You know that aunt that comes to all your family gatherings and feels the need to share in great gory detail about her various aches, pains, surgeries, and scars? And if you end up having to sit by her all night, you pretty much have to knock back more than just a few Bud Lights to survive the evening with any measure of your sanity intact?
Well, I am telling you to give the woman a break. Sometimes, even when you know other people don’t care, you just NEED to share. And besides, throw in a few bad email experiences, and some Windows Vista and I am that aunt.
You see, when things aren’t quite working out in my techie little world, I simply must tell someone. And since my husband gets this really glaze-y stare when I try to share my online woes with him, then I’m afraid that you are the ones stuck sitting next to me all evening. It sucks, but life just does, sometimes. So go grab your lager of choice and DEAL, k?
First of all, I’m tired to death of Twitter. If you follow me on Twitter, or I have been following you, I apologize in advance if this hurts, but I AM BORED OF YOU!! For some reason, no matter what people Twitter about lately, it just feels rehashed, contrived, and time-wasting. It was a great experiment, but a failed one overall – – for me at least. I’m happy to give over my Twitter time to Facebook, anyway because I actually KNOW those folks, and have a history with them. Face-less messaging somehow just wasn’t my cup of tea after all.
Secondly, I have been lamenting on the fact that no one was updating their blogs lately (including myself). The truth was everyone else was doing fine…it was my Windows Feed Reader that had gone to hell in a hand basket. You guys had been saying big important things, like you were moving, and you were having pseudo-fantasies about Dave Matthews, and you were finding snow on the beach, and finding out your children were getting key parts in a play, and I was MISSING IT ALL! Stupid, stupid Windows! So, I threw in the towel and manually entered all my feeds into Google Reader (which I later found out you don’t have to do manually, but I’ll save that gory story for another family gathering.)
Oh Boise, Idaho do I love Google Reader!!! (BTW, that’s my new thing. I randomly insert U.S. cities as exclamations. I figure it will somehow improve the boys’ geography.) Now that is a real woman’s feed reader. It is stylish, sexy, and oh-so-easy on the eyes. And the best part? It actually works!!
So let’s go back and recap now, in case you missed one of the details while you were grabbing that last beer. I’m…
TWITTERED OUT AND FED UP…get it? got it? good.
Sacramento, California that was good to get off my chest!!! Now you want to hear about my ingrown toenail?