April 03, 2006
So, These Programmers Walk Into A Bar...
Or CHMOD My Wife, Please...
It's Monday. If you're anything like me, you had a great weekend but you're feeling pretty bleh about this whole Monday thing. I know what you need - something funny and achingly cute. Here you go.
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Wait, typing that out, it didn't sound nearly as cute as I remembered. Oh hell, you better just watch my heartfelt reading from O'Reilly's Learning the UNIX Operating System
Posted by Chris at April 3, 2006 07:30 AM
Holy shit, dude...hilarious, and REALLY cute. She's got a great future in IT...
ROFL! How cuuuute!
My husband is having me send this link to his geeky friends now.
See? I'm doing my part in spreading the Mia Fan Club empire!
My first thought: ohmygod, why would her put her through the torture of listening to such boring stuff!
My second thought: ohmygod, she actually likes it!
My third thought: yeah, she obviously has NO idea what he's saying.
My fourth thought: I wonder if he's making stupid faces.
How adorable is that?! What a way to start a Monday morning. Thanks Chris and Mia :-)
Like Tom Selleck so wisely said in Three Men and a Baby, it's not WHAT you're reading that matters. It's the tone in which you read that counts. I bet NO ONE ever has had that much fun while reading an O'Reailly book. Not even O'Reilly himself and he's raking in the bucks.
She's darling and precious and every other word for beautiful. But this you already know.
Oh, so cute! What a great laugh.
By the way, those videos, DVDs and such on the shelf behind her? Those'll be gone soon!
You sort of sound like piglet in this one.
But she thinks you're a gas!
Boy I wish you were around for my SCO CUSA cramming days
OMG the cuteness! This makes the whole time change seem meaningless. Her laugh is infectious. And I mean that in the NOT creepy way.
Its rainy and grey here in Michigan...brrr...cold. Mia brings the sunshine and warmth! Thank you for a Mia Monday!
The. cuteness. is. too. much.
Can't. handle. this. much. cute.
(Not really... you're funny and I want to eat her with a spoon!)
(But not in a cannibalistic way.)
Thanks, I really needed that this morning! Mia is just too cute for words.
at one point, she gets this look on her face that says "daddy, i have no idea what you're saying, but you're expecting me to laugh, so i will..."
excellent - you've already got her socialized to laugh at uncomfortable situations ;)
She is so cute. Every time I try to read my computer books, I fall asleep which may explain why I still don't know what I'm doing here. Good thing I already knew how to type.
O.M.G. the cuteness. the laugh. you're making my ovaries ache.
Holy CRAP, she's too cute. I have so much to look forward to with Shepherd....
It's a great skill to see humor in everything...especially dry technical writing instructions. What a cutie!
Awww - that is simply adorable! Mia is such a happy little girl :smile:
Aw, listen to that laugh! Not to gush, but HOW CUTE.
I had no idea UNIX could be so funny! :)
This was AMAZING!!! you just made my morning.
Gosh, she is so adorable. SO bright-eyed and alert too! Kids: what they lack in disposable income, they make up for in giggles.
Oh MAN! So. cute. But I do want to know what kind of faces you (or Beth) were pulling.
Awww, she's adorable!! And: you just gave me a great idea to entertain Tim and still do my homework!!
I know that she is the daughter of two savvy computer geeks, uh, I mean...technological marvels, but REALLY! Are you wearing a funny clown nose or something?!? Ahh...it's all in the tone, eh?
Madeline cried when the clip was over!
And that is why UNIX is better than MSWin. Amen.
Oh, you're bringing her up Nerdy; wonderful choice. You DO of course know that this will come to backfire on you when she brings home her first pimply bespectacled date.
That was so great that my little 20 month old toddled to the computer and watched too! I think she wants to be friends with Mia.
I'm going to have to wait till I get home to see this.
Please, oh please, read me my stats book!
That was tooo cute--especially, the "is the camera still on" glance.
Heh, heh. This cracks me up (to the point that my $4 Starbucks coffee almost squirted out my nose). But hey-- ingrain this shit in her head now. You never know what kind of genius it can bring on later in life. Well geek genius anyway... and it could be worse. :-)
Stop it!! You are killing me with the cuteness. Mia is so obviously smitten! I love it. For more giggles, you should read her the tax code.
Great start to my Monday, dude! You rock.
never before has UNIX been SOOOO entertaining... hot damn she's cute, chris!
You should do books on tape.
That is great! I know they laugh at just about anything at this age! I loved that. I have to watch it again now. Bye. LOL
Ok, how do you ever manage to get any kind of work done with that kind of cuteness around??
lol, awwww! you have to save that video for her to watch when she's older.
