Tuesday, August 13, 2013


My Internet and telephone are through the same Internet provider.  As I’d mentioned before, I was having trouble with my internet connection.  Access was intermittent.  And along with that, every time I went to dial a  telephone number, I would get a BEEP BEEP BEEP before I got a dial tone. I had called  my ISP about it several times, and was told that they would check the line from their end. This went on for several days. And every time they would ask me if the beep was still there, I would tell them that it was.

Finally, I had a phone call from a gentleman from said ISP with some enlightening information. This fellow finally informed me that the BEEP BEEP BEEP was letting me know that I had messages in my call box. He then proceeded to tell me how to access those messages and how to delete them when I was finished. Whaddya know? After following his instructions, I no longer get BEEP BEEP BEEP when I go to call out. I almost miss it. Ah, the wonders of technology!

Humor --


 A father comes out of work a little late, and on his way home he remembers it's his daughter's birthday and he hasn't bought a gift.  He parks his car in front of a toy store, and asks the sales person,  "How much is the Barbie in the window?"   

With an authoritative voice, the sales person replies, "Well, we have: 

"Barbie goes to the Gym" for $19.95

"Barbie plays Volley Ball" for $19.95

"Barbie goes Shopping" for $19.95

"Barbie goes to the Beach" for $19.95

"Barbie goes Dancing" for $19.95

"Divorced Barbie" for $265.95"   

The surprised man questions, "Ah!?  Why does the Divorced Barbie cost $265.95 when the rest are only 19.95?" 

Taking a deep breath, the sales person responds: "Sir... the ‘Divorced Barbie’ comes with Ken's car, Ken's house, Ken's boat, Ken's furniture, Ken's computer, and one of Ken's friends."


  1. Heh. My husband's cell goes into solitary confinement at night--you can turn it off and it'll turn itself back on. Repeatedly. Cue the awful song You Light Up My Life (it really is a horrible song).

    So we have to put a box over it at night to have a little dark at night--the darn thing is a flashlight.

    Technology. It's stubborn stuff.

  2. NIce to know what a BEEP means these days. Except for my iMac, I try to live in the 20th century tech-wise.
    I didn't get a chance to comment on yesterday's pictures. The one of Maine looks just like Rathlin Island off the coast of Northern Ireland. I've been there a few times and really want to get back sometime. Hard to believe it's so close but so hard to arrange time to visit.