, shesh! Good job!

Jen said...

Ha! That's a good one. Kellan - the internet superhero!

dani said...

k, blogging will make a techie out of the least of us:p
l,
d

Mac and Cheese said...

Well played!

Kate said...

That was great! I really enjoyed that story!

I ran into something sort of similar in college, which surprised me...the guys in one of my classes all ASSUMED I wouldn't know a thing about Web design and coding.

Little did they KNOW...I had done it working for IBM when I was in 12th grade! Boyo did I show them!

Way to go!

Michelle said...

Rock on! Go, Mom! Although I have to admit that I got stumped by my computer issues this weekend :(

LaskiGal said...

The hubs just told me we will be without our internet connection for a few days.

I went over to the neighbor's house to beg for their security code so I could log on to their wireless network.

They agreed. They must have sensed the desperation in my voice (or maybe it had to do with the two dozen white chocolate mint cookies I baked for them . . . ).

Nicki said...

Sweet! They're lucky you were there to save the day! i hate when the Internet crashes. Once it was gone for two weeks at my house! I actualy went out and bought a wireless card for my laptop, so that I'd never have to languish without the Internet again!

Smiling Shelly said...

LOL! You showed them! ;)

Jeauxdi said...

~*giggle*~

Jaina said...

Good job! You make this tech support girl proud. :)

tammy said...

LOL. You will be the one I call when my internet goes down.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Moms RULE...

Sabrae said...

LOL!!!!! That is tooo funny!!! You go you computer guru you

bren j. said...

Hah! That sounds like such a classic teenager moment. I loved your response... :)

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Girl, you DO rock. And that picture of your daughter is precious! Yes, I know she's 16, but she can be precious, right?

blooming desertpea said...

Just used my internet connection to come by (which lately it seems once in a century) ...

They really DO underestimate our MOM power, don't they - hehehe - it was about time they recognised it. Way to go!

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