Laugh of the Day: Motherly Concerns

Today, I definitely got my kick-of-the-day! A few days ago, I had asked whether I could purchase a new video card as a “reward” for all the efforts I’ve put in at work lately. It was a fairly expensive card and before I submitted it, I was very hesitant, worried that I might be chastised for choosing that one. For me, my most expensive video card I’ve ever bought came to $260 CAD – which to me, is already at the “limit” of what I could pay for personally to buy… I seriously cannot justify to myself (or my wallet for that matter) forking out more than that to play games.

Given that I’m always the “silent one” at work and while everyone else has asked for tons of stuff all the time, I thought I’d finally try my luck! Sure enough, with a bit of ass-kissing and letting my boss borrow one of my games, he put the order in right away. I asked him at 1:20PM and he replied at 2:52PM telling me that it has been ordered and that it’ll arrive in my name in 5 days! God damn – it was a shock and I just saved myself $550! This year, I was finally planning to buy a new computer, so I’m slowly building my “collection” of parts to do over the summer. It has been many years since I’ve gotten a “new computer” and I find myself earning a lot (not “a lot” as in the actual amount, but the quantity of the act) of money and yet, not really spending it. After all, money is useless if it is not spent and ONLY saved. It isn’t until when the money is used for a product or service, that the value of the amount is actually realized, since that is what (hopefully) brings us pleasure, happiness or relief. Certainly over the past while, I have spent more money than I normally would since my girlfriend and I are eating out more often, going to more places (thus gas and maintenance) and whenever I see things she may like, I buy it. Certainly, this money hasn’t brought me joy directly, but seeing her happy sure as hell does! I digress… like I always do.. but anyways, this is my FIRST part for my new computer coming this summer!

This video card that was purchased it outrageous… yes, it really is and I went “over the top”… heck if I’m going to ask for something so rare, I mind as well make sure that it is going to last a while since it isn’t every day my boss is willing to dig into the budget and get me something, lol – although I should mention I’m extremely grateful and I will certainly put more effort into my job when he asks me to do something! Call it a bit of employee bribery sometimes 😛

This is what I got…

XFX Radeon HD 5870

Oh yes baby, I’m drooling! 😀

But this totally wasn’t the point of my post. My mom, makes me laugh a lot….. because what she said today was totally unexpected coming from MY mom in particular. As a result of getting this new video card (which I spent more than enough time talking about, LOL), I had to measure the inside of my computer tower to make sure it would actually fit. According to what I’ve been reading, the video card is 11 inches in length – holy shit and I thought the card I have now is long! The one I have now is already at the “edge” of my hard drive plug, making it a very tight squeeze so I am quite worried I will actually need to upgrade my case. Only time will tell when I actually get it out of the box!

I dismantled the side panel of my case with the intention of checking the clearance and whether the card would actually fit (based on the dimensions I have). Unfortunately, I have this really poor estimation of sizing, so I prefer to get a more accurate measurement. Nevertheless, I don’t keep a ruler in my room because… well, because I don’t have a need for one. I went out to my home-office to grab one from the drawer. Just as I was walking back into my room, my mom sees me walking into my room with a ruler. Today was fairly hot here, so I only had my boxers on.

So here I am… wandering into my room, ruler-in-hand with one piece of clothing away from being completely nude. My mom just looks at my hand and then quietly says (Oh, I should mention the conversation was completely in Cantonese, but I’ll translate it to English for the sake of most of my readers), “[My name], I heard a lot of guys your age like to measure their penis to see how long it is…. it is ok, close your room door, there is nothing to be ashamed of..” — MY MOM THOUGHT I WAS MEASURING MY OWN PENIS – holy shit, lol. The damn ruler was the measure the clearance in my computer case to see whether or not I could fit my video card in!!! 😆 I suppose grabbing a ruler, walking into my room and being 90% naked didn’t exactly appear “innocent” although I had absolutely not intentions of measuring my cock 😛

