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Laughter = optimal medicine [Jul. 2nd, 2009|04:12 am]
Zoethe
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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?
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From: sharpchick
2009-07-02 09:04 am (UTC)
Hysterical.

That is SO funny. . .
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[User Picture]From: thejunebug
2009-07-02 09:52 am (UTC)
And to think you didn't want to join Facebook. ;)

My mom humiliates me on Facebook ALL THE TIME. My coworkers love her.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-07-02 02:14 pm (UTC)
It made joining Facebook totally worthwhile.
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[User Picture]From: littlebuhnee
2009-07-02 10:46 am (UTC)
Well done, ma'am. >:)
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[User Picture]From: greybeta
2009-07-02 11:04 am (UTC)
Pwnage, Mrs. Ferrett! I'm actually kinda OCD about logging out of Facebook for this reason...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-07-02 02:15 pm (UTC)
I'd never dream of invading her computer, but leaving up there on my was just begging for it.
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[User Picture]From: susitna
2009-07-02 11:45 am (UTC)
My cool facade is ruined. Thanks, ma.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-07-02 02:16 pm (UTC)
I'm here to help.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-07-02 12:01 pm (UTC)
もしかして、Peach St.のルイスのおうちは、無料?
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-07-02 12:02 pm (UTC)
やっぱり、今回はお金を無駄使いしたくないから、無料のことろに泊ろうか?
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-07-02 12:03 pm (UTC)
無料ですか?
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-07-02 12:04 pm (UTC)
どうしよ。やっぱり、Renewということろがいい?
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-07-02 12:04 pm (UTC)
もう少し安いmonthly rateのところに泊ろうか?
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[User Picture]From: pjhandley
2009-07-02 12:48 pm (UTC)
Mom humiliation for the win! LOL!
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[User Picture]From: dubheach
2009-07-02 12:59 pm (UTC)

Well done

That's one form of temptation that shouldn't be resisted.
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[User Picture]From: suzieboz
2009-07-02 01:25 pm (UTC)
Insert evil laugh here.....
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[User Picture]From: ladyhawke_wings
2009-07-02 02:32 pm (UTC)
*laughs* Your emoticon is perfect for this entry, truly.
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[User Picture]From: gkingsley
2009-07-02 02:34 pm (UTC)
You and my sisters Julie and Nancy would get along like a house on fire - that's *exactly* something they would do. In fact, I may have to send them each a link to this entry. :)
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[User Picture]From: tormentedartist
2009-07-02 02:39 pm (UTC)
That will teacher her!
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[User Picture]From: tormentedartist
2009-07-02 02:43 pm (UTC)
What the hell is that vaguely asian looking script in this thread?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-07-02 03:00 pm (UTC)
The stupid spam stuff that I've been told *not* deleting will cause to go away. They hadn't hit me for a while, but when they hit it is with unholy glee. Grr.

Edited at 2009-07-02 03:07 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: tormentedartist
2009-07-03 02:29 am (UTC)
I hate spam.... I wish I could smite it for you.
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[User Picture]From: ccr1138
2009-07-02 03:26 pm (UTC)
When I was in college, My dad bought a boat like that and dragged it into the yard. (You have to understand my dad was always buying used RVs and boats from the side of the road, fixing them up, and then selling them at a loss. Mom had long since ceased to tear her hair out about it at this point.)

So I come home for the weekend and see this yacht riddled with dry rot sitting in the yard like a massive, stinking turd. I asked him what possessed him. He bragged he only spent $100 for the thing, and the trailer that came with it had enough scrap iron to recoup the cost right there.

Of course, he didn't factor in how much it would cost to actually dispose of the irreparable boat. I actually don't know what he did with it. Probably sold it to another sucker like himself. I was just glad to see it gone the next time I came home.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-07-02 05:04 pm (UTC)
My heart goes out to your poor mum.
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