Anyone know how I can change the settings for Facebook Chat to always read “not available to chat,” or whatever? I need that to happen. Every time I go there some super obscure person from the distant past sends me a message.
Hell, I’m afraid to even visit that site, because it makes me feel vulnerable. Like I’m running from one foxhole to another during a gun battle. I know that every second I spend on Facebook, the words AVAILABLE TO CHAT appear beside my hideous photo, and someone might take a shot at me.
Oh, I’m not a total misanthrope, and it’s nothing personal toward the super obscure folks from the distant past, but I literally have no time for such things. Then I feel guilty for ignoring them, and start moving down the shame spiral…
Previously I had it locked down, but apparently something has changed. I wasn’t able to figure out a solution within one minute — which is my patience window. Anything outside that time frame causes me to say fukkit.
Do you know how I can make that correction? Please help me out in the comments section, and, you know, tell me in terms you might use as if addressing a large retarded boy. I’d be much obliged.
Yeah, I know. This makes me look like a jerk, but I’ve always hated instant messaging programs. I love technology, and gadgets, and all the latest stuff, but I HATE instant messaging. It’s the most intrusive thing ever. BING! “Hey, drop what you’re doing and talk with me, right now!!” BING!! “I know you’re there.” BING!!! “You were always an asshole.”
Am I wrong? What’s the most annoying technological advancement of the past fifteen years or so? Is there anything worse than instant messaging? Or maybe you like it? If so, state your defense.
As you probably know, Netflix is raising their prices by roughly 60%. After September 1 it’ll cost me $15.99 to receive the same service I’m now getting for $9.99. I don’t know what I’m going to do, but I’m not paying it. That much has been decided.
I’ll probably go with streaming only, for $7.99. The selection isn’t great, but there’s always something on there to entertain me for ninety minutes or so. Heck, I’m not hard to please. I’ll miss the new release DVDs, but I can maybe check out Red Box. I’ve never used it, but hear good things.
If you’re a Netflix user, what are you planning to do? Just suck it up and pay the extra six bucks? I know it’s not much money, in the grand scheme of things, but it’s the principle. Ya know? Seventy-two extra dollars per year, for nothing? I have a feeling people aren’t going to eagerly embrace that concept.
Tomorrow I need to go to the laundromat again. Our washer will be repaired soon, but right now it’s still not usable. So, I’ll get to go hang out with the back tattoo mamas, and the wifebeater/wispy facial hair dudes for a while. Good times.
Last time I was there, I remembered something we used to do as kids. There was a laundromat in Dunbar, which was always stiflingly hot inside. During the summer months they’d prop open the front and back doors, to allow the humid air to circulate a little.
So, my friend Mike and I would ride our bikes through there. We’d enter through the front door, ride the full length of the place, and exit out the back. There was a large woman who ran the place, and she’d completely lose her mind every time we’d do it. And, of course, we found this to be fully hilarious.
Sometimes we’d shake it up and enter through the back door and exit through the front, just to keep things interesting. And I seem to remember Mike taking a detour inside the building once, and making a big circle around a sorting table. While that fat woman screeched, and waved her arms around. It was funny every time.
Unfortunately, I have a lot of experience with laundromats, especially during the Atlanta years. I once saw a guy puke into a washer, at a laundry near Little Five Points. I stopped going there, even though it was almost walking distance from my apartment.
I know this is a long-shot, but do you have any laundromat tales to tell? If so, please use the comments section below.
And I’ll see you guys next time. Today is my Friday, so I’ll be tending to my always-regenerating to-do list for the next few days.
But I’ll be back soon, real soon.
Have a great day!