Friday, May 26, 2006

I'm so tired!

Since Sunday, the computer's been acting weird. It won't recognize the CD-RW drive. The drive door keeps opening and closing on its own. All the files disappeared from Windows Explorer (though we later found them by changing the view). It's been really slow to start up. So, we've been running scan after scan. I say "we" meaning Tim. Virus scans. Adware scans. Online scans. Nada. Maybe it's just that the computer's old. We bought it in January 2000. It's still running Windows 98. I'd like a new computer, to the extent that we can't download music or run some other programs because they require XP. On the other hand, I'd rather not have to buy a new computer.

Has anyone ever figured out how many computer years are in a people year? Like a 6-year-old dog is 42 in people years. I feel like the computer is not really that old, but maybe in computer years, it's ready for the nursing home. Or the grave.

Anyway, I'm tired, because I spend my three hours a night doing what I need to do on the computer, plus we have to do all these other scans, so I'm not going to bed until 2am. Which wouldn't be so bad, I could get 7 hours sleep, except that my cat Wicket insists on waking me up. "Look at me, Mommy. Get me something to eat. Oh look, there's food in my dish. I'll just eat that, shall I? I guess I didn't need to get you up after all."

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

My first blog. Ever.

Years ago, before there was an internet, or at least a 'net accessible to the general public, I probably would've been real into blogging. Now, I have so many other things to do in a day. But I had to create an account in order to add a comment to someone else's blog, so what the heck. Here I am. I'll see if I ever remember to update this.

Since blogs are all about commentary on the world, here are a few comments. I love coupons. I hate when the stupid store manager refuses to honor my coupon for 5 Free 2-Liter Coke Products, because it only scanned for the price of one. Then after I complain to corporate, no one calls me or e-mails me, and when I call and get the same stupid woman on the phone, she tells me the registers are "fixed" now and it'll scan right. But do I get an apology? Heck no. I only went into their stupid store (this was Winn-Dixie by the way) to buy the sodas while my husband was getting pizza next door. I wouldn't go back at all except that the cashier, who was at least *trying* to be helpful, wrote "$1.39" on the coupon, and I'm afraid that another store won't take it. Not that the stupid woman at Winn-Dixie probably won't accuse me of something, if she's there when I redeem it.

In the interest of being fair and balanced, I should say that I really liked Winn-Dixie after I won a free trip to New York plus spending money a couple of years ago. Not that I shopped there any more than usual, because they're so expensive, but I did have really nice feelings about them until this whole coupon fiasco.

I've redeemed these Coke coupons just fine at Wal-mart and Food World; the folks there just did a manual override and changed the coupon amount to the total for the 5 sodas.