Tuesday, 10 April 2007

GPS my arse

I've had this thing in my pocket for a month so I finally decided to activate it with all the product codes and license shite. It's not straightforward and I'm a lazy chicken so it took me a while.

So, this handgazer has a map of western europe on it and apparently it can take me anywhere I want to go, within driving distance. Therefore, I royally concluded to take the tram home and see how it copes with that for a change. The tram tundles down the middle of Avenue Tervuren with each side of the avenue on either side of the tram track. Not long before I was listening to, "after eighty metres, do a u-turn" untill she said "after a hundred meters, keep going straight ahead". I was on the brink of a whole exchange about how "your map reading skills are the reason I got divorced" when I realised the infernal gadget only gives instructions, it doesn't take them. After I left the tram I had a ten minute walk home so I put the gadget in my pocket but left the earphones in. Nothing for ages and suddenly "now turn left and bear right", it was very big brother freakish but with a sexy female voice, bizarre.

The last thing she said was "after fifty metres, turn left", I went for the "off" button instead and promptly turned right, right into the pub. If I'd had that option six years ago I might still be married.

I had a strange blogging experience today, I went to look for some comments on yesterdays post and actually found two women fighting in my comments bit. I really didn't know what to say, all I could think of was mud-wrestling but curses! I traded my mud-wrestling rule book for a pancake recipe two days ago, damn!

Talking of conversation, did you see that article on the beeb about blogging rules? the fools, DQ had the answers all along...

Blessed are the meerkats,

JJ

19 comments:

MKWM said...

I tried to warn you, mentioning the big loony trouble. Now, I'm tired, I must have overworked. Silence being one great art of conversation, I think I'll go for the "off" button. Goodnight JJ, we'll trade other books tomorrow.

Drama Queen said...

DQ learnt the answers the hard way. And I don't think we were fighting, were we Minky?

I wuv ooo.

Drama Queen said...

ps I am liking the linkage. . .

MKWM said...

No comment.

Drama Queen said...

Eh? Are we fighting? What's up with you Woman. . .

He's not worth it. You can have him. . .

Shaz said...

Thanks for poppin by, don't forget to come by for the answers (I think DQ cheated . . .lol)

JolietJake said...

glad you liked the link, but what's this "he's not worth it"?

trust me, I am really really cheap, you can ask anyone.

Drama Queen said...

I'm sure you're not cheap at all. It was a just a comment to Minky, I think she's got a bit sulky with me.

Anyway, thanks for the link sure made me chuckle. . .

SpanishGoth said...

Cool - fighting in the comments. Never get this shit in my comment section - damn forgot to turn my BPS on (Bitchiness Positioning Satellite)

MKWM said...

Still no comment.

JolietJake said...

aaa! Mr Goth, I've been exthpecting you.

I thought this blog malarkey would be a lark but it's turned into virtual East Enders bloody omnibus edition, dq and minky have been at it for two days now!

Drama Queen said...

Not me. I admitted defeat long ago. I have better things to do. . .

*runs off and hugs Goth*

MKWM said...

Ουδέν σχόλιον.

SpanishGoth said...

αλλά ακόμα ένα σχόλιο, ακόμα κι αν στα ελληνικά

Expecting me? yikes....is that the upgraded GPS that says "turn left, beware Goths Crossing?"

MKWM said...

GPS turned on. Malarkey sounded Greek, hence such comment.

JolietJake said...

well at least you're talking again minky, I won't even pretend to understand that but it's ok I rarely understand what women are trying to tell me anyway.

On the other hand, the advantage of being extremely thick skinned is that mosquito's don't bite me, they can't smell the blood.

spanish; well you alerted me to blogspot. At first I just wanted to know how it works, but I might keep it on now

MKWM said...

I didn't mean to puzzle you, JJ. I was just having a silent conversation with DQ.

SpanishGoth said...

Aha - the soup thickens......makes sense now but beware, it's addictive as, well something addictive...jelly babies or something

Nice moniker but where's Elwood?

JolietJake said...

I'll be out of Joliet soon then Elwood's on his way and we can start this mission