Friday, May 15, 2009

The Beast

Well, as several of you know, yesterday was a fiasco! I thought I was brave trying to do something new on the computer. I wound up being a sniveling fool! Seemed simple enough, at first. Put a few things on the blog planning to add more later as I got the hang of it. Then it happened... Daughter came by and needed to use my computer. Told her I was in the middle of something, but would log off so she could do her thing. Later, after she and the family left, I logged back in to try to see what further damage I could do. Logged into email just fine. Could not... for love or money... access my blog... my new, "on my own" brave little creation. I never really intended to make much of a blog to begin with. Just a way to follow some others and be able to comment, without being anonymous and for them to know I wasn't a maniac stalker. Maniac... yes, that's a mental issue, sorry. Stalker... no, just interested. Couldn't do it! Computer refused to cooperate. Tried forever! Tried Summer, a friend with a nice blog, no answer. Crap! Tried Jilly, another friend whose brothers have a wonderful blog I follow. She was on her way to Conroe, to see one of the brothers. Offered to let me speak to one of them, to see if they could guide me. No way I was going to let one of them listen to me bawling like a baby! Jilly knows I'm an idiot, the brothers have never been privy to my lunatic idiocy. I'd like to keep it that way, at least as long as I can. Quick... try Summer again... she answered! Thank goodness! First suggestion she made, when I told her what was going on, was to shut down the BEAST and re-boot! Said sometimes the thing just gets overwhelmed. I KNOW THIS, IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME! Having never done the blog thing, I just naturally figured I had screwed something up. It had to be my fault, right? Everything else is. So, I shut this puppy down, re-booted, and "Voila" the blog was there. It really wasn't my fault. (this time) I was able to tell Jilly thanks for offering to sacrifice a brother. Whew, what a relief. Summer calmly guided me through a few more things without any criticism. Bless you, Summer! What happens next is... gulp... up to me... gulp.

*To my little sister, whose advice was... take a deep breath, relax, step away from it for a while. You'll figure it out, you always do. Thank you! I love you and you deserve more than you get. You are my shoulder to lean on and understand me better than I understand myself sometimes. You've earned the right to call me "Jane" (Fonda). Thanks for being my sounding board as well as a best friend.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are very welcome and that definitely works both ways.

THE RWE HOUSEWIFE said...

The Beast. I love it. Sometimes I call it "that magic box that does stuff". Funny, I've considered myself a computer dunce all this time. You make me feel like I've been promoted from dunce to...I don't know...nearly non-idiotic? More than happy to help. Once, a long, long time ago...I realized The Beast really had little or no chance of surprising me with a display of spontaneous combustion no matter how many wrong keys I clicked. You just have to show it who's boss, that's all. It will submit. And if it decides it just will NOT submit, it will give you all kinds of warning boxes to tell you NO. Then you can tell IT "fine, whatever", go do something else and ignore it for a while, come back, and it's all submitty again. I promise.

Ms. Anthropy said...

You've been promoted to "nearly non-idiotic" and I've replaced you as "dunce." I hope to resign the position, someday. (it may not be soon)

Anonymous said...

Very good blogging, my dear friend Cora Beth. Excellent writing skills. I will visit here often.
Jilly

Ms. Anthropy said...

Thank you, Jilly!