Thursday, July 08, 2010

Bee'in' a bad little worker bee

I'm doing a very, very bad thing at the moment. I'm blogging from *gasp* work. But at the last minute I was asked to cover reception and since all my work is back at my desk and there is nothing else to do and I can alt-tab very quickly, I thought - what the heck. I'm here for two and a half hours with not a whole lot to do so why not be a totally bad worker bee.

So - I have taken procrastinaton to a whole 'nother level this time. I don't have a single thing ready yet and the taxi is picking me up at 2:00 am!! I still have to pack - I have to make a list of what to pack. I plugged in my cell phone before I left this morning but I'm not sure it's the right charger and half the time I don't remember how to turn it on anyway.

I don't even know what suitcase to bring!! Do I take the smaller one since it's only a weekend and I don't have to check it - or do I take the larger one that will have a lot of extra room for books. I think I'll go with larger. And by checking it in, I won't have to worry about bring anything other than my laptop on board with me.

One of the things I'm really hoping to do is get help sometime with downloading books onto the Kobo. From Chapters there is no problem but when it comes to other epubs it's a different story altogether! It's all in very small font and I can't make it any better. I've been forced to wear reading glasses. The only trouble is I keep losing reading glasses. I stopped at the dollar store on the way home last night and bought 3 extra pairs. At lunch when I pulled out the Kobo and started reading - I'm reading a non-Chapters book at the moment, sure enough, not a single pair of reading glasses was in my Big Checkered Purse. So I need to be able to change the font. Hopefully I have everything I need on the laptop already. I have Calibre, some kind of Adobe program, I'll have my Kobo along with the cord. Hopefully someone will take pity on me and help me with this dilemma.

I'm really looking forward to trying the Kobo out on the plane. For the first time in I don't know how long, one of the things I'm not pondering is what books to take!! I won't have any taking up space in my luggage! It's such an odd feeling. But on the Kobo I have historical, I have Westerns, I have paranormal, I have RS, I have contemporaries - You name it - I have it. Although I'd better remember reading glasses since some of them are other than Chapters books and I'll need them if I'm in the mood for a SciFi/Futuristic genre. Hopefully I can get so engrossed in a book during the 3 hour flight that gets me to Denver only an hour after I leave so I won't notice how squished I'm going to be in the middle aisle. I don't like the middle seats :-(


And in other news, it seems Brent's cat is in heat. I hear the poor dear merworroroing from the basement. But my sweet dears must have some kind of feline sympathic thing going as even though his cat is quite loud in her horniness, my cats aren't tormenting her. So all is quiet between Man vs Destructo Cat at the moment. Destructo Cat has an appointment next Tuesday to go in the "The Operation" Hopefully it will have some effect on her and I can go back to calling her Cally - the Tortoise Shelled Cat.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kristie:

I upgraded my Kobo reader with their new software upgrade and the font problem is fixed. If you don't want to try doing the upgrade online yourself, the Kobo website says that you can go into your local Chapters and they'll do it for you.

Wendy said...

RWA is still a couple of weeks away and I feel so...frantic at the moment. I blaming it all on the fact that I'm presenting this year, and then the general crappy news we've had at work re: our budget etc. BUT! I did get some shopping done over the long holiday weekend, so I'm feeling a tinch better on the clothing front at least. Still need to get a hair cut though *sigh*

Have massive fun in Denver! And take lots of notes because Rosie and I are going to want a gossip session when we land in Orlando :)

Sotheara said...

Kristie (J), I'm so looking foward to meeting you at RomCon. This is my first ever convention, and I'm so excited. It's a weekend trip, and I think I overpacked too. My cab will be picking me up at 4:00AM to take me to the airport.

Anonymous said...

Lol. I totally blog from work too. Please us know how RomCon goes! Have a safe trip.

orannia said...

Good luck with Kobo. And Cally's in heat? Guessing she hasn't been spayed then?