You are at your computer, and you are on Mylot

@GardenGerty (125519)
United States
March 27, 2010 11:06pm CST
What are you listening to, and what do you hear? I used to listen to the television while on the computer, but we recently moved the desktop upstairs, where there is no televisio. When my son came upstairs I could hear him talking on the phone. Mostly, now, I am hearing the wind blowing. It is pretty gusty and the windows in this old house rattle and shake and that is what I am hearing. When the wind shifts they no longer rattle, but I hear the trees slicing through the wind and making a little noise. So, I hear my son on the phone, and wind in the trees, the windows rattling. It is pretty peaceful and quiet. Honestly, it is time to go to bed.
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@Canellita (12051)
• United States
28 Mar 10
Right now I am listening to the fan and a language CD that is supposed to teach me how to speak Spanish.
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@Hatley (164171)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Mar 10
si si senorita habla espanol? oh my thats all I remember of my year of Sp;anish a zillion years ago. I should refresh my memory of what spanish I did learn.
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
28 Mar 10
Using your time really productively. I hope you do well with your Spanish. It must be warm for you to need a fan.
@Canellita (12051)
• United States
18 May 10
Oh it's more than warm! It's downright hot! I didn;t make much progress with the Spanish, but I picked up a bit more while I was in Spain.
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
5 Apr 10
Hi Gerty I have the TV on and sometimes it is just for background but when there is a Film on that I like to see I will watch while I am typing away here It is only at night when I am in bed it is all quiet and peaceful now where I live, no more cars zooming at 2am, no People talking at the top of their voices late at night outside my Bedroom, it is wonderful
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
5 Apr 10
Gabs, I am thrilled that all the bother of the move has resulted in good for you.
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@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
6 Apr 10
I'm happy for you too gabs...sounds good.
@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
28 Mar 10
I hear the television in the den. Our computer room is a spare bedroom, and I usually leave the door open unless it becomes more of a distraction. I'll also hear my husband's video game if it's late at night and the t.v. is off.
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
28 Mar 10
Well, Somecowgirl, if you hear the video game, you certainly know where he is. I do not get too distracted by the television, unless the show is very suspenseful and makes me feel anxious. Too many crime dramas on lately. Our kids distract us, jonjee, but then we miss them when they leave.
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@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
28 Mar 10
Yes crime shows make me want to get up and see what's going on, and so do my favourite shows. Yes when he gets home from work it's his refuge to go to play a video game, it helps him to relax. We don't have kids yet so don't know the feeling of missing them when they leave.
@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
29 Mar 10
There are a lot worse things he could do to unwind. I am glad that it works for you guys.
@drannhh (15237)
• United States
28 Mar 10
It is a bit early for bed here on the West Coast, at least for me. But most of my neighbors turned in long ago, so it is wonderfully quiet. I love the sound of silence, punctuated only by the tapping of the the keys as I type. If you had asked me last night, however, I would have told of the thundering overhead of police helicopters. Dunno what they were looking for, but it did go on for quite some time. Sleep tight!
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
28 Mar 10
I am finding that I can enjoy the quiet more and more. My city is small enough not to have police helicopters. However I live near the edge of town,on a main street and it is not unusual for the fire and rescue people to have to go by really fast trying to get to the highway to help someone. That siren can be piercing.
@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
28 Mar 10
I am finding that I can enjoy the quiet more and more. My city is small enough not to have police helicopters. However I live near the edge of town,on a main street and it is not unusual for the fire and rescue people to have to go by really fast trying to get to the highway to help someone. That siren can be piercing.
@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
28 Mar 10
I am finding that I can enjoy the quiet more and more. My city is small enough not to have police helicopters. However I live near the edge of town,on a main street and it is not unusual for the fire and rescue people to have to go by really fast trying to get to the highway to help someone. That siren can be piercing.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
I usually play music whenever I'm in front of the desktop or my lappy. It stimulates me to think especially when I'm engaged on discussions. It allows me to think clearly and quickly.
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
30 Mar 10
That sounds like a good method for you.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
30 Mar 10
It sue is. Music really has been good for me.
