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Going Through Withdrawal!

Okay, since my horrendous visit to Walmart, I have been having difficulty. Remember, I was there a LOT!  So, it’s been difficult to stay away.  I would still be willing to buy at Walmart, com (I don’t have to deal with people and get free shipping on orders over $35 or $50 can’t remember which), however, I don’t do that often anyway.

So, this was my 2nd trip to Meijer’s yesterday (I survived!).  I found most everything easily and, since I wasn’t angry, I had a decent time.  The checkout person was very nice and I talked to the woman at customer service for about 15 minutes about Walmart (lol).  She is going to try and read the above-linked post.  We shared ideas.  Hers was that she stays out of Walmart so as to not go to prison (to each their own!).  I don’t think that needs much more in the detail dept.  We laughed and I left Meijer’s feeling pretty good (and, it wasn’t RAINING!!!).

So, just goes to prove a leopard can change it’s spots, a horse can be a different color, and whatever other cliché you want to drop in there that fits.  I am going through withdrawal, but have the proper injections (Meijer visits).

Have a great day.



Applebees – the Next Titanic?

The other day I created a post based on Applebee’s social blunder concerning the fired waitress and the Pastor’s comment on one receipt.  That post is here:


I have been kinda following the mess and found this post when going through FaceBook:


My picture for the main idea is trying to show that Rose and Jack could have both survived on the “raft” they had after the boat sank.  Maybe.  Maybe not.  Doesn’t matter.  But the picture does help illustrate that, perhaps, there were other ways Applebee could have avoided doing a Titanic.  Maybe…I think so.

I don’t think I need to say much more, but I would like to conclude with three questions:

1)  Have you ever seen such a social media mess?

2)  What do you think should have been done?

3)  Can anything good be done now?



Fear and Survival

I have been deciding all day on what to post tonight.  I, finally, saw a clip on YouTube that started me thinking and I just had to watch all 7 (about 1 hour 10 min) to get the story and then pass it on to you.

This is about the Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka Tsunami on Boxing Day (2009?).

It is filled with hope, loss, survival, and everything that I hope we never have to go through.

It is rough, has some violence, language, and sadness, but it’s all true.  It is a collection of films put together from cameras used during the Tsunami and on scene.  This earthquake/tidal wave killed over 250,000 people.  This is the story as told from several of the survivors.

What amazed me is the guilt that people went through because they lived and others died.  I am not surprised, but so many talk of it and it struck me how we think and feel after a disaster.  How about you?  Have you ever gone through a life/death situation?  How did you feel during and after?

It impressed me.  I hope it does you, too.










Well, Lookie at what I, Finally, did…

No, thank goodness this wasn’t the problem.

Several weeks ago, when I got the idea in my head that I needed a new, bigger hard drive for my computer – I should have had my head examined…

Buying the hard drive was easy.  If it had all been that easy…but it wasn’t.  I believe I did two previous posts ( one and two ) on this computer glitch, disaster, problem.  Read them at your leisure, then finish it up here.

Wal-Mart allowed me to order online my new monitor and a copy of Windows 7 for home.  I was even allowed to have it sent, for free, to the Anderson store.  The monitor came in first and I was able to set it up on my computer with the old hard drive in about an hour, shorter than the time to get ready, drive there, get it, and return home.  It is so nice to be able to, actually, “see” the print in the emails and posts.  The in-transit monitor was a huge and heavy clunker a whopping 13 inches across (wow!).  I did save it, just in case…

My copy of Windows 7 came in yesterday.  I decided to wait until today to pick it up.  I, of course, browsed the computer games while there.  They had a copy of “500,000 Games” that sat in the $9.96 spot and I “just had to have it”.  When I went to pay for it, the register rang up $21.96.  I looked at the young man and said, “No.” and gave him the package.  He was a kind soul (or didn’t want to bother putting it back up – I don’t care), so, after showing him where I found it, he said it was in the wrong spot, but that he would sell it to me for $10.  This was excellent; I took him up on the deal and decided to head home.

Windows 7, I decided on the upgrade option, took about 3-4 hours, during which time I watched two of the hundreds of movies I have that I haven’t watched yet.  It, pretty well, loaded itself and would have been much quicker if I hadn’t saved so many files and settings.  When I got it all up and running, I found that my email still wouldn’t run and, without paying around $139, I wasn’t going to get Outlook to work.  I looked at Google, of course, and after about an hour, decided to use my Comcast online account and supplement it with a program called “PSTViewerLite”.  This nifty little baby allows me to view all my saved emails without loading Outlook.  I get to try it for about 15 days, then it is $29.95, a darn sight better than $139.  We shall see.  What has happened is what always seems to happen with upgrades:  they fix some things, improve some things, and mess up a lot of good things.

I will get used to using online email.  I enjoyed the mail rules and all the little things that made Outlook so great a tool for someone who enjoys saving and sorting emails.

Sam (Everyday Aspergers) was excited the other day and told me how she enjoys my tales of dating that I post off and on.  I told her I might have another story or two soon to tell and she was very happy.  I need to give it some time and see what happens for now.  I am also trying to finish up the “I-am-behind-about-a-hundred-posts-to-read” fiasco.  The email reader will help.  Thanks all of you for your support, your kindness, and your love – those are the things that help keep me smiling when I would like to scream.



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