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My expectations are too high. Silly me, I expect when I buy a new computer that it ill work. No that "ill" wasn't a typo, the W-key on my new computer only orks half the time. Yes, the company I bought the computer from said they will fix it, but I need to find a day or to hen I can live ithout my computer--again. My old computer went toast a couple of eeks ago, so I was ithout a computer for a week while the computer tech did troubleshooting and finally transferred my files to this ne computer. A writer ithout a computer for a eek--it was more than an annoyance.
I bought a ClamCase for my iPad, which was cool, because then I had a real keyboard to type on. It orked great for the first three months, but now I can't get the ClamCase to sync ith the iPad any longer. A cool case with a keyboard that is dead--another little annoyance. I've followed the directions to fix it, step-by-step, but try as I might, I can't get it to ork again.
TIVO is a handy thing, I love it. It automatically records shows for me when I'm not around, and if I'm watching a television sho live, I can pause it, grab a bowl of sweet potato chips, then go back and sit down, and restart the show exactly from the spot where I paused it. But now my TIVO remote's ent dead. Changing the batteries didn't ork, and banging it a few times on the counter (my husband's first approach to fixing anything--"Just give it a couple of whacks"), didn't fix it either. I can call the company and I'm sure someone will help troubleshoot the problem. But the reality is I'll sit on hold, the first two technicians on't be able to fix it, and maybe if I'm lucky, on the third or fourth call back, someone will be able to solve the problem.
I used to blame my frustration with all the ne gadgets on the fact that I was getting older. But no I realize that my getting older isn't the problem. The problem isn't that I can't keep up with technology, it's that I can't keep up with the repairs I have to attend to, in order to use all of the ne technology.
* A big apology to Bob Tarte the author of the fun new book, Kitty Cornered. Yesterday, in announcing the winners of his book giveaway, I attributed the book to another fine author, Dan Chaon.
Thanks for reading ith me. It's so good to read ith friends.
* This month's Penguin Classics book is THE LIFE OF JOHN THOMPSON, A FUGITIVE SLAVE by John Thompson. Start reading now and enter to win a Penguin totebag. Go to: http://tinyurl.com/March12Classics
AUTHORBUZZ: SEARCHING FOR SASSY: An L.A. Phone Psychic's Tales of Life, Lust & Love (Nonfiction) by Alyson Mead
After a bad breakup, I moved to Los Angeles, where I landed a job as a phone psychic. There I found myself dispensing daily love advice to callers while trying to date again.
Go to: http://authorbuzz.com/dearreader click on SEARCHING FOR SASSY to read more and to email author Alyson Mead, you'll get a reply.