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Saturday, November 11, 2006

You Just Don't Know...

OK people, you just don't know what I went through to get this picture posted! First... let me tell you about today. :) Indulge me. Please.

In case you don't know/remember/care, I am a probate paralegal although to avoid the responsibilities associated with that title, my business cards say I am the "Estate Administration Assistant". I like it... it's longer. :) Anywho, I went into work today and worked 5 hours on just one case. Oh yuck! Probably wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't stayed up until 2am trying to catch up on all the tv shows I taped during the week. But did I care? Nah.

I'm tired. I get home and realize I hadn't posted the picture of the slippers yesterday as I had intended because (a) I didn't take them and (b) I had to go out and buy shoes for the banquet I'm attending today and, oh yeah, I forgot, (c) I had to spend three freakin' hours hunting for my strapless bra to wear with the cool dress I'm wearing to the banquet. Oh... did I mention I didn't find it until this afternoon? I was forced to totally rearrange three shelves in my big clothing closet shelves in the hall closet.

Now what does all this have to do with crafting? I want to wear the darn Mary Jane slippers to the brunch tomorrow morning at the convention. Everyone is asked to wear their funkiest, cutest, oldest whatever slippers to brunch and they will be awarding prizes. Well heck, I want to wear them anyway so what's one more day to wait?

I took them to work and put them on the windowsill in the direct sunlight in my office. They dried Thursday. I couldn't wait and jumped the gun and put the ribbons in Wednesday night even though they were still a tad damp. I just didn't care. Remember what I said in an earlier post about hating to wait at Christmas? Well darn if this didn't feel like Christmas! I finally made something for ME!!!

So today I finally find the right place to take pictures. Can't use the washing machine like I usually do because the light pink ribbons don't show up. Move to the loveseat. Nice contrast with the blue. Snap, snap, snap. Take the camera over to the computer. I have a Kodak EasyShare Z760 which I bought last November. Already upgraded that model since then. Oh who cares... I love the thing! I have used it a zillion times! So much so, in fact, that I loosened one of my front USB ports in my computer and so I attached the cord to another port and left it there. Today, I plug the cord into my camera, turn on the camera and... that's right. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Unplug the cord and the camera is fine. So I try another port. Looks like it's the part of the USB cord that goes into the camera that has died. Not even a year! Granted, I use the camera tons and tons so I probably loosened the port in the camera.

I want to cry but I don't. I do what any resourceful, cheap New England girl does when fudge happens. I got off the internet and called WalMart. They don't carry replacement cords and, they inform me, probably the only place to get one is through Kodak. (Still want to cry at this point but don't.) The nice man on the phone tells me I can get a memory card reader and plug the card in there and the reader into my computer and do it that way. (Kinda worried, still, but less of an urge to cry.)

I hop in the car and go to WalMart all the way across town. I look at the memory card reader the nice young man is showing me and want to cry again. It needs a USB 2.0 port. I know for a fact mine are earlier versions because I bought myself a DVD-R external drive for my birthday and had to take it back because it required USB 2.0 ports and mine were too old for the thing to work with it. So I know ahead of time this will not work with my computer. In less than 30 seconds I am stifling the urge to screech with joy and hug and kiss the young salesman who is young enough to be my son. He shows me this cute little $10 thing I can plug into my USB port, put my card in and my computer can read the pictures. The difference? There is no USB 2.0 requirement! So I buy it, bring it home and try it knowing I can return it tomorrow if it doesn't work. The results? Lookie here...

So stop asking me about "Where's the picture with the ribbons?" and "Are the dry yet?".

I'm going to brunch in 'em tomorrow. So there. :)


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