I’m a completely self taught computer person. Notice, I did not say genius. Practically from the get go. When I was studying, we learned to type on typewriters – the fancy kind though – not those bastards with the inky ribbons and such. I was ace at typing – only A I got I think.
In my first job we were in the baby stages – basic basic wordprocessing programs – yes, wordperfect, I’m talking to you. I did okay – there was really nothing to it.
Around ’93 I took a year off to kick up my heels and get down and dirty on a kibbutz in Israel. It was also an opportunity to learn to drink like a serious mofo – a skill which to this day serves me well.
During that year, something else rather momentous happened. Aside from my newly acquired
bad habit skill. Yup – Windows baby.
I arrived home, shattered to be back in the real world and faced with this bullshit computer stuff that was like a new language. Enter Matthew – self confessed computer geek and Windows afficionado. We were both bored shitless – I was answering a phone that never rang – still not sure what he was doing there- so he made it his life’s work to teach me all things Microsoft and that a mouse was not in fact a rodent in all senses of the word.
He was a lefty which saw me use the mouse with my left hand for almost ten years before I changed over – not realising that it wasn’t part of the whole Windows thing and that people who are right handed generally use the mouse, WITH THEIR RIGHT HAND. Like a pen, you know.
Anyhoo – many years later now – I am playing practically blind on this blog with it’s technicalities and making it up as I go along – Matthew unfortunately is long gone. So I logged on yesterday intending on writing a post and up pops a message that I can own my domain name for a mere $18. I mean, what can you get for $18 these days? Not even an eyebrow wax.
So, after consulting with my computer genius SIL (she’s a real live geniune one), and being reassured that the entire blog won’t disappear into nothingness, I bought my domain name and it “mapped over” (not sure what that means exactly but it makes me sound like I know what I’m talking about).
So – trumpets……………….I am officially alwayslauren.com
Fucking über cool ladies and gentlemen. Miss13 does not understand the excitement nor the fact that I want to run around whooping and “throwing my hands in the air like you just don’t care”. Her father and I apparently have the worst dance moves. Wait til your 21st baby – you ain’t seen nothing yet.
I feel like iCarly.com
And if you don’t know who that is, then shame on you. Shame! But if you’re reading this, you know alwayslauren.com
Yeah Baby – that’s how we now roll. *throws hands in the air and runs around whooping*
Love and light