"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Missing My Mouse

Dear Wireless Mouse,

It's hard to believe that it was only a week ago that we were still together. We had so much fun that night, browsing other people's blogs and digging up artifacts in Treasure Madness. I know I kept you up a little late, but you didn't seem to mind. So what was it that made you disappear overnight?

Did I spend too much time with the computer touchpad? Was it because I carried you in my pocket? Or did you simply fall in love with one of those mice that lives in the ceiling over my head?

Is there anything I can say to get you to come back? I've searched high and low, but you are nowhere to be found. My heart can't take much more of this. If you don't return soon, then I will have to go meet someone new. Sure they won't be you, but maybe they'll be more colorful. Maybe they'll show more loyalty.

If I only knew what it was that drove you away, I would promise not to do it again, but you didn't even leave a note. And you can't say you're "just wired that way" because you're wireless, remember? The affection I once felt has turned to annoyance and I don't think I can forgive you. So if you read this, then you will know, I'm doing just fine without you. You're the one that's going to have to live with your decision.

I will survive,
Rebecca

19 comments:

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

"And you can't say you're "just wired that way" because you're wireless, remember?"

hahaha hehehee hohohoh

Very very cute :)

Shannon said...

So funny! I hate it when the mouse goes on safari and you have to hunt it like a sneaky little hyena...no, they are more bold I think...lol...great post!

KarenG said...

So cute! We sure get to love our little mice don't we lol?

Raquel Byrnes said...

He's probably hanging out with the missing remote and all the socks that disappear out of the dryer.

Falen said...

you know, it's never even occured to me that one can "lose" a wireless mouse.
huh.

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

@Alliterative Allomorph: Thanks :)

@Shannon: Oh, this thing has taken more than a safari - it has taken my sanity.

@KarenG: Yeah, my touchpad is driving me crazy. Oh how I miss my mousie.

@Raquel: I knew it! It's that stinkin' fifth dimension!

@Falen: I DIDN'T lose it! Really! It was there when I went to sleep and gone in the morning. I have ripped apart my room trying to see where it might have fallen! I'm telling you, he ran away! :D

Elana Johnson said...

I so feel this! My wireless mouse has decided to stop working. So it just sits there, looking pretty in pink, but NOT WORKING.

So frustrating.

Alyson said...

Maybe it's making its way across the country to my house because it knows I've always wanted one. *Looks out front door for any sign of said mouse*

Jenn said...

This is going to come out sounding all kinds of wrong, but I am constantly losing my...uh...clothes.

No, no. Not the ones I am wearing...lol!

I have a criminally small closet, packed tight with clothes on hangers. Sometimes shirts with a wide v-neck or boat-neck slide off the hangers. But instead of falling to the floor, they stay wedged between two other shirts that are still hanging! Arg! Small closets!

I never, NEVER find what I am looking for until I
a) Ask my mom if she's seen said piece of clothing
b) Accused her of accidentally taking said piece of clothing
and sometimes, even
c) searching her closet because I am CONVINCED that I have looked through every single hanger, and in-between all the clothes so many times that it MUST be elsewhere.

LOL.

I lost a most favourite black tank top just the other day. After searching high and low, completing the obligatory accusations, etc. I found it—INSIDE of a hoodie that was washed with it...

Moral of long story:

Ask you mom where your mouse is—then tell her she must have taken it by accident. Then search her room for it. And then after all of that, it should appear right before your eyes!

:P

PS—My blog post re: your AWESOME contest is now posted!

lemaniesunshine said...

Maybe the mice in your ceiling can meet the mice in my wall. I was cleaning out my closet today and found one of my shoes filled with food. Where it came from is still unclear. We used to find dog food under the base board heaters all the time. It's really strange.

Niki said...

hehe oh you poor thing. I feel your pain. Nearly as bad as losing the TV remote!!!! :o)

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

@Elana: Oh, I don't know which would be worse, losing it or having it while it doesn't work.

@Alyson: He's gray, with an internal USB plug. If he does show up, you can tell him we're THROUGH! :)

@Jenn: hahahahahahahaha! I too have NO closet space whatsoever. I recently bought those As Seen On TV hanger things - where you put the hangers on and then it drops down. It actually made a pretty big difference (though they're still pretty tight). And I've already ranted at my Mom AND my sister, but they all claim to be clueless. hmf.

And thanks for the contest post! *feels special*

@lemaniesunshine: That sounds good to me, as long as they decide to live with you :)

@Niki: Yeah, the tv remote is just as bad. Why do small electronic things run away?

Erin said...

Dear Rebecca,

Thanks for always making me laugh.

love Erin

PS: Owlie says hi!

Christina Farley said...

Too funny! I must say that I get awfully attached to my mouse too!

Palindrome said...

*sigh* if only I had a wireless mouse, maybe Hal wouldn't have stopped working. My touch pad and your wireless must be in cahoots!

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

Dear Erin, You're welcome.
Rebecca :)
P.S. Give Owlie a kiss for me :)

@Christina: It was the best and he's still missing :(

@Palindrome: They must be!

Blam said...


I can't believe you haven't blamed the obvious culprit: Any wireless cats in the neighborhood?

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

@Blam: OF COURSE! Why didn't I think of that.... I'm off to find some wireless milk for bait...

Blam said...


You could also put out a fake wireless mouse with no feet. I hear some cats are lack-toes intolerant.

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