4 May 2004
Submitted by eve on Tue, 05/04/2004 - 7:48pm. Funny
"The mouse button works best if you click it about a quarter inch from the right. That I have to know that is very, very annoying."
--A guy holding a laptop at Nomad Cafe
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Alas, an excuse...
Posted by peegee on Fri, 05/28/2004 - 5:09am.
I desperately need a friday song and, in the light of dear Eve's original overheard quote, this seemed like the best place to put it as I currently hunch over a laptop and feel rather nomadic, having just begun my 7 or more months exile in Germany, studying abroad.
To top it off I will allow myself the once in a lifetime extravaganza of posting a song in Danish, one about my dear old Jutland, a slightly sarcastic lament of residing in the bleak, dark countryside and thus missing out on the hot-shot metropolis highlife.
Enjoy, or pretend you do.

TV2 - Det Mørke Jylland

Jeg kører rundt med min barnevogn
Her i det mørke Jylland
Og tænker, hva' mon de har så travlt med
Disse rigtige mænd

Jeg kan se at der er noget de vil
Og de skal nok nå frem
Og deres mapper, gad vide hvad
Hvad mon der er i dem ?

Jeg ved at jeg sandsynligvis går glip af noget
Og tænk hvis jeg nu ikke får det hele med

Jeg kører rundt og er lykkelig
For så vidt jeg ved
Jeg har alt hvad jeg kan ønske mig
I min uvidenhed

Min dag ligner forkølede børn
Og tidens mælketand
Gnaver hul i min nattesøvn
Drømmene løber i vand

Jeg ved at jeg sandsynligvis går glip af noget
Og tænk hvis jeg nu ikke fik det hele med
Der gik livet lige forbi med klar besked
Mens jeg selv var væk et øjeblik, et helt andet sted

Jeg kører rundt i min egen verden
Sat fast på ubestemt tid
Hvad mon der sker på Cafe Aben nu
Ude i det virkelige liv?

Jeg ved at jeg sandsynligvis...
Studying abroad???
Posted by ParU on Fri, 05/28/2004 - 1:11pm.
From Denmark to Germany??? That's like going from Washington DC to Arlington VA (Just across the Potomac). Or maybe from Berkeley to San Jose. My commute used to be longer than that. Come on over here peegee and then you can say you studied abroad. (Monkish comments aside).
It's Amino world without Chemists
Posted by Matt on Fri, 05/28/2004 - 11:03am.
Wow! It's like you Danelanders have a different word for everything! How annoying that must be!

"Two languages in one head? No one can live at that speed!"
--Eddie Izzard
Posted by brian65401 on Wed, 05/19/2004 - 5:54am.
The kid will probably be rotten to the core.
Posted by marinerd on Wed, 05/19/2004 - 10:54am.
Or sweet as pie.
Posted by Matt on Wed, 05/19/2004 - 6:50pm.
I'll bet his first computer will be a Macintosh.

And he'll own everything by The Beatles on the Apple Records label.

If it's a girl and she marries Fiona Apple's son, her name would be Apple Apple.

He'd probably live in Washington state, to be with others of his kind.

He'll get frightened every time he hears The William Tell Overture.
Blank drawing
Posted by Jon on Tue, 05/18/2004 - 7:25am.
Best I could come up with was making a joke about Isaac Newton or William Tell, but I couldn't think of a good one for either. :(
Appley good
Posted by Intelligirly on Mon, 05/17/2004 - 7:34am.
*waves* Hi Apple!

May I be the first (I think) to congratulate you on your namesake? You and Gwyneth must be awfully tight for her to name her baby after you.

I love Mike!
I, I just...
Posted by Apple on Mon, 05/17/2004 - 2:01pm.
I don't even know what to say. I didn't plan for this. I want to thank my parents, my husband, and all the people that made this possible, which includes you, IG. *sob* I'm just so happy! Also a little freaked out. Who knew? *grin*
We love you Apple...
Posted by ParU on Mon, 05/17/2004 - 3:05pm.
We love you, we really do.
tears, a la Sally Field
It's Amino world without Chemists
Posted by Matt on Mon, 05/17/2004 - 10:06pm.
On Saturday, my coworkers and I had a field day coming up with ways to tease the kid. Most of them work better if it's a boy, so let's go with that.

If he worked with shoes, he'd be Apple The Cobbler.

He could use the pickup line, "Hey baby, you know what they say about an Apple a day..."

If he was a troublemaker who got kids to do things, he'd be the bad Apple that spoils the bunch.

People could shout out his name while holding their tongue and make a naughty word.

When he hit The Big O, he'd make Apple sauce.

Feel free to add to the list.
Boo in advance...
Posted by slugbuggy on Wed, 05/19/2004 - 11:29am.
It's a very charming name; it certainly has a peel.
You can't see it, because I d
Posted by Matt on Mon, 05/17/2004 - 10:04pm.
You can't see it, because I deleted it, but my comment was posted twice. Dammit!
Posted by daen on Mon, 05/10/2004 - 3:20pm.
I had exactly the same problem with my laptop.
After a while it ceases to be annoying and one just clicks in the right place without giving it any thought.
Posted by tim on Tue, 05/11/2004 - 3:56am.
After a while it ceases to be annoying and one just clicks in the right place without giving it any thought.
sounds like sex after marriage
--" The torture never stops"--
"After a while it ceases to b
Posted by Apple on Wed, 05/12/2004 - 11:18am.
"After a while it ceases to be annoying and one just clicks in the right place without giving it any thought."

I've had no complaints. *g*
Posted by Saint on Tue, 05/11/2004 - 9:01am.
So sex before marriage annoyed you?
Posted by tim on Tue, 05/11/2004 - 10:22am.
with my wife.
--" The torture never stops"--
Posted by Penny on Wed, 05/12/2004 - 9:07am.
So you married her?
She must have other wonderful features, right?
I wonder
Posted by hypoxic on Mon, 05/10/2004 - 9:16am.
if we'll ever get to be like baseball players with our technology. Soon you'll see people constantly readjusting their wrist braces prior to firing up a machine.
Posted by shizuku san on Sun, 05/09/2004 - 8:51pm.
The things we do to keep our technology working...

At one point I knew just how I had to jiggle my laptop's power plug to get the battery to recharge. Finally took it in and paid 85$ for them to fix it...
Very true
Posted by Jon on Mon, 05/10/2004 - 8:10am.
For my home computer, the wireless mouse has a very worn USB connector, so it takes some doing to get the device recognized. Eventually I'll get around to replacing it. :)

At work, there's the "how much paper to load in the printer before it jams" limit. I'd rather have to reload the paper tray often, than to drag the mangled paper bits out of the machine.
Posted by ParU on Mon, 05/10/2004 - 11:22am.
A classic question! If you load too much, it'll jam, if you load too little, it'll run out in 5 minutes. Sometimes I think that printer (and photocopier) designers 'learn' on the paper feeds part before they're ever 'qualified'. Either that or they all just went to those Virginia engineering schools. *g*
Hi Paul!
It's Amino world without Chemists
To UVA, perhaps...
Posted by paul on Thu, 05/13/2004 - 3:20am.
...but those of us who went to real schools such as Tech or VCU know better.

Speaking of such things- I finally got my real diploma today. But I do still intend to keep my Bachelors of Social Work prominently displayed...

paul is not our savior.
paul is known as 'silk' to all who know and love him.
paul is a past master at floating progressive.
paul is that man.
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