Dr.Kinkylove or how I learnt to stop worrying and love the blog.  

GB_Cple 66M/55F  
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1/12/2006 8:27 am

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Dr.Kinkylove or how I learnt to stop worrying and love the blog.

Dr.Kinkylove or how I learnt to stop worrying and love the blog.

I first stumbled upon the Internet nearly nine years ago.
My son had saved all the money he had been given for his Confirmation, and wanted to buy a computer, for a 14 year old , he knew exactly what he wanted.
So a few days later a PC entered the house , we didn't see him for a least two days , and then he appeared , with spaghetti plates full of wires and cables. “Whats all that“ I said, “The modem” he replied. I had no idea what he was talking about, but was aghast as he unplugged the telephone, and proceeded to play with all the wires and things. “ Now we are in the Internet “ he proudly proclaimed. After much discussion , the wires and modem stayed where they were, and his Internet access was limited to two hours a day, and that we were paying for it!.

Shortly after this momentous event , the family left for a skiing holiday, I dared to enter juniors inner sanctum and took a look at his PC, ( I admit it, I was bored) it was still switched on. I pressed refresh, and found my self in a primitive chat room, ( by today's standards) amazed at this wonder of modern technology, I pressed a few keys and said hello, “Hello Dannyboy “came the reply , now I was confused, it took me a while to realise that junior had chosen a Nickname for this room, and that it was full of teenies. I soon became bored with their chit chat , so I logged out of the room then in again, choosing a nick for myself and a room more suited to my tastes.
It took a while to find a name as all of those that I wanted where gone , and finally settled on “Sir Stephen” and entered an over 30's room within about two minuets a small pop up appeared “ hello, do you know the story of “O” “it said , “Oh i do indeed” there followed a long and very interesting conversation with a young lady of 25 , if i remember correctly, that lasted till quite late in the night. I also then found out that every hour you got booted by the server, and had to re-dial at least a hundred times in order to get back on-line again.

The following few nights the same procedure, but I never encountered my first chat partner again, after a few days , i got a little bored with the site , and found on the providers main page something about Lycos, I hit the logo , and was on their home page , and signed up on the chat, with an e-mail adde too. Not as easy as it sounds , as my only experience with PC's was at work, where we used them as tools, not as toys, well some of us anyway.

There I encountered my first experience of cybering, really rather boring , honestly, Does the idea of playing with yourself while sitting in your teenage d son's bedroom, on HIS PC appeal, not to me anyway.

So , after their return , occasionally I was allowed in the inner sanctum while he watched TV, and I enlarged my Internet experiences. I also found out that you can't be in the net and on the phone at the same time, this the cause of many arguments in our house as no-body could phone us or we them.

About a year later I bought my own PC , and the arguments continued for a long time, as we both could not be in the net at the same time.

My PC was then equipped with Windows 98, so I used MSM as my main provider and soon found their chat rooms too, became a regular in a few, joined and ran a few of the groups, and sometime later was hosting in a chat room myself. There followed over a few years many other chats, including a few rooms that I started up with others.
It was during this time that I found ALT, as a young couple for whom I hosted ( those days the chats were “owned” ) also had a group for BDSM and associated things, and ALT was often mentioned .so I became a member there, that must have been about six years ago.

All good (and bad) things come to an end and after a lot of bad publicity closed it's chats , and attempted to make it a paying only service, this did not really catch with the public at all. So I drifted off to AdultFriendFinder, sister site of ALT , as I found ALT's chat pretty boring, and could not come to terms with all their silly rules and etiquette of BDSM rooms, I wanted fun, not a lifestyle.

AdultFriendFinder seemed to fit the bill, and I found myself with new friends and a choice of rooms. Since then I have had a few profiles here. After a while I re-invented myself, mostly out of boredom, and I found that one collects a lot of network friends , and nothing ever happens , so I switched off one profile and started again with another, always letting regular acquaintances know of my new nick. I have done that a few times . At times we have had single profiles for myself and Mrs GB, and ones as a couple.
Then came Blogging, that could be a blog in it's self lol
Mrs GB has since distanced herself from the net and chats, as she simply got fed up with the hassle, abuse, internal politics , and the chore of replying or deleting the flood of abusive or unwanted mails. Although we have had some luck with contacts, and fortunately, have never had a “bad” date, and have had some pleasant experiences too.

p.s. I've just noticed , this is our 100th posting, 56 on here , and 44 on our other blog/profile. is that something to celebrate?


GB_Cple 66M/55F  
3045 posts
1/16/2006 3:04 am

oh so true Q,
reminds me of HP's early advertising for their PC's with BBC basic ,
"if you want to know how it works , ask your children"


TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
1/15/2006 6:28 am

Congratulations on the 100th

What I found amusing was that you got into chatting because of your son. Being a long-time IT bod, I was using dial-up services before the Internet even existed. What was amusing, though, was that I got into online chat because my step-daughter was ... I just thought I'd take a peek, responsible step-father and all that jazz.

Oh, what a slippery slope ...


rm_EE407 41F
3903 posts
1/15/2006 3:39 am

Congrats...

Hugz E.


Babel__Fish 45F

1/14/2006 11:06 am

GB_cple

I know how you feel about Alt.com and that is the very same reason that I am over here and not over there. Here on A.F.F. there are also more profiles and activity then over there.

Congratulations on your 100th post and discovering the joy of blogging!

Babel &


GB_Cple 66M/55F  
3045 posts
1/14/2006 9:23 am

Mrs GB returns from her skiing holiday today, (Saturday) I'm sure we will find away to celebrate


papyrina 51F
21133 posts
1/14/2006 2:23 am

congratulations on 100 blog and glad you found a ff


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


rm_DOMdevCple 66M/55F

1/13/2006 10:18 pm


brightblonde3 58F

1/13/2006 9:09 pm

Congrats on your 100th posting ...some sort of celebration should be in order.

Smooches,

BB3


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