Sunday, October 18, 2009


My computer is fussy, and I'm certain is out to stymie me at every opportunity.

Every now and again it decides to put on a go-slow and it can be frustrating when I'm trying to get stuff done in a hurry.

There are a few blogs that are full of pictures that it can take a while to manage, but there is one site that my computer consistently despises. I love checking out Crazy Sister's life over at Graze if you want to, but don't eat dirt. It is one of the few sites that I like to check regularly, even when I'm in a flying rush, but the computer will crash if I rush it at that point. Crazy Sister uses tantilizing post names so that I really must find out what has been happening at her crazy house.

But you see the only way I can actually get there is to click on my side bar, then leave the computer alone and not click on anything with the mouse or keyboard for the next 15-30 minutes. On occasion it will let me go to another program and work, but mostly if I click it will either crash Explorer or freeze the whole computer and I have to start all over again from a soft reset.

If I read the comments (or dare to actually make a comment) and it needs to think, again I must not touch the mouse or keyboard until the screen exhibits total happiness.

This evening I was smart. I often click on Graze before I go out or off to eat, so that it is ready and waiting when I get back. I just got back from church this evening and checked out the few posts I'd missed, then closed it and refreshed my own blog to see if anyone had anything new for me to read.

There was a whole new post on Graze.

A post that hadn't been there when I last hit the link to check it out, therefore wasn't visible on my computer.

What's the chance that I have time to check it out again tonight?

... Approximately None!

So can anyone tell me if the post was any good? Worth the wait?


Hippomanic Jen said...

I made it!

Givinya De Elba said...

Goodo. I was tempted to cut-n-paste the entire text into this comment for you.

Funny - she chose a simple blog template so it would load quickly and with few problems, being on dial-up herself.

Wonder what the deal is?

Hippomanic Jen said...

I tell ya, it's my computer! it hates me!

Femina said...

You work from home; you NEED a decent computer. Time to go shopping. (And take a lesson from the vacuum cleaner incident... go out and choose it YOURSELF! lol)

Anonymous said...

I have trouble leaving comments on most blogspot blogs. (even yours :( )

Jodie said...

I have five words for you; fifty per cent investment allowance. Use it to buy that new computer!

Crazy Sister said...

That totally sucks and I can't explain it. My first template was apparently very hard to read with certain internet browsers, so I swapped it to the simplest one I could find, being on dial-up myself.

Tell you what - I'm going to change the template for a few days - let me know if that changes anything!

And I LOVE your blog, too, and similarly rush to check it out, but luckily my computer has no hassles with you.

Aleta said...

Hehe. I love her blog too! And yes, it's ALWAYS worth the wait!!!