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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie.. Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... I Am crazy about music,books,friends and my doggie... :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The yellow smiley

Mom: how do you get that yellow colour smiley face?
I: Cos i put a ":" and then a " )"
Mom: i did the same thing, but dint get the yellow smile face....
I: hmmm ...

Few days later, mom comes over to my desk and says
Mom: was chatting with your uncle today, and during the chat he too put a yellow smiley face.
I: Hmmm.. ya, we all use it
Mom: I still dont know how to put it
I: Ma, told you how to do it..
Mom: No, i dont get it.. next time you show me how you do it.. want to learn
I: ok..

I was done with work, and then showed her the laptop and told her "Go, and try your smiley now" .........


Mom: [patiently logged into her facebook... opened chat, found my sis online  and starts her experiment]
V said i have to put a : and then a - and then the )......
I: Ma, put a colon and then the bracket
Mom: ok.. i did, now what? see it is still :) and not a yellow smiley
I: Clicked enter to show her the yellow smiley
Mom: what did you do? you did something i know!! show show....
I: : ) followed by Enter
Mom: Ahh, okay...
Then y did V say i need to put : - ).??
I: yes, ma, that is also another way of putting the same smiley
:-)
See?
Mom: Nice
Sometimes you people put : and D.. what is that? do you type the D?
I: Yep... :D See??
Mom: nice....!! See, you are all smart.. you know all this
[goes on to check her fb and then logs out...]
I: Nothing like that. just look around, experiment and you too will learn....

Phew!! ;-)
wonder when she will ask about the wink faces and hearts we put on chat windows.... lolz!!

13 comments:

UmaS said...

Hey I am so happy to read this, Aarti. Its the urge to learn, even at this age, which keeps their heart young. :)

Prats said...

Kudos to your mom for the curiousness to learn things of time :-)

rauf said...

too many kids teaching me an i refuse to learn Orteedee.
my smiley is always EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
yellow smileys are boring

your moojic box is givin me heart attacks Orteedee, suddenly blasts. it wakes up late. deeah oh deeah !
today i nearly jummppedu off my chair. thankfullys and bherry thankfullys my ceiling is a bit high

vimmuuu said...

Beware, very soon, shes going to ask you the abbreviations of LOL, ROFL, and ROFLMAO; but I doubt she will use the last one ! :D :D :D :D

Chakoli said...

wow
good to see that :))

My mom have now started using mobile...that to just to receive call :D

pallavi said...

I hear you!!! Too bad when parents start getting tech savvy, or want to be! Ever since my dad joined FB, and his cousins and ex-colleagues joined too, life has become a little restrained for me!!!
On another note, really sweet of aunty to try :-)

Aaarti said...

Uma- i know..but then i find it amusing when they say "you are so smart, how do u know so much"...:D

cos most of what i know is only thru fidgeting around and learning on my own!!

Aaarti said...

Prats- :)

Aaarti said...

Rauf-- hahaha.... well, u know quite a bit, more than us am sure!!
let me see if i can fix the music box so it plays only when u want it to and not pop up like that...

Aaarti said...

Vimmuuu- hahaha.. nah, dont think she ever will use any of those... smiley thaan limit!!

Aaarti said...

hey Chaks= long time no see!! my mom has been using mobile for a while now= sms and calls.. she does not want complicated phone... dad uses camera too.. :D

its fun to watch em learn n use

Aaarti said...

Pallavi=am at a point where i dont care..hehe.. fb is full of family[aunts, uncles,cousins,mom included] its ok, pazhagi pochchu...

As long as they dont come around snooping or stalking u, am ok.. they do that and am outta there or they are all blocked!!

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