Monday, January 7

I’m a binary code that you cracked long ago. But to you I’m just a novel that you wish you’d never wrote.

During the recent festivities, I acquired one of these:

New toy!I have to admit, I've never really been that taken with Laptops. In fact, when I showed The Girl, she was the more excited one and at one point I thought she was gonna take it up to her bedroom and start stroking and caressing it. Luckily for me, she was preoccupied getting killed by some person (probably on the other side of the world) on World Of Warcraft.

To test out the wireless connectivity, we tried to hook it up to The Girl's connection. And tried. And tried. With a little bit of fiddling and undoubtedly a lot of luck, we finally managed it. They don't make it easy, do they?
We both had a chuckle when my Laptop was searching for 'active' connections within its range and it picked up The Girl's neighbours' connection. Amusingly, instead of just having a 'standard' name such as SKY###### or BT-INTERNET######, it was listed under their names; Jack and Jill's Internet*. Considering the neighbour has gone through several boyfriends since splitting with her husband and seems to have only just settled down with a steady partner in the last few months, I wondered at what point in their relationship she decided to rename her internet connection. Bizarre! And slightly amusing.

I may start blogging from my Laptop. Once I figure out how to type on the finicky keyboard without making spelling mistakes every other word.

*Real names changed to protect the innocent.

11 parlez:

SL said...

Don't mock that which you don't understand. By that I mean World of Warcraft, of course. :o)

treacle said...

I just got given a laptop too and I can't quite seem to get it to work properly yet...soon, though hopefully.
I've never heard of World of Warcraft...

bedshaped said...

sl,
I wasn't mocking, I was just sayin'.
I know better than to mock World Of Warcraft, especially as the result would almost certainly be a thump from The Girl.

treacle,
Without wanting to sound patronizing, Google may be able to help if you're interested to find out more. YouTube also has lots of stuff posted which can be quite amusing, especially the latest Tv adverts.

Rachel said...

Oh I loved the thought of you having real life 'Jack and Jill' neighbours. Got anything in that fridge yet?

Brenda said...

Message to Jack and Jill: If you are looking for your pail it's here.

SL said...

Heh heh, I know you weren't, BS. But the power of WoW is strong. Tread carefully!

bedshaped said...

brenda,
Not sure that's the sort of site they would find entertaining, judging by some of noises they make on the evenings.

sl,
Yes, I know the power of WoW is strong. I only had to read through some of pages here to see that.

SL said...

Oh my God! That is hilarious!

weenie said...

I have thus far resisted the temptation of WoW, knowing that I can only cope with one addiction (alcohol) in my life right now.

My excuse previously was that my old laptop wasn't powerful enough to play the game but now that I have a swanky new one, resistance is getting harder and I just know it's a game I'll lose my life to...

bedshaped said...

rachel,
You'll be pleased to hear that I went shopping the other day and now my fridge has a pack of cold meat added to it's contents. The diet coke is all gone now though and I've left the out of date eggs in there, just to help fill up the empty space.

weenie,
Hello and welcome!
You have no excuse now, with your swanky new laptop.
My excuse is that I just don't have the time to dedicate to it. It's a lame one, but I'm sticking with it for the time being.

brenda said...

Jack and Jill make noise?

whistles and trumpet and jangling tamborines?