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I Won’t Be Nokia’s Bitch

posted at 12:52 be
on Jun. 23, 2006

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This be cool: Nokia’s goin' t' be sendin' me a fancy free (not fancy-free) cell phone soon, because I have th' POWER oF BLOGGING at me fingertips.

They called, got me name from somewhere I guess, and a nice wench asked me a bunch o' questions about how often I Cap'n's log and what about and do I be knowin' how t' use a telephone and so forth.  I answered every question honestly, except fer one I balked at: Th' winsome lass asked me t' estimate me personal Cap'n's log’s readership, and I have t' say, I have no real idea fer several reasons:

1) Who reads me on me site vs. RSS vs. via email? And how syndicated be it? I have no way o' knowin'.

2) Me Cap'n's log be on th' Hop Studios site and th' traffic numbers be an amalgam o' corporate work, personal Cap'n's log, Susie’s book Cap'n's log and some non-Flickr daguerrotype albums.  I don’t have any reason t' go through th' hassle o' breakin' out me personal Cap'n's log’s traffic. So I don’t.

That said, me and 44 other people (or should I say 44 other people and I? Th' use o' “other” depends on a predicate, doesn’t it?) will be gettin' a Nokia 6682 multimedia smart phone, fully equipped wi' 512 MB o' memory, a stereo headset and a wireless Bluetooth Headset as well.

I’m very excited t' have a phone that’s smart.  Me current Nokia phone be dumb.  It beeps in me pocket every time I walk or bend o'er.  It beeps in me backpack whenever I ride me bike o'er a bump.  And, perhaps if th' phone be really as smart as they say it be, together th' phone and I will figure out a way t' escape from th' clutches o' th' evil Rogers Wireless.

Don’t worry, I won’t fill up th' Cap'n's log wi' all sorts o' shillin', toadyin', sycophantic things about Nokia, even though they’re bein' so nice t' me.  No, fer that t' happen, they’d need t' launch me t' Finland.  Perhaps in August?  Ahoy?



 
 

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Hey, Guys, Chill Out

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“Th' sad truth be that most evil be done by people who no nay ne'er make up their minds t' be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I be knowin' does trade large portions o' his life fer entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one o' them. In th' course o' writin' this I’ve watched all 13 episodes o' House o' Cards and who knows how many morrrr West Win' episodes, and I’ve spent any number o' blurred hours fallin' down internet rabbit holes. All instead o' readin', or writin', or workin', or spendin' real time wi' people I love.”

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“Live a good life. If there be gods and they be just, then they will not care how devout ye have been, but will welcome ye based on th' virtues ye have lived by. If there be gods, but unjust, then ye should not want t' worship them. If there be no gods, then ye will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in th' memories o' yer loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play wi' variables constantly.”

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“Only th' person who has learned Continual Love comin' from a heart o' Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal wi' th' problem o' loneliness.”

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What's happenin' in Finland in August?

 

Posted by hermitdeb
  at 7:26 be on Jun. 23, 2006

 

 

 

i got an email about a free phone, too. too bad i dern't get enough traffic t' qualify, nor be i a rogers customer.

ohwell.

i'll just have t' live vicariously through ye.

 

Posted by heather
  at 9:25 be on Jun. 23, 2006

 

 

 

I keep hearin' about this. . .sounds sweet. Wish I would get a free phone; mine should be put out t' pasture!!

I dern't be knowin' what's worse, th' evil Roger's or demonic Bell!

 

Posted by Kathryn
  at 8:10 pm on Jun. 24, 2006

 

 

 

Apparently I be willin' t' be Nokia's bitch.

 

Posted by engtech
  at 5:43 pm on Jul. 30, 2006

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