Wednesday, July 06, 2005

GRRRR goes the postman

So. Feeling quite proud of myself.

I installed my newly received Airport card last night ALL BY MYSELF.

Sure. You're thinking "Well, damn. I thought all you had to do was slide it in."

NO. That is not how it works AT ALL.

It took 45 minutes of reading weird translated instructions-- instructions designed to be used with an iMac -- NOT an iBook -- for me to figure out what needed to happen.

So after what appeared to be the correct installation, I decided I would try out my new wireless internet capabilities at my friendly neighborhood Coffee Beanery.

SO HERE I SIT. BEAMING MOLECULES OF FREE INTERNET INTO MY MAC.

I'm especially excited. And though I've only got 6 minutes left on my lunch break (I spent the first 40 minutes surfing through sites I have not been able to, er, appreciate fully while at work. NO, I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT PORN. gutter minds. Just possibly some blogs that would edge onto the "NO ZONE" at work.)

So. Here's what I've decided (because poor people have got to be creative):

I will continue bringing my lunch to work everyday but drive one block over to the Coffee Beanery, where I shall sit in my car and BEAM MOLECULES OF FREE INTERNET INTO MY MAC.

Yes, you are correct. I'm avoiding purchasing a $1.67 coffee every day on my lunch break by sitting super-shadily in the parking lot BEAMING MOLECULES OF FREE INTERNET INTO MY MAC.

I am GENIUS.

5 comments:

Murrye said...

that IS genius! my boyfriend just started working at starbucks in barnes and noble. i thought him getting a job would be financially helpful, but unfortunately i think it's going to work the other way. when i go visit him, of course i have to get some coffee (at least i can use his 50% discount!). but i have to pay for wireless! how lame is that!

Chris said...

You have to pay for wireless at Barnes? At Sufficient Grounds it is free. So does the parking lot method at Coffee Beanery work after hours?

Carl from L.A. said...

"BEAMING MOLECULES OF FREE INTERNET" - that's hilarious.

:o)

meghansdiscontent said...

I can't decide if you have reached new levels of sad . . . or genius. You scare me sometimes.

You can always use the free internet at my house . . .but that's kind of ignorant considering the gas money.

Why didn't you share this plan when I brought you yummy breakfast yesterday?

birdie said...

Didn't share because was distracted by the fact that my computer has NO CD BURNER ON IT and I want to ram COMPUSA into the GROUND and stab them all IN THE EYE.
Rat bastards.