Friday, December 30, 2005

Amish Girl In Training

It should come as absolutely no surprise that I am what polite people call "technologically challenged." I am what my brothers call "She Who Must Never Touch Anything With A Power Cord Or More Than One Button." My brothers are right, sad to say. The button thing even applies to clothing as I have on more than one occasion returned to the house only to discover my shirt has been buttoned incorrectly all day.

My brothers are technology wizards. My older brother spends his days doing heaven and Bill Gates only know what for Microsoft. (Everytime the computer shows the error message and inquires politely whether or not to send a message to Microsoft to inform them of my distress I ALWAYS say yes. Just my way of letting Tyler know I'm still out here.) My other brothers are also well-versed in computer knowledge. They frequently sit and discuss computers in some foreign language I gave up trying to understand years ago. I'm not quite sure how I ended up in this family, the only foreigner in their computer-filled world. One day I will learn that I was adopted and suddenly my entire world will make sense. Until then, however, I just remind myself that we are all unique and we each have our own talents. For example, I know every word to the "Beverly Hillbillies" theme song. (I also know the words to "The Brady Bunch" and "Gilligan's Island" but my brothers may read this and I don't want them to feel intimidated by my greatness, so I won't mention my expertise in its entirety.)

In the blog world, however, I'm finding that having a few clues to finding my way around would be helpful. For example, I finally got links to my favorite blogs listed. See? Over there in the sidebar? Under the great big word "LINKS"? (I'm also working on changing that to something different, but let's take one thing at a time, okay?) Yep. I got them listed all right. The links won't actually take you anywhere of course. But I'm working on it. Thank you for your patience. In the meantime feel free to join me in a little song! Everybody sing! "Come listen to the story of a man named 'Jed'..."


Hobbes said...

Hi Stacey,

I just randomly came to your blog from someplace... dont even remember how.

Read the first post n liked it. So went on to read everyone of them! You have an excellent style! Keep up with it, I am sure you will soon have other random folks joining in to read it.

One suggestion, if you dont mind, maintain a counter. You will get an idead about how many ppl r actually visiting your blog.

Enjoy! :)

Stacey said...

Thanks, Hobbes!

As you can see, I've still got a LOT to learn so I appreciate the input. Thanks for reading and for the advice!

CountryGirl said...

Stacey, way to go! I can relate to the technology challenge. When I first started working from home I was still using an electric typerwriter (1993) and couldn't see how a computer could possibly be better. DUH! After all, I could type well over 100WPM.

My sister did all the faxing and programmed the speed dials, etc. Every time I would try and fax a page she would say, "Sis, step away from the fax machine!" LHAT!

Stacey said...

Countrygal, I'm glad to know someone understands my pain! Thanks so much for your help getting things running here. It's not saying much, but you know a LOT more than I do!

Mara said...

Hi Stacey - love your blog! I too am very techie challenged but I'm great with the toons. My SO is a techie and always talks that strange language - I call it Gigababble. I've learned to nod a lot and frown as if with interest. Seems to work!
- Mara

Ronni said...

"Just a poor mountaineer, tryin' to keep his family fed.
He was out one day, shootin' at some food
When up from the ground come a-bubblin' crude!
Oil, that is
Black gold
Texas tea!"

Am I close?

Stacey said...

LHAT Ronni! Yep, them's the words. And you're even singing on key!

Stacey said...

Hey Hobbes! I got a site meter up, thanks for the suggestion!