Coyoty (coyoty) wrote,
Coyoty
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"Dave, I am your father's PC!" "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"

My life got more complicated last week when someone gave my father, who's in his 70s, a PC that also was made in the last century. It's not *too* bad, but it's just under 500 mhz, and just under 100 mb, and runs Windows 98. Until last month, my own primary PC wasn't much better. He only wants to use it for email and other small stuff, so it should be enough for him. But now I have to train him to not believe all the FOAF emails and spam he'll be getting. Fortunately, I won't have to deal with that for awhile because his outlets are only 2-prong and have to be rewired to 3-prong before I can finish setting it up. I've already had to debunk an urban legend email for him, however. Someone's sending email around saying Starbuck's is refusing to support U.S. troops, and he wanted to make copies and distribute them to his veteran friends. I'm giving him printouts from Snopes and About.com instead.

I think my father is a furry but doesn't know it. Every available space in his home is occupied by wolves, including the shower, which has wolf tiles put in. At his age, I don't think I'll spring the whole concept on him, but he'll probably figure something's up if he checks up on me online. He does know I'm looking for material to make a coyote costume, and my license plate is COYOTY, but probably not any more than I like coyotes like he likes wolves. That may be all that furry is, but in his time they didn't put a name to our madness. It would be just like Coyote, though, to have my father boggle *me* by fursuiting and going to furmeets.
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