Up to now, Resistant-Techie hasn’t gotten much love in my blog – – and for good reason. He simply doesn’t fit well with my blog theme. What do you do in a Techie blog with a person who can actually do without technology?? I considered telling him to hit the road, but then who would let the rest of us know what is going on in the real world, while we are plugged into our virtual reality? Nope, our family just can’t do without our R-T. He provides some VERY necessary functions in our household.
Paying for our technotronics. R-T takes the time from his books and studies to actually head out into the scary world and make some money for the Techies to be able to afford the blessings we try not to take for granted – – DSL service, DirecTV Satellite, Tivo subscription, video game consoles, and of course all the food it takes to provide energy for us to operate each of the above items.
- Humor. R-T has a tremendous sense of humor, which he uses to our great benefit whenever we get grumpy because one of our computers is frozen or the battery is dead on our Nintendo DS or the Weatherbug promised that it would be good weather and now there are so many clouds that the satellite won’t pick up the rerun of Gilmore Girls that I really wanted to see. No matter how dire the situation, R-T has a “monkey testicles” joke to lighten the mood (if you haven’t heard that one…I apologize…it gets us every time!)
- Spirituality. R-T is going for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church, and is currently a Deacon In Training. This means that aside from his full time job, he also has the difficult task of weekly classes and homework in order to complete his postulancy and officially become a deacon. This task, however difficult it may sound, pales in comparison to his job as spiritual leader of a bunch of tech-heathens who are perfectly happy to commune with God, as long as He has Instant Messaging.
- Companionship. R-T is the best friend, confidant, playmate, roomie, and lover a girl could ever have. I lucked out to have married not only a good husband, and a good father, but also a good person. Feeling jealous yet?
- Taking out the Trash – – ‘nuff said. What a saint!
So maybe he isn’t the techiest man on the block, but we’ve decided to keep him around anyway. If we ever have a widespread power outage around here…SOMEBODY has got to be in charge of handing out the Anti-Depressants. I love you, R-T…thanks for keeping things Tip-Top in our Topsy-Techie world!