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22 April 2006 @ 01:53 am
wood isn't a conductor of electricity, what, right?  
somebody says that i have been too girly of late. cannot be! totally unheard of! so in a valiant attempt to be... less girly... let me post some... more ah-boy type of entries okay? haha!

first off, what i have been doing today is so totally not girly at all! remember i said something about the internet connection being a weirdo and making it difficult to get and stay online? well, it happened again this afternoon. when i went to investigate if anyone had suddenly switched off the modem (whatever you call it), i found my dad staring at it in somewhat puzzlement as the lights on the modem flashed red and green on and off.

then i heard a sizzling noise. i looked at the plug to which the modem was connected and the sizzling noise continued. i said, "do you hear something?" then my dad turned to look at the plug and the sizzling noise continued. then we looked at each other, wondering what to do. i think we both wanted to switch the power off but didn't dare to. as my dad stood there contemplating as the sizzling noise continued, i grew more and more worried that the house was suddenly going to burn down.

"quick, find a stick, find a stick to switch it off! what shall we use, what shall we use?" then as my dad reached up to the switch to turn it off with his bare hands, i exclaimed, "umbrella! let's use an umbrella!" but he paid me no heed. for a split second, i let the image of a skeleton with electric currents pulsing through it run through my mind (and was in fact quite entertained by it). i imagined myself rolling the computer chair to push my dad away from the switch so he could be saved without me getting electrocuted as well.

fortunately but not so excitingly, nothing like that happened. the sizzling noise stopped, my dad pulled out the plug, and suddenly a burning smell filled the air. i could even smell it through my horrendously blocked nose. then my dad made me take it out to yati so that she could also share in the smell, haha! after we had decided which plug it was that had caused the sizzling burning, we decided to take it apart to see what exciting burn marks or whatsoever we could find inside!

the result:

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(without flash)

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(with flash)


there were no burn marks, nothing, that was visible to the (our) human eye. and not knowing how such electrical stuff work (as well as never having been good at physics), i could not tell if anything at all was wrong with the plug. but since it was still emitting a superbly stinko burnt plastic (or whatever man-made material) smell and anyway we had already dismantled it beyond being able to put it back, we threw it away.



so... how's this for a non-girly entry? negative comments will result in me setting guybrush my pet black leopard on you.

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grrr! beware! claws!


*going crazy from exam stress due to not studying*
 
 
Mood: naughty
Music: 陶喆 - 就是爱你
 
 
 
dreamerjarcheenta on April 21st, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
that was a really anti-climax ending to your post!

i was half-expecting burnt plastic, complete with smoke still emitting from the ruins. so don't worry babe, you'll do well in your exams :D
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on April 22nd, 2006 01:17 pm (UTC)
well, unfortunately, such exciting things seldom happen in my life. haha! and if it did, i don't think i would have had the time to capture it on the cam!

thanks... but i still can't get down to studying YET!
工作室幽灵STUDIOGUYstudioguy on April 22nd, 2006 01:05 am (UTC)
Nice cat!
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on April 22nd, 2006 01:18 pm (UTC)
he's a leopard! even dogs fear him... one of them is femdog. haha!
the doob: sethfemdog on April 22nd, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
what? ok let me elaborate: i don't fear him, i respect him okay?
but anyway, that's a nice photo of Guybrush! he looks so totally cool (and respectful).
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on April 24th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
okay now you're por-ing him. or me.

but never mind, i like. sweet little honeybun.

(wah lau eh *gags*)
rui81 on April 22nd, 2006 01:36 am (UTC)
u call this less GIRLY ??? wrote that SOMEBODY and took the revenge >> :P


made u even more girl girl ...


Let me present u ROSEs ...

=======<<<@



[Rui睿]™
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on April 22nd, 2006 01:24 pm (UTC)
you wait.. my leopard will tear you to pieces!! don't want roses! roses are girly! hmph! *kicks rui81*
rui81 on April 23rd, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
OUCH!

...for a moment u just become even more GIRLy with ur leopard shawl ... YUCKS YUCKS ...


puked!!


[Rui睿]™
jaz-smallbully on April 22nd, 2006 03:18 am (UTC)
i love ur cat! pretty!
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on April 22nd, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC)
hehe i'm not sure if you'll still think of him as pretty when you see him in real life!
(Anonymous) on April 22nd, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
uh. but i dun see where the title came in.
like wheres wooD????
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on April 22nd, 2006 01:25 pm (UTC)
the wood comes from the umbrella! tell me, do you think it was a feasible idea to off the switch with an umbrella? my dad thinks it was spastic...
the doobfemdog on April 22nd, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
heh your father probably ignored you cos it's a little over-reacting lah. i get electrocuted all the time fiddling with the hi-fi system. haha.

but okay not really, it's not spastic lah... what if a super power electric shock really occured right.
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on April 24th, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)
my dad thinks that wood might have worsened any possible electrocution. his theory is because lightning always strikes trees..
the doobfemdog on May 4th, 2006 06:53 am (UTC)
i think lightning tends to strike trees because they are tall. and the trees get burnt cos lightning is really high voltage... don't think that'll happen with a switch and umbrella. dunno leh.
(Anonymous) on April 22nd, 2006 10:34 am (UTC)
pet leopard my ass la, haha!
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on April 22nd, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC)
so are you talking about a leopard or a donkey here? haha!!
the doobfemdog on April 22nd, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
hmm. from what i read, she/he's trying to say that while you have a pet leopard, she/he has a pet donkey lor. :)
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on April 24th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
that's probably right. very smart, honeybun!

(what the hell, can't believe i said that!)
the doobfemdog on May 4th, 2006 06:51 am (UTC)
i see you're getting addicted to this. :)
Justinagooddaytolive on April 26th, 2006 08:32 am (UTC)
Soul Asylum; gosh that song brings back memories.
a little less than the girl next doorin_transit on April 27th, 2006 09:24 am (UTC)
yeah i tend to like super old songs... i've always felt it a total description of my life. (and that's about the only song i know from soul asylum) haha!