Monday, March 26, 2007


I'm a person who loves Winter but, lately, it's been so nice out that I've wanted to be outside. I want to get out and enjoy the warm weather. Even though it has been cloudy today, I just couldn't resist getting up from my cubicle and walking outside; even if it was just to the receptionist's desk on the other side of our annex. The gentle breeze that met me as I turned the corner southward was as invigorating as the sun that warmed me Sunday in front of Cafe Appropos. My little excursion resulted in me doing a little bit of good for the receptionist, which made me feel a little bouncy [Yes, I felt a little Tigger-ish].

I stopped by, looking for a copy of The Other Paper, when I noticed that today's receptionist [there is a group of them who work the desk in my building and the main one across campus who rotate days and desks] was trying to orient a printout in Word to landscape and couldn't figure it out. There was a co-worker who was trying to help her and couldn't find the right command, so I leaned over the desk and attempted to read the screen upside-down. After my neck told me that that wasn't a good idea, I came over to the other side and told the woman to go back to the File command. Once there, I scanned the list and finally found the one I was looking for: Print Preview. Once she clicked on that, the page orientation selection was right there. The gentleman who was helping her said that "Three heads were better than one", and I decided to head back to my desk. She had taken a phone call once she had selected what she needed, and she thanked me as I was on my way out the door (after successfully finding the paper I sought in a newly installed newsstand). It felt good to help someone, so I kind of bounced my way back to my part of the building.

I know that it's supposed to rain this week, but it won't dampen my Spring spirit. It was so nice out that I had the window open in our bedroom all day yesterday because the smell of the outdoors was so intoxicating that I just had to have it in the house.

Now if I can just shake this barking cough, I'd be all set.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Ides of March

It is the Ides of March and it's snowing. It was just 70 degrees for the past two days and now this.

Gotta love living in Ohio.

Will upload pictures of the silliness that is Ohio weather when I have the chance.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Rumor has it...

that Apple will be pulling their commercials with the Mac and PC guys due to too much sympathy for the PC! My supervisor's son lives in the Silicon Valley area and he [the son] says that they've done surveys and discovered that their commercials were backfiring; people felt sorry for the PC. If that's true, it's hilarious because it answers my question on the effectiveness of those commercials. Most people find them funny; all I got out of them was that I had a strong desire to never buy a Mac. As much as I loved using them in college (even when I got my own PC, I preferred doing my work on the then-new G3 computers), the Mac guy is just too annoying for me to be willing to buy one. That, and the attitude of some of the Mac users I run into online is so abrasive that I want to avoid owning one like the plague.

I can't say that all Mac users are boastful sycophants who'd rather brag about how their computers are superior than do anything constructive, but I've read the posts of enough of them that I'm at least turned off by the machine if not by the owners.

Time will tell if those commercials will be pulled (which would be a good thing for those online ads that would play at work), but I just found that so delightfully hilarious that I just had to post it.

I wonder if Tech Dirt has done anything on this yet?

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Taking a sick day

I was supposed to be at church to rehearse at 9 a.m., but my body finally said that it had had enough. I couldn't get myself out of bed (and I tried), so my husband brought me a can of Vernors, a bucket, and told me to go back to sleep. I didn't; I ended up making the bed and sweeping the bedroom floor. I'm hardheaded about taking care of myself, so it shouldn't be a surprise that I didn't go back to sleep.

Part of the reason I'm not in bed now is because I don't want to make him sick with whatever it is that I have.

Yesterday was an exercise in frustration, however; between my violent mood swings and my problems with getting my plates transferred to a new car, I'm surprised that I made it through the day without getting arrested. I went to the BMV to transfer my plates to my new car & everything was going well until I get to the counter and find out that there is a hold on my plates due to some unpaid parking tickets. I was a little upset with the people there for telling me this, but that's not the part the bothers me the most. What is most irksome is the time system that the BMV is on versus the time for the parking ticket bureau. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles is open from 10 to 12 on Saturdays (it was 12:15 when I was told of my problem). The place where I had to pay my parking tickets is open from 8 to 7. If I had known of the problem with these tickets, I could've [theoretically] gone there first, and then the BMV. The only problem is that it takes a day for the fax to be received by the BMV and for them to process it. My temporary plates are expiring today, so I have to go to the place on Monday morning to make my plates official.

My run-ins with a pedestrian will be chronicled some other time (or place).

Saturday, March 10, 2007


I really should be asleep, but...I don't really know why I'm up. I have to get my new car registered so that I can (hopefully) use my old plates on the car. This has to be done before the temporary tags expire on Sunday (which happens to also be the birthday of one of my friends from high school), and the DMV isn't open for very long on Saturdays, so I need to stop screwing around with the layout of my page and go to bed. Eventually.

Wow, I've started another one

This is now the third (or fourth) blog I've started. It's my first on Blogger, so we'll see how this goes. I don't post to any of my blogs as regularly as I'd like, and I do come off as crazy with how very different I can seem from post to post, so bear with me as I get this started.

I have a blog on eBloggy and MySpace (and one I don't really use with MSN...I posted twice and I really should just get rid of it and be done with it), so we'll see how this goes.

I have 3carnations to thank (or blame) for trying this out.

I won't post all the time, but I hope to post more often than not.

Welcome to the neighborhood, indeed.