Wednesday, February 10, 2010
TRYING NEW THINGS, PART DEUX
In part two of 'Trying New Things', this is what yesterday was all about:
First of all, a special note to Gregory: Are you out of your ever-loving mind??? How could I possibly be mad at you?
Just to clear up any potential misunderstanding, I am not frustrated with you in any way -- I am simply frustrated with myself for not being able to post links.
Andrea said she just copies and pastes the link into the linky box thing and it shows up. I do that, too, and the link just comes out blank on my posts.
So, at this point I'm thinking that something is disabled -- or needs to be -- that shouldn't be.
I'll have to have Ed or B take a gander at it and see if we can come up with anything.
Very frustrating. I have no trouble posting links in E-mail's, etc. It's just this dopey thing I can't seem to get right.
In other news, we all upgraded our 'Verizon' cell phones yesterday and it only cost us the tax on all three phones (after rebate, which I already sent in) and $10.00 more a month so B can have web access on his new 'Samsung Rogue' phone:
This comes in handy for college students. There have been many times he's called me while he's out asking me to look up this, that or the other thing for him on-line pertaining to school.
As for me, I got the 'Samsung Intensity' (in red, no less!):
Learning how to use the key pad yesterday was challenging. B says it's just like using a keyboard for your computer, but I found that really isn't the case. While the numbers and letters are in the same place, some of the punctuation is different -- not to mention those tiny ass buttons!
Unlike a keyboard, you can't just hit 'shift' to capitalize or use the colon, for example -- you have to find the right button that brings up 'caps' and/or 'symbols'. It took me several hours to get the hang of it but once I did, it was just too groovy for words.
On these new glider phones, you can also use the front key pad but I didn't want to get dependent on that and will only use that if I'm in a hurry to text.
So, in conclusion, what did we learn, kids?
The easy answer would be that 'It's never too late to teach an old dog new tricks'.
Anyone who calls me an 'old dog' is going straight to the moon, Alice!
The true, deep and meaningful lesson in all of this is that new shit is fun!
Back in a bit to continue on with chapter three in my '90 Days' blog. Glad the few of you who are following me over there are getting something out of it. I know I am.
EDIT: Mostly reading in the next phase of chapter three in the book 'Now What? 90 Days To A New Life Direction', so, I'll spread it out and post tomorrow instead on my '90 Days' blog -- my very own 'Julie And Julia' kind of project!
Peace and serenity.