So yes, it's been awhile since I last blogged. And yes, I've been very busy. And yes, I'm still pretty damned busy. The only reason I'm able to blog now is because Microsoft is uploading a stupid patch to my software and its taking all day and I can't leave the application open while it patches it, so I can't get any work done until it finishes. There, doesn't that make you feel special?
So anyway .... this is like my signature phrase, isn't it? "So anyway" - The Kept Woman said that to me once and I didn't know what to make of it, but ever since I've noticed that I say that a lot. Or rather, I write it a lot.
So anyway, today was supposed to be dedicated to studying and working all day long. But then my neighbor started mowing his stupid lawn. And I looked out my window and saw that my grass was still green and still growing. This inspired me to mow my own grass. It was looking pretty shaggy in the back, sort of like an '80s mullet, but with weeds. After mowing I stumbled across something in the shed while putting away the lawn mower that inspired me to go into the garage. Once inside the garage I stumbled across something, or rather I literally stumbled over several bottles of motor oil. And this reminded me that I have at least one vehicle in dire need of an oil change.
I began looking through my millions of quarts of various weights of oil to determine if I had enough quarts of the specific weight of oil that my vehicle requires. I found that I did. In fact, I have a lot more than I need. And then I thought about one of my other vehicles, the 4x4 truck that I never drive. I realized that it needs an oil change, too. But it needs a heavier weight oil and I wasn't sure if I had any at all. Turns out I did. I had just enough and no more. And I even had a filter. So off I went to change the oil in not one, but two of my fabulous vehicles at the same time.
|See how neatly this is going?|
Yes, it was nothing like this.
So I sat myself down to study, which I was supposed to be doing all day long, and then the computer says, "you need to upload and install patch number 4. Please close the application while the patch installs." And so here I am, blogging instead of studying.
You're probably thinking, "Memphis Steve, how long does it take for a patch to download and install? Couldn't you have been studying by now instead of blogging?"
Well, I'll have you know that I just checked and the answer is "NO." The patch is STILL downloading and installing. Apparently it is a big mother fucker. And knowing Microsoft, after it is installed, my hard drive will crash and I'll get the infamous Blue Screen Of Death. That's what happened to my last laptop - I had just installed some Microsoft software and immediately afterwards the whole thing crashed so badly that my data couldn't even be recovered from the dead hard drive. That's Microsoft for you.
I guess while the patch continues to download I'll surf the net a little ...
|Now I'll never get back to studying|