Saturday, November 04, 2006

I Join the Ranks of Geekiness

I have never been a geek. Well, if you define geekiness as a love of learning and an addiction to books, I've always been a geek, but in my glossary of life (which is of course the one that counts on my blog, those things fall under the rubric of "browner", aka "brown-noser".) (Who else but a browner would use the word 'rubric'?) Geekiness is technological overindulgance, leaning into life through a microchip. I have never, ever been a geek. Until today. Jen is here. (Woo-hoo!!) Jen is here and we sit at my dining room table with our hers-and-hers laptops, and we are blogging!! Well, I am blogging. She is checking out a blog and simultaneously chatting with her hubbie back home. This, however, only brings me to the very fringes of geekdom. On its own, our duelling laptops only puts on a show. At heart, I am still a keener, a browner, a teacher's pet. But I am not a geek. Well, I wasn't. Until Jen sent me a gmail chat message. And I ANSWERED HER! Ladies and gentlemen, there is NOTHING (nothing, I tell you) nooooo-THING! MOOOORE geeky than online chatting with someone who is SITTING RIGHT BESIDE YOU. I am a Geek. Officially. Thank you, Jen, for being my Very First...
~~~~~~~~~~~~ © 2006, Mary P


Blogger Jenorama said...

You forgot to mention the wine. And the cackling.

And when you put your head on my shoulder.

11/04/2006 09:33:00 p.m.  
Blogger Mary P. said...

The cackling grows and the wine depletes. Funny, that. And your shoulder is soooo nice and soft. ;-)

11/04/2006 09:34:00 p.m.  
Blogger kimmyk said...

Aww what a sweet post.

11/04/2006 09:38:00 p.m.  
Blogger Kat O+ said...

Hehe. Reminds me of the night I told my husband to download an IM client so we could talk. He was sitting across the room. *g*

11/04/2006 10:47:00 p.m.  
Blogger Tater and Tot said...

Ha! Have you ever seen two teenaged girls walking together and both are talking on their cell phones? I always wonder if they are talking to each other! I wouldn't have to guess with y'all, huh?

11/04/2006 11:17:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

I knew it! I knew it all along! There was a closet geek in you just screaming (in this case, IM-ing) to get out! How did it feel?? Hehehe.

11/04/2006 11:48:00 p.m.  
Blogger lara said...

um... i've done this with three roommates, a fiance, and innumerable friends. does that make me an uber-geek? :-P

11/04/2006 11:51:00 p.m.  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

So funny! I'm thinking of school girls passing notes during class.

11/05/2006 08:51:00 a.m.  
Blogger Z said...

I haven't done that to anyone in the same room, but I have sent a message to my son upstairs. I heard his laugh as he received it - and his voice as he called his reply.

And I have done the "where are you? Oh! There you are, waving at me, yoo hoo!" on my mobile phone.

11/05/2006 09:16:00 a.m.  
Blogger Granny said...

I have IM but I forget about it unless someone sends to me first. Duh.

Hi Jen (when you get back).

11/05/2006 12:07:00 p.m.  
Blogger Andie D. said...

Congrats Mary!

I'm going to start sending you messages through gmail chat. Noticed you put your actual picture up there, and I really like it!

Please make sure to sign into chat when you are on the computer.

P.S. Jen's link actually links back to your site.

11/05/2006 11:21:00 p.m.  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Kimmyk: Sweet, or mildly inebriated? You be the judge...

Kat: I'm not sure whether that's cute or alarming. But from my glass house, I can scarcely throw stones!

Tater and Tot: Who hasn't seen that? Or the two teens in a coffee shop, each texting like mad on their phones, thumbs a-flying. I think this was probably my first and last time! Too silly for me. :-)

Jennifer: It felt HYSTERICAL at the time. Though, after half a bottle of wine, most things seem that way... Now it seems pretty silly.

Kari: You, my dear, are officially an uber-geek.

Mamacita Tina: It's more akin than you know. Jen wanted to ask me a question privately, and there were several other people in the room...

Z: I've done that with my husband. I have also phoned my son's cell phone in his bedroom upstairs to tell him to turn his music down or that he has a call on the land line. The first is merely efficient: you can call him down to look at your computer, or you can simply send it to him. The second is laziness!

Granny: I do, too. It's a great form of communication for me, though, because you can be interrupted a gazillion times (and any guesses as to why that might be an issue for me??) and still have a normal conversation. But I forget all the time.

Andie: As you can see by my comment to granny, I routinely forget about my IM capabilties, but I'll try to be more conscientious.

Oh! Suddenly I understand the p.s. on your comment. I'll go fix that link now!

11/06/2006 08:18:00 a.m.  
Blogger Haley said...

baha, Jackie and I do this all the time from our bedrooms while "working" on essays. It's easier than yelling through the wall, and allows us to waste time and chat instead of being productive.

11/06/2006 04:37:00 p.m.  
Blogger Granny said...

I keep forgetting to switch to standard view so I show up on line. My English friend Alice sends me a one word email saying "hi" which reminds me to turn it on so we can talk.

11/07/2006 12:27:00 a.m.  
Blogger Angela said...

I use chat ALL. THE. TIME. Usually while procrastinating like Haley is up there! Because what better way to waste homework time than chatting with friends?

11/08/2006 06:29:00 p.m.  

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