Stabbed In The Back.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

This morning I was horribly and rudely betrayed by a very dear friend of mine.

This friend, with whom I had spent countless nights chatting about anything and everything, oh - how she broke my heart.

I used to talk to her first thing in the morning, while I made my first pot of coffee. We checked our email together and discussed our blogger pals. We were inseparable. Everything, we did it together.

I remember this one time, when she came down with a nasty bug. I was the one who got her prescriptions and held her hair while she spewed all over my counter. I was the one who held her hand. I loved her.

I guess I still do, but it hurts. It was so sudden.

Up until mid-morning, all was right in my world. Right up until I checked my email. It was like my whole world crashed. Slow motion it seemed, but it happened so very fast.

One minute were chatting and the next, it was over. Done.

I still don't know why. It was as if she was broken, somewhere deep inside, some dark place where our friendship didn't count anymore. She didn't care about how much I needed her. She didn't care how much her leaving distressed me. My screen flashed and she spewed angry, incomprehensible words at me. And then there was silence.

But thats OK, I had the last word. I leaned in really close and whispered into her keyboard; You can be replaced Bitch.

And she was.

*In case you didn't catch on, my laptop died this morning, breaking my heart. But with much sucking begging, The Husband agreed that a new laptop would make a perfectly good Birthday gift for me. He Bought it tonight. Its all silver and shiny. I did not remind him that my birthday is in July.*

**Also. I have no bookmarks. That bitch took them to the grave with her. Can some one send the link to Stacy's Trivia Challenge? And email addresses. I have no emails stored anymore! I need some! How can I email without addresses!!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are more than welcome to bring your poor sick baby to my house and I will see if I can heal her. I will do my best, but I make no promises. If I can get it running, we'll hide it from JJ and you can still get a new one. Which is probably a good idea. You need more memory and such to do what you do. You could even have your pics on the new one!!!

RoxDar (1st rules)

11:13 PM, May 15, 2007  
Blogger Sheila said...

Ooh, betrayal hurts!

But, new shiny good laptops are fun stuff! How exciting for you!

(second sucks!)

11:27 PM, May 15, 2007  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

RoxDar I edited the post. He bought me a new computer. and I didn't even have to swallow!!

But I am still bringing the old one to you to see if you can fix it.

Sheila it is exciting! but i was off line all day. there are 86 new feeds in my bloglines. and by tomorrow, who knows how many there will be!

11:30 PM, May 15, 2007  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

(third AND fourth rocks!!)

11:30 PM, May 15, 2007  
Blogger Kentucky Girl said...

Oh noes! Not your best laptop friend! ACK! I dread the day this happens to one of my best friends. I would be completely devastated. I'm so sorry to hear of you loss.

Yet, I'm glad to see that you've moved on to bigger and better territory. Congrats!

12:51 AM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Who loves you the most? I'll tell you who loves you the most, the one who gives you the link to the Trivia Challenge, that's who!

And my email is

Feel the love!

4:22 AM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Blue--By the way, you NEVER swallow.

4:22 AM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger onetallmomma said...

She's beautiful. And faithful, I hope. A keeper. As is your husband.

If my friend ever crashed, that would be the end of onetallmomma. So pray she comes from a longed lived family.


4:28 AM, May 16, 2007  
Anonymous metalmom said...

Thinking of you in your time of loss. Time (and new links) heal all wounds.It's in a better place. Yada Yada--MOVE ON! You've got a young one now!!

5:21 AM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Shelli said...

I am so happy for you! I thought I was going to be missing you terribly.

5:52 AM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Avitable said...

Maybe you should start emailing through Gmail or Yahoo - then you'll never lose anything even if you have a crash again. And Firefox has an extension that allows you to save your bookmarks online, which means you can access them anywhere.

6:10 AM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Tug said...

Nice! Shiny! Silver! Yay!! What a hubby you have there...awesome.

Did you get my comment that I finally got the cards??

8:16 AM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Marilyn said...

Congratulation on the new addition. Is this one a girl too? I thought my computer was a boy but I'm not sure how to tell. Maybe you can educate me.

8:17 AM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Finn said...

And how beautiful she is!

The sad fact of life is that friends die. But then you can always make shiny new ones!

My addy is: grrlathr at gmail dot com. Write me?

8:22 AM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Lynda said...

Do you need my address again so I can get my soap? I am so excited, I posted about it. I am sure my parents are proud.

8:24 AM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Lynda said...

Oh, and sorry about your friend. What a bitch! I am sure the new one will be better to you.

8:25 AM, May 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

System Backups were intended for just such an occurence. I just got Norton360 which includes the capability to backup your system to their secure online storage. (Of course, I haven't set that up yet...)

Sorry for the hassle of lost info.
Yay for new computer!

