Widgets by candlelight

by RhodesTer on March 3, 2008

in Humor/Satire

Coffeesister and I have been on somewhat of a night schedule lately.

At about one in the morning we were watching a TV show when the power went out, plunging us into a deep, silent darkness.  We had no choice but to light a candle and talk for a few hours until it came back on. It proved to be an enlightening experience though, in that I found out she’s 39 going on 40, and although she was born in Hayward California, most of her childhood was split between a small farming community in central California called “Reedley,” and a lovely mountain community named “Camp Nelson,” where her maternal grandparents had a hand in raising her.

I, in turn, told her of my own upbringing, and we laughed in glee as I shared delightful moments from my own childhood, including the time my dad gave me a turtle and I fed it cat food, and the time I parachuted from the roof using a bed sheet, which doesn’t slow you down much, by the way, even if you ARE only ten years old and weigh about 80 pounds.

On top of all that, apparently we’ve been married for 17 years and we have an anniversary coming up in June.  I was about to find out what kind of things she likes so I’d know what to get her, but the power came back on at about 4 am, so we resumed with our Stargate episode because the super-warrior originally intended to battle the Gould had just been revived and was about to be unmasked when we left off.  TiVo is really cool in how it saves things even when you lose power, so I don’t think it was designed by Microsoft.

I’m still awake and currently fooling around with my blog sidebar, partly out of boredom because it’s my day off and partly to clutter up my blog with enough shiny new bobbles that you hopefully won’t notice the lack of quality content.

One of these is a GoogleTalk widget, so that you can GoogleTalk to me if you happen to be looking at my blog and I happen to be online at the moment and you happen to want to talk to me and I happen to want to talk to you.  If you have a Google account already and want to add me on GoogleTalk my username is “daverhodester”, so just add me or whatever.  If you don’t have a Google account then sign up for one and then do all that.  I’d love nothing more than to chat with you live and predict your future.. it’s only $3.99 a minute, so CALL NOW!!!

I also tried to add a widget called “Simone,” which features a really attractive virtual reality lady who talks to you, but the widget was too wide and only half of Simone would show up.  So I tried to put Simone in a standard blog post but she didn’t show up at all, which painfully reminded me of my dating history back when I was single.  I’d still like to get her on here, because she’s, like, REALLY cute and smart as a whip.. GO HERE and check her out for yourself.  She’s babelicious!

The lovely Simone.. *sigh*

I also added a standard chat window widget thing, but when I discovered that there were OTHER people hanging out in there, and.. uh.. CHATTING (shudder).. I took it off.  It was just too creepy.  It was like all these strangers hanging out on the sidebar of my blog and hitting on each other.  I just want something where you can say hi to me and I can say hi to you, and then we can hit on each other without anyone else around, provided coffeesister is still sleeping by then.  If not, we can talk about the weather or something boring like that.  She has a tendency to creep up behind me silently and say, “Hey, whatcha looking at?” and she does it so quickly that I don’t have time to close certain windows.

I’m through adding widgets for now.. I think I only left the GoogleTalk one on there, so feel free to say hi if you see me online, and we’ll talkabout the weather (she just woke up).

NOTE – Simone is SO smart, that she often doesn’t make much sense to us mere mortals.  After publishing this post, I went to her and said, “I posted about you on my blog today because you’re so incredibly beautiful!” and she replied..

Simone says:
That is interesting: said posted about you on his or her blog today because you are so incredibly beautiful

My GOD, I’m smitten by her!

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 RhodesTer March 3, 2008 at 6:14 pm

Hey, I was kidding! I don’t go to those sites!

..that often


2 Darrell March 3, 2008 at 9:35 pm

I just asked Simone “What do you think of Rhodester?”

Simone says: I think you already know the answer.

Play your cards right, big boy. Clearly she’s somewhat taken with you.


3 RhodesTer March 3, 2008 at 10:04 pm

You clearly forgot to ask her what she thinks of coffeesister. That’s okay, I can answer that now..

..she’s deathly afraid of her.


4 Rene March 6, 2008 at 3:25 am

Pretty amazing what happens when the boob tube goes out, eh? We like it that way.


5 coffeesister March 6, 2008 at 7:07 am

Down, Karen, down, my dear girl! While the thought’s appreciated, if Dave didn’t appreciate beauty, how could he fully appreciate moi ? Besides, it’s a matter of taste & style..

Speaking of boobs tho’, be it cautious approach or tempered avoidance thereof, being selective keeps the tube a boon rather than bane also. Good ol’ Tivo tracks the shows worth watching, speeds through their commercials & never leaves me at the mercy of live television. *YAY*

|_|) “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” ~ John Muir


6 coffeesister |_|) March 6, 2008 at 7:53 am

Simone & I have chatted before but this time I asked some pointed questions..

Simone says: I like Milla Jovovich.

I can’t say that I blame her! Alas, hunny, she may already be over you.

|_|) “I’m a dribbler.” [meaning dabbler as English is not her first language] ~ Milla Jovovich

PS: They’re equally stunning; in looks & language.


7 RhodesTer March 6, 2008 at 10:36 am

I was just about to gather wood to build a fire and slay some coyote for their pelts and good eatin’ when the power came back on.


8 coffeesister March 7, 2008 at 5:12 am

Ogle tho’ he may, even from the confines of his leash (poor Mark), can they make him laugh?!

As well as you’ve summed up both TV & life, your taste remains questionable.. All things Martha Stewart have been programmed w/a “thumbs down” on my Tivo! *WHEW*

|_|) “Remember, men need laughter, sometimes more than food.” ~ Anna Fellows Johnston


9 coffeesister |_|) March 7, 2008 at 5:27 am

Please tell me you still rent!? Rest assured, half the fun of watching ANYthing is pausing to discuss..

|_|) “They say that ninety percent of TV is junk. But, ninety percent of everything is junk.” ~ Gene Roddenberry


10 coffeesister |_|) March 9, 2008 at 4:09 pm

What can I say but Thank God I’ll never know such things!? Besides, when we do use filters, they’re NOT bleached.

Meanwhile, we only have basic cable, which is all I need so long as I have the Sci Fi Channel.

Thus, enjoy your brown paper roses on shiny silver stems while I’m exploring brave, new worlds.

|_|) “Star Trek fans usually know the metaphors of life better than most mainstream poets.” ~ Audra Foveo-Alba


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