@voldrox (7200)
• India
28 Mar 10
Hi it's 1045 hours here now and i am listening to Alter Bridge's - Ties that bind . . That is all i can hear now lol, i am listening to music most of the time i am doing mylot and, it's quite hot outside, I live in a hot place and it gets very hot in the early hours of the afternoon, i don't like to go classes in this weather but one has got to do what one has got to... anyways the weather is much better at night, it gets comfortably cold and lucky it's quite peaceful to sleep. . you must be by now GardenGerty. .. have a nice day ahead..
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
28 Mar 10
When it gets really hot here it is nice to go to the library. I can take my laptop and use it there and be cool if I do want to go there. We are still in the cool type of weather, though. I know when it is hot, it is much better to do stuff at night.
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@voldrox (7200)
• India
29 Mar 10
cool! got to see your picture .. days are longer in summer too, yeah it is much comfortable to do things at night..
@celticeagle (124375)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Mar 10
It depends on what time of the day it is. I am watching Fraiser on tv and typing away in the dark. Sometimes, when I am in the mood I listen to rock and roll or look at videos on YouTube. I can hear the cars going by outside on the main thoroughfare. And I usually hear my grandson down stair playing.
@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
28 Mar 10
That is a happy sound to hear the grandson. I could type and have Frasier on, as that takes very little of my attention. Other shows would distract me, though.
@celticeagle (124375)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Mar 10
Yes, when he isn't whining it is a happy sound. I watch other than just Frasier and wait until all is asleep before I do my real work online.
@Hatley (164171)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Mar 10
yes I am here on my computer and mylotting,and guess what I am listening to MOzart's K 448 a piano concerto and its one of my favorite, its a duet and its fantastic whoever is at the piano is just spectacular, two people playing a complicated concerto like that its so pretty so mind blowing, I love all sorts of music but classical is my forte.In an hour it will be time for me to go to bed too.My son just left , he came about three forty five,He downloaded Mozella thunderbird on my computer and their email thingy. now have to learn some new things again which should prove most interesting. He had a time because evidently this Thunderbird is not compatible with my AVG 9 virus so he disabled it. now we are going to have to find a compatible free virus that will work with thunderbird. What is so interesting is that mylot loads lickety split now so AVG must have been slowing everything down.If I did not have my earphones on I would hire the refrigerator unit of the Vietnamese grocery store that backs up against the alley between it and Gold Crest andmyroom here. I love to hear the wind in the trees at night. also the patter of rain always relaxes me too. we are situater here in the middle of Little Saigon. Years back the Vietnamese people came here to Californis and settled in this area about 20 blocks long and wide. they reallyh are pretty nice neighbors, quiet well mannered and their old parents all live with them, its really so of nice to see. well must be off to bed soon. good night and God bless Garden.
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
28 Mar 10
I guess this would bring me to another question, what do you smell? I would think you would smell some native dishes that smell really yummy living in a ethnic community. It is amazing what things you can pick up with your senses. I bet the classical music is really good for you, and helps with blood pressure, etc. I had heard of Thunderbird, but I do not know much about it. I guess I thought it was for MAC s.
@Canellita (12051)
• United States
18 May 10
Ah, Mozart. I feel sorry for anyone who cannot appreciate classical music.
@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
6 Apr 10
I have my laptop on the dining room table and everything is set up so I can see into the lounge room and watch telly. It's not on at the moment and as it's just around 6:00am. I can here the gentle rain on the awning making it sound like I have a tin roof and I can hear the cockatoos and galahs as they go to their daytime perches. I can also hear the rain hitting the metal chimney of my wood burning heater. I will have it going within a few weeks I reckon as it's a bit chilly. There's been no traffic so far and I can hear other birds in the distance as well. The goats are sleeping again and the puppy, the dog and the cat are all sleeping again. Curled up in bed with a book seems like a good place to be right now.
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
6 Apr 10
That sounds so peaceful. I would love to be there.
• United States
5 Apr 10
I usually will listen to music when I am on the computer. Most of the time I listen to the radio or whatever I have playing on Pandora Online Radio
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
6 Apr 10
I can listen pretty well when I am on the computer, and so I will do it often.
@carpenter5 (6785)
• United States
31 Mar 10
Well, I was trying to answer some Mylot questions and play Trivial Pursuit on the wii with my husband and daughter in law to be at the same time. I beat them at Trivial Pursuit, even only half paying attention, which is very rare for me. I just happened to get some questions that I actually knew! (I come in last ALOT) Now, I'm still answering discussions, and listening to the sound of the television, where hubbby is watching "deadliest catch" or something similiar on the Discovery Channel.