---Peggy the Stalker

9:59 AM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger ~Tori said...

for new friends!!! and what Avi said about saving bookmarks... or!

10:42 AM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Dan said...

Damned laptops! They love you and leave you. Sometimes they leave you before you get to the loving. And that really sucks.

11:04 AM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Webmiztris said...

nice! but no email addresses? your email host should save those right in your contacts. at least, gmail does. you need to switch if you don't use gmail because it's the bee knees, baby!

11:27 AM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

Kentucky Girl I was horrified when it happened. but then the hubs told me he wanted to get me a new lap top for my birthday and we would just buy it now instead of then. Happy Day!

Mr.Fab sorry pumpkin! I got the link from BFF Kissy five hours before you left this comment. But thanks!

Mr.Fab I almost did once. NEVER again!

One tall Momma All my fingers and again my toes are crossed that you never have to lose a loved one. specially a computerish kinda loved one!

metal Mom but I miss the old links. they were my friends!

Shelli heh. you knew what this was all about long before the punchline, didn't ya?

Avitable I was going to sign up to gmail last time we talked about it, and i kept putting it off because I SUCK. how i wish i had listened to you weeks ago!

Tug I did. I will be replying to all of yesterdays comments today still.

Marilyn The best way to tell if your computer is a girl is check to see if she has large openings in which to shove things in. if so, its a girl!

Finn thanks for the email addy! i put you back in the address book!

Lynda heh. i wrote out the envelope when you gave me the address so I have it still. The husband was supposed to take it to work with him so he could mail it after work, but he forgot. I think tonight is a coffee night and if it is I will mail it from the city!

Lynda so far, except for the really reflective screen, she is!

Peggy the stalker I just love having my very own stalker! whats a system back up?

Tori~ I agree, I should have listened to Adam...

Dan Sigh. We never even got the chance to download porn together. What a waste!

WebMiz I can see why Avi gets a swelled head. Is he right about everything? I will sign up for G mail tonight after the kids go to bed!

12:18 PM, May 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when you get your new one, I'll set up a system back. There's not enough room on your old one. That way you will never lose anything again. Smile it's the long weekend and the weather is supposed to be crappy...Big Surprise..welcome May long welcome.

12:56 PM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Tenacious B said...

Let us all have a moment of silence for the dearly departed...


Ok, we're over it now. Enjoy your new toy!

1:18 PM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Chatty said...

I am on a new hard drive. Luckily when mine bit the dust she just needed lipo. LOL I know how you feel losing all the bookmarks. I think I saved them right before when I could tell she wasn't going to make it. I just can't remember where I put them!

2:31 PM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Malnurtured Snay said...

I hate to tell you this, but she was giving me oral databits behind your back...

4:15 PM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Malnurtured Snay said...

Seriously -- get GMAIL woman. E-mail addresses are kept online.

4:32 PM, May 16, 2007  
Anonymous katie said...

Aww, that's sad! But new shiny laptops are great fun! I got one in December and now we're inseparable! Love love love! Your blog is great, it gives me giggles (which is also great). :)

5:12 PM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Fantastagirl said...

it is sooo pretty...

I want one.

6:31 PM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

man, you really had me going! I thought you were really betrayed by your best friend and I was waiting to hear the scoop! hahaha! Great post and I'm glad that you got a new one!

6:43 PM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Todd said...

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7:34 PM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Todd said...

Okay, I made a joke about your laptop being a whore and your inability to be a whore because you don't swallow (according to Fab), but it was riddled with typos, so never mind.

7:35 PM, May 16, 2007  
Anonymous sam said...

LOVE IT! OMG, what a laugh!

Stupid bitch trying to cheat you like that. You showed her!

Happy Un-Birthday!

8:00 PM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

RoxDar Uhm I forgot to bring it in tonight. sorry

Tenacious b oh I am enjoying it!

Chatty The worst part is the lost bookmarks!


Mal i know i know. gmail. i wrote it down, I will get to it!

Katie HI! are you new here? has someone shown you where the coffee machine is?

Fantastagirl pfft. Not like I got a truck! LOL

FlipFlop YAY! I was really hoping people would think that!

Todd Heh. it went through to my email. it was funny. I liked it! also, here at BPR we embrace spelling errors!

Sam Un-Birthdays rock. think he will forget that he bought me something by July and I will get more presents??!

12:14 AM, May 17, 2007  
Blogger Sheila said...

I'm sorry, but is this a scheduled day off from blogging? I must of missed the memo... ;)

It can't be that I'm too early for the post. Its nearly 2 AM here.

12:59 AM, May 17, 2007  
Blogger Catch said...

thats a cool bday gift Blue!!!! and who knows..he may forget and buy you another gift in July!!!

1:32 AM, May 17, 2007  

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