Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wireless Isn't Always a Good Thing

Sometimes I'm slow on the uptake. Really. Like having wireless in my house when Verizon brought the new FIos router. Except it took 16 months and a visit from my engineer/nephew to tell me, "Hey Aunt Mellie, you know you have wireless right? You don't need to plug in your laptop. The code's right here on the side of this box."

After swallowing my shame and embarrassment, I embraced the wireless. Imagine, working at the kitchen table! Working in the basement! Working in my bed!

Huh? Did I just say working in my bed? Yeah. I did. Because I don't have enough billable hours in my life so now I work everywhere.

Except it's not all as sinister as it sounds. Take today for example. It's mid-morning. I am "working" from home. In My Bed. In my pink Wal-mart Eeyore faded pj's, with Stinky Butt curled up next to me, Queen Bee snoring at my feet, and Son moaning from his room every 45 minutes or so about his stomach ache.

Oh did I say I was working? Perhaps I'm blogging.

Back to work now. Really.

9 comments:

Persnickety Ticker said...

Right on! Blogging is so much more fun than actually getting something productive done...oh like say...unpacking.

Hope you enjoy your day!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I was visiting my son and they couldn't figure out why their WiFi went down. I unplugged it to plug in my computer so I could go on the internet.

Embarrassing!

hulagirlatheart said...

Cool. I've gotta get a job like that.

ChiTown Girl said...

Getting wireless was one of the greatest gifts I've ever given myself!! I usually use my laptop at the kitchen table (like I am right now), but I can take it down in my basement, in my bedroom, even out on my deck! Woo hoo!! Such freedom! It's hilarious when Stud's friends and/or my nieces are over because they all either have laptops or IPods that are wireless. Sometimes there are 5 of us using the internet at the same time here. Crazy!

Busy Bee Suz said...

So funny. I love the wireless too, so I can work, I mean BLOG.

Jason, as himself said...

Nothing better than working from your bed! Except I really wouldn't want 22 six and seven year olds in my bedroom. That would be too much.

SabrinaT said...

Blogging isn't billable?? For shame....

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Wireless, like going commando, but with a laptop.

dkuroiwa said...

now if i could just find our little box with those numbers on it!! we have put every imaginable set of numbers (and some we have just made up) and still canNOT get my new toy to enjoy the freedom of the wireless! damn.
oh well...i have been able to jack..ahem...uh...borrow wi-fi from a wide variety of places around the city.
I can work/blog in my car!

'going commando'...cheri's so freakin' funny!!