Wednesday, July 14, 2010
My Personal Poltergeist
So the first thing that Mac did to frustrate me was this. I’m happily typing away, thinking I’m actually getting a lot done and the moment I stop typing, POOF! My entire ms is completely reformated. How? It wasn’t me. I did not touch a single button and this happened right in front of my eyes . In about five seconds flat. And by reformating, I mean it shifted everything so far over to the right side of the page that my word doc now hows 20 extra pages. I try to click the “undo” button but it. Doesn’t. Work. So I try the next easy solution, just shift everything back over. Nope. All the sentences run into each other when I try, the paragraphs will not indent no matter what I do (I can’t use the space bar, tab, not even backspace).
So I reboot my computer.
And it freezes.
Mac so doesn’t want me to even write. So I decide I’ll just handwrite the rest of my story in my sketchbook like I do sometimes. But guess what? My sketchbook isn’t in my bag. It’s always in my bag! So I’m still waiting for my laptop to reboot. And no sketchbook. So I HAVE to do something while I wait. So I take my iPhone out which has internet connection since I’m in a wi-fi café, but everytime I go into the app for twitter or facebook, it kicks me out. It’s not the internet that’s doing it, it’s the app. Which has never happened to me before. EVER. So I turn my off to reset.
Waiting for computer to restart.
Waiting for iPhone to restart.
Tapping fingers on the table.
I really despise my poltergeist. He’s not spooky and hair-raising but more like frustrating and hair-pulling. And loves all things technology. I never did get my laptop to work properly. It will most likely take me an hour or two to reformat my entire ms, and my iPhone only started working correctly this morning. And I’m on a deadline. August 1st.
Does anyone have any poltergeist friends that can keep mine busy until at least after my deadline?
at 2:45 PM