When Your Laptop Breaks Up with You

by Andie Mitchell on January 29, 2012

My laptop,

a gal who happens to be one of my best friends,

has decided she’s unhappy in our relationship.

Unofficially and unfortunately, she has refused to function.

Somehow I think we’ll work it out, as we tend to do. But today, I’m without all of those food-stained photographs, all the recipes I like to share.

To tide you over until tomorrow, here’s an article a friend recently sent me from the Wall Street Journal.

Hilarious.

Honest.

No nonsense.

and

Absolutely valuable.

The 27 Rules of Conquering the Gym by Jason Gay

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Skye (Skye Loves..) January 30, 2012 at 12:50 am

Sorry to hear about your laptop letting you down. But love the article – brilliant. x

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Heather@ SugarDish(Me) January 30, 2012 at 5:12 am

That article was absolutely priceless. Thank you for sharing! Also, I think my desktop might be secretly soliciting advice from your laptop.

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Ana January 30, 2012 at 7:26 am

So glad you posted this!
I read it few weeks ago in the paper, and found it so delightfully funny I promptly read it aloud to my mom and sisters.
A thought for Miss Laptop… I believe she is jealous… such yummy culinary delights and all she gets to do is show them to google eyed, salivating readers. Hope she decides to continue her duties soon!

-Ana

PS: Is it true you are working on a book?? I cannot WAIT to read a bounded literary piece of yours!

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admin January 31, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Hey! First, thank you! Second, yes I am working on two books- a weight loss memoir and a cookbook. The first one should be released in spring 2013 :)

Andie

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TJ January 30, 2012 at 7:39 am

Thanks for the laugh. :)

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Vanessa January 30, 2012 at 8:10 am

Ha ha, I posted the SAME article on my blog. Love it

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 30, 2012 at 10:19 am

Thanks for the lunchtime reading material Andie! And I’m sending good tech vibes your way!

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Chelsea @ Naturally Sweet Recipes January 30, 2012 at 10:38 am

SO sorry to that! Way to be funny about it though!

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 30, 2012 at 10:45 am

How dare your laptop break up with you! lol

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Jillian January 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

“11. Gyms have two types of members: Members who wipe down the machines after using them, and the worst people in the universe.”

HA!

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Lisa January 30, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I’m sorry. I hope your laptop sees the wisdom of continuing the relationship or something better comes along soon.

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Linda January 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I totally just lol’d at work. But not about your laptop. That sucks.

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Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen January 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Oh no! I hope you and your laptop work it out. I recently broke up with my laptop, but I’ve now happily moved on. It was for the best ;)

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Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic January 30, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Love the link! Those laptops can be fickle. My work laptop broke up with me recently. I had to get the insides completely replaced.

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Lu January 30, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I broke up with my laptop at Christmas. I know, it was cold of me, but I found new, true love with my iPad. My laptop and I are still friends. He prints for me… For now. I hope your situation is resolved quickly.

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