Monday Post 11

January 26, 2009

Good Morning !!!

It’s the beginning of a new week. I was a little under the weather last week, but this morning I woke up and I’m about 85% healthy 🙂 

Unfortunately, our National Championship was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, but that means it should be going down THIS Friday at 8pm (I hope)

Valentine’s Day is around the corner… What do you have planned? This year, I have nothing planned as Ms. Blogmaster is in charge of festivities this year (I hope)

Here’s what you might have missed from last week:

I introduced a new guest blogger who will be contributing to a new series we’re starting on the blog. who also happens to have her own blog. one on which I will occasionally blog on (+5 cross promotion !!!) Word of warning: her site is a little NSFW. you have been warned.

I also was made fun of pointed to my new favorite Internet Game.

I realized McDonald’s REALLY likes to waste money, and play with the emotions of those who are Thermodynamically Challenged

Momma Blogmaster had a breakthrough in excel !

Saturday was “Greek Wars: Battle of the Gods” (Extrav 09) where a new King and Queen was Crowned. (this post was pretty long)

This week, get a Free Drink from my Favorite Restaurant when you tell them who told you about them. I dunno if I’ll get anything if you say a blog sent you… but it’s worth a shot. If you haven’t eaten from them before, this week would be a great week to start, the food is pretty quick, the prices are fair. (yes, i can text you the directions) 

There’s a website that a friend of mine has made. I had a sneak peek at it a while back, and now i can tell you all to check it out.  It’s called Live It’s more than a political website; I’ll do a full run through and hopefully an interview with one of the creators soon. In the mean time, check it out !!! 

That’s all I have for today, because you have a lot to catch up on. Enjoy your week, and as always thanks for the support 🙂


Mommy Dearest 2

January 23, 2009

Today, I made an interesting discovery: I really take computers for granted.

and it’s not just me.  It’s everyone who’s “Computer Savvy”. We truly take it for granted.

Take my mother for instance.

she’s gone back to school and she’s in a computer class, and she’s trying to learn how things work. For the past couple of days (Last Saturday) she’s been having problems figuring out how things work. 

She needed to downloaded a file from her teachers website, and the first link didn’t work, so she assumed her Internet was broken, and the 2nd file wasn’t opening correctly.

She was calling me, and a host of other people including sister #1, and a bunch of I.T. techs, and for some reason, no one knew what was going on. me personally, I had lost my patience and just told her to get a new browser.

So she called me today (btw, I was getting ready for a nap… I REALLY was) and she really needed my help. 

So, like a good son, I tried to help, I really did. 

Frustration set in…

My mom sounded very discouraged.

So, I had to stop and take a step back. something was wrong, I was missing something. 

So I walked her through it. slowly. step by step.

We made it to downloading the excel file. I saw it with no problem, but for some reason, Momma Blogmaster wasn’t catching it. 

I walked her all around the program.

Breakthrough !!!

The window for excel wasn’t maximized. 

the window for that spreadsheet was, but the program was not which prevented her from seeing the bottom of the file where the “tabs” were hiding.

She let out a scream. (NSFW) 

She was excited because that was the problem. This whole time.

Through all these “technical” people, through all the frustration.

She just didn’t hit the “Maximize” video.

Have you ever had to help someone with something that you thought was simple? what was it like?