Sunday, August 30, 2009
wading through the existential crises
I'm at a loss for what to point out as an everyday stupidity, since the world is full of them. The most recent low-octane one was looking at a sign about some dishes at IKEA and seeing that they were patterned after "flower pedals." Flowers go biking? No one in proofreading caught this? But I suppose this is overshadowed by the hack of the Sears website where descriptions of barbecues were edited to say they were baby-roasting devices. (Why hasn't that been a bigger headline? Oh yeah, because it was overshadowed by Microsoft's editing a white guy's head onto a black guy's body on their Polish webpage. Way more relevant than grilled squab.) Plenty of stupidities between my ears but I'm trying to grow past them, which is an ongoing process. And you should be happy -- especially you, Jamie -- that I'm keeping the tales of wiping my main computer clean and rebuilding -- always a good excuse to upgrade from Windows 2000 to Windows XP -- due to a worm that I couldn't kill (you know something is wrong when a voice comes through your computer's speakers telling you about setting up a home business when you do not have any programs running!!) and of battling Winders Genuine Disadvantage popping up on my notebook to tell me I'm a dirty p1r4t3 without me having a more recent backup of the drive to fall back on. (You have to love a message that comes up saying "You may be the victim of piracy!" when what it really means is, "In 30 days, you will be the victim of draconian copyright protection disabling your ability to use your computer!" Linux to the rescue!) All is well in computer land now. The neighbors across the street in the hovel are having a yardsale, which seems 90% comprised of little kid toys, and it begs the question: Where the heck have they been storing it, if this is taking up the entire front yard and the kids' bedroom (they have a 5 year old girl and 7 year old boy, plus "others" including a 7 year old girl are always over) is 8'x10'?
Giggle from a minute ago: While writing the above, my mother-in-law's heterosexual life partner called (I shoulda left the earplugs in) asking whether I could fix her computer when next they're in town; I quote her, "I need you to get the viruses that are supposed to be on this machine off."
I've been wading through shite the past few weeks... not literally, but it felt like it. We came through our lawsuit the victors, and the bad guys got a major smack down. I'm not made for this kind of thing, so it wore me the heck out. I hope to never ever sue anyone ever again, unless of course they deserve it.
Flower pedals, huh? Very cute mistake, I think.
Take care and wade through the existential crises with caution.
Have fun fixing your MIL's computer, if you haven't done it already. Happy Happy, Joy Joy!!!!
Good that you have waded through the shite. Keep yer chin up...
Time just has not been in abundance for blogging.
I hope you are having a good week.
Hooray for FB!
Brace yourself for some rain and snow. I heard it's coming your way now. Maybe the snow is only in high elevations though.
Okay.... enough of my commenting blather...
It's cold now. I blame you. Must... Blog... Soon.
The fall colors are gorgeous though, and I wish they'd last. Winter simply sucks, except for Christmas Eve and Day. Other than that, me no likey cold weather.
I didn't put up a new blog post yet. I'm just popping by to visit blog buddies. I'll post something this weekend.
Have some candy.
Happy Halloween Weekend!!!!
sorry I've been off blogger of late. been filling my web-socializing needs with facebook.