“Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.”

Yesterday, poor Miss Gracie missed her dump run. I remembered the new stickers were in effect, which we didn’t have, so we were out of luck. She’ll just have to wait until Wednesday as the dump is closed Monday and Tuesday. Good thing I hadn’t loaded the truck yet!

We have SUN! The day is perfectly lovely though still a bit chilly at 55Β°, but the temperature doesn’t really matter much. It’s the sun shining so beautifully in the deep blue sky which takes center stage. Many of my neighbors were cleaning their gardens in anticipation of planting. My garden is all ready and soon enough I’ll be at the garden center filling my cart with this year’s plants and herbs. I can already taste the fresh basil!

If I could choose the ideal job, I’d be the person who sets up each leg of the Amazing Race. I’d get to travel to so many countries, meet all sorts of people, learn local traditions and have fun deciding the tasks, some of which are really gross while others take your breath away. Tonight are the last legs of the race, a two-hour program. I’m guessing during the first hour one team will be eliminated as there are still four remaining then the second hour will decide the winners. The cry baby lady drives me crazy. I’d have punched her a long time ago if I were her partner. It is like when I was a kid crying and my father would tell me to stop or he’d give me something to cry about. My favorite team, the guys from Kentucky, were eliminated last week. The remaining teams are among the least likeable I’ve ever seen. I sort of wish all of them would lose. The team with the pilot and the blond have won more legs but they carp at each other too much.

My speakers have bitten the dust. My computer is mute. I went hunting and found out it is really a frayed wire so I’ll try to get another one tomorrow; of course, while I was hunting for the wire, my printer ceased to be recognized and now I also have a cord without a homeΒ  and an HP adaptor connected to nothing.

My Prince Charming would be a computer superman who rings my doorbell, raises his crown in greeting and says, “I’m here to solve all your computer woes.”

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20 Comments on ““Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.””

  1. Bob Says:

    I am also rooting for Rachel and Brendan to be eliminated from the race, but I think that her crying brings too many viewers to the program for the producers to let them exit early. Rachel and Brendan are turning into professional reality show contestants. I assume, which I hate to do, that the rules for preventing cheating on game shows applies to reality shows like the amazing race. Only some of us are old enough to remember programs like the $64,000 Question and Twenty-one where the contestants were placed in isolation booths so that the producers could give them the answers to get more ratings as the money value increased.

    I agree that the advance people for the show have wonderful jobs. Just think of all the research that has to go into finding the challenges and then getting them put together in places like India were graft is king and in China where the government watches everything. I wonder if they start at the country’s ministry of tourism.

    Is your Mac and iPad still plugging along? If your PC has bitten the dust it may be a good time to send it to the recycling plant and go Apple only. It will make your digital life less frustrating.

    • katry Says:

      It seems that on every program stress and the pace of trace do in a few people. They get on one another. I can’t imagine cheating on the AR. The camera is on you all the time; alliances are allowed so you can tell what you know to another team. They don’t lie to each other; they just don’t answer.

      Some of the places they’e gone have been magnificent and some have been barren and stark. Visas would also be necessary in many of the places so they’d have to make arrangements for that as many countries do not give them at the borders. Talking with some government department is a must.

      Both are still plugging along, and I’ve been using my Mac except all my music is on my PC. I am trying to move it over but I keep freezing the machine when I do.

  2. olof1 Says:

    Sunny and nice here today but we never reached 50. It was impossible to dress right for walking, I needed a thick sweater or jacket while walking in the shadow but I started to boil as soon as we walked in the sunshine πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    I wonder if we’re catching up on You in the Amazing Race? There is this woman that really is a cry baby the season we can see now, I can’t stand her πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Why on earth do they even want to do something like this when they know what it’s like?

    I won’t even start on the computer subject today πŸ™‚ My modem is acting up again and I’m so tired of it now!

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      We are 56Β° here and still nice and sunny. Part of the reason it feels so warm is there is no wind for a change.

      We are watching the same season, the one with the cry baby. I don’t think they realize how exhausting it is.

      I hate my computer right now!

  3. Rick Says:

    aFRAYED that your ‘puter is now mute? Worry not, Kat. Just plug in a pair of trusty earphones. Goodness. There’s more than one way to hear a cat.

  4. Zoey & Me Says:

    Well if you find the Prince, send him down here. We are always having computer problems and we are running three mostly all week days. Mine is off limits so if it breaks it’s my fault. Question: Whatever happened to Ralph Cherry? Is he another Coffee casualty? He hasn’t visited my blog either surely in over a year.

    • katry Says:

      I’ll ask when the Prince shows up if he’d like to visit.

      Ralph disappeared even from his own blog. That didn’t surprise me as a mutual friend told me Ralph would lose interest: he always does is what I was told. It is just a question of time. Our mutual friend was correct.

  5. lilydark Says:

    I’m always awaiting on a charming royal being to save the day. Been doing a lot of sleeping this week, after a horrid city council meeting. Been sunny for a few days in a row.. I can feel the sleep angels tugging at me, but I refuse to give in. It’s hard when Jewels is all curled up near me.
    Know that I’m always waving,
    The tow L’s

    • katry Says:

      It looks as if we’ll just have to wait a bit longer for that prince! I’m glad to hear from you and that you’re still waving!

  6. Hedley Says:

    France turns sharply left after two decades , I’m not a trophy First Lady says Valerie Trierweiler (which you can say if you are not uncute) Here comes Francois Hollande.

    Meanwhile back in Detroit Jack White III is belting out “I’m shakin”.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      One can never predict where France will go. Does that make her a trophy partner?

  7. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    That’s one of my favorite Joseph Campbell quotes. It’s so true. πŸ™‚

    I cooked today. The recipe did not turn out as good as it sounded and there were many dirty dishes as a result. It’s okay though because I had gone to Bensons for ice cream beforehand so I wasn’t completely disappointed.

    The sun finally came out in mid-afternoon but the wind is still cold. Cabana Boy has done the mowing and raking so all is right with the lawn.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      It is so very true especially lately for me.

      I went to my friends’ for dinner. It is our Sunday tradition. We watch The Amazing Race together and complain about one team or another.

      We had sun all day but it was really never too warm. My cabana boy mowed uyesterday!

  8. Bob Says:

    Rats, Rachel & Brendan are in the final three πŸ™

    • Bob Says:

      Thank goodness Rachel and Brendan finished third πŸ™‚

    • katry Says:

      My sentiments exactly! It means we get to listen to her cry for another hour!

      • katry Says:

        If at the beginning of this season, someone had said they would be third, I would have laughed. I am amazed at how well they did despite themselves!

  9. Bob Says:

    I was waiting to see if Rachel’s fake boobs would get deflated on that sled in Hawaii πŸ™‚ What’s next for them, Survivor, Dancing with Stars or America’s Got Talent. Can they win if the only talent they have is entering reality shows and fake crying? Maybe they will make a return to Big Brother for a hat trick.

    • katry Says:

      I loved having her to make fun of during the race. It was an added bonus.

      I think, other than Kentucky, the last five or six teams were the most unlikeable ever.

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