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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Random Rant

What is WRONG with people????

What the hell do people do to books? Library books to be specific. Is it because they haven’t paid for them so they feel indifferent about how they treat them? Because they haven’t shelled out any of their own precious money they feel it’s alright to deface them???

I am furious!

Dog eared pages, food particles stuck to pages, grease spots and wrinkled chapters obviously subjected to water!


I know I’ve ranted about this before….but it just gets my goat!

My parents taught me at an early age ‘Books are our friends!’ And you don’t treat your friends with such disdain. My mother went even further and told me inanimate objects have feelings. When you turn down the corner of a page in a book to mark your place it causes the book physical pain! “How would you like it if someone turned YOUR ear down and creased it? Can’t you hear it crying?” (looking back, as much as I appreciate the lesson, I think that might have had far more psychological damage than she intended….but I digress…)

I just don’t get it.

I find myself gently smoothing out the creased corners of any book I am reading that has been subjected to this cruelty, and murmuring gentle, consoling words to help ease its pain. (See what I mean about psychological damage…..Husband says it explains so much about me….)

I wish I could wave a magic wand over all the damaged books in the world and fix all their ills. And then with the same wand, wave it over all the cruel and stupid people who inflict their thoughtless dog-earing (and worse) habits on the books and cause them to break out in warts all over their faces while crying out, “A POX UPON YOU!”

THAT would teach them!

Or maybe I should just tell them that inanimate objects have feelings and REALLY screw with their heads!!!!!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Punny Monday

 Some people are like Slinkies … not really good for anything, but you can’t help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.

Friday, March 16, 2018

You Can’t Get There From Here

Or….the five stages of technological frustration…….

As you know, the boys bought me a new Tablet for Christmas last year. It’s the same make and model as TableyOne but the new and ‘improved’ model. I say improved in quotes because I’m trying to be kind and keep a civil tongue in my head.

Don’t get me wrong…I love TableyTwo. I really do. I love that’s its new and shiny and lighter and faster. I love that I can record my drawings to share with you here (lol, like I’ve done so often since getting the damn thing!)

What I DON’T like is how ‘they’ change things. Things that don’t NEED to be changed. Like the gallery…..

On TableyOne it was very straight forward and simple to save a sketch to the gallery. And logical in the way you could make folders and group like items together. In TableyTwo……not so much.

I installed an SD card so I could save all my ‘scathingly brilliant’ sketches for posterity! (Because someday, when I’m dead, I totally expect to be ‘discovered’……snort……and I want ‘them’ to be able to find all my brilliance!) And to that end I started saving my sketches. Then I found out that they weren’t being stored on the SD card. Hmmmm…..After some very terse words with Husband we found out that TableyTwo apparently doesn’t WANT to save my masterpieces to the SD card! Not automatically (like on my phone, you just tell it from now on I want all my images to go on the SD card and it does it.) Not so on TableyTwo!

This is stage one: Denial. How can a device NOT DO WHAT IT’S DESIGNED TO DO???????? It’s a computer! I tell it what I want and it DOES it!

Au contraire!

This brings us to stage two: Anger. This stage is self explanatory so I won’t go into details or repeat the words that I used to both Husband and TableyTwo.

Stage three: Bargaining. “Oh for Pete’s sake! You know what I’m trying to do! Why are you making multiple copies and putting them in the wrong places! Can’t you just put them where I want them to go?” (the answer is, apparently not.)

Which brings us to stage four: Depression. Not depression for life in general…..just too depressed to pick up TableyTwo and try and figure it out…..for about two months….give or take a week.

Finally, stage five: Acceptance. Also known as total submission and defeat. And after MANY ‘discussions’ with Husband and much Googling finally giving in to the way they’ve changed it and jumping through multiple hoops to get the images onto the SD card.

Was it worth the struggle? Damn right it was! All my sketches are now on the SD card and in the appropriate folders, well defined and organized!!!! (Alphabetical even!)

Take THAT you Android sadists!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thoughts on a Thursday

If vampires can't see their reflections, why is their hair always so neat? 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

I Guess I Really AM an Optimist

Funny story…..
As I have stated here over the past few posts, I’m in a bit of a funk. No big deal really. It will pass.

It just seems like forever when you’re going through it.

So, the other day I was sitting at my desk, trolling the internet….because everyone knows that’s the best therapy for being in a blue funk (being facetious here….in case you didn’t get that…) and out the window I see the UPS truck pull up and stop in front of the house.

Hmmmm…..I’m not expecting anything. I ask Husband if he’s expecting any deliveries. 


I watch as the driver pulls a white box out of the back of the truck, scans it and trots up to the front door.
The doorbell rings…….well, it really is for us.

Now I’m getting excited! My mind is racing as I try and think what it might be and who it’s from…..

Maybe a friend has read my blog posts about being down in the dumps and is sending me something to cheer me up. It looks like a Styrofoam cooler.
Something perishable…..Omaha Steaks!!!!!

I’m getting more excited by the minute!
Husband retrieves the package but we don’t see a recognizable return address….or any markings actually. So I carefully slice the packing tape away and open it. Inside is a large plastic envelope….the suspense continues!

I carefully lift the envelope out……..cut it open………

Aaaaaaand……….TAA DAA

The first delivery of my new meds! 

I laughed so hard my sides began to hurt!
It might not have been the surprise I was hoping for but it DID make me laugh! 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Punny Monday

 How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?