Me and my computer

Me and my computer

So on the evening news they reported that my computer might be spying on me even if it’s off? This is totally beyond my understanding and a bit creepy. I do not understand computers and I am capable of only the basics; sending e-mails, creating a simple word document and getting on the internet. I have no apps on my phone and I have never streamed. I told my daughter the other day, when my computer wouldn’t come on the way it usually does, that my computer was tired and slow. She said it was the hard drive. I thought she was making an exhausting traffic joke. 

 

It seems I might have a virus. I called my best, computer literate friend and told her I had a virus and she said take Zicam and it’ll go away faster. I realized I live in my own internal world and I’m not the best communicator. She and I drove to Best Buy and they tested it. I did have a virus and for a mere $299 they installed mal-ware. That will keep out the bad hombres, like the boarder wall. I hate that whole idea of living in fear of people. The guy at Best Buy said it was probably some Russian or Ukrainian hacker. Guess they were after all my secrets.

 

Now my computer works just fine. I sent out my e-mail and looked up on-line a recipe I was thinking of making for dinner. I hope the Russians are happy with all this information and can benefit from the secret ingredients in Tofu scramble. I admit I felt bitter and mad. I felt violated in same strange way. I took the Ukraine off my bucket list.

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I’m a writer, parent of 2 amazing kids, and been through all 12 steps in AA. I am also divorced. My main financial burden is affording my psychologist and my main pleasure is being able to fall asleep without sleeping pills, which doesn’t always happen. My past feels like a lifetime ago and my present feels like a present. I’m one of those people who literally wakes up in the morning grateful that I get to have another day and didn’t kill myself 12 years ago. Mostly my life is now a blessing. I have a lot of stories from those days when it didn’t feel life was a blessing and also about now, wh ...

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