Friday, August 10, 2007

This Just In

Trying to download images from an FTP site so I can write captions for photos for my upcoming book. Having trouble--error messages and the like. Finally think I've got it and open an unknown file on my desktop that might be what I'm looking for.

What pops up? Well, let's just say it wasn't images of luxury living.

Okay. . .for some people it might be. But those people would not be me.

I'm certain I'm over-reacting, but just can't believe I raised my son to watch that kind of stuff. Yeah, I know. He's 25. No girlfriend right now. Not many friends here. But Lord, God. I hate this.

Um. . .God? Are the hormonal urges of a young man one of those things I cannot change? Or should I have taught him better than that? Any little bit of wisdom or understanding or serenity would be greatly appreciated about now. RIGHT NOW, as a matter of fact.

8 comments:

Carrie Wilson Link said...

It's normal, but it doesn't make it acceptable in your house!

Suzy said...

Get him his own computer....

Sorry, I don't have kids. And I don't mean I'm sorry I don't have kids....

Jess said...

Yeah, I think making it very clear you don't want that on your own computer is very acceptable. He's an adult, so he can do what he wants elsewhere, but you shouldn't have to see it.

kario said...

Ditto the wise women who came before me. It is perfectly normal (and way too easy to find, if you ask me), but he ought to keep it in his own damn space.

Go Mama said...

Um, yeah, the man needs his own computer. He also needs to respect your space...or at the very least not leave a trail. Jeez.

Keep breathing, my friend. It's not you. But some clear boundaries might help between you.

Deb said...

I agree with all of the above. This really sounds like a boundary setting and respecting opportunity for you both. He's 25, not 15. Breathe. . . .

Stacy said...

OOH, yeah, not on my computer no way! Most of those sites leave back door-no innuendo intended, openings for worms and viruses. Number one reason to keep the trash out of your new computer, and the fact that it is offensive to you and the computer is yours.

riversgrace said...

Maybe you could show him the stats about a great majority of women in porn who have been sexually abused.