Monday, June 20, 2005

Duct Tape

The packing tape holding my laptop together didn't hold, so I had to upgrade to duct tape. The speaker that needs holding down with the tape is silver, so perfect, right? Only the last time I bought duct tape, for some reason instead of classic silver, I bought a roll in bright red. I don't know wtf I was thinking -- maybe I let Rachel pick? I will admit that it's always easy to find in the kitchen cupboard where I keep my hardware essentials. And you know, I'm stuck with it for a while, but while I love duct tape as much as the next gal, the last roll I owned was the first I had ever bought my own self, and it took years to go through. I suppose I could just, like, Freecycle the red roll and go buy myself some in silver, but that would feel like admitting defeat or something. Anyway, for now I have a bright red testament to my own stupidity in attempting to fix my own laptop yesterday. I didn't even cut the tape straight, so I'm sure you can imagine how classy it looks.

3 comments:

Erin Nicole said...

i once had to duct tape the bumper of my neon to the rest of the car...i should have taken pictures...

Tracie said...

LOL! Yeah, but was the duct tape bright red? Okay, you've put things in perspective for me -- I will try not to feel so bad about my laptop :-)

Erin Nicole said...

my favorite color is red....so i might not mind so much. :)