Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Love/Hate Relationship

My standing joke about cats is that sometimes i'm so happy to own cats i could just barf. Oh, wait a minute, never mind, one of my thoughtful felines has already done it for me, and right on the bed or in the middle of the floor.Link
Well, lately, i've been feeling the same way about my computer.

Wonderful blogger Leah, over at The Goat's Lunch Pail, blogged about being grateful for her computer.

Most of the time, i agree with her sentiments wholeheartedly.

Lately, it's more of a loving it so much i could just freeze up and quit working. Oh, wait, never mind, the computer is doing it for me.

Don't get me wrong, i love the fact that a computer is easily and quickly available to me in my house, and connected to the internet to boot. What i don't love is having to abandon mine, on which i have my work saved, several times a day, and use one of the others in the house, because mine has to be shut down and restarted yet again when it froze and quit responding.

It makes everything take longer. The other day, i lost a couple of hours worth of stuff because of it acting up.

So i've concluded that there is good and bad in every relationship, even the relationships with the inanimate objects in our lives.

In this case the good outweighs the bad. Just keep reminding me of that when i'm restarting for the seventh time in a day.

Today is

Armed Forces Day -- Equatorial Guinea

Canadian Open Old Time Fiddle Championship -- Shelburne, ON, Canada (through the 7th)

Colonization Martyr's Day -- Guinea-Bissau

Fairy Washing Festival -- Fairy Calendar (Do the fairies wash themselves, or is everyone supposed to wash his/her fairy?)

Feast of Caligo, the mother of Chaos -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate, and this is as good a day to celebrate chaos as any other)

Flag Day -- Venezuela

Grab Some Nuts Day -- almonds and walnuts are especially good for you

Hot August Nights -- Long Beach, CA, US (celebrate cars and music of the 50's and 60's; through the 6th)

Independence Day -- Niger

Ishitori Festival -- Kasuga Shrine, Kuwana City, Japan (through tomorrow, called the loudest festival in Japan)

Maine Lobster Festival -- Rockland, ME, US (64th annual, through the 7th)

National Watermelon Day

Peer Gynt Festival Days -- Gudbrandsdalen, Norway (through the 13th)

St. Nicodemus' Day

St. Lydia Purpuraria's Day (Lydia the "seller of purple" who was Paul's first convert in Philippi)

Birthdays Today:

Jay North, 1951
John Landis, 1950
Martha Stewart, 1941
Martin Sheen, 1940
Tony Bennett, 1926
Leon Uris, 1924
John T. Scopes, 1900
Ernie Pyle, 1900
Elisha Graves Otis, 1811

Today in History:

Tiberius, Roman Empire general, defeats the Dalmatians at the river Bathinus, 8
Columbus sets Sail for the "Indes",departing from Palos, Spain, 1492
John Rut, at St. John's, Newfoundland, sends the first known letter from North America, 1527
Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes, 1678
First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps, 1811
Harvard defeats Yale in the first intercollegiate rowing race, 1852*
Second Maori War begins in New Zealand, 1860
The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded, 1900
The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap, 1958
President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya of Mauritania is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia, 2005

*In fact, it was the first American intercollegiate athletic event ever.


  1. Thanks for the link love. Sorry to hear your computer is giving you such grief.

  2. Thanks, Leah, and you're welcome.

  3. How frustrating!

    I have a relatively new laptop and it was doing that a lot over the past couple weeks; seems better now. I'm wondering if there were some glitchy windows updates being downloaded or something. Anyway, hopes yours gets better!


  4. Thank you, Crabby. Hope yours stays well.