Last night we were discussing the network system my husband has set up in our home and the fact that my face has been in an HTML book all day and I have not come up for air. My husband got to make dinner last night. :o)
Me: "Honey, can you tell me if it is possible to create a link within a web page that will take me to a different place within the same web page?"
Husband: "Should be in either the book you bought or the one I gave you."
Me: "Couldn't you just tell me if it is possible?"
Husband: "Yes, I could."
Me: "Well, is it?"
Me: "Where can I find out how to do it?"
Husband: "In the book."
Me: "Could you TELL me how to do it?"
Husband: "I don't remember. It's been a long time since I took those classes. I thought you had already done the lessons in the 'HTML and CSS in 24 Hours' book?"
Me: "No, I just have been cutting and pasting and looking up just the specific stuff. Like how to post a picture. How to change font and color. Now I'm trying to find the link thing but I can't find anything on it."
Husband: "Let me get this straight. You buy a book so you can learn how to fix up your web page in 24 hours and then you spend more time searching for stuff than if you had just done the lessons? You don't need a book 'for dummies' you need one for the 'incurably impatient.'"
OK, so he has a point. Sigh. After dinner I started from the beginning. :o(
You'd think that the rest of the dinner conversation would be taken up with school stuff considering that the kids start school in about a week and a half. Nope. Rachel had pulled up the bottom of her shirt to rub her tummy. Danielle decided that she now has a 'pudge' on her stomach. Both agreed that they didn't have hair on theirs like Daddy does. (Not that he has a lot, but he's a GUY)
I said that at least he wasn't one of those guys who model and wax all their body hair off. WRONG THING TO SAY. Great example of mouth diarrhea and not considering the audience.
Now although Danielle at 14 knows what this is (don't ask me how), Rachel who is 12 and Erin who is 8 definitely don't. To make matters worse, I had just seen a blog about a poor woman who had to sit on frozen peas due to 1/2 a Brazillian Wax job gone horribly wrong.
It probably was not very funny for this woman but with this picture of a woman sitting only on her right side with a package of frozen peas in my mind's eye and the look on my husband's face from the model comment, I started laughing and couldn't stop. Anyway, I really wasn't going to mention this out loud. Everyone was looking at me like I had lost my mind. I was trying so hard not to laugh that by this time that I had tears running down my face. I would look at my husband and the expression on his face would set me off again into whoops of laughter.
I finally had to explain in as watered down terms as I could think of because of the younger kids. I was laughing and crying so hard by this point that I don't think they got much of the story but Danielle did catch on to the gist.
Danielle turned to her father with an angelic look on her face that she only gets when she's going to do something really bad and says that we should get him a gift certificate for a full Brazillian Wax job. I about fell out of my chair.
QOTD: "For one word a man is often deemed to be wise, and for one word he is often deemed to be foolish. We should be careful indeed what we say." Confucius (c.550-c.478BC) [Analects]
(Originally posted on 21 Aug 2006)