Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Guitar Heroes

Amber's comment on my last post gave me the encouragement I needed to get back on the computer after a 2 week long techno-vacation. If you have ever been to Honey and Papa's house you know what I mean by techno-vacation. With a 10 year old computer, dial-up internet, and no television (not even local channels) I thought I might go a little crazy here, and Honey and Papa agreed. So they told me to sign them up for high-speed internet and cable w/ DVR. I happily obliged. However, it took 2 weeks for the cable company to get their behinds out here, and in the meantime I read a few books, did some gardening, and played more with Paige. Honestly, I ended up enjoying my time away from the technology I'm usually addicted to. That two weeks was my own little techno-vacation, and it was kind of nice. Now that I'm here with my Mac and wireless internet and laptop and HDTV and DVR, Honey and Papa have more technology then they are equipped to handle. Over the last few days since the cable guy made his visit, I've had to give computer lessons, increase the font size on the computers' display, set up a new email account, and give DVR remote lessons, etc. Since I'm going to be around for a little while to be "the operator" mom has decided that maybe she can get a new cell phone (the one they've previously refused to get rid of, for fear of never being able to figure out how to use another one, is over 5 years old) but I might just delay that acquisition for awhile just to let them get use to the new gadgets they already have.

By the way, I hooked up the Wii last week and introduced Mom and Ruben to Guitar Hero. I snuck a few pictures while they were too engrossed in the game to protest. It makes me smile just thinking about it :)


8 comments:

Noelle said...

yes! you're back! i worried you had become a technopeasant on your techno-vacation. just remember, it could be worse, you could be giving technology lessions to grandpa.

i'm totally putting that picture of ruben on my blog, by the way.

Chelsea said...

Awesome!

heidizinha said...

i'm so glad you're back. we've missed you.

lori said...

Welcome back. I was starting to get a little worried. Those are the funniest pictures. Miss you!

Abby Hanson said...

Bridget, I just saw your comment responding to my comment. Sorry it took me so long! My blog was private for a little while, I was feeling a little paranoid. But it's public now, so just click on my profile and it's the one titled "Business as Usual" (it used to be a different title too...).

Those pictures are GREAT! I love it! They made me smile so big. I can't wait to try Guitar Hero. We love our Wii! Yay Nintendo for having such an amazing idea. Even Autumn and Heidi love to play. I think their favorite is still bowling even after all the other games they've tried. I bet they would LOVE Guitar Hero too though.

Amber said...

Thank you Bridget...now I have commented.By the way I can't wait to see this on Sunday!!!

Steve Bates-Cahow said...

Noelle has already started to practice. Hours and hours in front of the TV. She's played so much her fingers are bloody from strumming.

BRING on the battle of the Wii's.

Marci said...

I am proud. High-speed internet? That alone brings Garnica's Oasis into this century!! Then on top of it you add cable, DVR, AND a Wii? I am astounded- congratulations everyone, this is quite a step.