Monday, September 15, 2008

Nigglies

have you heard the word "nigglies"? its a word that a radio guy back in seattle used to use to explain those little things that bug you. they aren't big things, not big enough to really get worked up about, but rather little things that just grate on ya.

i have been bugged by a couple nigglies since moving into this apt. can i elaborate? please??? just humor me, k?

our internet comes to us from one little outlet in the bedroom wall. one cord, no less. now we were used to wireless so we could get on with our laptops anywhere in the house. mike had his place at the table staked out and i would roam between the living room, the dining room, the office or even outside if i wanted. now i have to share, SHARE i tell ya, a cord with my hubby. and i am chained by that cord to the bedroom. yes, we have a desk, but still ... a definite niggly.

we have a ground floor apt which was great for moving in. but our windows face the parking lot. we have blinds. i have no direct sunlight coming in unless i want to open the blinds and live in a fishbowl. i love sunshine, i NEED sunshine! esp in the winter. another niggly.

when i am on the computer in the mornings, i like to listen to AM radio, you know, talk radio that keeps me informed. so i turn on my computer, i turn on the radio, and all of a sudden i have intense static coming out of the radio. ugh! so if i unplug my computer the static ends or lessens. or if i unplug the internet cord (ethernet) the static will end or lessen. so if i'm really into the radio show that day i'm constantly switching back the power cord and internet cord so i can listen without static. just another niggly in my life.

now i'm not saying we need to move or anything radical like that. i'm just saying these things are irritating to me. but we know that this is a great place for us to be while michael finishes his degree. and we are happy here. the good way outweighs the bad. but there are nigglies here ... lurking in every corner ...

thanks for listening. thanks for humoring me. i will go now .... until another niggly pops up ...


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

How long does Michael anticipate studying there?
Joy

Sherry C said...

oh Gail i feel your pain that one cord sounds pretty bad. Can you listen to your local AM radio on the internet leaving your radio off maybe that will help.

gail said...

he only has 2 years left. he could cram it into a yr and a half but that would be a killer. so its not really long at all.

gail said...

sherry, i hadn't thot of that. i will see if i can find the radio station on the web. great idea! thanx

Trish @ Another Piece of the Puzzle said...

What a bummer to have to deal with all of that! We have only had wireless and a laptop for about 3 months, but I would hate to lose it!!