Who knew you could sit in a library parking lot and get on their Wi-Fi with no fuss no muss? I know, everybody but me. In fact, I think I knew it too, because I often see people sitting outside of Basloe Library in Herkimer, NY on various devices. So here I am, after some amount of fuss and muss, sitting in the parking lot of Cambridge Public Library, on my laptop, making today’s blog post. Come to think of it, do I ever do anything without a certain amount of fuss and muss? As they say, I gotta be me.
It seems I did not get any Likes on my Fake Friday Lame Post, so I shall feel free to have a Friday Lame Post again today, on, you know, actual Friday. In an age-old tradition of lame fiction, this blog shall be the tale of how I came to write this blog post.
Steven and I are in Vermont, enjoying a lovely long weekend with family. We are staying with his sisters, who are not online. However, a very nice niece lives close by, and she is (we’re Facebook friends). With her permission, we went to her house this morning, while she was at work, for blogging and email checking purposes. I found where she had nicely left the password to her Wi-Fi. I opened my laptop and clicked.
And soon realized I did not know what I am doing. I had the password but I could not get the computer to ask for it. More computer savvy readers (is anyone on the planet LESS computer savvy than I?) are probably shaking their heads and thinking, “What an idiot! All she had to do was…” I don’t think that is a very nice thing to say, however accurate it may be.
Moving on to Plan B, Steven and I made our way to the Arlington Public Library. I knew libraries had Wi-Fi, and even if they don’t, they have computers you can happily get on. That might be a better thing to do anyways, I thought. It might have been, too, if the library had been open. Rats! You see, I did not know then what I know now, or I forgot that I knew then what I remember that I know now.
In any case, Steven and I drove on to Cambridge, NY to do some touristy-type shopping we had planned to do in any case. As we made a purchase at Cambridge Food Co-op, I asked the lady if she knew of any place that offered free Wi-Fi. She said the library but thought it did not open till six — even later than the Arlington library! However, she said we could park in the parking lot and use their Wi-Fi. She even told us the best place to park in order to do so.
And that is what we are doing. And this is my Friday Lame Post about it. At least I know where I can get Wi-Fi to post on Saturday.