Sunday, May 17, 2009
I AM A TECHNO DUHHHHHHD!
See, here's the thing, I know enough to get by on the computer, but I also know enough to do a lot of damage. Sometimes I am apt to just push a button here, a button there (because I think I've reached a level of smartness), only to discover I can't get back to the place I started, which is the beginning! Can I get an Amen? I have literally stared at this computer for heart-stopping minutes, praying that God would lend guidance to the situation, particularly when something very important--like, say, a MANUSCRIPT of all things--has disappeared from my screen and I can't figure out where it went. YOW, it's enough to make my heart go into spasms.
And here's something else. I don't know how I got that handy-dandy little feature up there in the right hand corner of my screen that says "FOLLOWERS". (I think I remember one day saying to myself, "What's a widget? That's a very cute word. I think I'll click on it." And so I did, and look what popped up. In fact, I looked today and realized I HAVE 16 FOLLOWERS. I love this nice, lovely feature---however it got there---but I have one little question, and here it is: People, why are you following me? I don't know anything, and I truly haven't said much of anything worth reading. Still, I think it's awfully cool, so don't stop on my account! And by the way, I recently discovered I have lurkers reading my blog who don't know how to leave comments. COME ON, PEOPLE, IF I CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO CREATE A BLOG, YOU CAN LEAVE ME A COMMENT. Just click on 'comments' and start writing in the box. If you don't have an account create one--or I think you can just click on 'ANONYMOUS'.
I have friends who can do all kinds of things with their computers--like build beautiful websites, which take up their whole screen. How come my blog page is so skinny? It's the only skinny thing about me--my blog. Other people can make their blogs stretch wide across the screen. Also, I can't make my photos go where I want them to go. They just go straight to the top of my page and refuse to move. Some people arrange their pics in all sizes and places on their page. What's up with that?
And on this topic of technology - yes, that is what I'm sputtering about, what is with cell phones these days? I thought they invented them to talk on. Why must we now treat them as typewriters, ur...what's a typewriter? Pardon me. Why must we treat them as computers and type on their midget-sized keys? My daughter will say, "Mom, I texted you a message," to which I'll say, "Why didn't you CALL me? It's a P-H-O-N-E!"
Today, for hubby's birthday, my kids got him a universal remote for our big screen TV. (Yes, we have one of those honkers, but it's very hard to turn on because it requires lots of remotes.) Now, supposedly we can toss them all aside and just rely on this ONE remote. By the way, Cecil ain't no genius when it comes to things technical; although, he's better than me by a long stretch. Whereas it used to take him 10 minutes to finally get the DVD rolling once he went through all the directions, now he/we should be able to hit play within a minute. Or two. Hmmm.
The kids say, "Mom, even YOU will be able to watch a movie with this remote." Thank you...I think.
We'll see. I'm sure I'll figure out a way to screw it up.
I LOVE YOU ALL -- AND SO DOES OUR HEAVENLY FATHER!!!!!