Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The race that stops a nation

I don't even live in Melbourne, but I am wearing a skirt, heels, and a fancy hat. Which is great, because I won a bottle of bubbley for the best hat in the office. And we stopped work for an hour to watch a horse race and drink and nibble. How am I supposed to get any work done this afternoon? Thank you, Melbourne Cup.

I had a flutter, without success. That's $7 I'll never see again.

Another benefit of being slightly lubricated with chilled white is that I managed to figure out how to change the settings on this blog so it shows the date and time as it actually is in my local area, which will make it easier for posting everyday for NaBloPoMo when it shows up the right time.

My computing style is just to keep pushing buttons until something works out. I am not a good one for following instructions or tutorials, it suits me better to figure things out my own way. Experimental. It does somewhat limit my capabilities, but it suits me. I feel like I am just keeping up with the wave of technology. My mum admitted that it has officially drowned her. She's out. She's given up on keeping up.

For myself, I am at the age where I can just cope. Kids these days take it all for granted, but the latest technology still amazes me.


Josie said...

I'm waiting to hear the outcome of the ongoing story with the boy in New Zealand. I love happy endings. I have a feeling this will have a happy ending, but first, it will have a very interesting journey to get there.

Radioactive Jam said...

Saw this headline today: "80% of adults now use internet." I haven't read the article but I wonder if they've calculated the percentage of techwave-drowned adult users.

(Hope your mom hasn't given up on all tech; just on trying to keep up, yes?)

A few years ago I'd have used that headline as an excuse to make fun of clueless AOL users. I must be getting old.

"Kids these days" indeed. :-P

Ann said...

I sometimes wish that the adults in my life didn't use the internet. I really don't need the government conspiracy theory emails from my dad, or the I-have-nothing-better-to-do-than-forward-these-cheesy-emails-to-you emails from my aunts and cousins.

And are we ever going to see a picture of the bubbly winning hat?

Anika said...

I am just so impressed that you wore a hat! My friends and I wanted to have a hat party once, but it never really panned out. Perhaps we should have another go . . .