Postcards from the Bleeding Edge
Friday, March 19, 2004

  Never made it to the beach...

made it to the front porch, though. Perfect day.

I realized, that at home, my wireless already works - and so, I'm teaching Brianna how to prioritize using openoffice... she has a list of 22 things she likes, and has put 1-10 in each...

and so, I am doing tech support this afternoon in a perfect workplace.

Me: "click on A and B... with the shift key..."
B: "Click on what? Data? Sort?- OK?"
Me: "OK, um, well, you want to ... "
B: "Do I have to click on this one?" - hovering the mouse over the secondary column sort bar-
Me: "don't worry about that one, you only have one column"
B: "OK!"
B: "it's not in alphabetical order! "

"Abcdefgh
Not it's
I don't want it
you mean in reverse alphabetical order
"Sort
click on descendig


B: "YAAAA!"

Twins
Puppies
Myself
Mom
Kittens
Dad
Cindy
Candy
Disneyland
Surfing
Swimming
Tennis
Basketball
softball
friends
bugieboarding
karaoke
music
bike
parks

She asked me how to spell karaoke - and I spelt it wrong -

B: "That doesn't look right"
Me: "No, it doesn't."
B: "Mooooom - how do you spell karioke??"
Me: Just wait a minute, I'll look it up on www.dictionary.com
B: "Mooom - how do you spell karioke?"
Mom: "KARAOKE"

me, typing fiendishly, click to finish hitting karioke and get the proper spelling a few seconds later. Sometimes... mom is faster.
 
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