I had a rather nasty (for me) experience this morning. My virus software kept popping up that I needed to update it for the past several weeks. It was one of those things I kept meaning to do so today was the day I decided to actually do it. I went to the website and downloaded the package I chose. Then I tried to download it - and ran into download hell. Windows kept popping up telling me I didn't have this installed, I needed that installed. I downloaded and that opened up more windows. I began to panic and started looking for a number to call for help. I went all over the damn website looking for tech support. All they seemed to have was more stuff to install. After looking around for half an hour - just trying to find a phone number, I finally located one and called it. By this time I was frantic. They guy on the phone kept telling me to calm down if I wanted him to help. I hate when they do that - it only get's me more worked up. Finally he clued in and said sorry for the problems I was having. That worked. That's all I wanted - someone to acknowledge that those of us who aren't as savy in that area need help. He gave me another number and I called it. This guy had me deleting old programs. I always cringe when I hit that final delete button. Then I was transferred to a very nice woman who took over my computer and installed the newest version. By this time I was fine and now I'm all set with my updated computer anti virus protection.
I was hit on last week. Yep - that's right. I sometimes go over to the mall with a book and have lunch in the food court while I read a book. This guy came and sat at the table and started talking to me. I knew him by sight. I've lived in the neighbourhood for 25 years now and worked in the area grocery store for 9 years some years back, so I recognize a lot of people on sight. Now my sisters will confirm I have a hard time not being to polite to people. They still give me grief about the time I said hello to a homeless person in Toronto quite a number of years ago and he ended up following us for blocks. They were so mad at me for that one!! Later of course we all thought it was a riot - but I still can't get over that being polite to people thing. Anyways, this guy started talking to me - wanted to know what I was reading and other stuff. He made me uncomfortable, but it got even worse when he wanted to know my last name and where I lived. Then he started flattering me. At that point I wondered how the hell I was going to get out of this situation. Finally he got up and left and said he would see me around again soon. NOT!! Now I feel like I can't go back to the mall for lunch anymore. And I used to like that. *sigh*
I had a job interview the other day. It seemed to go pretty good, but afterwards I was trying to figure out how to tell them I wasn't interested (it's that being nice thing again). The wage they were offering was $5/hour less than what I was making before and while I don't mind not making as much - $5 is a bit too much. Plus it was a small office and cluttered to the max. I would have gone stir crazy working in that much chaos. It was a couple of days ago now and I haven't heard back so I'm kind of hoping they don't call. But just getting that first interview under my belf felt good.
I am so not a photographer. Since I still have Ryan's digital camera, I thought I would take some close up's of some of my books. I always like being able to read the titles when I see other bloggers collections.
Beware of the following - they aren't very good pictures.
They all have either too much light shining off the background, or they have this reall wierd slant to them. I shan't give up though!
I went out yesterday and picked up two half bookshelves. I think I will probably need at least four more, so I can get the rest of the books up. I did get the number of boxes down from 9 to six though. I took a lot of weeding.
I finally finished a book!! It's been quite a while now. The book I finished is Emmal Holly's All U Can Eat. I quite liked it and hopefully will give a more detailed review shortly. In the meantime, maybe the damn is letting up.
And for those who watch it, tonight's the night for Rock Star Supernova!!!! I still don't know who I want to win - but I'm kind of going with Lucas. I loved the sparly blue eye shadow he wore last night - and didn't that fact surprise me *g*.