Tuesday, 10 May 2011

A Million Monkeys and an Infinite Loop

You know that saying about how if you put a million monkeys in front of a million typewriters they would write Shakespeare? (Or something?) Well, if you give Elizabeth anything with buttons, she will do all kinds of amazing and wonderful tricks with it. She has turned my laptop screen from landscape view to portrait view, she's moved my start menu to all 4 corners of the screen, she's changed my homepage on my laptop, she figured out the shortcut to change my keyboard to french, she's deleted contacts on my cell phone, she's called people all over the world, she's made a bunch of my contacts into speed dials, she even found a 'search' menu on my Blackberry - I didn't know it had that function!
Maybe her mad skillz come from eating the phone? It took forever to find a photo of her with my phone - it took me a while to realize that it's because I use the phone as a camera. I had a little moment of dumbness.
This all came to a head when I tried to book her 12 month vaccination appointment. My cousin Emma told me that the Health Authority will mail me a slip with the vaccination information & the appointment date and time. But Elizabeth is almost 13 months, and nothing has arrived. So I phoned our GP to ask how I make the appointment. They gave me the number for the local Health Authority. They gave me the number for Children's Health. And they, as expected, instructed me to phone my GP. Wonderful. I love infinite loops.

I then decided to phone Emma, who knows all about this kind of stuff (being a British Mum and all), but hey, her contact info has been handily deleted by a certain 'someone'. Maybe this is her way of letting me know she doesn't want her shots?

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