Saturday, May 05, 2007

Frustrated Geek Post

Before writing this post I was working on another that told all about our last two weeks in Chicago, which has been a whirlwind of action. Unfortunatly Blogger ate it- or rather the way my browser handles cookies allowed all of my hard work to burn up on re-entry to the Blogosphere. You could say it detonated like an IED along the road to Blogistan, or was chewed into a bloody pulp by a Blogosaurus Rex. Either way, no amount of clever metaphor is going to bring it back, and my angst levels are way up in the red.

To sooth my nerves, I'm going to tell you all about the handy new internet device I just bought that's hopefully going to turn us into more prolific bloggers.

Actually, because I'm thoroughly exhausted, I'm just going to let you read about it.

Behold: The Nokia N800.


Karen Newberry said...

Hey Andrea and Ira,
It was so great seeing you both at the wedding! Enjoy the rest of your adventure. Thought you could relate to this:

Are you aware that Jeff Foxworthy is now picking on Michigan? Read on.
(pretty funny and accurate)

1. If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18
inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim
by, you might live in Michigan.

2. If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights
each year because Pellston is the coldest spot in the nation, you might
live in Michigan.

3. If your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March, you
might live in Michigan.

4. If you instinctively walk like a penguin for five months out of the
year, you might live in Michigan.

5. If some! one in a store offers you assistance, and they don't work
there, you might live in Michigan.

6. If your dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his
forehead, you might live in Michigan.

7. If you have worn shorts and a coat at the same time, you might live
in Michigan.

8. If your town has an equal number of bars and churches, you might live
in Michigan.

9. If you have had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who
dialed a wrong number, you might live in Michigan.

Part 2 - You know you're a true MICHIGANDER when . . .

1. "Vacation" means going up north on I-75

2. You measure distance in hours.

3. You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.

4. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.

5. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard,
! without flinching.

6. You see people wearing camouflage at social events (including

7. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both

8. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to
use them.

9. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

10. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with

11. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road

12. You can identify a southern or eastern accent.

13. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your
blue spruce.

14. You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.

15. Down South to you means Ohio.

16. A brat is something you eat.

17. Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate ! his new pole barn.

18. You go out to fish fry every Friday.

19. Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

20. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

21. You find 0 degrees "a little chilly."

22. You drink pop and bake with soda.

23. Your doctor tells you to drink Vernors and you know it's not

24. You can actually drink Vernors without coughing.

25. You know what a Yooper is.

26. You think owning a Honda is Un-American.

27. You know that UP is a place, not a direction.

28. You know it's possible to live in a thumb.

29. You understand that when visiting Detroit, the best thing to wear is
a Kevlar vest.

30. You actually understand these jokes, and you forward them to all
your Michigan friends.

Have a Nice Day .... and a Better tom! orrow..

Anonymous said...

The N800 is a cool device.
Basically it is like the Palm TX PDA on steroids with a different OS, better on screen keyboard and probably less pocketable.

Best get a hardcase to protect it on the bumpy roads ahead.

There are free wifi hotspots at libraries and coffee shops or pay ones at Starbux and the like.

It may be illegal in some states to connect to free & un secured coffee shop or biz wifi from outside the store in the parking lot, but you'll find out.

Good Luck on the next leg!

Anonymous said...

Ooooooo.. geek lust. I'm debating bringing my Treo along on longer tours as I'm torn between the whole "get away from it all" and "blog EVERYTHING' schools of thought. -jaypee

Anonymous said...

I am STILL ROFLMAO about the damn Dale Earnhart Gang Sign.