Sometimes I Really Am a Dumbass

2 Mar

Or the best laid plans of mice and men sometimes go awry…  however you want to look at it.

So there i am at the Bluegrass Leather Event ~ which was just lovely, btw ~ in my little green classroom, all ready to set up my laptop and my google hangout .  Suddenly, i have this awful, terrible, horrible thought.  


What if there’s no wireless?

Slowly, i open my computer and look.  Two wireless networks ~ both clearly belonging to nearby stores, both requiring a password.  Then some third thing pops up, no password, and i’m all excited for a minute, but it quickly becomes clear that it’s not a connection either.

After i try it thirty-five times ~ because really, it must work, right?  But no ~ i’m forced to accept the reality.  No wireless.  No internet.

Ah!  But my phone!! Thank goodness for data download, right??

So i reach into my trusty bag, which i’d just started using again after the trip to Very-Far-Away, and i pull out ~ a package of gum.  It’s shaped just like my cell phone, feels just like it from the outside of the bag, but actually it is NOT my cell phone at all.

Fuck.  Fuck.  Fuck.

So there i was ~ no connection with youall at all.  And nothing i could do about it.  For all of you who were trying to join the hangout ~ i am so, so, so, so sorry.  i just totally blew it.

i did have three people come to the class on blogging, which was cool ~ but not anywhere near as cool as it was going to be when we could have chatted with youall too, and youall could have helped talk about what blogging’s like for you, and i could have shown them how to start up a blog on the computer, showed them some different types of blogs and ~~


it pretty much sucked.

However ~ they were very nice, and didn’t realize what a pathetic watered down version of the class they were getting, so that was ok, i guess.  And i couldn’t worry about you all, because there just wasn’t a damn thing i could do about it.

Heavy sigh.

Didn’t even think to ask if there was wireless.  

Quelle dumbass i am.  {Sounds better in French, doesn’t it?}   Hmmm, really it would be “Quelle dumbass que je suis,” wouldn’t it?  Nice, that high school French coming back to me when i need it.

But now i need to go respond to the people who emailed me because they couldn’t find the link and apologize individually.   i’ll come back and tell you about the rest of the event later.

13 Responses to “Sometimes I Really Am a Dumbass”

  1. night owl March 2, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    Don’t beat yourself up. That’s Sir’s job. 😉

    • aisha March 2, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

      Thanks, Night owl, i think that’s part of His plan for later tonight anyhow, so that works! 🙂 But i’m not really beating myself up, i promise!

      • night owl March 2, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

        That’s good – a humble apology is a good thing. The late night plans are just a bonus!

  2. Jz March 2, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    But you know what?
    You’ll never forget to ask again!
    so you can cross that worry right off your list. ;-D

    • aisha March 3, 2013 at 7:19 am #

      Ain’t that the truth, Jz? And i like to think that if i hadn’t been all distracted by travel and then exhausted, that i might have thought of it this time, but whatever. Since we don’t get “do-overs,” i’ll have to go forward, lesson learned.


  3. striving for Peace March 2, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    We love you – and I’m glad you had some folks


    • aisha March 3, 2013 at 7:20 am #

      Thank you, Sfp. 🙂 i just feel bad that people wasted time on a search for a non-existant hangout… but i appreciate the love!!!

  4. sin March 2, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    yeah, what SFP and Jz said. We love you, we’re glad you had folks and hey you learned something for next time.

    And … you would never let any of us call ourselves dumbasses, in French or in English, so give yourself a break.

    We learn through trying new things, which often means mistakes.


    • aisha March 3, 2013 at 7:26 am #

      Thank you, Sin!!

      Laughing… you’re right, i wouldn’t go along with youall calling yourselves dumb asses for a minute.

      So it kind of amuses me that after all these years of my own “growth” in a zillion ways, when i make a mistake, “I’m such a dumbass” is STILL my immediate thought. i do know better though.

      And you’re right. We learn from mistakes, and move on… Thank you.


  5. vanillamom March 3, 2013 at 8:49 am #

    Glad you had people join your class…that was good! And since they had NO idea what to expect? Only YOU know it wasn’t the full monty. So to speak.



    • aisha March 3, 2013 at 8:58 am #

      True that, Ms. Nilla. 🙂


  6. Wordwytch March 3, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    We still love you! As for not having the “class” exactly as you wanted it… it’s okay. It happens to the professionals too. BTDT and survived. (yeah, one of my day jobs is a computer tech and instructor.)

  7. ewoman88 March 4, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    MOAR!!! This so sweet and funny and normal and just real people-ly 😀

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