Sunday, April 10, 2011

randoms again...

Sunday, Sunday... What a nice, warm day it was! About 80 & sunny! And it's still warm now at 10:30! Bro showed up Saturday at 1:00, cuz he's been in Scottsdale for a month, how cool is that life? His son is here, running the construction company, and building a frozen yogurt shop in a shopping center, and his son got it finished and open already! But I missed opening day...that's ok...so did Bro.. Haikus for the computer Your file was so big. It might be very useful. But now it is gone. The Web site you seek Cannot be located, but Countless more exist. Chaos reigns within. Reflect, repent, and reboot. Order shall return. Program aborting: Close all that you have worked on. You ask far too much. Windows NT crashed. I am the Blue Screen of Death. No one hears your screams. Yesterday it worked. Today it is not working. Windows is like that. First snow, then silence. This thousand-dollar screen dies So beautifully. With searching comes loss And the presence of absence: "My Novel" not found. The Tao that is seen Is not the true Tao until You bring fresh toner. Stay the patient course. Of little worth is your ire. The network is down. A crash reduces Your expensive computer To a simple stone. Three things are certain: Death, taxes, and lost data. Guess which has occurred. You step in the stream, But the water has moved on. This page is not here. Out of memory. We wish to hold the whole sky But we never will. Having been erased, The document you're seeking Must now be retyped. Serious error. All shortcuts have disappeared. Screen. Mind. Both are blank. I LOVE words, you know? I get it from my Mom and her whole side of the family! Heck, Mom's little brother even teaches his dogs new words...throws a plastic elephant, then "Go get the pachyderm, Duke!" I was telling Bro about the home nurse that comes once a week to check my blood pressure, etc. He knows her, she went to high school with him...sheesh, between the 2 of us, we probably DO know half of our town...then if you add Tif in there, we DEFINITELY know everyone! Anyway, I've begun referring to this nurse as 'Negative Nellie'. Just because she's wound so tight that no matter what I say, she's got a bad opinion about it...hence, we really don't talk much, except how's my pt ? all that...so Sat before Bro left, I said, gotta tell you about negative nellie...& he knew who I was talking about before I said anything!...but we were just laughing about everything...she was getting a glass of ice water last week, & standing in the kitchen in front of the sink, 'where's your water?'...huh???????????? I pointed at the sink & said "right there"...and I held my tongue before I said "Duhh!". Nellie said, horrified, 'you drink tap water??' Holy cow! I have city water, not sulphur-smelling well water! 'Do you know what's in that stuff?' 'Well, Nellie, for all you really know, it might be exactly the same as what's in bottled water, but without all the wasted plastic...' Said with a smile, you know, cuz teasing someone who's that neurotic...can be fun. ;-) But, did I let it go? Noooooo....She said something about the chemicals added to the water, & I couldn't resist 'Like fluoride, ya mean?' In about ten years, all of America will be toothless, cuz everybody drinks "bottled water"! Then she said 'That's an old wives tale!' I just smiled & shrugged...why argue about something like that?? BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

8 comments:

Have Myelin? said...

I couldn't stop laughing.... "where's your water", LMAO! My son fusses all the time about people buying bottled water (he says the plastic is toxic, LOL) and I loveeeeeee water! (unless it's nasty stuff...but I'd buy a filter!)

You are a hoot.

Adsila said...

I feel your computer pain. I have been there too many times.

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

hahahaha @ Negative Nellie and the argument. You wouldn't win that one, seemed like it :-))

Doris

X. Dell said...

(1) Water flouridation is one of the older right-wing (commie infiltration paranoia) conspiracy theories that I see floating around the Internet.

(2) A report I saw on the local news (in New York) found that over a dozen or so brands of bottled water are unfiltered city tap water. I'd say you're wise to save your pennies.

(3) I don't know if this shows up on your computer (because no one's said anything about it) but there's a paragraph reading:

"Haikus for the computer Your file was so big. It might be very useful. But now it is gone. The Web site you seek Cannot be located, but Countless more exist. Chaos reigns within. Reflect, repent, and reboot. Order shall return. Program aborting: Close all that you have worked on. You ask far too much. Windows NT crashed. I am the Blue Screen of Death. No one hears your screams. Yesterday it worked. Today it is not working. Windows is like that. First snow, then silence. This thousand-dollar screen dies So beautifully. With searching comes loss And the presence of absence: "My Novel" not found. The Tao that is seen Is not the true Tao until You bring fresh toner. Stay the patient course. Of little worth is your ire. The network is down. A crash reduces Your expensive computer To a simple stone. Three things are certain: Death, taxes, and lost data. Guess which has occurred. You step in the stream, But the water has moved on. This page is not here. Out of memory. We wish to hold the whole sky But we never will. Having been erased, The document you're seeking Must now be retyped. Serious error. All shortcuts have disappeared. Screen. Mind. Both are blank."

Are these really words you love? Just askin'.

Libby said...

sherry--you know what? bravo for your son! i love it that he says that!! it irritates the crap out of me to hear someone talking about how we're so 'insensitive to the earth' & then pick up a plastic bottle of water & guzzle it!

doris--sometimes i get reminded strongly how fortunate it is not to get so frustrated with the little crap in life that you can't ALWAYS fix!


x--"(1) Water flouridation is one of the older right-wing (commie infiltration paranoia) conspiracy theories that I see floating around the Internet."

there ya go...negative nick...lol!

yeah, i hear that a lot about water...i guess i'm just enough of a tightwad to not want to pay twice for 'tap water', unless it's really awful!

TLP said...

LOL. Old Negative Nellie is a blog post waiting to happen for sure.

Hard to believe that a "nurse" would think that you need to waste money on bottled water. Does NN brush her teeth with bottled water? Cook with bottled water? Make her coffee and/or tea with bottled water? Fill her ice cube trays with bottled water, or if she has a frig that makes ice, does it make ice with bottled water?

This is a good source of info on the subject: http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Health/story?id=728070&page=1

Libby said...

tlp, oh, thanks so much for that link to john stossel's story!! i want HIM for Christmas! ;-D

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