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ten reasons why I like living in the future.

  1. As I sit here this morning working on my day job, my bread machine is in the kitchen making me lunch. Home robots = cool.
  2. As I sit here this morning working on my day job, I am in my pajamas, tucked up on the couch under a throw sent to me by a friend who I only met because we were involved in an internet workshop together. That's like three for the price of one, really.
  3. I am so buying a roomba the next time I sell a book. The cat needs the competition. Also, see above, home robots. And sweeping is no fun, anyway.
  4. Much knowledge is contained in either Google or Livejournal.
  5. No matter what I say or think, if I happen to express it in my blog, thousands of people the world around can either tell me how wrongheaded I am or offer unsolicited advice. Or both.
  6. The ability to stalk ex-lovers over the Internet
  7. Project Gutenberg, the Bible Gateway, Bartleby!, the Perseus Project, Wikipedia (even when it's wrong, it's still the coolest idea ever).  Etc. Not having to know something if I know where to find it.
  8. Alton Brown
  9. Flying cars. Since 1927, baby. In fact, it's a flying boat/car: Bucky did the future one better. I don't wanna hear any more bitching just because you capitalists couldn't drum up support for the damned thing.
  10. The absolutely unparalleled access to pr0n. Nancy Friday, eat your heart out.

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Great. Now I'm having this very strange visual of Alton Brown as a roomba. Wearing pajamas.

I either need less caffeine, or way more.

when really, we all know he's a flying boat/car.
Oh, man, the visuals :)
*dies*
I figure that since the only reason I want a Roomba is for the cat-factor, I should save up my money and get one of these instead. I saw them on HGTV last night and now I'm lusting after the sheer amount of cat-amusement such a thing could provide.
A helicopter might be easier to learn how to fly. Saw these at the local hobby store recently, and it sure looked fun!
Number 6 never works for me. Ever. It's quite frustrating.
Mine all seem to minimize their internet profile.

I wonder why.....


*NB: I *am* kidding about this one.
Oh what memories Man from Uncle brings back...my first real crush! Ilya's so dreamy...

C
Hee.

Lookie:

muncle
Oh wicked you. LOL. Sigh, I was in a nice fandom once, in fact inspired above mentioned sold fic, but... Can't stay there any longer, sadly enough. Too much fighting and such zapped the pleasure out of it. I gave up, though still have some of the wonderful peoples on my flist. It makes me very very sad at times.

I wonder what it would be like to watch this show now, after all these years!

C
*g* It's still fun. Often bad... but fun. *g*
I'm ebaying today for second season of Nip/Tuck...maybe will just have to see what is out there? I saw some mention the DVD's so...LOL! Fun is good. Fun is necessary. g

C not having fun--am at work and don't want to be here today, alas--but at least we're all going for sushi!
Number 7 is one of my favorite things ever. My extend-a-cranium is my favorite possession. The only problem is that before I had the internet I knew a lot more facts about things and a lot less where to find facts about things, so now when I am away from my extend-a-cranium there are things that, pre-internet, I would have memorized/known that now I have to make up and hope I'm right.
I don't want a roomba because of my cats' reaction to it, although that will be good.

I want a roomba because I want to put it in the rat room and watch -them- react to it.

Eventually, of course, they'll figure out that it's not a danger to them, and then they'll nibble it, urinate on it...and try to ride it. (Because that's what they do).

That's when I want to have the camera ready.
I have rats, too, that's a very funny and realistic image. Yeah!
"As I sit here this morning working on my day job, my bread machine is in the kitchen making me lunch. Home robots = cool.
As I sit here this morning working on my day job, I am in my pajamas, tucked up on the couch under a throw sent to me by a friend who I only met because we were involved in an internet workshop together. That's like three for the price of one, really."

Ditto on first. But there is a flip side too: As I sit here with the dog laying on my feet, I very much want to strangle my computer as it takes 30 seconds insted of 1 to generate my report...
I love my roomba. *g*

And the washing machine and the dishwasher and the breadmaker.
My robot fed me.

Life is good.
I just wanted you to know that my Panera Bread's Sonicwall firewall has blocked your LJ as "Forbidden Category: 'Adult/Mature Content'"

Though my entire FList is not blocked.

If you've never had the chance, for a laugh, I suggest you check out The Hitchhiker's Gude to the Galaxy entry (narrated by the wonderful Stephen Fry) about Technology. It's still available at the iTunes store or, if you're not all over that, I can burn it to a CD and send it to you.
I said "pr0n."

*snicker*

I know the one. Good rec.

low-tech roomba alternative...

3 ferrets, freshly bathed- my little bozos used to roll and romp all *over* the place right after bathtime. If I didn't put out a pile of terrycloth towels, they'd have gotten every dust-brontosaur rounded up in short order.

In between bathtimes, I'm sure 3 ferrets + 1 can of Endust + several bouncy balls or windup toys would be equally effective. Yes, I'm kidding about the Endust...

re: #6

some of us stalk back :-)

Re: re: #6

eee!

*hides behind the arras*

Oh, wait...

Re: re: #6

love you truly madly deeply-sillyly :-)
I am so old-fashioned that I still love my phone which lets me ring people up wherever I am, and my camera which doesn't have to finish the film before I can see the pictures. And they are two separate devices.