Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Updated not Upgraded

It's not like I haven't been writing. I have. I just haven't been posting. And I haven’t much felt like converting to a Google act either. Call me stubborn, (wouldn't be the first time), but can I just say that I am soooo sick of things changing on me.

Yeah, I know. Life, right? Yeah, I get it. It's just that if the banks aren't being bought out and changed 6 times in 5 years, then my email acct is being bought out and changed (thanks Time Warner), and now I can't post comments on Blogger until I update to a Google act. Then my cellular service recently called us all in to replace ("upgrade" they called it) to their new battery power system. Well the damn thing doesn't hold 1/7th of the charge it used to. Progress?

Even our local drugstore was bought out by another national chain. Frankly, I don't need to be wowed with diagonal maze-like aisles and fancy lighting. If I'm stopping in to the corner drugstore, I just want to know that my 1-2 buck items are handy and accessible. It's just a drugstore for chrissakes.

Then there's the updated versions of every tech thing I ever use, from browsers to applications, cable to digital tv, even learning the difference between convection bake or broil and conventional bake or broil, I mean, I just want to heat something up in the oven, does it have to be so damn complicated? Do they have to reinvent the wheel every few months? Do I have to study another manual? Do I need an ID and a password for every thing I do?

(F@#k, was this one all letters or numbers or some of each? How many IDs and passwords can one brain retain already? And when you factor in acct #s, we're all making ourselves dizzy with digital strings. I'm going to need a password for all my passwords!)

Whine. Moan. I know. Sorry for the long digression. I think I'm suffering from saturated learners curve syndrome. I don't want to learn how to use another god-damned thing for at least another 2 weeks, 'cay? I got enough to do around here right about now.

Wow. I do feel better for having gotten that off my chest. Thanks for listening.

(Perhaps I'll submit to the new Google acct soon...I miss everyone....just not tonight. My brain is full.)


Prema said...

Freaking Google! I'm kicking appliances and swearing at the computer. Whatever. But I keep crawling blog. But now it won't let me upgrade. WTF.

Totally get it. As if it isn't hard enough to navigate the day.

If you figure out how to jump to the other side and upgrade, let me know. :)

Jerri said...

Seriously been missing you. Glad to hear it's a technical issue. I had a major cell phone meltdown this week and have been on a rant about everything changing, too.

Maybe it's the season. Whatever.

Take good care of you and post when you can. It's really good to "hear" you here.

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Michelle O'Neil said...

You'll switch, and blogger will own you like it does the rest of us.

Until then...Happy Holidays!

Lee Wolfe Blum said...

You are singing my song! My min-ipod is now obsolute! The battery only lasts for a small amount of time. To get a new battery for the darn thing will cost me almost as much as an new ipod. Oh and my Ipod mini is now the largest ipod! What the H---! It is only a mere 2 years old! My cell phone doesn't take pictures and my min-van doesn't have automatic doors! Who can keep up! I agree with you 150%! This world makes me crazy! (and I also haven't updated my blooger :) )