Doppelgangers and Dictionaries

A wonderful part of life in the technological age as we know it is the firestorm of trends that sweep social-networking sites.  In case you have been busy catching up on previous episodes of Lost, let me clue you in.  (But not on the television show, since I’ve never watched it.  I know, gasp.)  Facebook has been experiencing a wave of doppelganger-ing as well as UrbanDictionary-ing.  Me?  I typically skip such things.  Namely because there is usually a minor military skirmish either breaking out or coming to a truce in my living room whilst I’m on the computer.  But also, I don’t even look like my parents – what famous person would I pick?  (Feel free to supply me with that answer; after all, I stopped watching tv in 1995 which explains my Lost-virgin status.)

But I do have this to say about searching your name in the Urban Dictionary.  Whew, people sure can be creative at times.  That and a bit scary.  Try it – you’ll find out all kinds of odd things about yourself you just never wanted to know.

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The Cobbler’s Kids in the 21st Century

My husband likes to call himself my “techno-daddy” which is less insulting than my calling him my “techno-weinie” but whatever.  As a computer guy, he knows about this techno-mumbo-jumbo and I am apparently becoming dumber by the minute by allowing him to be my techno-daddy.  Because while I may have figured out how to make the VCR’s clock tell time back in 1992, I am completely befuddled by some of the stuff in my house these days.

Of course, programming the VCR turns out to have been very simple.  Watching the television these days is not.

So most days, my kiddos have to hear me say, “I’m sorry but I can’t figure this out.  You’ll have to wait until dad gets home.”  They’re adaptable tho’, my kids.  Yesterday they watched a Batman movie with no sound, because for the life of me, I have no idea what he did to disconnect the receiver.

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