Fuck You Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings is not my friend. Daylight Savings is on my ‘stab with a sharp wedge of pink plastic from the cup I just smashed’ list.

On top of being dark and cold in the mornings again, making it hard to get out of bed, I can’t get anything to work for me this week. The plan was to let you all know what I’ve been so busy doing this past week or so, which was busting my ass to get this cute project finished for the big one year anniversary that neither Josh nor I expected to come around so fast. Josh of course was planning his own awesome surprise for me. On top of that, I was also planning to sing with joy that our savings for moving me down south have reached the half way point and we’re now close enough to almost taste it.

Instead I can tell you that our anniversary is pretty much sucking. Josh’s computer is fucked, meaning we can’t share either of our projects, and communication is about 90% cut.

But what about those shiny videophones I got, don’t those still work without msn? Yeah, for what they cost, they damn well should. But they don’t. They barely work at all. Half the time one of us will call the other and get a black screen instead of a connection, and the other half of the time we’ll get kicked off a call after half an hour. ACN – you can suck my metaphorical balls. And because they’re VOIP phones, they don’t work very well when desperately trying to call each others land line to figure out what the fuck is going on.

So great, Josh gets home and with no way to reach me, exhausted after a day’s work, falls asleep. And I’m here wondering if he’s dead or what, since the last time I couldn’t get a hold of him it turned out he was in the hospital. Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that scare last week? Nothing to freak out about, unless that is you’re 800 miles away with no way of knowing what the hell is going on. Turns out he just needs to seriously cut back on the beer/cigarettes/coffee/spicy foods/anything that will irritate your stomach. And of course, serious cause for worry when he seemed to disappear again today. At least this time it was just an inability to even tell me he was home – worst fears quelled, rage at technology fueled.

I’m going to go enjoy what little time remains of this night with Josh, who for at least the next twenty, fuzzy, poor-quality digital minutes or so, is able to actually use the overpriced plastic anchors we call videophones, so that I can watch him try to reset his computer enough to work for an evening. Awesome. Right now I’m just happy he didn’t get hit in the face with a forklift or something today, because that would be just our luck.

Despite the fact that we actually met and developed our relationship – and continue to do so, hence the frustration – via technology, it overall conspires against me. Today, it is working at the pace of lopsided wheelbarrow driven by blind nuns on a Friday the 13th that still somehow calls for Sunday driving.

It is Friday the 13th this week, isn’t it? It is. Fuck me, this week is sucking.

Dear Daylight Savings: You suck and I hate you. Leave me alone so I can enjoy time with my boyfriend. Thanks and stuff.


  1. JavaQueen said,

    March 12, 2009 at 11:00 am


  2. javajunkee said,

    March 12, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Today, it is working at the pace of lopsided wheelbarrow driven by blind nuns on a Friday the 13th that still somehow calls for Sunday driving.

    come on …read that line and try not to laugh! But I’m sorry it was such a sucky day for you and that it’s turning into a sucky week. Let’s shoot for Saturday being a really good day for you!

  3. birdpress said,

    March 13, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Sorry to hear of your technology problems. God must hate you or something. I’m kidding! Ha ha. Maybe it is a sign that you will soon no longer need technology to communicate with your beloved. Anyway, what’s wrong with a good, old-fashioned cell phone?

  4. Red said,

    March 13, 2009 at 4:12 am

    just think though ….. soon, yall will be together and there wont be any sort of technology shit to get between you .. unless you like it kinky like that 🙂

  5. nursemyra said,

    March 13, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    hope it gets sorted soon

  6. duffboy said,

    March 15, 2009 at 7:32 am

    Oh, I’m thinking that you two would benefi from the Star Trek’s beaming-tele-transporting machines. That would solve most of your problems. 😉 Congrats on the anniversary anyway!

  7. Romi said,

    March 16, 2009 at 3:00 am

    ahhh…see I knew the dawning of Friday the 13th brings crappy annoyingness! Hope technology’s is much less of a bitch to you this week! -)

  8. Emerald said,

    March 16, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    @ JavaQueen: Totally 😦

    @ JavaJunkee: Saturday was rad for baby visiting, but other than that shitty for TKO’ing my laptop. Details to follow!

    @ Birdpress: Well, the issue with cell phones is mostly that we both hate them. Cell phones, regular phones, pretty much anything without video. Because we don’t sit there and literally talk for six hours a night. We flip the videophones on, chat for a bit, he does internet stuff while I watch tv or clean, and generally just hang out in the same room like we would if we weren’t so far apart. Face time is necessary! But I hope you’re right, that this means we won’t need technology for much longer. I don’t know about God, but all the 0s and 1s in the world certainly seem to hate me. *shakes fist at computer*

    @ Red: Oh don’t worry, THAT form of technology is usually pretty good to us 😉

    @ NurseMyra: Upon last inspection Josh’s computer was recovering but mine went belly up. Go figure.

    @ Duffboy: Yes! We would! Seriously, I think of that everytime something goes down. Why can’t I just beam there!?!?!? Aren’t we advanced enough yet??? TV promised me we would have teleporting by now.

    @ Romi: Same here! It’s only Monday but I seriously have my fingers crossed.

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