It’s been awhile since I put anything of any substance (oh that’s rich) on this blog. I got busy with other things in my life. I got tired of whining about my back problems. I was sure you were tired of my whining about everything in general. And I just got tired. So I decided to end the blog. But I couldn’t do it. I left it up because I knew if I deactivated it I would regret it. You see, I love to write. Plain and simple. If I’m not writing, I’m not happy. Granted, what I write isn’t Pulitzer-Prize-winning material. But it makes me feel good to write. If it’s humorous and makes someone giggle, then I’m truly happy. So, we’ll just take it a posting at a time and see what happens….are you bored to tears yet? (that’s rhetorical, meaning don’t answer).
I return to C&BI right after the most hilarious political shenanigans ever – Wienergate. Talk about bad timing on my part. I had so many wiener jokes you wouldn’t believe it. I had wieners comin’ out my ears. No wait, that doesn’t sound right. Nevermind. To this day, I giggle whenever Devoted Spouse wants a hot dog for lunch. And what makes me laugh the hardest is Mr. Wiener himself is now worried that he doesn’t have the skill sets to support himself after resigning his fancy political job. I have no words to explain to him how pitiful that is on so many levels. Has he considered being a wiener-copying tester for the print market (we already know he can tweet pics). Let’s face it, nobody makes a copy of their butt on the old Xerox machine anymore, do they? That field is wide open for him…maybe he should go to Kinko’s?
Okay what else is going on in the world? Overheard this conversation at the local Barnes & Noble bookstore the other day:
Teenager #1: So, what’s “fiction” again?
Teenager #2: I think it means it’s not true.
And our high school has a rating of Excellent?? Good grief. I’d hate to see what they churn out in a mediocre school system.
The only other thing that comes to mind today has to do with downloading free books to Kindle. I found a freebie ebook the other evening online – it’s a “mobi” file if that makes sense to you. I downloaded it to my Mac then tried to transfer it to my Kindle. It wouldn’t work. I spent over a flippin hour trying one fix after another. I finally just downloaded the Kindle App for my Mac and resigned myself to reading this book on my laptop. I dashed off a quick email to the folks who were the publishers of the book, to let them know I had encountered some difficulty downloading their book, certainly not expecting a reply of any kind. I mean, who gives a crap if I can’t figure out technology? I got the nicest email from the President of eBookIt.com who very patiently explained that I had to transfer my “mobi” file to my Kindle “documents” file in order for it to show up on the device. Now who would have thought of that? Obviously that nice man did and took the time to help me. Y’all know how I feel about customer service – wow will I be doing business with them again in the future or what. Shoot, if I ever get my book written I just may have to go there to get it put into ebook format. But first, I have to write the danged thing…sigh