My desktop computer is our media server/drive. We have hundreds (if not thousands) of movies, music, TV shows, and games on this baby. But it’s my computer. (Even though at one time–before I decided I was pretty much never going home, which was sometime VERY shortly after our first date–it was Brian’s computer…That matters not.) My projects live here now. Brian has like 27.8 billion other computers. (Or like 3. Plus a phone. And a tablet. Whatever.)
So sometimes, when I’m not here (or when I am here and tapping my toes behind him), Brian will jump on the desktop to load an audio book to his phone or check Reddit (evil, evil troll-filled Reddit) and Digg and all the sites he finds random imgur images to share with me.
And he logs into his Google account.
Some girlfriends might troll through his chat history, inbox and outbox looking for signs of horrible boyfriend activity.
This isn’t my style (anymore). I’ve trusted Brian since day one…and he trusts me. I would never break that.
Some girlfriends might write funny Google+ posts (or Facebook posts if he leaves his Facebook open too) to talk about how wonderful they (the girlfriends) are.
I could…but no one reads Google+ anyways. Maaaybe Facebook. Actually. Hold please…Nope. Facebook isn’t open here… Not surprising.
Some girlfriends might just log out immediately so they can log in to their own Google accounts.
We have three different browsers on this computer. I use two of them for my personal and blog accounts. Brian uses the third. He used to log me out all the time and it irritated the crap out of me. Actually…come to think of it…I’m quite surprised HE hasn’t started using my Facebook accounts against me. Let’s keep that to ourselves, eh?
And some girlfriends…at least THIS girlfriend…take(s) his account hostage for her own narcissistic joy.
Why yes. I did go into his Google+ account and +1 every single one of my posts.
I don’t see the problem here. In fact, I love Google+ Bombing from my own account. Sometimes, I randomly choose a contact on Google+ and just…like every post from the last month or so. It’s fun for me. So if you have Google+, Google+ Bomb someone. Or yourself. Or ask me to do it. Because I totally will.
Side Note: Ironically, last night, after I had written this post, Brian came up to bed and went into this LONG, DRAWN-THE-FUCK-OUT story about how he happened upon my open e-mail on the aforementioned desktop, and even though he doesn’t usually look at my e-mail, he noticed an e-mail (and I’m thinking, shit…was I bitching to someone about you and you saw it?) from our Realtor and read it (phew! But for the record, I did tell him I was complaining about something he did because we’re a full-disclosure kinda couple…and we talk shit out).
Hubs and I don’t bother logging out of anything. He sees what I see and I see what he sees. I like it that way.
I feel like that’s the only way to go. There’s no need to hide things from your person.
Hey…whatever trips your trigger, go for it. Hide…or don’t as long as it works for both of you:) Love the Google+ bomb! Funny………
True story. And thanks! 🙂
Jim makes me do all of his Internet stuff so I think I am the only one who reads his email. I’d never go through his wallet though or check his cell phone. He doesn’t even know how to check mine and I think my purse scares him.
This made me LOL like literally. I am picturing Jim walking away from your purse terrified.
Great writing! I have complete access to my husband’s stuff, although he’s not on any social media sites except LinkedIn. He can certainly peruse my accounts as well, but there’s no secret searching or anything. Whew, it sure is nice when things are that way!
I always try to log out of sites for similar reasons. A coworker recently had access to my Spotify account and started liking Justin Bieber and related artists. I’m still not sure if it has affected my account or not. We’ll see!
Omg. That sucks if you’re not down with the Biebs, but that is kinda hilarious.