a little less than the girl next door (in_transit) wrote,
a little less than the girl next door
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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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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*
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