July 26, 2004

Adventures in Geekdom

We're geeks...and we've entered complete, unadulterated geekhood this evening. Allow me to set the scene. Beth has logged onto our brand spankin' new wireless network with her laptop. I've done the same with mine. And we're having a nice conversation. The funny thing is that we're in the same house. The truly odd thing? We're sitting about, oh, a foot away from each other. Without further ado...Adventures In Geekdom...

me: hi
her: hi
me: hows it going over there?
her: not too bad. How are things on your side of the couch?
me: pretty fine, I must say
her: good to hear
me: yeah...so, weather alright on your side of the room?
her: a little chilly

Lull, in which I do not notice that my wife has IMed me.

me: I'm sorry...I didn't notice you flashing or anything ;-)
her: I'm offended - how could you not notice me flashing. Is that a crack about my boobs?
me: well...you weren't flashing flashing...you just weren't blinking...or is blinking some chick thing that I don't know about?
her: is that another crack about my boobs?
me: NONONONONONONONO!! that was a completely non-boob related comment I swear
her: you are so in the dog house, buster
me: yeah...I know...but at least I can get email and shit from there now
her: email, yes. boobs, no.

Posted by Chris at July 26, 2004 06:43 PM

Ok, which one would be harder to live without...email or boobs. I know what my answer is, what's yours?

Posted by: Mike at July 26, 2004 07:01 PM


That's what you get, yo, for not noticing the flashing. When we women flash, we expect to be noticed!

Posted by: Dawnie at July 26, 2004 07:05 PM

That's too funny. There was no IM received chime or anything?

Posted by: Carla at July 26, 2004 07:11 PM

Heh. Shane and I have done that too. We share a home office where our desks are set up as such that we sit across from one another, facing. Yet we'll occasionally sit and IM in complete silence, as though we're still (as we were in the beginning) hundreds of miles from each other ;)

Posted by: Tonya at July 26, 2004 07:13 PM

Ok something about Beth's boobs. After that, you sorta lost me.

You geeks!

(You do know that I say that with love, right?)

Posted by: Buzz at July 26, 2004 07:38 PM

That is why I use Jabber for my IMing .. it not only flashes it is has a little animation -- harder to ignore... I stay out of the doghouse that way. = )

Posted by: LOUP at July 26, 2004 07:42 PM

hehe. being geeky is cool.

Posted by: tiffanie at July 26, 2004 07:55 PM

LOL. That is totally cute! My sister and I do the same thing. She'll be online in her room and I'll be in the computer room. We'll talk allnight without saying a word. Hopefully my little guy will never start using IM with us...that'll make for a way too quiet house. ;)

Posted by: groovebunny at July 26, 2004 08:01 PM

My girlfriend I do the same thing -- she's usually downstairs watching TV -- I'm upstairs doing something geeky with photographs -- we turn on IM -- sometimes we turn each other on :-) --- but most of the time we use it as a way to go through the usual routine:

me: what do you want for dinner?
her: hmmm.... dunno
me: pizza?
her: nope, had that for lunch
me: Thai?
her: not in the mood.
me: your turn...
her: Sushi?
me: no, too much hassle to get there

And so it goes --- the wonders of IM in the very same house... what will they think of next?

Posted by: Bob at July 26, 2004 08:26 PM

Men crack me up, it is always about the boobs! I like Beth! You so make me laugh! Thank you for that!

Posted by: Gypsy at July 27, 2004 12:14 AM

i'm even geekier, i think. first of all, i asked for a wireless card for my 21st birthday "so i can use the internet in mckeldin library." second of all, my roommate and i have been IMing each other in the same room for years. now we're a few yards away in different rooms, but it's pathetic how we can still hear each other laughing at each others' jokes.

Posted by: rachel at July 27, 2004 12:59 AM

Yes, you guys are geeks! I only wish my husband was a geek. I usually end up IM'ing myself!

Posted by: Kimmie at July 27, 2004 08:38 AM

But see? You got a post out of it. And it's all logged for you and everything. When you have actual real-life conversations you're expected to like, REMEMBER the funny shit you both said.

Remembering things is hard. Like right now I have already completely forgotten the point I was trying to make with this comment. Perhaps there was not one.

Posted by: Amalah at July 27, 2004 09:47 AM

you people are scaring me now.

Posted by: Sheryl at July 27, 2004 10:06 AM

I fail to find anything strange going on in this story....except for the possible withholding of teh boobages, that's just wrong.

Posted by: roXet at July 29, 2004 10:41 AM