I was going to post about Alien Detention. No not the Roswell white googly-eyed types but about the fact that Australia is finally going to release it's remaining detainees . . .but hey, it's Wednesday, hump day, 'Spicks and Specks' day . . it's meant to be happy, jolly, trivial so . . .
We were slow starters but we're catching up. I only bought mobile phones in 2000 because the Olympics was on and my 16 year old wanted to party hard in the city . . I didn't get Internet until 2002 because my 18 year old needed it to access her biology text . .weird how the worm has turned. I'm now an email communicator, Blog junkie, Facebook addict, MSN chatterbox, constant Skyper and Flickr fanatic (I've resisted Twitter because I don't think anyone's interested when I clean my teeth or take a dump or pour my first glass of wine or hit the sack).
My first Mac was an A4 screen . not just one of the first Mac's but one of the first PC's . . yeh I'm THAT old! We were talking about typewriters today and only one of my peers remembers being whacked across the knuckles on a manual typewriter for looking at the keyboard. Hey, life before backspacing was bloody hard not to mention the pain in the pinkey's learning how to type "j j j j :::: jjjj ::::" but being a QUERTY typist has helped me no end as far as the social networking scene is concerned. (Ahem . . it helped me type quickly!)
I'm not IT savvy but I'm quite proud that at the ripe old age of 51 I can download an upgrade, organise my PC, talk reasonably sound techyspeak with nerds (except the one that does our IT maintenance I don't understand a word he says). I'm among few in my social set who can insert a sound card or even know the difference between a USB and Ethernet cable. (Mattie would disagree but I actually only ask him to do things that I'm quite capable of doing because it gives me the chance to havachat!)
DrummerBoy in true form has spent his entire tax return on gadgets but then added "My stuff is your stuff mum!" Yayayaya! Soon I will be able to play with but not own one of these:
But I think I'll have more luck at actually getting a guernsey with one of these!
Ostensibly bought 'for the new business' his little Macbook 160G has a webcam so that Clare can remember what her mother looks like (however everyone else will have to put up with photoshopped pictures on Facebook and Skype!). Why he bought a white one, I'll never know . .the man's a LANDSCAPER! Hello!, filthy hands, filthy boots, filthy clothes! (And yes Bird Anonymous, I reckon our two boys could have a 'stink off' when it comes to feet!)
IT, of course has wireless capability . . the only problem *wild sobbing ensues* . . . the only wireless connection we can receive at home is to our printer! Sucks living in Brigadoon!
If I'm a good girl, a very good girl, and speak nicely and politely and make his favourite dinners, he might let me play with it off site one day while he's digging ditches and building retaining walls . . .I LOVE Mac's . . .erm but it's been a few years since I've properly used one . . . Crispy and BenchWarmer . . I may need a couple of tutorials!