Friday, July 4, 2008

How We're Celebrating July 4th

Between conferences abroad, camps up north, pet loss, sewer line problems, teeth breaking, summer planning, syllabus work, and various power outages, we are blitzed.

Our dream Fourth would probably include massive celebration, friends for a cookout (which we are, in fact, doing tomorrow), tripping our way downtown for Top of the Park, and just a huge togetherness fest.

Given how exhausted we all are, what the reality became was lying around the couches and having the following discussion:

"Did you post the thing on your blog yet, Mom?" asks C.

"What thing?" responds D.

"You know, the cartoon we told you about," respond C and Jen in unison.

"Oh, the internet thing?" responds D.

"Yup," says C.

"Nope, I'll do it later," replies Jen.

So here it is:



You can find this comic strip here.

Then D had a brilliant idea. "I know what we can do for the Fourth! Let's correct EVERYTHING that's wrong on the internet!"

"Starting with Wikipedia!" shouts C.

Oy. Are we a nerdfest or what?

C U l8r - we have some serious internet work ahead of us.

31 comments:

Lilacspecs said...

Heehee. That's so true. Hope you're enjoying the down time today! Happy 4th.

Dru said...

Happy 4th Jen!

Mariposa said...

Ha ha ha...love the comic...and wow, they sound so me before...the want to correct the wiki...LOL

Happy 4th of July to you and to your family Jen!

anno said...

Too funny! Um, don't spend ALL your time fixing the internet, ok? Enjoy your dinner tomorrow night!

Betsy said...

Happy 4th!

Dingo said...

Ha! When you finish correcting Wikipedia, please let me know so I can tell my students that it is not longer considered taboo to use Wikipedia as a source in their papers.

Amy said...

Have a Happy 4th, and don't make yourself nuts trying to celbrate "right." In fact, exercise your independence and DON'T do anything!

LOL on the comic, you're going to be busy....

Marianne Arkins said...

LOLOLOL.....

Happy 4th!

Karen Olson said...

LOL!!!

Happy Fourth! I hope your weather's better where you are; it's raining and spitting here in Connecticut...

Mikaela said...

Try to correct the sites in Swedish too. Start with the one about my grandpa=)

Flower Child said...

I have a list for you. when you finish celebrating the 4th.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Well, Lilac, the down time was nice, but man, I felt LAZY!

Thanks, Dru and Mariposa!

We will, Anno - it will be casual and fun.

Thanks, Betsy!

Um... sure thing, Dingo, but how do you know that we're correcting it correctly? ;-)

Yeah, Amy, you know we had to figure out how to celebrate in SOME way. BTW... I'm making your DH's potato salad for our dinner today!

And to you, Marianne!

Karen, we had truly wonderful weather, which is part of the reason we all felt stupid lying around like that...

Um... sure, Mikaela, but since none of us speak Swedish, are you sure you want us to correct your Grandpa's page?

LOL, Flower Child - MORE sites to correct?

April said...

Love the comic!! Hope you had a happy and relaxing 4th!

glamah16 said...

Hope you had a Happy 4th. Dont give yourself to much anxiety correcting all you see wrong on the internet. It's an endless task.

Heather said...

Wikipedia is now available as a drinking buddy that folds up in your pocket when you're done asking him stuff.

Sandy C. said...

LOL! That is hilarious :) That is something my hubby would suggest ;)

Hope you're all taking it easy this weekend!

La delirante said...

Happy 4th July :) I hope that you had a great time :)

I loved the comic ;)

Maryann said...

Cute. Hope you had a great 4th :)

thailandchani said...

Funny! :) I can remember those days of hanging out in newsgroups for hours on end, arguing with people about what seemed like critical issues at the time.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

April - thanks! To you, too!

Yes, Glamah, endless and thankless, lol.

Hmmm.... interesting concept, Heather.

I hope you are, too, Sandy, and that Dadisodes is actually home for a change!

Thanks, La Delirante!

I hope you did, too, Maryann!

Hey Chani, we don't actually do that, but it just struck us all as so funny! My ds's friends love to edit favorite wikipedia articles, though.

Goofball said...

downtown...I needed that too today, finally managed to take some. I need to schedule more downtown regularly.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

ha! that is hilarious. Hope you had a great 4th.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Goofball - that's down "time" - down town just means the city center ;-)

Thanks, NYC! We managed to have a good time (lazy bums that we were).

Jami said...

Just to be mean, I'm going to come along after you and re-introduce random errors. Since nobody else ever does that.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I LOVE the nerdfest! :)
Hope you had a nice celebration!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Yes, Jami, what an original idea! ;-)

Jenn... this is us at our best. Truly. ;-)

Alex Elliot said...

Ha ha! I hope you had a great 4th of July!

Goofball said...

I know you are really busy but if you are this quiet I start wondering if everything is ok?

Meg said...

But that's what make Wikipedia so much fun!

Saw Richard Thompson at the Ark last night. Do you know him? He got standing ovations before, during, and after the show.

Grimm said...

My mom was born on July 4th and it wasn't until I was 7 before anyone told me the fireworks were not for my mom.

This month has been such a blur I can hardly remember what I did yesterday. I know my internet was down so maybe you fixed the internet after all!

Sister Sassy said...

That is SO funny! Happy 4th