Friday, March 27, 2009

Dull Moments

Toby took a half-day. I picked him up about 11:30, and we headed west. We arrived in Lubbock about 4:30 without any travel troubles or weather woes. The wind was the worst part of the trip and it was just pretty nippy outside. Although there were a few snow flurries and a bit of rain, we also had some odd moments of sunshine. Never a dull moment in the weather department! I think it might actually be fairly nice tomorrow. On the other hand, what will we do here in Lubbock – I do foresee some dull moments.

I brought my laptop on the trip hoping to take it to some Internet cafĂ© and show Toby’s mom photos and videos of the GGs. While sitting here at her house, I turned my computer on just to see….At first I did not think I could get Internet so I thought I would play a game (dull moment) when suddenly I had connection. Now I am typing this wondering if there is some sort of Internet Gestapo who will come busting down the door and catch me using stolen Internet. Is it stolen if it just came on all by itself?

I don't really know how I managed to get connected, but it is a fast connection and I am loving it and I am thankful. Now the moments won't be quite so dull.

7 comments:

Buck said...

No worries about the Internet Gestapo, methinks. You need some sort of password to access a secure connection, so if your connection just appeared (with no login required) then ya gotta assume it's free.

I've been watching the weather pretty closely all day, as we're STILL under a winter storm warning. All the bad stuff seems to be staying just north of Lubbock (and well to the east of P-Ville) so it looks like you're OK!! And it's supposed to warm up considerably tomorrow (today... it's after midnite), so you'll be "good to go!" Have fun!!

The Friendly Neighborhood Piper said...

Piracy is a criminal act and only punishable if you are caught...of course, if someone (like myself) is stupid enough to leave their wireless connection unsecured then...its not unlike leaving your treasure chest open for all passersby.

Mrs. Bear said...

So go ahead and tell everyone how dull your trip to Lubbock was...I DARE you!!!!

Mezzo SF said...

Think "borrowed" as opposed to "stolen," perhaps :)

Bag Blog said...

The free Internet was great - I must admit. It was much speedier than my Hughes. I loved "borrowing" internet.

Mrs Bear, you know better than to dare me.

Jo Castillo said...

When we were in Magdalena a few years ago we had internet when the lady next door was in her living room. She would move and our connection disappeared. We finally figured out where it was coming from and told her we were using it and she said, "Well, I'll just leave it in the living room for you!" Nice lady.

Bag Blog said...

Jo, honesty is the best policy.