Saturday, July 12, 2008

Phone Blog


I upgraded my anti-virus. I thought I'd do the right thing and get the proper paid version, seeing as how I actually have some money and the good guys at AVG have been letting me use a perfectly adequate free version for years. But something happened when I loaded it and now I can't access the internet. Except by phone. It'll be a firewall thing, I'm still getting emails. Meanwhile I'm waiting for the dudes at AVG to get back to me, and I gotta tell you, I feel somewhat ... alone. I don't know what's going on out there and I don't like that. So after you've read this, PLEASE. LEAVE ME A COMMENT! Just so I know I still exist. And give me the goss. Please. I had to type this with my thumb, you know.


Cherub watched Shrek. Then he came into the lounge and played Lego while I was watching The Winslow Boy. And the film mentioned weddings. And Cherub got a slightly hard-done-by pout on his face and asked "When are WE getting married?" and I was confused and asked if he meant when HE was getting married. And he said "No, all of us, you, me, Climber and Daddy. When are we getting married?"


And I said "Ask your father."

25 comments:

  1. Oh no! I hate being cut off from the internet. I hope yours is back soon!

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  2. I still use AVG free. It seems to work well. I hope you figure out your connection issues soon!!

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  3. Sounds like a vote for communal living indeed!

    Cheers for the thumb

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  4. I do love your posts.

    You don't need comments to know that you exist. All you have to hear is "Moooommmmmmyyyyy!!!!" from outside the bathroom door followed by crashing and screaming sounds. It's more vitalizing than walking through the streets of Paris after a soft spring rain.

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  5. Hello darling - we are all still here - waiting for you to get the internet back on.

    And what is that sound I hear? Is it the faint chime of wedding bells somewhere in the distance???!!!

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  6. Aw Stomper... you should know never to tinker with something that aint broke!!
    I still use the free one, & my 'expert' friend says it is OK.
    Roaring with laughter at Tanya's comment!

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  7. But will you get to choreograph your own wedding dance?

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  8. Hello!!

    Just leaving a comment as requested. Hope all is sorted out quickly and painlessly.

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  9. Um, just so it's clear - when I said 'hope all is sorted out', I was referring to the internet issue, not the marriage issue!! That issue I am leaving in your & Fixit's capable hands!

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  10. Losing the internet always feels like my arms are cut off. Hope you're properly back online shortly.

    As for the little one, hee!

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  11. If you ever do get married, promise me you'll wear tap shoes up the aisle??
    Being off air for a few days is horrible. I'll yell to you across the suburbs from my back porch.

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  12. Oh man. You used your thumb to type that post? I can barely SMS a two word message without giving up in frustration. You deserve some kind of medal.

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  13. I just did exactly the same thing with AVG, and it probably is the firewall settings.

    I wouldn't be holding my breath waiting for them to get back to you.

    Do you have a Computer Guy?

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  14. Oh no! I had a similar problem and it turned out to be due to McAfee, which was installed on the laptop when I bought it in a "15-day free trial". I never activated it and in fact immediately uninstalled it, but apparently it doesn't like to be uninstalled and bits of it remained deep in the bowels of the registry. There it lurked for YEARS, interfering with all manner of programs which connected to the internet (legitimately) and I never could figure out what the hell the problem was. I hate it deeply.

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  15. Oh the agony of being without the internet!!! I feel for you.

    I still use the free AVG, on recommendation from my dad, who is my computer guy. Hope you get firewall issues sorted soon.

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  16. I am usually cut off the internet by my two teenage children and the fact we have only one computer.
    My son wanted to marry me when he was little (don't let him see I am typing this down!) He was mortified when I said it was not possible. I soothed and reassured him that one day he would indeed find someone he loved more than his mummy. NEVER! he replied. The next day he came home from kindy announcing he had found someone better....this time I was heartbroken, I thought it would have taken a little longer!!!
    Good luck sorting out your computer.

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  17. BBM's antennae seem to me to be particularly sensitive.

    -J.

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  18. Man alive!! What Fairlie said.

    Good to see your blogging mojo is back.

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  19. "Ask your father."

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! I can hear that in my head, SG. I really can. The Old Classic, and you've done it proud.

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  20. Out of the mouths of babes.

    And I agree with Fairlie. I can't text my name, much less an entire blog posts. Are your thumbs sore?

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  21. Note to future self: "Ask your father" very handy response.

    The Bloke suggested we go to the Sunbury Bridal Fair yesterday on the way to his parents house. He thought that might scare his mother out of wishing us married.

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  22. Now Monday 11am - any chance your internet is up and running??? I can live without the internet when I am away - but at home it feels liek something is missing! Sad I know!

    And what did the father say??

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  23. NO INTERNET? AAAAACK!!! You poor thing!

    So I'm looking a dance to lose weight videos, and wondering why there don't seem to be any tap ones. Hmmm - maybe an untapped (groan!) niche there?

    AND - what DID his father say?

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  24. I know that cut-off feeling. Good luck getting your firewall issues sorted.

    Typed it with your thumb! Impressive!

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