Sunday, November 20, 2016

(don't) call me Snoopy

Yesterday, I opened my computer and had a face&ook notifaction... meant for Meego.  Earlier, he had logged into his account on my computer to print up some music for winter percussion and didn't logout.

So there I was.  I could go in and look at what his friends were sharing with him and vice versa,  snoop through his private messages, peruse all his photos... But I didn't.  Just didn't seem right.  I know parents who probably would do that, but I realized I'm not one.

First of all, I'm not naive enough to think I could possibly filter everything he shares and what the internet shares back.  Plus, I think at his age, he should have a good level of privacy from his parents. Thirdly, I trust him.  Finally, I'm just not a snooper.

So I logged him out and logged myself back in.  Really, judging from the continuing post-election fallout, his feed is probably more mature than mine is.

This was a good week.  I thought I'd work extra on classwork to get ahead for a free Thanksgiving week.  HAHAHAHAHAHA!  Nice thought...

But we did end up winning this lovely gift basket from Magnum's work.  He sent this pic after winning, and I was thinking, "desk could use some tidying..."

Usually around the holidays, their health and safety group has these little contests that involve testing knowledge of health and safety topics.  This year was a crossword puzzle on travel safety and a multiple choice quiz on general holiday health and safety.  We've always entered, but never won any prizes, although I always end up learning something I didn't otherwise know.

For example, did you know that onions are toxic to cats and dogs?  Did you?!  Why yes, so don't give them any stuffing!

I did find it rather ironic that the health and safety group gave us this basket of rather unhealthy goodies.  I was hoping we'd win the travel kit for the car, but beggars can't be choosers.  And it's just nice to be the chosen ones for a change.

Our geocaching streak continues, and yesterday was a beautiful fall day after we finally got some snow and slippery this past week.  Yesterday was our biggest geocache haul outing yet.  I think we're getting better at finding the teeny and/or well-disguised ones.

Later last night, I found myself back at Guitar Center with Meego.  Yet another bass on sale had caught his eye, so he wanted to go "look" at it.

Needless to say, he purchased bass number four.  At least he traded in bass number three for it.  He assures me this one is "so much better!", and I'll take his word for it.  

The place was quite hopping for a Saturday night.  Lots of people, who know what they're doing, picking and plucking on various instruments.  Kinda made me wish I could've done the same, but nope.


LL Cool Joe said...

Wow you are good, I think I would have had a bit of a snoop and then really regretted it.

Don't tell him but Meego looks a bit like Buddy Holly in this photo.

ShadowRun300 said...

I'm with you. I wouldn't have snooped either. I suppose if I didn't trust Mario, I would've jumped at the chance to see her feed. But because I do, I let her have her privacy.
There are times my desk looks as bad as Magnum's. Except for one big difference. My desk has never had a big prize on top of it. Hmph.
Funny, Hubby and I spent Friday night at Guitar Center. Managed to come out without a new guitar though. Whew.

Linda Hensley said...

My desk is currently deeper than that. I suppose it's time to deal with it. I didn't know onions are poisonous to dogs. I put onions in so many things and let my puppy sample. She's still thriving at 15+ years so I guess I didn't kill her.

Abby said...

I was thinking of that future regret.
Buddy Holly - probably those glasses.

Abby said...

It was tempting to go snoop, but I didn't want to deal with the mom guilt later. Meego and I are fb friends, that's good enough.
Great minds think alike when it comes to hanging out at stores, I guess!

Abby said...

I'd say a 15+ year old "puppy" can eat what she wants!

Ginny said...

Ha ha I was thinking the same thing about the desk. Derek's desk at work looks just like that.

I did not know that onions were toxic to cats and dogs! Good to know.

Abby said...

I guess HE knows where everything is on that desk.

Riot Kitty said...

Who says "grownups" have to be mature? :)
My cats aren't interested in vegetarian people food...

Abby said...

About the only way our cat would eat an onion is if he eats some other animal that ate an onion.

Ramzu Zahini said...

I am evil. I'd snoop snoop snoop you can call me Daddy Snoop. I might even hijack the account and make a lot of damage (if i dont like said person).
And i wont let people do the same thing to me, ergo my devices are for my use only. I am selfish and i like it.