Sunday, October 31, 2004



Please insert candy into your d-drive or Zipdrive and forward to dornbrau c/o Bloggers Anonymous. Unwrapped treats will be inspected and if found to be safe and tasty more may be requested!  Please... no black jellybeans as they have been known to linked to several distructive viruses. 

Friday, October 29, 2004


Is it just me or does the AOL 'You've got mail' dude have a sexy voice?  I just love when I turn on my computer and he greets me with those 3 little words.


I am ill today, so what am I doing?  What any self respecting blogaholic would do when they are sick.... I am writing in my journal!  I don't waste time lying around feeling sorry for myself, no siree.  I get online and let the entire world wide web know how miserable I am!  I let them know how hard I am coughing (cough! cough! hack! hack!), how much phlegm I produce (ptoooowie!) how high my fever is (99 degrees thanks to Comtrex) and how badly I hurt (non-existent thanks to a shot of tequila!).  So, now that I have fulfilled my obligatory blogging here I am off to inform the rest of the world that I have a non-computer virus.  Blog on my friends.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004


I used to think I was bad when it came to spending time on the computer.  I no longer feel that way.  I could not get online today because my husband was on the computers doing his homework.  No, that was not a typographical mistake... I really meant to type 'computers' as in plural, 2 of them... he was using my computer and his laptop at the same time!  The way I see it that counts for double the time, so that definitely makes him twice the geek that I am. 

Friday, October 22, 2004



There is something very alluring about the anonymousness of the internet.  We generally have no idea who we are communicating with other than what they themselves have told us. Many people tend to exaderate in an effort to portray themselves in a more favorable light.  For the most part people believe them.  I tell the honest to goodness truth about my short comings and people are constantly asking me 'No, really, what happened?', or 'where do you come up with those stories!'.   I think many people think 'There is NO way anyone can be that bad'. but guess what folks, in my case, what you see is what you get! 

Not everyone on the web wants honesty though.  I was IM'd by a guy once who asked what I was wearing.  I told him.... an old Army teeshirt, sweatpants and fuzzy bunny slippers.  He wasn't impressed.  Then he told me that he wanted to suck my toes.  "Oh no, I wouldn't recommend that' I told him, 'I've been wearing shoes all day!'  He hasn't tried to contact me since.  I'll bet it was the bunny slippers that turned him off.  My husband doesn't like them either.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004


* 5¼" floppy disks

* when hard drives were measured in MB's.

* When your monitor could fit ontop of the CPU.


* Black and white monitors.

* Windows, not 98, not XP, just Windows. 

* the sound of a dial up modem.

* a 4 character password for AOL.

* what life was like WITHOUT a computer?

Tuesday, October 12, 2004


My girls are restricted from using the computer.  Apparently they got into a shouting match yesterday.  When I got home they both started in on it again, accusing the other of being to blame for the punishment their father had imposed on them. 

"You made me shout!"

"You made me mad!"

I could see where this was going, so I innocently inquired how long their restriction was for... "2 weeks?" I suggested, knowing full well that it was only for 1 week.  They immediately got the hint and the altercation ceased abruptly.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

HAPPY DISCOVER'ERS DAY (or what ever they call it now days)

One nice thing about blogging is that there is almost always something to celebrate in J-Land that requires a special entry.  So, Happy Discoverers Day (is discoverer even a word?) to everyone out there, especially to the poor souls like myself who have to work while the rest of the country is BBQing and relaxing at home.

Special thanks to Mahuffers and for the graphics

Friday, October 8, 2004


The Frankenputer is on the fritz again (surprise, surprise).  Actually what happened is that someone tried to fix it and ended up deleting some vital shared files, and now the kids can't log on to AOL.  (Okay, it was ME... I admit it... but I have to make the kids think that it's their fault, otherwise I will lose my rank of House Geek).  Unfortunately its not as simple as tossing in the AOL disc and re-installing it.  Oh no!  When I screw something up I screw it up BIG TIME!  So I guess next Tuesday I'll try to fix it and redeem  my credibility.  In the meantime, the kids have been punishing me by using MY computer, thus limiting my time on it.  When I balk, they point out that they are doing 'homework'.  Little rats!  So grudgingly I occupy myself with other tasks, like... washing dishes... ugh!  This has got to STOP!

Graphics by CyberGifs