Monday, December 29, 2008

Second Childhood

This may sound far-fetched, but I am telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing, but the truth. I had a dream. It isn’t anything to write in a blog about, but I’m going to write about it anyway. A couple night’s ago I dreamed my checking account was in trouble and I spent a lot of time in the dream trying to untangle the mess. When I woke up, I went straight to the computer and looked at my account. It was on the verge of being overdrawn. I just caught it in time to transfer some money into it. I had written a check that I thought would be taken out in January and it came out in December. I have had people tell me, that they would never bank online. They think it is too risky. I think banking online is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I guess my Guardian Angel tapped me on the shoulder while I was sleeping and told me to check my account. While I’m on the subject of banks, I think the ATM card is the next greatest thing since sliced bread. I once had a close friend that I shopped with all the time and I tried so hard to convince her that she needed an ATM card. She goes, “No way, Jose (she always thought my name was Jose) I don’t want one of those things, I’ve lived this long without one, and I can live a few more years without it.” I told her that I guess it’s true that you can’t teach and old dog new tricks. My wonderful friend has since passed away and I miss her every day. She was right about not needing to learn the new trick of using an ATM card. Alice and I enjoyed our second childhood more than we did the first one. One day while at the Mall we noticed one of those old picture booths that were so popular in our younger days. Something just came over us, we crammed ourselves into it and took our picture.
I am so frustrated I could explode. I am using the new Microsoft Word 2007. A trial offer came with the new laptop. I just want to save the document until I can finish it at a later time. Do you think I can find a button that says “save as”, so I can put it in the folder I want it in and I can give it a name. I can find everything else under the sun. Such as, one page, two pages, page width and zoom, split, new window, ruler, accept and reject, and 4000 different fonts. I have been fooling around with it and it is really cool. There is nothing it can’t do. I even found the “save as” button. I better go back to word pad because this thing is too expensive for my budget. This is my story for today.


Robyn said...

Hi Lorrene...I'm so glad they posted your blog address at the KOMO website, that is where it was, right? Sometimes my memory isn't the best. are now the most famoust person I know :) I have a blog too, if you ever get bored enough to read it. I am sure enjoying yours! You make me laugh!

Cora said...

Love the picture of you and Alice!
For office 2007 try the round button in the top left hand corner with the flower looking thing on it. It took me forever to figure out word 2007, I hate it. Why can't they leave things alone it worked fine before.
Since your blog made the Seattle paper maybe Bill Gates will read this and realize how confusing it is and offer me a refund, Ok back from daydream land.
Hope you are having a good day with all this sunshine!

Jimh. said...

I like my old office program...except it's so old I don't remember the name...or maybe that's me getting old...Oh, well! Great picture of you and Alice!

Oh, so what's the latest thing? Has Jay Lno asked you to appear on the Late Show yet?

E said...

Leno is leaving so maybe David Letterman. I would be all watching and telling everyone at work "hey I read her blog! I have connections if you want an interview!" :) Need an agent?

jeber said...

I agree completely with you about online banking and ATM cards. If I'd had those 30 years ago I might be a little richer today. Using them requires a bit of caution, but the benefits are great.

Thanks for posting the picture booth shot. I miss those. They were so much fun.

You take care and keep writing this blog. You're doing a great job. I truly enjoy reading it.

Jen said...

Your blog rocks, you use an ATM card, and you can actually navigate MW 2007 - AND you remember when people used horses.

As my mother (who refuses to do all of the above) would say - What a woman!

Stephanie Frieze said...

Your blog was mentioned on the TNT blogsite "In Your Neighborhood" and I think IT's the coolest thing since sliced bread. You're on my favorites list, Lorrene!

A new devoted reader,
Stephanie Frieze
Gig Harbor, WA

angelnina said...

You sound like a lot of fun to hang out with! You certainly don't look like a "Jose" to me ;)HA! You and Alice look like you were having too much fun.

I wish I could offer some advice on the "save as" issue, but I'm afraid you know more about computers than I do.

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