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
5 Apr 10
Sometimes I had rather listen than watch television.
@rosekiss (30327)
• Eugene, Oregon
28 Mar 10
I do mylotting in the living room, while on my laptop. I am sitting in my easy chair and my laptop is on a table that has wheels on it, so I can pull it up close to me so I can type without any problems. It is much more comfortable this way, and I do everything on the computer in here. Right now, I am watch the discovery health channel while mylotting. My easy chair faces my television so it is easy to watch it and while typing. It seems to work for me. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
29 Mar 10
It might even give you some ideas for discussions. I would find that kind of interesting.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
28 Mar 10
I am where I can hear the TV but sometimes I close the door just for the quiet. I do watch video on the computer but not very often.
@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
29 Mar 10
I am glad to have moved my computer to a quieter place. It is also away from the lap top. I used to try to post and hubby would try to read to me at the same time. Actually it was when I would be writing freelance articles, and it was a bit frustrating. Now he is usually downstairs on the laptop.
@cream97 (29152)
• United States
28 Mar 10
Hi, GardenGerty. Right now, all I can hear is the refrigerator humming lightly. And when my heat comes on, I can hear it blowing. It is off now. It is going off and on. And my kids are moving the pages of their coloring book. That is all that I am hearing as of now.
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
29 Mar 10
Sounds very calm and peaceful at your house. That is really nice.
@akuler (3534)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 10
Hi GardenGerty, Usually I did not listen any music while I am at mylot. I only hear my nephew and niece voice playing at the porch. But now I am listening to the music that I downloaded from youtube. Most of it are a foreign language songs that I no nothing about. I downloaded it because I like their music. It is also does not bother me much because I did not understand the songs and I did not want to follow the song like I do when I listen to Malay or English songs.
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
29 Mar 10
The kind of music you choose is interesting in a way. You are interested in the melody or harmony and beat, without knowing the words.
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 10
Hi GardenGerty, since my computer is always at my living room, so most of the time i will only hear sounds from the television. Sometimes, when i switch on the dvd for my son to learn singing, then i will hear children song while i am doing my mylot. It's good to hear some sounds in the background while doing mylotting, so your mind will be able to concentrate and write more interesting comment. Now, i want to have my lunch and will left mylot for a few hours.
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
28 Mar 10
Yes, it is good to go ahead and eat, it keeps your brain fresh so to speak. It is nice that your son can be with you and still be happy with a music dvd while you are on the computer.
@hakimz (18)
• Indonesia
28 Mar 10
well, I'm watching television right now, sometimes my phone rings. I talk on my phone while on mylot.
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
28 Mar 10
I have tried to be on the phone and on MyLot but it is too distracting. Both my posts and my conversation loose out in terms of quality.
@suscan (1955)
• United States
28 Mar 10
I usually listen to the tv or I will put on some music, I like to drown out the quiet a little. I like peace but at night the quiet gets to me a little. I live in an older house and we have the usual noises. so some background music or the tv is a welcome noise.
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
28 Mar 10
I have not seen you in a really long time, friend. My house is over 100 years old. I know what you mean about the house noises.
@hofferp (4737)
• United States
28 Mar 10
As I'm typing, besides the sound of the keys, I hear my waterfall (I have indoor ponds, stream and waterfall). I can also hear my roommate cough once in awhile. Yesterday was miserable with all the wind and dirt in the air and it got to my roommate. I can also hear one or both of my dogs sigh once in awhile. They're laying by my feet. Other than that it's quiet.
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
28 Mar 10
On windy days there is quite a bit of dust around. My hubby was looking at the cars this morning. It was windy for a couple of days, and then damp, so we had dirt that blew onto our cars and stuck.
@SViswan (12065)
• India
28 Mar 10
We recently moved the computer to the hall from the bedroom. So, I can hear the television and the wind whistling through our sliding door. I can also hear some kids in the swimming pool downstairs...it's a nice and sunny day and quite a few children seem to be in the pool. I can also hear my two kids playing and talking together:)
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@GardenGerty (125519)
• United States
28 Mar 10
My two kids were always good to play and talk together, not fighting very much ever. I think I would be tempted to join in the fun in the pool.