First things first:  The way my computer is set up, I have to use a wireless keyboard.  There is a thing-a-ma-jig that plugs into a usb port on the front of my computer so that the keyboard can communicate with the computer.  My computer is actually set up behind my big overstuffed chair.  The children are not allowed behind my chair for various reasons…one of which being so they don’t break my usb antenna thing-a-ma-jig.

Last night was my birthday party.  I was next door at my moms getting my drink on while the kids were running amok playing nicely over here (I mean, here is where the toys are, right?).  This morning, I tried to use my computer and much to my dismay, I discovered that the usb thing-a-ma-gig was snapped into three pieces.  *cue the violins and heartbreaking music*

While at work today, Bob went searching to see if he could get a replacement part.  This afternoon he calls me.

“So, the part that’s broken on your keyboard is called a ‘dongle.'”

*insert very long pause……..followed by extremely schoolgirl-esque giggling*

You’re trying to buy me a little dongle?  Heh you said dongle!


Bob didn’t really seem amused at my childishness.

“Yes, the part is called a dongle…I can find it here…blah blah blah…”

I kinda tuned him out after that.

So sad to have a broken dongle.

It was a great dongle while it lasted.

My dongle is bigger than your dongle.

I want the biggest and best dongle.

I hate when my dongle doesn’t work.

Is that a dongle in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

*hysterical giggling*

Now, since I’ve had a respiratory infection of some sort I start coughing.  Hard.



He says, “I’m not doing anything.  You’re the one laughing at the little dongle”


Dongle.  It’s my new favorite piece of computer hardware.