Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Making your own entertainment in the absence of the Internet

16 comments:

Tall Girl said...

he'll have his fingers in that wax in two seconds...

paradoxical... this appears not to be an absence of internet...

Lucy said...

So far so good, we'll see what the morning brings...

Lesley said...

Very evocative of glumness.

Rosie said...

he does look rather as though you have suggested a light pasta supper

leslee said...

Ha! That's about all that's left to do when your 'net is down! ;-) Best of luck in reconnecting!

katydidnot said...

tall girl: hahahahahahaha

did he survive? the no internet? i wouldn't have.

Lucy said...

Well, 7.30 next morning and I'm still here.
This rather gives the impression that not only the internet but electricity supplies are down too, reminds me of the Heath years and the miners' strikes, benighted evenings scrapping diconsolately with my brother by firelight, making candles out of Edam cheeses rinds and gazing forlornly at a dead TV on which no Nationwide nor Tomorrow's World nor Owen MD could be seen...
Tom in not quite such a nethead as I am, which is just as well or we'd be scrapping more often too, over the computer. He also is somewhat of a lightweight in the candle-fiddling league, and doesn't stick his fingers on the wax, since it would burn his dainty digits and he's a bit of a wuss like that. Not for him the pleasure of peeling it off and seeing a perfect cast of one's finger prints. Funny really, as he can gulp down tea at about 1000 degrees c. and not suffer.

Jean said...

tee hee. Great photo.

Reluctant Blogger said...

haha - I love the photo.

How awful though to be internet-less. I wouldn't survive, I'd have to go out to an internet cafe to get a quick fix.

julie said...

I'm glad you still seem to be up and running, for a while at least. I wonder why it is that, when all other forms of entertainment disappear, flames are endlessly fascinating?

Isabelle said...

Very evocative photo. Tom looks a bit pensive...

Lucy said...

Thanks again. all seems to be back to normal now.
Tom is in fact rather disappointed in this candle which is very efficient burner and cannot be persuaded to run or dribble or burn unevenly!

meggie said...

I looked hard & long. Aside from Tom's pensive gaze, I noted it appears he has a black thumbnail? Is this a mere illusion for did he mis caluculate??
I am, after all a nosey cow...

Rob Hopcott said...

Nice photo, it made me laugh and cheered me up in this morning.

Good luck with getting a better service :-)

Lucy said...

Meggie, no he thought he ahd a black thumbnail too, but it's the match head he's playing with! I wasn't in fact gone for very long at all in the end, but thought I was going to be out for the long haul so issued a general apology for absence.
Rob - thanks, seems OK for the moment...

Avus said...

Better than watching paint dry, I suppose.
I seem to remember that there is a meditation technique involved with staring into a candle flame. Did he find enlightenment, I wonder?