Tuesday, March 11, 2008


As I type this, it's from the comfort of my soft bed at home. I just got a new laptop and wireless router, so I can now waste time needlessly surfing the net with my family much closer by. Previously, I had to retire to the hard-wired PC upstairs in the office (my son's bedroom.) I was always able to HEAR my family downstairs, laughing and living without me, but now I can hear them AND see them too.

Oh, the wonderful, marriage-saving conveniences of wi-fi! The technological advance of a broadband routers will definitely allow me to be both a better husband AND parent. I haven't been this excited about the absence of wires since the second coming of the wireless screwdriver, that is, the cordless drill (the first cordless screwdriver being an actual screwdriver.) When I got my first "Makita" 9-volt drill-driver, I was drilling holes all over the place for no reason at all. I was screwing and unscrewing all kinds of things, like VCR shells, dining room chairs, and fences. The novelty DID eventually pass, but to this day, I don't know what I'd do without my 18-volt Bosch cordless drill. Ditto that for cell phones. In each case, I was late getting into the market, waiting until the cost came within my reach.

Which brings me back to this new wireless breakthrough: Talk about a win-win situation: my memory foam mattress that is my bed offers much better support than that uncomfortable office chair upstairs. I'm even getting quite used to the absence of the mouse, navigating with the "touchpad." I can't believe I didn't jump on this bandwagon much earlier.

Wheras in the past, I'd drive past such fine eateries as Dairy Queen an laugh at their marquee which read "Oreo Blizzards $1, with free Wi-Fi." "Who," I seriously wondered, "would go into a Dairy Queen with their laptop? Surely enjoying a fries, burger, and blizzard was still an "offline" experience, right? Well, now that I'm so portable, I can actually see myself biting into a hungerbuster while checking out the lates scores on ESPN.com.

I used to think the same thing about .mp3 players, that they were being used far too often . . .but that was before I owned one. Once they became affordable, I bit the bullet and purchased one, now I too, have things sprouting ourt of my ears in previously unthinkable circumstances . . . . (what was that honey? . . . . can't you see I'm jamming and blogging? . . .Yes dear. . . )

Ok, I'm back now. See, if I were upstairs, I would have totally missed out on that intimate exchange with my wife.

Come to think of it, I'm getting a little sleepy laying here all comfortablyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. . . .zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. . .

Excuse me, there, I nodded on the keyboard.

Yes, my family will be the true beneficiary of this new wireless setup, as they get their dad back. I also believe it will make me much more productiveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. . . zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

1 comment:

Brenda said...

I'm sure Shealynn loves the laptop. Just on Monday you said you didn't like the touchpad, and now you can't get enough of it!