Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A-Z Challenge: A is for... AAAAAHHHH!!! What Did I Get Myself Into?

I don't know if this A-Z thing is going to work when my computer REFUSES TO COOPERATE. The hubs showed me a way to reconnect the computer to our router and I'm like, okay, I can do that. But then today I clicked on Internet Explorer. Didn't work. Went to reconnect to the router and it's ALREADY CONNECTED. Now what am I supposed to do? At least Firefox is working. FOR NOW. It won't last, this I know.

I'm a little stressed about it right now, not gonna lie. Even when the internet is working, it's like my computer is possessed. I'll be in the middle of doing something and then BAM! The page I'm on suddenly turns into something else. I can't even click back to where I was, I have to close and reopen and RESTART.

Seriously. I need a new computer.

Anyway, I'm going to try my best with this A-Z challenge, despite my computer difficulties. I don't have a theme going, I'm flying by the seat of my pants with this. But I am going to post a song each day starting with that letter. So, for today...
A is for Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy (hey, they're both A's!)
Should I dedicate this song to the internet perhaps?
(*If the video doesn't work, click on the title link)


  1. Sorry about your PC woes, Melanie! Have you ruled out the possibility of a virus or malware? This: "I'll be in the middle of doing something and then BAM! The page I'm on suddenly turns into something else" sounds like some malware may be causing Internet Explorer to redirect you to some other website (though I've not heard of malware doing that while you're surfing--it's usually when you fire up IE).

    Since it's a cheap option, you might want to download Malwarebytes' anti-malware software (www.malwarebytes.org). There's a free version that will scan your PC for malware, and let you dispose of any it finds. If this does the trick, you've bought yourself some time for saving up for a new PC. If it doesn't solve the problem, it's free, so nothing lost! :)

    All the best fixing your PC, and with the A-to-Z Challenge!

  2. Don't give up! You've got important things to say. I'm interested. :)

  3. Stopping by on the 1st day of the #challenge. Leave the computer problems behind and make B a letter worth reading by all your new blogging friends. If gardening is of any interest, come and see me when you have time. Have fun.

  4. Oh this song! Haven't heard it in a while but yes, dedicate it to the internet...it makes sense lol Best of luck with it and hope it cooperates with you.

  5. I feel you. All of my electronics seem to be wigging out this week. I have so much patients except for when it comes to computers not acting right!
    I hope the next 25 posts are smoother;)

  6. This is like the worst time to have a computer breakdown. lol. I hope it gets better for you :) And I'm so happy you chose the song! I love it. (singing along as I type this)

  7. Oh man. I understand faulty computers AND realizing just how much I've gotten myself into. I'm combining the A to Z Challenge with Camp NaNoWriMo. But we can do it! Old computer or not, I think you'll get this done. :)

    Sarah from Scribbles and Shorts

  8. Technology...such a double-edged sword, huh? I have a computer at home that simply refuses to connect to the internet. Everything else in the house is fine. Laptops, desktops, cell phones, even the kindle does it without a hitch. Not that one desktop, no way. Sort of like people, I guess ;-) I wish you much luck getting online and staying online!