Sunday, July 09, 2006

Talking to My Father About My Recent Purchases

  1. Dad: Can you hook your new computer up to your new TV?

    Me: No, I don't think so. Not unless I buy a whole mess of converter cables, I don't think.

    Dad: Oh, that's too bad.

    Me: I think I can hook up the iPod. I bought a cable to hook the iPod up to the projector at school so that I won't have to bring my computer to class.

    Dad: You should tell your mother how much better your new TV is.

  2. Dad: Do you have iSight on your new computer?

    Me: Yeah, but I haven't used it yet.

    Dad: Let me know when you get the iSight set up. I read somewhere that you can use iSight to get around some ISPs' limits on the file sizes you can send. When you get it set up, I'd like to try it, to use iSight to send you a 5 Gig .pdf or something.

    Me: I don't know what you're talking about. If you want to send me a large file, I'd just have you ftp it to my office computer.

    Dad: I don't know how to do that.

  3. Dad: Do you want a copy of Toast Titanium? I can send you a copy and give you my code.

    Me: I thought it didn't work on your new computer.

    Dad: I can send you a copy anyway. Do you want a copy of Office? I have the current version and the previous version. When I was setting up [colleague]'s computer, I made a copy of hers and wrote down the code.

    Me: I don't need Office. I have a copy on my school computer. Besides I'm waiting for it to come out Universal.

    Dad: Are you sure? It's free.

  4. Dad: If you do schoolwork on your new computer, you can write it off on your taxes.

    Me: I can't because I don't itemize.

    Dad: You don't itemize?

    Me: Even with all my taxes, I'm still well below the standard deduction.

    Dad: What about mortgage interest?

    Me: Still doesn't help.

    Dad: What about the iPod?