Sunday, February 3, 2008

...it may appear to be a joint project for the "greater good" of the household

There were many lessons to be learned this weekend.....

But, the CliffsNotes version is this...

Although it may appear to be a joint project for the "greater good" of the household, a husband and wife should NEVER engage in assembling and installing computer equipment together. EVER.

Added note: It is especially unwise to engage in this activity with two young children pinging and ponging within the small, cluttered space referred to as "the home office," where the equipment is being installed.

Final note: When chocolate is not handy and the situation is desperate, large spoonfuls of Double Rainbow Blueberry Ice cream stuffed quickly into one's mouth, while hiding on top of the washing machine with the pantry doors closed...works in a pinch. If you don't mind the spin cycle.


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16 comments:

Tootsie Farklepants said...

The spin cycle would have been sufficient. ;)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Sounds right up there with hanging wallpaper.

liv said...

Listen, you should know that whole foods has a sale on their 365 truffles right now. Go, get some. Get lots. Hide them. Fast.

Slow Panic said...

don't they have lawyers to help negotiate such things?

THE MOM BOMB said...

The spin cycle's the best part!

Janet said...

We built a house together, but since he was the expert and I was the apprentice it worked out fine. We did ok with the computer. What we have trouble with is cooking. He does most of it, but when I attempt to help we just get in each other's way. The kitchen is too small: see first sentence.

I've have to try the washing machine thing, but my ice cream of choice would be chocolate chip cookie dough . . .

Manic Mommy said...

It's the pinging-ponging children that really create the stress level around here.

Brownie mix is also a very good anti-psychotic in a pinch.

Jen said...

I'm sure you didn't mind the spin cycle - not one little bit.

Mo said...

When GB needs to work on the computer, I flee as far away as possible and pretend to be busy with something else. Cowardly, I know...

jennifer h said...

Screw the ice cream. I'd be all set with the spin cycle. (Don'tcha know it's the secret to a satisfying marriage?)

Assembling anything together is a bad idea. Might as well pave the road to ruin right then and there.

Mrs. G. said...

When there are computer problems in our house, I usually disappear for a few hours. The swearing alone is difficult to deal with...I won't even get into the paper throwing and stomping.

HRH said...

Oh have I learned that lesson the hard way sans the double rainbow blueberry ice cream...

Bob said...

my wife cannot stand being around me whenever I am working on something - the end result is almost always good, but she cannot stand the process, apparently I make her nervous. I cannot say if she makes it to the spin cycle or not, though.

by Johanna Brandvik said...

just as bad, it sounds, as putting together ikea shelving. ahhh, good times! thank goodness for ice cream and the spin cycle!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Amen. My husband and I can't work on anything together (with the exception of making babies, apparently).

Nora Bee said...

Wise, wise words, my friend. You must have a very strong marriage if you even ATTEMPTED such madness.

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