That was the cutest thing EVER! Thanks for making my really bad Monday into a not-all-that-bad Monday. I sure miss baby laughs. I think I'm going to have to have another one.
Maybe it was the way you read it that was so funny. Just a guess. So freaking cute. I love baby giggles. Does she do that every time you talk?
oh, God, that was so damn funny. You need to send that to the writers of that manual.
Who knew computer books could be so much fun? Brilliant!
awww... that's pretty dang cute. I'm going to go watch it again.
So adorable. And amusing to hear your voice in a very different tone than we usually do! She's just...*sigh* I want a baby.
Oh my God, I love it...cute...hilarious...what more can one ask for on a Monday? Just great.
she is so going to be able to hack your computer to bits. Cause if the UNIX information you are imprinting in her brain doesnt do it... those giggles sure as hell will :)
Too. Damn. Cute.
(And it had to be the tone of voice and the silly/animated faces you were making... because the text itself could put ANYONE to sleep!)
POP! There goes an overy foolishly throwing an egg down the tubes. So cute it almost makes me reconsider the whole "uterus closed for business" rule.
Oh dear Lord in Heaven! That baby is adorable!!! And how cute are you reading your Unix book thingy? So adorable!
Holy crap! She's freaking adorable!
You, on the other hand? Might possibly put me to sleep with that junk.
There is no more beautiful sound in the world than a baby laughing. God, I miss that sound in my house.
Omg, that is the cutest thing EVER!
Just goes to show it's not what you say, but how you say it. Of course, it also helps if your audience doesn't technically understand English yet. :)
Absolutely darling. Totally reminded me of Three Men And A Baby, but Mia's response was way more adorable than the lump of prop than Tom Selleck was reading to.
rcp?!? I can't believe you would be teaching an insecure command at such a young age. What's next? FTP? Telnet? Jeesh...
That has got to be THE funniest thing!!!
Mia seems like such a happy baby! And Adorable!
I went to And The Fish Said for my Mia Monday fix and was sent here! That is one of the sweetest children I have ever seen! Thanks for my Monday Mia fix!
That is too frickin' cute for words.
A genius in the making, for sure!!
What fun! She is a doll.
I remember my girls laughing like that.
Man, I'm SO glad I remembered to play this when I got home. She is so unbelievably cute.
Well, that was just cute. Of course, you sounded like Barney on drugs, but that kid's laugh made me laugh with her.
Oh man that is so freakin' funny!! I'm glad she thought it was funny, I kinda blocked you out after the first little bit. HAHA
yeah it's 10:21 pm in my state and yes, i seriously? am back here watching the cute baby unix-ness AGAIN.
(hot damn she's cute. and that laugh!)
That was adorable. I have never seen anyone so entertained while listening to one of those books.
And, has anyone ever told you that you sound a lot like Matthew Broderick?
Wonderful. Thanks so much.
OMG - That much cuteness should be made illegal!
Mia has me hooked. She is such a sweety!
You are a very lucky man Chris!
Well that just made my day!
It made me laugh and giggle....
Thanks for that Chris!
She's so darn CUTE!
Eireann showed me this last night and I loved it! Then I got to work today and started having a mini-freak out and decided I needed to come watch it again. Even with the sound almost all the way down (I share office space), it made me giggle. She's the cutest thing ever. It isn't even fair.
My ovaries ache. :D
ahhh her laugh is the best!
How will you ever say no to anything that child wants-- TOO DAMN CUTEEEEEEE
I think my son, age 9.5 months, is smitten. As soon as he heard Mia's voice he stopped trying to grab my mouse and was rapt with attention. He leaned up off my lap and over my keyboard in attempt to get closer to her. He asked me to give you this note for her:
I like you. Do you like me? Check yes or no.
PS: Rest assured, I am very cute and I crawl faster than all the other baby boys!
Ouch, ouchouch, my ovaries, they're throbbing again. And maybe my uterus too, I can't tell. That was the best thing i've seen in a....month, yes definitly a month!!
LOL oh my gosh, she is absolutely breathtakingly SWEET!!!!!!!!!! love her! you rock too dad!
Ok, I'm really late on this, but getting caught up on blogs. That is so freakin cute....who knew babies didn't need their own books?
She is now going to have to marry a nerd. Just like dear old dad.
Don't worry. Said marriage is 50 years from now, or whenever they invent flying cars, whichever comes later!
That was so damn cute! :o)
Congratulations! My 7 year old says you do a wicked awesome impersonation of Chucky's dad from The Rugrats!
The cuteness...it overwhelms me.
I remember reading to Maddy like that, only usually from the newspaper.
Thanks for the middle of the night smile...I needed it.
I love her. That is so darn cute.