Tuesday, January 13, 2009

ONE WEEK INTO THE NEW YEAR...
...AND I'VE ALREADY FOUND STUFF TO GRIPE ABOUT...

I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I know it's improper to speak of Things Religious in such a blatant wrong-headed manner, but I can't help it...whenever I see those TV commercials for "Snuggies", a body-blanket-with-sleeves that's supposed to keep you warm during those long winter nights, or whenever I get an ad in my in-box with pictures of Actual People Wearing Snuggies, all of a sudden I hear Gregorian Chanting in the background...



Yeah, I know it's a practical idea, and those who wear these things probably do stay really, really warm. But I wouldn't be caught dead in one. I think they look really, really Creepy. A totally misguided Fashion Step Backwards. These things are Absolutely Hideous. In conclusion, if I wanted to look like a Monk, I'd join a monastery. You know, the place where Monks reside, who supply residents with Free "Snuggies".
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Oh, great. Now that I've focused my attention on these "Snuggie" Monk-like garments, all of a sudden I'm hearing that old chant from the original Wizard Of Oz movie..."oh-EE-oh, OH-oh", over and over and over. Talk about being infected by the wrong earworm!
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READER ADVISORY: THIS NEXT SECTION OF THE POST CONTAINS A WEE-SMALL BIT OF NON-THREATENING PROFANITY...YOU'VE BEEN WARNED...
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I'm just about ready to mutiny here; it's computer-related, and it's just happened to me for the three-millionth time. My computer got taken over again by Microsoft. Periodically (well, way more than Just Periodically) Microsoft wants me to download "important" updates. They always say I can keep working while the downloading is happening.
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Then, I'm forced to have my machine automatically re-started so the download can take effect, so what the heck's the use to "keep working" when Microsoft commandeers my computer so I can't work? And you know, these Microsoft-forced Computer Shutdowns Really Tick Me Off. I absolutely HATE being interrupted. Maybe they should revise their logo thusly:
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Oh, can't you tell this New Year is getting off to a Really Rosy Start?

2 Comments:

Blogger Word Tosser said...

every time I did it... it would tell me that did't have any updates...so after getting that for 20 times, I quit doing it. and hit cancel... and also the one that makes your screen go blank for a second and gives you another message.. I hit cancel thru them all...
So far my computer hasn't crashed because of something that didn't get updated.

6:47 PM  
Blogger some guy who blogs said...

Well, Cis, you're probably living dangerously...I do all the updates that MS throws at me, but I think it's rude and inconsiderate of them to shut down my computer when I'm in the middle of something. Sometimes, they've popped up a little box on my screen that says, "we will shut down your computer in "X" amount of minutes, and then a little countdown clock begins ticking off the seconds, and then I think, "aw, hell, I guess I might as well shut down now". It feels kinda like someone barging in when yer using the bathroom...that kind of 'invaded' feeling...

9:07 PM  

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