Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dusting off the Cobwebs

I figure I better write something (anything) before I forget how. These days, when ever I get the sudden urge to write here, the timing just doesn't work.

Right now I am watching Netflix battle with my internet connection and other computer users in the house. I am competing for bandwidth not only with my neighbors along the chain, but also with my own family. Every single last one of them is a bandwidth hog! Look at this:

Aren't they cute?! The boys each have
their own computer, side by side. Here they are playing ToonTown together. I get mixed emotions watching this scene. Pride, a little teary, relief that they aren't fighting, giddy with a touch of depression that they are both growing up so fast. It makes me dizzy!

Tonight I have one boy watching Thomas the Train on Netflix, the other playing some new online game, the hubby running multiple sessions of Second Life and me...waiting not so patiently for my Netflix movie selection to rebuffer because my "internet connection has slowed". *sigh*  So, yes, add in a touch of frustration to my emotional mix. Get off my net, you resource hogs! I love you, but can't you all just go play on the Wii or something? Ha ha!

But seriously, I am proud of my boys and their growing computer skills and ability to cooperate.  Plus, my movie is back on. Yay!  Back to watching "Cashback". The only thing saving this movie from being boring is the British accents. Funny how a nice accent can spice things up a bit.

7 comments:

BosieLadie said...

Awww! We just found a new way to watch Netflix on our Wii. Netflix sent us a disc that we're able to stream movies on demand via our Wii. Maybe this would help with your connections.... Enjoy!

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Astaryth said...

The boys are getting so big! I feel your pain on the not getting around to writing in your blog.... I seem to always think of something when I am doing something else and way to busy to stop and do anything about it. Heck, I am even waaaay behind on -reading- everyone elses. 'Course yours is one of the blogs that is in the 'special' folder on my RSS feed. I do check and read THAT folder everyday ;)

freeepeace said...

Awwwe! I love this picture. And at the same time, I understand the frustration. Get off my net! ;) Great to hear from you. xoxox

freeepeace said...

Awwwe! I love this picture. And at the same time, I understand the frustration. Get off my net! ;) Great to hear from you. xoxox

Dawn said...

The boys are so big already. Glad everything is going along well with you all. Boy Netflix would be great on Wii. Must look into that. Take care.

Becky said...

We have Netflix for Wii! It's a free disk Dawn. You can request it from the netflix website. But no such luck with that method being any less resource hoggy than using the PC. It still streams down over the same internet connection. But it IS cool using the Wii for watching movies and shows.