Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Not at All Wordless

Do you see the reason Mom has been rather, shall we say, "absent" from the world the last few days?  It's sitting right there on the desk.

Mom bought herself a tippy tappy lapbox.  Yup. It's brandy-spanking new, and she is wicked excited about it.  She used to use the lapbox from her day-hunting gig, but this one is all hers.

(Actually, you want to know how many tippy tappy lapboxes are in the house right now?  FOUR!  One is an old old one she rescued from the day hunting trash pile and rebuilt with Lee-nux; one is another one she rescued that only worked when plugged into the wall, and only worked wireless so it was very slow, one is the good one from the day hunting gig, and this one.  Mom says the two oldies are go-go-going. And then there's the big beast under the desk...)

Mom got something for the lapbox to sit on so she could use her big monitor.  It's called a docking station.  I dunno.  I've been to several stations before (train stations mostly) and this thing doesn't look like any of those, but Mom's the geek, so if she says it's so, then it's so.  Of course the funny thing is Mom's old keyboard won't work.  She needs a sub, or bus, or pus... oh u-s-b keyboard.  (She's pretty good, but she forgets sometimes.)

Anyways, she's been very pre-occupied with this thing since she got it.  She's happy.  I like having a happy Mom.


Madness, Trouble, Squish and Milkbone said...

Oh Millie, those things are evil! They are called lapboxes, because they love laps! Laps are for cats! We constantly have to fight with the lapbox to find a place on Mom's lap. The best thing to do is to just sit on top of the lapbox (and don't forget to get your hairs all over it).

Megan said...

Well Millie, I'm glad that you've got a happy mom, but you've not actually explained WHY your mom is happy. That is, you claim it's because she has a new tippy tappy lapbox. But she already had a good one from the day hunting gig, so why all the excitement about another one?

Could it be ... No! It couldn't, could it?

She's bought you your OWN computer. ('Cos it is very close to your birthday, isn't it?)

A tippy tappy lapbox just for you, so that when you're sitting on your mom's lap, you'll have a box to tap and she'll have another to tap (when she's not reading her Kindle or using her gee-whiz phone).

That means you'll be able to blog just about whenever you like and you won't need to wait for her to be not-so-busy. That's fabulous news Millie. I'm predicting - what? - half a dozen posts each day from now on?

Sydney, Australia
in a state of high excitement. Go Millie.

Prancer Pie said...

Well, darling Millie, there is a teeny tiny upside to this. Sumwhere on that lapbox is a warm spot.....

Angel and Kirby said...

That is great! New laptops are fun! They do take time to set up the way Mom's want them!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Make sure you leave your scent on your new lap top Millie!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Sparkle said...

My human has FIVE old unused computers here - three laptops (one of them is from the 1990s and doesn't even turn on anymore) and two desktops (one belongs her boyfriend, so I guess I can't blame her for that one). She seriously needs to declutter.

The Lee County Clowder said...

In some houses, computers seem to increase almost as fast as kitties.

The nice thing about those lap boxes is you can sit on top of them while your bean is using them, and take a nap.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Millie & mom Lynne, thank you so much for coming by our blog to offer your kind words of love and condolence. We are missing Scooby so much, and you have felt that same sense of loss with Gizzy. Still trying to make sense of it, I may never, but with friends like you to uphold me in my grief I am truly thankful!

Tillie and Georgia said...

Mom thinks your Mom's new laptop is cool!!!!! We think it will take her attention away from you :o Make sure that does not happen! Get on her lap first!! heehee

Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ

Derby, Ducky said...

YOur mum better keep on on the proper quota of treats and scritches.

Eileen said...

The great thing about a docking station is that your Mom will have to keep it on the desk so there will still be room for you on her lap!

Happy Mom, happy Millie too...haw awesome is that?

Now we just have to convince our Mom to get one too!!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku (Mom Eileen)

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Lemme explain what's so great, kitty wise, about that tippy tappy lapbox! They are warm! Warm warm warm! And if you rub your face along the top of them, you can shove the lid down and make a great place to nap! However, if your mom wont let you shove the lid down, just lay on the keyboard, it's warm too! And makes all kinds of cool things happen on the screen!

Poppy Q said...

Yippeee for mum. We like her new laptop, it looks flash.

Happy birthday to you Miss M.

Julie and Poppy q

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Happy Birthday Darling Millie and we are very glad your Mom is happy. We like it when our Mom is happy too.