|Laughter = optimal medicine
||[Jul. 2nd, 2009|04:12 am]
Please take a moment to note the icon attached to this entry. The boat depicted in that icon is actually owned by someone we know, purchased over the weekend by my daughter's best friend. Fortunately, she paid the princely sum of $50 for the tub, which is about what it's worth in kindling.
But when she sent the picture to Erin, I demanded that she forward it to me so that I could turn it into a "Fail Boat" icon. Because, really, other than one actually sinking, boats don't get much more fail than this.
After making the icon, I decided to log onto Facebook and upload it at as a picture, then tag Erin with it, as I'd promised to provide her with the finished icon. Much to my surprise, I discovered that my darling daughter had helped herself to a cup of internet on this computer - despite having her own laptop - and she was still logged into Facebook. Not only that, she was mid-chat with someone.
Well. A mother really can't bypass so rare an opportunity to humiliate her 20-something daughter. It's a violation of the maternal charter. So I uploaded the picture with a caption that read, "This is what happens when you leave yourself signed in on your mother's computer."
Then I proceeded to introduce myself to her chat buddy.
I have to say, the screaming laughter of horrified amusement coming from the other room was worth every bit of the effort involved.
And really, could there have been a better inaugural voyage for the Fail Boat icon?