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Monday Pick Me Upper: Redneck Computer Definitions

My husband's a redneck, and he says that I am the Filipino version. So here is a list of computer terms, defined according to a redneck's perspective. (Thanks to Jokepier .) BACKUP: What you do when you run over a skunk in the woods. BAR CODE: Theme’s the fight’s rules down at the local tavern. BUG: The reason you give for calling in sick. BYTE: What your pit bull dun to cousin Metro. CACHE: Needed when you run out of food stamps. CHIP: Pasture muffins that you try not to step in. COMPUTER TERMINAL: Time to call the undertaker. CRASH: When you go to Junior's party uninvited. DIGITAL: The art of counting on your fingers. DISKETTE: A female Disco dancer. FAX: What you lie about to the IRS. HACKER: Uncle Leroy after 32 years of smoking. INTERNET: Where cafeteria workers keep their hair. KEYBOARD: Where you hang the keys to the John Deere. MAC: Big Bubba's favorite fast food. MEGAHERTZ: How your head feels after 17 beers. MODEM: What yaw do when the grass gets too high

Earth Hour, F1, and American Idol

What do these three things have in common? TV. I am not big on TV. I see it merely as a piece of furniture. Yet in these past weeks, I have been turning that black box (well, silver in my case) quite often. I found out about Earth Hour on TV. I discovered American Idol, and yes, I have been following it weekly. I am now glued to the set as the first race of the F1 season is about to begin...there they go. I am curious - what makes you glued to your TV set? One last thing - it's not at all related to TV - I got tagged by a blogger buddy, Delaney . She really knows how to lift my spirits, even more than TV! This Friendship Tag, I am supposed to pass on. So I am tagging Vicki (we really should get together soon!), Avril (Koryu night this Friday?), and Livi (thanks for the pizza and spaghetti - keep it coming!).


I just read a post on Avril's blog about obsessing . Not that I am anywhere near her level of OC-ness, but I do know how to obssess, and when that happens, I normally do not stop until the obsession is satisfied. I am afraid that I am obsessing about these details in my life. Perhaps I am being too inflexible? Perhaps I am expecting too much out of life and people? I know I have it good, in a sense, but I can't help but wonder what it would be like if I had it better . Classic grass is greener way of thinking, huh? I think I'll be better off reading Clapton's autobiography. Maybe I'll start obsessing about something more realistic, like learning to play the guitar well or something.


These past few weeks have been harrowing, to say the least. Today, it seemed as if I wouldn't be able to get past the day without breaking down. I had too much on my mind. I felt as if I just couldn't function normally anymore. In fact, I have been sleeping in every single day of the week. I would think of all the stuff I have to accomplish at work: forms, grading, changes, meetings, dealing with people, etc. I would think of my responsibilities: family, my marriage, my bills, the truck, auto insurance , my debt.... I have been told that I think too much. I know that I have the tendency to take on more than I can actually handle, and that I usually end up living up to my responsibilities at my own expense. All these having been weighing me down so much. Do I need to let go of some of these things to feel lighter?

Monday Pick Me Upper: So Small

I don't feel like posting a joke today, and since I am in a "Carrie Underwood mood," I thought I'd post something inspirational. I really like this song of hers. It helps me put things in perspective. So Small Carrie Underwood What you got if you ain't got love the kind that you just want to give away It's okay to open up go ahead and let the light shine through I know it's hard on a rainy day you want to shut the world out and just be left alone But don't run out on your faith [Chorus] 'Cause sometimes that mountain you've been climbing is just a grain of sand What you've been up there searching for forever is in your hands When you figure out love is all that matters after all It sure makes everything else seem so small It's so easy to get lost inside a problem that seems so big at the time it's like a river thats so wide it swallows you whole While you sit around thinking about what you can't change and worrying