First the laugh:
I got tired of referring to my guys as Elder, Younger, Mate, etc. when posting on LJ and so asked them to supply me with identities for my journal. Please allow me to introduce:
Zippy Ramone (formerly known as the Mate)
Wildebeest (formerly known as the Elder son)
Zebu (formerly known as the Younger son)
There, won’t that be so much easier to keep straight?! (I’m a little disappointed Zebu chose that name. Earlier, he’d opted for Phenomenon which has a certain lyricism when combined with Wildebeest – try saying Wildebeest and Phenomenon aloud. See? But then Zippy Ramone, Zebu and I played BOGGLE and Zippy Ramone formed “zebu” and, well, the rest is history).
So what if my LJ will read like some bizarre hybrid of African safari and punk?!
Okay, now for the sob:
I’m computer illiterate. But I’m a functioning illiterate. When I’ve learned how to do something, I follow those directions each and every time. I don’t necessarily understand what I’m doing when I save a file to a certain place but as long as it’s worked before, I keep doing it. Each and every time.
For instance, I save my file throughout the day and then when I’m done working, I “Save As” to another location. For some reason I don’t understand, this drives Zippy Ramone crazy. Last night he wanted to show me a new method for saving my file since we have a new computer, new backup thingies, upgraded Word program, etc. He likes the click and drag approach.
Somehow in the process (in case you haven’t guessed, here comes the climax of the Sob portion of this post), he overwrote the HOURS AND HOURS of revisions from yesterday with the file from the day before yesterday. All my revisions are gone. GONE!
Why couldn’t Zippy Ramone let me Save and Save As? Why, I ask you? Why?
(Okay, I don’t really want to know the why so please don’t try explaining it to me. If I haven’t grasped it yet in all these years, it ain’t gonna sink in now).
I’ll stop whining now, seeing as I need to get back to work on my revisions. Thanks for listening.