What Mood Are You In?

My roaming took me to all sorts of places this week. Good thing the last place I stopped is a website called “Moodstreams.” The visuals and music stream mesmerized me, putting me in a state where I did not want to surf any longer.

Sing For You (www.sr.se/p1/scr/sing). Not only is the web address weird, the website is sorta strange. You type in lyrics or words of your own choosing, and in a mere second or two you’ll hear a vocal playback. Forget the idea of a sweet melody, though. The vocals hit random notes. What you type in comes back to you sounding strange.

Wordie (www.wordie.org). When I browsed these pages, I came away with the thought that a bunch of academics spend their time adding obscure words to the lists here just to show off. Therefore, language enthusiasts will love this spot on the web. Outside of being a helpful place if you’re into Scrabble, I believe only hard-core word lovers could care about this website.

Parent Hacks (www.parenthacks.com). Now here is a useful website. Parents provide tried-and-true tips for other parents of babies on up to teenagers, and even young adults still hanging around the house. The advice is immediate, non-academic, and free for the taking. Sensible, too. You could call this site the equivalent to moms (or dads) at a coffee klatsch talking about their kids, except that instead of focusing on problems, the focus is on solutions. I highly recommend this site for parents looking for down-to-earth guidance.

The Voice of Reason (www.thevoiceofreason.com). If you are a fan of British humor, you are likely to enjoy this site. It is filled with spoofs, weird news, comedy videos, and lots of other stuff. It has vintage videos of Frank Sinatra in his early singing years, Buster Keaton, Abbott & Costello, and more to keep a person entertained and diverted from work.

Moodstream (http://moodstream.gettyimages.com). Still and video images combined with music streams show off the works of professional photo-and videographers. So what do you do with it? You can tweak the music to fit your mood, then stare at your monitor while images float by. You can choose different moods: simplicity, energy, refresh, inspire, and zone out from the real world for as long as you wish. I wanted to see if the selections of moods made a difference in my attitude. I tweaked the built-in console to play happy music in a slow tempo (a challenge) and the images that floated by did affect my mood. I was not interested in feeling sad, but a person can program that mood, if they wish. I doubt if I will visit the site again, but for those who do, they can flag their favorite visuals and create their own moodstream for future visits.

I leave you this week with a cute email I received from a friend.

Dear Tech Support,
I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slow down in overall system performance, particularly in the flower and jewelry applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.
In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as:

·        Romance 9.5
·        Personal Attention 6.5
And then it installed undesirable programs such as:

·        NBA 5.0
·        NFL 3.0
·        Golf Clubs 4.1
Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system.
Please note that I have tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.
What can I do?
Signed,
Desperate

DEAR DESPERATE,
First, keep in mind:

·        Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while
·        Husband 1.0 is an operating system
Please enter command: ithoughtyoulovedme. html and try to download Tears 6.2 and do not forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update.
If that application works as designed, Husband1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewelry 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.
However, remember, overuse of the above application can cause  Husband 1.0 to default to  Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0 or Beer 6.1.
Please note that Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will download the Gassiness and Snoring Loudly Beta.
Whatever you do, DO NOT under any circumstances install Mother-In-Law 1.0 (it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources.)
Please do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0 program, these are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0.
In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance. We recommend…

·     Cooking 3.0 and
·     Hot Lingerie 7.7
Good Luck Babe!
Tech Support

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~ by IndianaDunesPoet on July 16, 2008.

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