Is the Weekend Over with Yet?

Saturday, November 22, 2008
Usually folks look forward to the weekend, however I'll almost be glad when this one is over. It's not been terrible but ... ugh. Problems with Facebook, massive problems with my laptop, plenty of running around to do, feeling incredibly tired by dinner time, on and on it goes. It hasn't been all bad though. I've worked my way through the first half of the first season of the Sopranos. And I started knitting the sweater for myself.

As I mentioned earlier, it's the Lucky Clover Wrap Sweater from Stitch'n'Bitch Nation (p. 103). While I have made a sweater for my niece a couple of years ago, this is my first really serious knitting project and frankly I'm a bit scared. We're supposed to face our fears though, right? Well, today I made a trip to Knit and Purl (yes, that's the name of my local yarn store) and bit the big, expensive bullet and picked up my supplies. Not only have I never made anything this complex, I've never worked with cotton. This is going to be interesting... I was actually surprised at the progress I made in just a few short hours. Look! The back is underway!

Facebook. Holy crap, could they work out some of the bugs please? Over the past week (and ongoing for the past few weeks), I've had problems with being unable to comment, change my status, not receiving messages, Scrabble's a hit or miss... grrrr. Makes me want to just say screw the whole thing and pitch it.

The laptop has been giving me nothing but grief. The blue screen of death is a common occurrence lately. Incredible slowness to boot up or do just about anything. The kicker though was a problem with my internet service provider's virus software. I won't get into all the sordid details but let's just say it wouldn't download the update properly and the lack of service I received from the provider was astounding. I decided to give up, delete it and then download a new program. Too easy right? Not so fast. For some reason, I couldnt' remove the original program and it kept trying to download the update each time I turned on the computer. No matter what I tried, I had no luck. I finally broke down moments before I seriously would have tossed it off the balcony and reformatted the whole system, returning it to the original factory settings. Yes folks, I was that pissed.

You'll have to forgive me if I take some time getting back to visiting all of your fabulous sites, returning emails, or taking my turn at Scrabble. I'm still trying to remember all my links, regular websites, etc. Other than that, tomorrow is dedicated to laundry, making my fabulous veggie chili and sitting down to watch the Grey Cup with the Admiral.

6 comments:

mister anchovy said...

Har! I don't think I've even ever looked at a facebook page...making it problem free for this little fish

Wandering Coyote said...

Weird that you're having so many problems with FB...Apart from Scrabble being annoying (which is enough) I haven't had any of the problems you're mentioning. Hm. I'm sorry to hear your laptop is doing nasty things...That is total suckage.

Gardenia said...

Yum yum - chili - always good when it gets cold. Facebook drives me nuts too - everytime I get on I have to set in a new password so I just tend never to go to Facebook - then it seems to be a real hard program to communicate through - I've just gotten friendly with My
Space and its better than FB I think.

sp said...

Isn't it much nicer to sit back, relax and just knit! I can't wait to see how the sweater looks.

Red said...

FB was being awkward with me today.

Eventually, it locked me out of my account saying they were doing "maintenance" and it would be available again in a couple of hours. It is back now and (touch wood) it seems to be fine.

Milla said...

Awww I left a message here and when I sent it it said thta there was 'duplication' of action or something like that.

Anyway, what I said was that life is almost puuuuurfect for me that I don't have to battle with Facebook.
I also wrote that I love the name of the yarn shop, Knit and Purl. It's great!
I like going inside John Lewis in Oxford Street and look at the displays of yarn: so many beautiful colours and textures...

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