Text message excepts with Mum…
Mum: Al, I wanted to know how to order something from Amazon. I pulled up the account part where you put your e-mail address and password, but what password do I give them?
Me: You have to make an account first and register it to your e-mail. Did you want me to order something for you? I already have an account. What are you trying to buy?
Mum: Tomato paste in a tube.
Mum: It’s for Paula, she saw it on the Food Network and wants to try it.
Me: Did you try going to the grocery store?
Mum: Yes, wasn’t there.
Me: What’s the product called specifically?
Mum: Tomato Paste in a Tube. I’m looking at it right now on Amazon.
Me: No the brand – wait, are you on .com or .ca?
Me: We can only order from .ca. Hold on. I’m calling you.
Mum: Why can we only order from .ca? That’s silly.
Me: Pick up the phone.
You’ll be happy to know that after a quick Google search we found the product was available in a variety of grocery stores. Now I’m tasked with the job of buying said product and delivering it to my Aunt when I visit next month.
Teaching my Mum how to text and order things online has been a humourous process. So glad she’s learning though. She makes me realize how much of the interweb and computer knowledge I take for granted. Also, she properly composes text messages better than any other member of my family.
By the way, am I the only one who had never heard of tomato paste in a tube?
It’s Friday, and that means a new podcast for your weekend listening!
And in addition to musical goodness I’m going to leave you with this link and two minute video below. It’s describing a dive to the Mariana Trench, the oceans deepest point, which James Cameron will attempt this month. I’m not a fan of his films, but I think the potential for scientific discoveries revolving around this dive are quite fascinating. The article is an interesting read.
It’s funny when something goes wrong, it can bring the greatest realizations to light.
My computer is slowly coming back to life after a malfunctioning Windows update that almost made me want to pitch it out the window today. It really made me miss my Mac, and in a perfect world with money shrubbery and jetpacks, I’d be able to spend that kind of money again on a laptop, alas, it is not a perfect world. However, I think the alternative is something that will actually make me a bit happier (installing Ubuntu). So all technology will be restored in my little corner of my little world…soon enough.
In the meantime I can adore my new record store purchases.
Any kerfuffles lately that have brought you a new outlook on things?
Wondering how I managed to wake up with two charlie horses in my calves. Must be up to sleep acrobatics again.
Looking forward to seeing Scott Pilgrim vs. The World this Friday. Even though Michael Cera plays the same role in every movie, I hear good things about the supporting cast and soundtrack.
The seawall is under construction so another tandem bike ride is out, therefore contemplating a trip to Bowen Island this weekend.
Still smiling over the successful install of the street art I helped to create. Pictures to follow soon.
Undecided if only having the students for three more weeks is a good, or bad thing.
I never thought I’d be this excited for buttons to arrive in the post.
Thinking that drinks that come with ‘baby bottle-like’ lids should be discontinued. I’m looking at you, Powerade.
Pondering if I should buy a digital SLR, or a new phone…or neither. What piece of technology do you use the most (besides the computer)?
Predictive text on mobiles is a funny thing, isn’t?
I’ve just recently had to reset my phone and lost my dictionary, so words that I corrected from T9 spelling have been lost, so as they come up I’m fixing them. It’s mostly names, and streets, etc. But today I typed “Raccoon” and it came up as “Scabmom.”
What’s the most outrageous word suggestion your mobile has ever given you?