My Queue

Last week, Ian hacked into my Netflix account. He sent himself a $300 gift certificate and bumped off seven episodes of the Wire from our queue. He replaced them with Thomas the Tank Engine: The Great Discovery, Spiderman II, and some movie called, The Pimp Chronicles.

When I called the Netflix lady to sort out this whole business, she said that she routinely has to walk senior citizens through this process and was rather amazed that a six year old did that on his own.

My own queue is backed up right now. I have so many little things to do that I'm lost. I forget to send Ian with a lunch today and forgot my notes for my closing remarks for my theory class. It will all get sorted out soon. Need to make some lists.

I must say that I have too much social networking going on: three e-mail accounts, facebook, twitter, the blog. If I haven't responded to you, please don't take offense. I'm just overwhelmed.

I have a couple of posts for the blog in my queue. They'll get posted soon. I need the Netflix lady to sort out my brain.

10 thoughts on “My Queue

  1. We were just talking, this morning, about what kids can do on the internet (after hearing some middle school boys talk about some money making scheme). Our 7 year old is not permitted access to our computers (we have a kid’s computer), preventing the netflix type incident. But, I do worry about her clicking on something that she shouldn’t click on. Right now, we tell her not to use her name, or give her address to anyone on the internet, and we monitor her email address (which is blocked so only approved mailers can access it). But the websites sure do make it tempting for her to give away that information, and the sites she visits are all kid based — links from books she’s reading and the like.

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  2. We just got TTE: the Great Discovery, but I haven’t seen it yet. I have seen Thomas and the Magic Railroad (many times). Every time I watch it, I’m reminded that Peter Fonda is a bad actor, even compared to various pre-teen actors. And Alec Baldwin is scarily convincing, even when explaining why he needs magic gold dust or talking into a flower.

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  3. I have seen the Magic Railroad so many times that “Pinchy” has become part of the family vocabulary. But that movie is so trippy that I still can’t really explain the plot after the millionth viewing. Fonda is frighteningly bad in that movie.

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  4. Then maybe you can answer this for me. In the opening scene when the train (driven by Russell Means) pulls in, is that the dad from Growing Pains on the train?

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  5. Two e-mail accounts, one blog, and as of this morning, Facebook. Not as networked as you, Laura, though fear what finally having a Facebook account may mean for my already too minimal blogging time…

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  6. This is the kind of thing that I find incredibly charming because I am a tad cracked. The initiative! The decisiveness! The ambition! Go Ian! Give him good progressive values, and then let him take over the world!

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  7. I’m in awe of Ian’s initiative and technical skills. He’s “The Little Engine That Could!”

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