Monday, April 15, 2013
A Computer of My Own
A bathroom shared by 5 people requires bleach spray to make it more tolerable.
I have yet to find a solution to a single laptop and television used by the same 5 people.
I suppose I could spray bleach spray at them to chase them away when I think that it is my turn to use them. But I don't think that is a really viable solution.
And it's kind of mean besides.
Every time B tells people, in his smug, superior way, that we only have 1 television in the house (this is followed by the lecture about televisions in bedrooms creating a rift within families because everyone is not forced to congregate together) I want to zap him with a taser or some other device that keeps unruly cattle in line.
How's that for a rift?
It's easy for him to say-he is flying high at the top of the television watching totem pole.
I am solidly on the bottom of this totem pole. The kids are in between.
I would also like to use that prod on him whenever someone asks me if I have seen a particular show.
No I haven't seen the fucking show. I don't get to watch TV in my house.
Except on Sunday nights. That is my TV night. B goes out with a few friends, I put the kids to bed and the TV is mine.
B's friends cancelled this week, so instead of Game of Thrones, I got to watch CNN and Fox news.
I guess I could fight harder for my time slot and I know that it is my fault.
But I did sew the top part of a quilt instead of watching Game of Thrones so there is that.
I will petition for a time slot on Tuesday night or I will just stay up late tonight after work and watch it.
Nowadays, I have to fight for the laptop as well. The kids have become addicted to Minecraft and I can barely get them off of it.
With that and B going on the computer as soon as they get off (He watches TV while using the computer) it's getting ugly.
I need my own computer with all my writing programs, maybe HBO Go and Netflix.
Of course the problem with that, which B can foresee perhaps, is that I may never leave my bedroom again.