Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tween Tales: And Then It Went Bang

For over a year, LB has been hoarding his

with the dream of building the ultimate
This computer would be faster, bigger smarter than all others in our land.

LB studied and researched via
He budgeted and made a list of all the parts needed.

When he had enough dough, he told Doc H he was ready.

Off they went and returned home with 


They spent the evening doing this
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While the girls and I were like this
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Because we wanted to go out for
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The boys wanted to finish their project, so we compromised on delivery.

They worked diligently. They worked fast. 
Before we knew it, LB couldn't contain his excitement 
and was doing something like this

He was super excited as the time came to power up his super computer.

But, LB had no monitor, so he had to link it up to our TV.

In our family room we all watched,
 waiting for LB's Franken-puter to come to life.

Finally, the time came and LB hit it
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Then, something happened. An odd sort of noise was heard. 
zzzzzZZZZZZZZPT

{silence}

zzzzzZZZZZZZZPT! PPPWWWW!
and then...

and...



I looked like this

The girls looked like this


Doc H did this

And LB did this


Then, as soon as the smoke cleared
and we were certain our house wasn't like this

The girls and I couldn't help but do this

Yes, we may have even snorted 
and wet ourselves a wee bit.






29 comments:

  1. LOL. What was he trying to achieve. The best computer of all time?

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    1. He wanted the fastest and most powerful computer in the house. Better and faster than his father's. And so the male competitiveness begins.

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  2. Aww, poor thing! Does he know what happened? Doc H should totally give him the $ to try again, b/c I feel like building a computer is a boy rite of passage!

    The Lawyer would have been all over this project, by the way--techie nerd that he is.

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    1. The power supply was defective (Uhhh, yeah....I could even figure that out!). Doc H was able to exchange it for another one. He got a more POWERFUL one.

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  3. My husband builds computers and, I have to admit, I'm a little nervous when he first turns them on. Maybe it's because I have no clue what he's doing. Maybe it has something to do with the picture of my laptop COMPLETELY DISASSEMBLED (screen and all) he sent me the first time I let him fix it for me. Either way, there's a bit of nervousness that presents itself, despite his perfect track record with the builds.

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    1. After this, I think I'll continue taking my computer to the professionals. :(

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  4. LOL- that was a GREAT story!!! I really needed a good laugh today. on the flipside... I hope your boy gets his computer; you know, one that works.

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    1. It was SOOOOO FUNNY!!! Doc H and I are still laughing about it....DAYS later!!

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  5. LOL! Love the use of images! Poor LB. Does he have to save up for a replacement or does he get some pity cash for a rebuild?

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    1. No, Doc H was able to return the defective power supply and came home with a new one. All is good and in working order now. Thank goodness. I thought LB was going to cry. I could tell he was holding back the tears, but we all couldn't help but laugh. It was just totally over the top, pee you pants, funny!

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  6. I think that video was the best part of my day. Hilarious! I can't believe the kid had the guts to do that.

    Also loved the post. :)

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  7. Love it! You're too much. Poor, poor guy. All those dollar bills down the drain!

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    1. No, it worked out. Exchanged the defective part and all is working now.

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  8. I want to know what was wrong! I want the happy ending for LB.

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    1. He got his happy ending. My husband was able to exchange the defective power supply. The second time around, it powered up beautifully and without incident or need for a fire extinguisher.

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  9. So funny! That video was great. I love your use of pictures to tell the story. It kept me totally engaged.

    Came to you from #FindingTheFunny.

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  10. Got me to LOL....I can see it all coming down. Sorry the computer wasn't quite up to what it was supposed to be...hopefully the "next" try will work. Loved the video also. :)

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  11. Oh my gosh! You just have to laugh, that's hilarious! I found you through the hop and can I just say I love, love, love your logo!!! So very nice to 'meet' you. www.realisticmom.com

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  12. Haha!! So sorry for the poor guy, but anything that causes you to snort and pee yourself a bit kind of has to be worth it, right?

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  13. Thanks for the laugh this morning! I enjoyed it!

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  14. Hey lady! Thanks SO much for linking up for the last find + follow friday! finally following you via GFC + twitter! Haha! Hope to see you again this weekend! :D

    ♥Nicole @ http://meandthem00n.blogspot.com

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  15. Too funny! I loved the use of the pictures!

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    Have a great day!

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  16. Such a funny story. Thanks for the laugh. Happy SITS day

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