So here I am now, writing about it because it is still making my laugh. My mom, although bringing me many moments of anger and frustration, also brings me great laughter during the day. I could not help but feel weird and I’m glad it wasn’t like I was having this huge erection which would’ve made the situation even more awkward. I told her it was to check my computer and I don’t think she believed me… because when I came out of my room, she offered to wash the ruler. Oh god, LOL. 😀

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Anyways, I found this blog entry pertaining to an artist who had her work-of-art censored at an art gallery as a result of her “questionable display” of used tampons. Ok sure, it isn’t the most welcome scene in every-day life, but given there often is a large variety of “grotesque” scenes in art galleries depicting worse-than-a-bloody-tampon displays that should have been “covered” rather than hers. I can imagine being an artist what she feels like, being “supressed” by a societal taboo while seeing other ones displayed openly. It is amazing that in 2010, our society still finds a used feminine hygiene so disgusting that it must be sheltered from the world. Surely, if there was any place “acceptable” to find something like this would be at a ART GALLERY.

Please feel free to read: http://ncacblog.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/tampon-photo-incites-controversy-at-the-fashion-institute/

and also the official artist @ http://blog.jessicachowdesign.net/post/588334701/viva

Please note that both the above links will take you OUT OF MY BLOG – which means you may be subject to the otherwise deemed “inappropriate” pictures (they are non-pornographic) as posted by the respective authors and I bear no responsibility henceforth.

Please drop by and show your support, especially if you happen to go to the same institution as her!

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About Prexus Swyftwynd

Probably not a good idea for you to know anything about me....

Posted on May 14, 2010, in Personal, Thumbs Up Reads and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. LOL, that was very funny. Can’t wait to read more of your blog.

    • LOL thanks… this really was amusing and post-worthy only because I have a typical super-conservative-Asian-mom and for her to say something like this almost made me pass-out, HAHA. I find deals and get coupons off your site all the time 😛 Weehhh!

  2. Yur mum is so funny…. hahaha. I doubt kids YOUR AGE would still be doing it, you’re a bit old for that aren’t you? xDD I thought this was smthg teenagers do b’coz they all want to “compare” who’s is bigger 😀 Unlike girls, guys really have no good reason to “measure”.. it is not like us measuring our breasts so we can find proper bras!

    So does the card fit or not ar? Give me yur old card? hahahaha.

    • Haha ya, teenagers are more likely to do that than by my age…. LOL. It’s so gross to compare with your friends, LOL…. it’s ok for girls to be at a sleepover and compare boobies, but I would find it awkward if a bunch of my guy friends all whipped it out and we started trying to figure out who was biggest.. HAHAHAHA 😆 eeeeeEeeekk!

      We may need to measure just to find underwear that’s loose enough to allow for comfortable fitting.. 😀 but that’s not why most people measure anyways, they just want to know how well they compare up to others -__-” Guys compare everything, we compare who has the fastest cars, how big our house is, how much money we make in a year, what type of delicacy foods we eat, how often we get to eat out…. so with all those comparisons, it is quite logical guys will want to compare their manhood.. lol.

      I actually have a feeling the card won’t fit and I just came into work and found it sitting on the desk. Looks like I need to buy a new case and have someone transfer all my parts over – I hate taking computers apart now, fingers too big. I have like 10″ clearance and this is 11″… I could move one of my hard drives though, but I think it’s about time I get a new case anyways! The summer is coming and this old case has this really gross dissipation of heat and makes my room all hot. I’m going to start swapping cards and bringing my HD 3870 back to work, my 8800 GTS home to use on my media centre and then give the one in my MC now to MM so she can play The Sims 3, lol.. because when you try to install S3 on there, it says the video card isn’t strong enough XD I can’t even remember what I have in my TV-computer, but it’ll probably be better than the one that’s in hers now.

      I’m going to unpack it in a few minutes after I get my coffee, so excited! 😀

  3. hahaha, nice work, mom!

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