Thoughtless Unplugging

I’m on the third night of no broadband internet connection, and this is how it happened:

the urge to move the furniture
came suddenly upon me,
alas the urge caused failure
of the internet connection thingy!

my modem is senile
it’s forgot who it is
now it can’t do it’s duty
because of this.

i pulled out the plugs
without flicking the switch
one small unthought action
has now caused a big hitch!

the modem’s not working
won’t connect like it ought
and now the last option is to call
“Tech Support”.

there’s a 40 minute call queue
before I get to point 1
then another 40 minute waiting
till I can get something done.

I’ve given it up as a bad job tonight
so I’m writing my blog via my mobile’s “hotspot”
and rueing that wilfull unplugging
which caused internet loss!

Saturday Disappears

My Saturday just disappeared, wish I could get it back
I sat in front of the computer and fell down the internet crack.

I didn’t mean to do it, spend all day surfing the online
I should have down the housework, instead of frittering all my time.

If someone comes to visit, I’ll have to go and hide
as the house is in a frightful state – I really should have tried.

I’m regretting all the moments I didn’t sit out in the sun
because evening falls so swiftly now that it is Autumn.

Oh, WordPress, you’re oppressing me with demands upon my time
to look at this, and look at that – I need a glass of wine.

There are so many, many blogs, that I would like to read
and scroll through all the comments, that like the rabbits, breed.

I’ll never reach the end of it, my day has disappeared
the internet has me seduced, it is as I have feared

There’s just too much to look at, to comment on and like
it’s a never-ending cycle, like a chain upon a bike.

I promise that tomorrow I will not do as today
I’ll brace myself and shut the lid …….and then I’ll RUN away.

© C Woolley  2014

Question 1 – The love life of Google

Whilst thinking about what question I wanted to kick this off with, I turned to my fount of all knowledge, my dear friend Google


(although how my dear friend Google got that name is another question I would like to know, I must ask MDFG, as I suppose they know).

MDFG appears to have so many questions filed away in their vast storage capacity, it was too hard to settle on any one, so I just decided to leave it to it’s own questions and explore them all another time, like when I really need an excuse to sit in front of the screen and vegetate for the next few decades of my life.

So, this actually triggered a question that I am going to go with here, which is this:

Question 1

If Google, and by default computers everywhere, is the repository of so much information, how long will it take for all those little bits of data to meet,


be formally introduced to each other, fall in love, fall out of love, divorce, reconcile, remarry, leave each other to “find themselves”, look in the mirror and realise they have turned into a old, tubby version of themselves – oh sorry, that is a different question –


coalesce and evolve into its own living intelligence?

Reading, Baths, the Internet (too much of a good thing)

Mmmm, lots of half-thought thoughts buzzing around in my head tonight.  Have been reading some posts on other blogs, and their topics are making me feel “talkative” (blogative really doesn’t sound good!).  On both these topics there were some really interesting comments and points of view, so I thought I might add mine.

Topic 1 was Reading, or in fact, the reasons why they were NOT reading.  Made me realise that I am not reading as much as I have been previously, partially due to the fact I am doing more electronic stuff of an evening, but also I think, for me it is the fact that I am showering these days.

What? I hear you mutter, what is the woman going on about?  How does showering lead to not reading as much?  Well, my most favourite place to read is in the bath, it is quiet, it is warm and cosy, and I can lay marinating in soapy water for hours with a book.  What more can you ask of life!  True, I come out looking like a shriveled old prune, (after getting in as a big pink blancmange) but it is just so GOOD.

Topic 2 was about the internet, how there is so much to do, and maybe sometimes we need to step back and dial it down on the intensity, even – gasp- turn it off for a week!

For me this is not such an issue as I sort of have the opposite problem, in that I never know what to do on the internet!!!  It frustrates me as I know there is a whole world of content out there, but once I sit at the computer my mind goes blank and I just don’t know what I want to look at. I must confess to also being a bit of a neat/control freak, so I just really, really, really like to finish one thing before I go onto the next thing. Having too much going on at the same time is a big challenge for me.

……. and now for something completely different (thanks Monty Python)

Moon this morning at 7.10am
Moon this morning at 7.10am
20 seconds before this shot it was centered in the cloud break perfectly - Sigh
20 seconds before this shot it was centered in the cloud break perfectly – Sigh