Monday, January 2, 2012

Great. Look what's happened now.

I'm the kind of person who rolls with the punches, goes with the flow, kind of mellow. Bahaha! No, I'm totally not. I like to control things and if something doesn't go the way I imagined it to, I get a bit flustered (read: I want to yell and throw a fit, much like my 3 year-old niece).

Yesterday, when I was trying to set up my blogger account, I was having trouble getting the settings to apply to the page. I clicked, I double clicked... I clicked the frick out of the keyboard until I wanted to toss the whole thing across the room. Rest easy, I controlled myself (see previous reference of my need to control EVERYTHING). Then our kitten jumped up on the keyboard to see what all the fuss was about. I put him down. He jumped up. I returned him to the floor. He came back. This little game went on for about 2 more minutes before I found myself retracting my earlier thought of tossing the computer to the floor, but this time I was eyeing the cat. Seriously? The thing sleeps all day and he's cute and cuddly and everything, but the minute I turn to this electronic box he's suddenly hyper-aware and needs to attack my fingers?? I ended up locking him in one of the kids' bedrooms (take that!) and after a few more attempts to change the overall layout, I turned to my go-to place where all info is at my fingertips.

No, not Google. Facebook! Well, I need new friends because no one on there knew (or cared) that what I was doing (or trying to do) was making me want to bomb something. I almost junked the whole thing for the night until a friend of mine wrote back that she was able to set up an account just then and it was relatively easy. WHAT. Overachiever. Fine. So I kept at it. FINALLY, after closing the browser, restarting the computer and sending up a few prayers, the thing loaded and everything worked (thanks, God! Bill Gates...whatever). I posted, life went on, I breathed a sigh of relief.

Then today, I get a message from that same Overachieving Tech Savvy friend saying she's looking forward to more posts from me. I think she wants me dead. She's forced encouraged me to make a resolution for 2012; to hold myself accountable for things I start. I should probably mention that she's the same friend who called me right away when I told her I was thinking about going back to school so that she could load my brain with info about how to go about doing it, since I never finished college (you never guessed? The girl who over-uses parentheses, and, commas? You might want to go back to school, too. Want to sit next to me? I don't cheat but I do pass funny notes about other people). She knows me pretty well and recognizes (and verbalizes!) my need for constant motivation to stay focused on a new task (which kind of pissed me off, but only because it's the one thing I hate about myself). I'm not flaky, per se, but if I see something shiny, I'm gone. (<-- OMG I'm a total flake. Crap!) So, in honor of 2012 and my friend (jerk) I've decided to keep this Blog alive and to post often. At least until I figure out how to make the background shiny.

1 comment:

Lisa Field Thunborg said...

I am glad that I, that jerk friend of yours, made it to your blog post. LOL!!! Feel free to bash me more as long as it gets you more motivated and gets your career started. Bash away!!