Tuesday, February 26, 2013

getting your butt in gear

I mean my butt. Getting my butt in gear.

I don't know why I have so much trouble maintaining conflict in a story. I mean, my life is full of conflict. Over the last few weeks, it's been my laptop and Best Buy stealing it from me. It was phone, dying on me. It was my camera finally taking its last picture...

Am I the only one who sees a pattern here?
Thank God my children aren't robots!

A new lap top... yes, it has Windows 8. Hello?! Conflict, anyone? What were they thinking? That we're all a much of shithead kids who can't read anymore? We need blocks and pictures?? hmmm? And no, my laptop does not have a touch screen, so what good does a start menu that I have to scroll sideways do for me? Hmmm? What? And now that we're in the system, there are elements that have been "made" for it.

My poor husband who hates our reliance on technology in general, almost had a hard attack when MSN didn't come up as it usually does. Nope. It had the big blocks for all those young, fat-fingered screen touchers. We didn't get the touch screen...I mean, can you imagine?! 5 kids?! three under the age of ten! Do you know what is on their fingers?!?!?! Sheesh. Gross.

So, some small adjustments, but I admit...I'm getting used to it. I can actually still work from Desktop for the most part, but...mind you, it does make about 45% of MS's new system pretty much useless and a waste of money. Is anyone listening to me? Microsoft? You out there??? A WASTE OF MONEY!

:D Anyhoo...
still writing. did some this morning. editing and trying to figure out how to get the conflict in my real life into the book. Have a great week.
With Love,
Bethanne

2 comments:

  1. I really like your opinion about Windows 8 :p I agree, you are not alone! I hate it; so I don't use it.
    You can always change that, you know... You can use the same operating system you had on your old computer.

    It's not just you, trust me... That kind of "bad luck" is everywhere... :(
    I currently had about 5 days of vacations between the semesters; and I caught a cold. It was horrible. Then, when I finally went out (it was just one time!) to have dinner with a friend, my iPhone was stolen (this happened 2 days ago).
    So, I got home and tried my old cellphone (which was supposed to work), and it's dead!
    Bah, really...

    Oh, you should introduce Skype to your husband; I don't know if you are familiar with it? :)

    Good luck!

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    1. Oh yeah, Skype! LOL That God you can download that "For Desktop." I was the one who almost had a heart attack over the Windows 8 format of Skype. There isn't a tool bar! How am I supposed to change the notification settings, etc. if there isn't a toolbar in a window. and yeah...just annoying.

      now be careful! maybe bad luck comes in threes, ya know?? :D

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