Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Bleep!

This morning when I stumbled out of bed at the ungodly hour of 6am, all was quiet, all was dark.

I settled myself in front of my piercingly bright laptop screen (I left the laptop running a naughty auto-clicker on Pogo playing a slot machine for Michelle) and began my early morning blog-crawl.

Bleep.

As I surfed through all the blogs I read and comment on daily, I become accutely aware of a recurring sound.

Bleep.

What the frik... It's quite windy out, and the phone wires run directly through my trees. I imagine the sound is caused by the trees rattling the wires and bleeping on the phones or something.

Bleep.

I got to work, in the hope that:
a) I have a good day.
b) I will be home at the earliest opportunity.
c) The frikking bleeping will have stopped when I come home.

At 4:30pm I leave work.

I walk through my door at 5pm.

Bleep.

Dammit. I ignore the bleep and make a coffee. I come upstairs and sit down at the laptop.

Bleep.

I can't ignore it any longer. I am going to ring the phone company and get them to check out the line. First to track where the bleep is coming from.

Bleep.

I sit down and time the bleeps... forty second intervals EXACTLY!!

Bleep.

I examine all the phone sockets, make sure everything is plugged correctly, all connections are good.

Bleep.

It doesn't matter where I stand the bleep always seems to be coming from another room.

Bleep.

I wait by each phone in succession waiting for the bleep. It's not here... Next phone... Not here....

Bleep.

I finally track it down to a smoke detector at the top of the stairs which connects the lounge, the study, the bathroom, the stairs, and the kitchen. In disgust, I rip out the failing battery and prepare to burn to death.

Silence. Bliss!!

In response to a few people who have noticed that I get "spam" comments in my blog: Yes, I'm well aware of it. There is a way to stop it, but it involves me putting a little security step into the comment procedure, which would require everyone to enter a code that appears as a little graphic. This procedure stops the robots from spamming my comments. Personally, the spam comments amuse me, but for my next poll, I will ask whether people would mind this extra step and see what happens.

Cool thing for today:

Call me a geek, but this rocks!!

9 comments:

  1. To Beep Or Not To Beep

    No smoking in bed for you tonight.

    Yes the above is a movie title... sort of... it's a Roadrunner cartoon.

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  2. cheating on pogo tut tut tut
    cool video its like that sketch from the fast show "we put normal tap water in this beaker and rainwater in another beaker.....
    Dont ask me why we just did"
    hahaha.
    kev.

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  3. Just one other thing. 6 a.m. isn't an ungodly hour. If you were a monk it would be attending Matins, although in some communities this would be done in the middle of the night, in which case 6 a.m. would be Lauds. Which makes it a very Godly hour, indeed

    You really wanted to know that, didn't you?

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  4. Foxy
    You are getting more and more creative in your blog everyday.
    Good job, and best of luck.

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  5. Bleep.

    Hi There FoX.

    Bleep.

    I am in a bad mood today.

    Bleep.

    Talk to you later!

    Bleep.

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  6. Driving past your house at 6am, doing my regular Fox surveillance on my way to work, I heard the said beep, but thought it was in my head. Note to self: stop listening to Kraftwerk early doors, it could save lives!

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  7. hmmm.... someone stole my idea how to write a comment to you (crying now...)
    it was very interesting to read your blog again!!!
    be cool
    see ya
    kris

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  9. LOL. Poor Fox! Sorry about the stress it caused you but it did make me smile.

    Sandi

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