In flux

Can I just say I have been HEAD-BANGING at work this week? What seemed to be a simple little bit of additional functionality for my latest spec has sent me into a maze! As usual, the devil is in the details. (Note that I THRIVE on this particular kind of head-banging.)

My iPhoto is still crashing. The GG (remember, he is calmer about this kind of stuff than I am) has googled up a solution. *I* have googled up a solution. Proglem? I am *terrified* to sit down and go through the steps that are supposed to fix it. I think Apple should just ‘fess up that they have a bum upgrade and offer a new one.

But I don’t wanna get toooooo upset at Apple because I am gonna buy an iPhone tonight. It isn’t for me. Alas. I am lusting after the 8 megapixel camera in the 4S. Not to mention that it has a front-facing cam too so I can foist my fugly mug on all kinds of unsuspecting folks. Arrrrgggh, it’s the Sea Hag piloting the Black Barnacle right into your face.

Anyway, this iPhone is not for me. It is for my beautiful grown-up beach urchin Elizilla, who will be celebrating her, uh, mumble-mumble, birthday in, lemme see, five days? FIVE? Oh, it isn’t that *she* is old, it’s just that her age (okay, 27) is making meeeeee feel old. Anyway, she is getting her first smart phone on her birthday this year. She knows about it. She hasn’t wanted one before (I’ve offered). I mentioned at work today that I was all excited about buying an iPhone for my daughter. The Long Suffering Cat Herding Person and a couple others said something like, “You should buy the 4S for yourself and give her your old one.” Not on your life!!! I would never do that to one of my children, who have maybe given me about five seconds of trouble (in the grand scheme of things) their whole lives and most of that involved episodes like “dinosaurs poop in the grass”. My kids *rarely* ask me for anything. I have to practically foist money on them. Nope. She’s getting the 4S. I can wait. A couple months. Santa? 😉 (To be clear here, the LSCHP is a great guy and he has wonderful children too, very smart and successful. But he still has teenagers so he has a different perspective.)

Errrr… The Commander intimated to me today that a couple people at FV are now calling her just that. One day, one step at a time. Today sounded like a pretty good day.

There are a few other things in flux but I couldn’t describe them if I tried. Well, the Landfill Dungeon is in flux but y’all have already heard enough about that.

Good night,
Kayak Woman

One Response to “In flux”

  1. Margaret Says:

    That’s a great gift! Our younger daughter has a smart phone and if we’d known what we know now, we would have made sure Ashley had one in NYC. It would have made getting around the city WAY easier!!