Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I'm bored

Mostly with my life, I think part of it is that it's cold, too cold to walk anywhere. All I do when I get home from work is sit on the couch and watch TV. I have fun when I'm at work. Usually when I'm bored with my life, I get a tattoo, but that's not happening soon.
I had a great post in my head last night, and meant to write it, but my kindle fire decided to be annoying. I turned it on to go onto the web, and all it showed me was a grey screen instead of my browser. I've had this happen once before, I thought maybe it was low on batteries, so I plugged it in and let it sit. This morning I turned it on, and still nothing. The rest of it was working fine, I even purchased/downloaded a free app to see if it was connected to the wireless network. After finding nothing in the settings or help section on it, I turned on my computer and went to amazon. After looking through all the help sections, I finally found the ask in the community section, and then the how to contact amazon. I selected a chat window, and the guy told me to shut it down and restart it. To me, that means, actually shutting down the kindle (holding the power button in, until it asks if I want to shut it down, saying yes, and then pushing the power button again). That worked, and I asked him how to prevent this from happening in the future, he said I had to do a hard reset. I asked if that's what I just did, he said no, I had to hold the power button in for 20 seconds, turn it off and then hold the power button for 2 more seconds and turn it back on.
I'm not an idiot. I told him that's what I just did, and he asked if I held the power button in for 20 seconds. I said yes, and then closed the chat window. If you're going to treat me like an idiot, I'm leaving. I know there are people who have no idea what they're doing on computers, but when I tell you I already did that, maybe you should take my word instead of being an ass.

Anyways, back to the original topic. Winter has finally hit us. We hadn't had any really cold days until a few weeks ago, when we had really windy days and windchills below zero. Then last week we had a day where the high was +9. And it's been probably back in the normal temps of 30s and below since then. My body hasn't exactly switched over to winter temperatures yet because of all our warm days. When it does, I know I won't have a problem walking around when the temps are in the teens.
Last week, I went to Hobby Lobby, Jo Anns and Hy Vee. My original plan was to go to Hobby Lobby to buy some envelopes to go with the thank you cards I was making (to read more about those, go here), but when I looked around, they didn't have what I needed, so I ended up only buying some double stick tape. When I got up to the checkout counter, I gave the lady my gift card. That was fun, it didn't work in the scanner on the counter, it didn't work on her scanner, and the she tried a couple other tricks to scan it. Now, I know with technology and all, you should be able to just swipe it and be on your way, but I've worked in retail and we do use credit cards at the library, with all the time she tried to swipe it, she could have just typed it in, and been done. Finally she said, it must have been next to a magnet, because it was gone. I don't know how that happened. It's been sitting on my desk for awhile and then I put it in my purse. Considering all my other cards work fine, I have a hard time believing it was my fault.
Anyways, I had to go to JoAnns to find the cards. I don't like shopping there anymore. It seems every time I go in there, I either don't find anything worth buying, or they give me dirty looks because I have a Hobby Lobby bag (they're both in a strip, and when I walk in from the north, Hobby Lobby is first on the strip). So, I've just not gone there lately. Since, I needed these envelopes, I went for it. It was a good idea, because I found them and on sale.
The rest of my plan was to go to HyVee for some chocolate eclairs and cream puffs to take to a trivia thing on Sat. I never get only what I plan at HyVee, they just have so many different things than Fareway. I left with $32 worth of stuff, which wasn't even that much.

When it warms up a little (hopefully next week), I plan to walk down to Target. I'm looking for great Valentine's stuff, and since I'm spending only on me, I'm buying whatever I want. Plus, Walmart's right next door, so I'll go there too. I just want some really good chocolate, you know it comes out for Valentine's Day,

And that's all that's been going on lately. Mostly just work, I won't have a day off until Feb 5th. I'm really looking forward to it. One day, would be so nice. Granted I don't work a 40 hour week, but just to wake up and realize I don't have to do anything, that would be great.

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