November 29, 2012

The JOY of Google.

I don't know if you know this but my Mother in Law has been visiting us here in Montreal for about a month. While this may seem like an unbearable punishment to some folks, I actually get along really well with my MIL. She's very special to me and we're close.

Anyways, the MIL is a self-confessed Luddite.



Although The Huz got her a nice laptop at her home in England Land, it never really clicked with her.



It's kinda hard to learn something so completely new like The Internet all by yourself, right?



And Google can be a confusing to a noob - there's so many shiny things to navigate around!



But since she's been here she's had us to help her along whenever she accidentally clicks on the wrong thing.



I think she's really starting to get the hang of it now.



My MIL has a curious nature; so Google is like a vast library full of answers to her many questions.



Questions like: What was the name of that song by that guitarist? What TV series did that actor play in when he was 17? And (this is my favorite) what ever happened to so-and-so that I used to know?


Google has the answers in there somewhere. I think she enjoyed herself.

When I showed her these drawings my MIL cracked up. She really liked seeing herself depicted as a toon, which was very gratifying for me. But at the end, she said, "You've forgotten the drawing where I'm drooling with satisfaction afterwards."

To which my response was, "Oh no, I didn't...!"


Hilarity ensued.


16 comments:

  1. Independent witness confirms this as the god's honest truth.

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  2. I love this post. It makes me feel warm inside.

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    1. Personal stories are the best. Or it's the rosy hue on the last frame.

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  3. :)

    you bring me great JOY!

    @spreadingJOY

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  4. I have a sneaking suspicion that MILs love to Google. Mine walks around with her iPad everywhere. The moment any question is asked, it's GoogleTime!

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  5. My mom thinks google is something like rolling your eyeballs around while staring at someone. This may be an accurate description of Googling for sure. Love you JC! wichitanne

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  6. That's really funny. I love that you showed her and she gave the approval and punch-up on your drawings. Though not a Luddite, I still have my hair blown back by some of the things that stream out of the Pandora's Box that is Google.
    Hopefully she never Asks Jeeves, then all Hell will break loose.

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    1. Or Siri....I'm thinking Jeeves and Siri should go on a blind date. If things go well, they coukd get married, have a baby and name it Pandora.

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  7. this made me GIGGLE...thank you for the BIG SMILE.
    glad your MIL loves the internet.
    ;)

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  8. I have not smiled like this in a long time. I love your stories. :D

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  9. Hilarious (do you realize I say that on every post I comment on?).

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  10. Very proud of your MIL for getting online... Love the pics, they remind me of the letters she sent me when I was little, decorated with amazing little pictures.

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    1. She amazing, no? Thanks for stopping by Cecile!

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  11. Your MIL looks like a fun person. Nice ode to her. You're a good DIL!

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  12. I love this one. So funny and refreshing. Love the drawings too.

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Cuz You Rocketh.