Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Mishmash

We've all had it happen - trying to text when autocorrect takes over.  It's not funny, except when it is...and it's especially funny watching it happen to someone else!  Such was the case last week at the Aggie football game - the man sitting next to me was responding to a text and as his phone was practically in my lap (the seats are really close to each other), I couldn't resist taking a peek.  He was trying to type the word "maroon" as in "I'm sitting here wearing my maroon."  Only it went like this:  ...wearing my Marion (bksp bksp bksp), ...wearing my Marion (bksp bksp bksp), ...wearing my Marriott (bksp bksp bksp) - I was in quiet hysterics at this point.  Finally he got the word "maroon" through - you'd think an Aggie's phone would recognize that word, but apparently not.

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Our local running store, Brazos Running Company, had a Ladies Night last week, and I won the cutest thing ever:
An Asics shoe keychain...but wait, there's more!  It has a USB inside!!  Love it.

OK and now here's my true confession:  I don't quite know how to work a USB properly.  I can make it work if I plug one into my computer and take the info off of it, but getting something from my computer to the USB?  That is a challenge to me.  Can you tell I haven't worked in an office for several years?  Technology is marching on without me!

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I looked outside my window to see Kip enjoying a sunny morning.  Then movement caught my eye, and I also saw a squirrel a few feet above him, in the tree, monitoring the situation (Kip was probably laying on some coveted acorns):
 Kippers blended in really well with the dead leaves on the ground - he's CamoKitty!

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You know how you can live with something wonky for quite a while, until one day you just can't take it anymore?  I had that with a drawer in my kitchen, the one that holds everything that I use most often, and therefore that I see just about every day.  The dividers that I bought a couple of years ago from Ikea were off-kilter and making me crazy:
This won't do.  Well, it did do for a couple of years, but finally, I couldn't stand it.
Enter these baskets...
Ahhh!  This is more like it.

If you'll notice in the last picture, you can see stuff on the floor.  That's because, as we all know, if you clean out one drawer, you have to keep going.  So now all my kitchen drawers have been cleaned out and reorganized, as well as that lower cabinet, plus my pantry.  I think I just hit on why I waited so long to fix that one drawer - because deep down I knew it would end up being a bigger project than I wanted to deal with.  It feels good to finally have it done!

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I wish I could show you what I've been knitting, but that would spoil my Christmas surprise for a few people.  Come January, I'll have quite the knitting update post with lots of pictures, I promise!

Have a great weekend - we only have to run 8 miles tomorrow.  Woohoo!

18 comments:

  1. ahhh see? thats why I never clean one drawer :-)

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  2. So, you know when you save something on your computer, it goes into a folder? Think of your USB as another folder. If you plug it in then double click on "my computer" you'll see it listed there as a hard drive. Just save to there. If you can't figure it out, I'm sure one of your kids can show you when they come home for the holidays lol!

    Enjoy your run - hopefully without pouring rain!

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    1. Haha, you know I keep a running list of computer-related questions for when my kids come home!

      It should be a nice dry day tomorrow for our run - hurray!

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  3. I can never have too many USB things! Have you ever watched the Ellen show where she features texts that went wrong? They are SO funny! Have a good weekend.

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    1. I forget to watch Ellen, but I can imagine that text segment - seeing it happen in person to someone other than me was hilarious!

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  4. copy paste or when you use save as go to the hard drive as Helen said.

    I'm shocked that someone who is so organized as you are had such a drawer LOL The way it is after is more like you.

    And that autotext on my phone is indeed sometimes annoying especially since my FB is in English and my phone language is Dutch. I never send something away before checking it.

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    1. That drawer was my secret embarrassment. ;)

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  5. Ooh, nice organized drawers! I hope that if I ever have a kitchen again, i will keep the drawers like that for at least a little while :)

    "Only eight miles" --that sounds like a true runner to me!

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    1. Aw, you'll have a marvelous kitchen, and soon! :)

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  6. You are too funny - if you need any USB tips, let me know! And I am with you on that - I call it the "Domino Effect." If I tackle one project, that leads to a second one, then a third one!

    Enjoy your run - sending a low humidity weather day your way hopefully!

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    1. Send that low humidity fast - I just checked the forecast and it's supposed to be 88% humidity tomorrow morning. At least it should be in the low 60s - that's something, right??

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  7. Don't you feel such a sense of accomplishment now that you've organized your kitchen drawer!!

    Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. For real! Almost equals running 9 miles, LOL!

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  8. LOL! LOVE "Camokitty"! Have a great weekend Shelley. If you are bored, please fly up to Vancouver and organize my kitchen drawer too! HA! Joking, joking, joking.....

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  9. I love the little shoe- it's so cute!!

    You know, we have a junk drawer and the stupid thing is that we moved the junk drawer as is and dumped it into a new drawer and I still hate it LOL! It's so far down the list of tasks to do around here, though, so I have to learn to live with it.

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  10. Your drawer looks great. My daughter organized our kitchen drawers when she came home from college. Now if she could only do the same for her bedroom!

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