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Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House?

May 6, 2011

Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House?

by Tom O’Connor, Ph.D.

Review by: Maya Din

My daddy takes a lot of business trips – sometimes he goes away for weeks and other times he takes short trips. I always love it when he goes away and comes back with neat presents. Once he brought me a plastic yo-yo with “VMware” emblazoned on it. Another time, he brought home this really cool whistle that someone named “HP” gave him. First my mom would only let me blow the whistle in my bedroom with the door closed, but then the whistle disappeared! I looked everywhere but couldn’t find it. My mom says she has no idea where it went. I’m not sure I believe her though because she wouldn’t look at me when she said that.

Another time, my daddy went up to Seattle to visit a guy named Bill. My mom said that since this Bill person has more money than God she expected some better swag than this silly book. But I love all the cool things my dad brings me back and I think this book is pretty funny.

Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House is a story about a “stay-at-home” server. The book says that most big people have servers at their office (just in case you don’t know, an office is boring place where big people go to do boring things and say bad words) and not usually at home. But when a daddy loves a mommy a whole lot he gives her a home server as a gift. I was confused when I read this because my mom said that if my dad ever bought her a server as a gift he’d have to find another place to live.

My dad just shook his head and said my mom is high-maintenance.

Anyway, the book says that a dad can easily install the server himself and once he does, all the computers in the house will be connected and you can share things like pictures, music, and files. The funny thing is that my daddy couldn’t set our server up. It took a whole team of people and they had tools and ladders and tons of cables. (I’m pretty sure he doesn’t want anyone to know he couldn’t install the server by himself so please don’t tell anyone.)

My favorite part of the book was when the doggy went potty on the computer and it blew up!

I think anything to do with potty is pretty funny. Lucky for the doggy the stay-at-home server was backing things up so no files were lost. Otherwise he would have been in BIG trouble.

The book says that some people think servers should only be in an office so sometimes kids might make fun of you for having one at home!

Kids are mean. But that’s just because they are jealous and they wish their daddies would buy them a stay-at-home server so they too could have a giant black box in the laundry room with tons of blinking lights.

I’m sure that you wish you could have a copy of this great book. Guess what? You can! Even if your daddy isn’t friends with Bill and Melinda you can pay $5.95 plus shipping and buy this from Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House? My mom couldn’t believe it either. You should order them fast though because I’m sure this book will probably sell out soon.

Well I hope you liked my second book review. I have to go now…I’m going to go push some buttons on our stay-at-home server, just to get some attention. It makes my daddy real mad but surprisingly, my mom just thinks its funny.

See you next time!

P.S. I received no promotional consideration from Microsoft for this review.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2011 7:05 pm

    I’m really confused. Is it a computer server, or is it a human server, or is it just a big ol’ joke for computer geeks?

    Still, Maya’s review is top notch.

    • June 10, 2011 9:51 am

      Well it really is a book on computer servers but I think it’s supposed to be a joke. Ali brought it home from one of his conventions…I hope it’s a joke!! But it is a cute book in any case.

  2. July 31, 2011 4:49 pm

    LOL! This is the funniest review ever, Ameena! I can’t believe those crazy marketing people at Microsoft even thought of selling this book to the public… but they are almost as brilliant as you! Can’t stop laughing still.

    • July 31, 2011 8:46 pm

      Thank you Maya! So glad that somebody else found this book as random and funny as I did…for a while there I thought I was the only one!


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