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Re: JanePlain my introduction.
« Reply #60 on: April 08, 2021, 06:22:41 am »
Oh dear... I'm afraid SarahEL maybe squelch our meeting if she knew this but its the same machine that predates the Altair but this version is with an 8080 not the 8008. At least I think. The 8008 was considered just a bit too crude. I did a lot of work on a graphics contoller and a CPU board that I've come to believe is really the only ones of their kind. I guess I have to admit turning in my "gal" card. A few people assume we've been an all girl band. Sorry it thats disapointing as SarahEL and I have embarked on a pretty conventional boy and girl fall madly in love type thing except we got to these states with a lot of medical assistance. And Sarah's taste in underwear is so conventional (sigh) I'm just happy that nothing has really changed us at the core.

Oops, not the best choice of address on my part; please forgive my ineptness...

You sound like such a wonderful couple that I doubt that any of those changes that have taken place are less than good. We all owe quite a debt to medicine. Many of us might be gone without the possibilities it offers.

On those antiques, the Intellec and it's offspring were tools of the trade for me. I spent more hours than I care to admit hunched over them. The Osborne and it's huge bundle of apps later enabled us to run a business and do development work for a number of years. The O1 was pretty expensive, but oh what a pile of useful software came with it. Once I had developed the 80 column display card it was a real pleasure to use the machine.

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Re: JanePlain my introduction.
« Reply #61 on: April 08, 2021, 01:28:36 pm »
AH! Thats why your madly in love me!!! I was there at the time. Not at Osborne but... Other places. Someone please tell me she doesn't just want me for my (hers now) intellec8!

No honey, it is not JUST for your Intellec8... there are other things too that make me want you..
I mean, you told me you had a TRS-80 model 1 with the expansion add-on...   hahahaha!...
(thinking that would be a cool wedding present!) :) :)

... and whilst I do not go in for much of public displays of affection.. You know, there is nothing that will ever stop us being together and becoming man and wife.. that is my real 8-bit dream.. XX

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The lengths that I will go to.  The distance in your eyes

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Re: JanePlain my introduction.
« Reply #62 on: June 08, 2021, 01:05:29 am »
We near the one year date since I almost used the "L" word and freaked out thinking it was way too early and the only rational reaction was total and complete rejection.  Sooo.... of course Sarah said it first and.... well I think I've never been so happy. Now, for the bad news. The intellect8 may indeed be the 8008 not the 8080 which I knew quite well. Since Sarah will probably be hiding it away to recap it and return it to new working status.

We've still been stuck 3800 (Not 3000) miles apart so... We are at about this time in our relationship going quite insane that we can't actually be in the same room yet. SIGH.  However as Pandemic romances go this is the best one I've ever been involved in. Also in fact the best relationship I've ever been in that didn't involve 3.5 million people dying from a Virus. *What that has to do with anything? I dunno... Anyway things continue to improve. I think everyday I feel more totally in love and I think Sarah does as well. How? I really have no answer because this is a first for both of us. I actually had to research the topic of falling in love then ask a couple experts to verify. All I can suggest is when you really do meet "the one" you will know quite soon. And our reports of being up for 3 days sending 100 messages back and forth is (of course) nonsense. It was 4 days and more than 100 messages.

I suppose I ought to make some report on the whole Jay to Jane to Jay thing. Estrogen has some nice characteristics and I think it lets you think more clearly (and calmly) and you don't sweat (and stink) but... you DO smell everything. Emotion wise you get something like the whole rainbow of emotions and its near impossible to watch cute kittens without getting whispy. Testosterone gives you an libido without an off switch. Its not particularly great for calm reasoned out thoughts and emotions are cut down to 3 or 4.  However.... If your male inside? as weird as it sounds its the hormone you need to be based on. Maybe not the tons that certain males seem to thrive on. I've no regrets about my questioning or deciding transition wasn't for me.  Sarah on the other hand? Is the one for me. And having a libido without the off switch actually is turning out to be the right thing except now with these travel bans. Argh!

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Re: JanePlain my introduction.
« Reply #63 on: June 08, 2021, 01:22:50 am »


We've still been stuck 3800 (Not 3000) miles apart so...
It's unfortunate that the distance is increasing. I know that plate tectonics is driving North America and Europe father apart with each passing day, but I didn't realize it was getting this bad. I don't think you two should waste any more time! Can you meet in Bermuda? Newfoundland? Iceland?

I hope it happens sooner than later. Best of luck.

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