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Night of the Talking Computer

 

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It is usually quite the challenge for me to write a humorous piece but every so often I feel compelled to try. Recently, I had a long night working on my old laptop computer to complete a certain task assigned to me.  It was a very, long  and frustrating night but afterward, I felt I had a rather comical tale to tell. It is interesting how, God helps me see humor in a trying situation. I hope my silly story here helps you to have a small laugh and a smile today:

One night I stayed up late as I had a computer date.

A task I must complete so I typed and typed upon that screen.

I finally had all my typing done and time for the printing to begin.

Easy task I thought: just tether my computer to my printer

And then tell my computer to go while watching the paper smoothly flow.

But lo, I found I was very wrong for I pressed ‘print’ and no printing had begun.

Computer and printer would not communicate so I wailed with no time to waste.

I looked again upon the computer screen which reported an urgent message to me;

It seems I needed just the right driver to finish connecting to the printer.

The driver was a software program instructing my printer how to run.

That driver was needed I well know to tell my printer to print and go.

But where was that driver I had no clue; I searched and search until I was weary blue.

With no driver I would not finish on time, I wouldn’t be done by the determined deadline.

So dejected, I sat on the floor and wailed and cried a little more.

Oh where did that driver run off to? No time to go AWOL as we have important work to do.

My computer demanded his presence; he mustn’t go missing; he cannot be absent.

Finally it dawned on me just where that sneaky driver might be.

I hurried to my wearied feet and lo I found him silently hiding from me.

Quickly I opened the CD-ROM drive and set the driver firmly inside.

Soon computer and printer could communicate and begin printing with no time to waste.

So I waited in hope and anticipation for pages of printing to begin.

But instead of humming like a well oiled machine a new warning appeared upon my screen:

“Something is wrong with your printer”.  I circled my computer and muttered,

“Your message is no help, Computer, for you don’t tell me what really is the matter.”

Suddenly my computer spoke aloud. So startled was I that I almost jumped into the clouds.

In unfeeling tone, my computer spoke to me, “Look at the message on the screen.”

I began to tremble and fear for my computer now had a voice and ears.

Meekly I returned to my seat and studied the message on the screen.

A problem occurred with the ink. Oh what a bother, what a stink.

First they were in reverse order; the color was in the black slot while black was place of color.

Then they were not correctly placed as I had re-inserted them with such haste.

Finally, the ink was too old and too dry so needed new cartridges; a new supply.

Thankfully I had new ones; a few spare which were stored nearby with gentle care.

So, I  retrieved and inserted them in. Then I waited anxiously for the printing to begin.

It finally started, oh great joy I felt. Soon would end my long night of toil.

As each page passed through the feed, my monotone computer would dutifully repeat:

“Printing started, printing complete. Printing started, printing complete…”

Finally the last page passed through and there was no more printing left to do!

Sleepily, wearily, I climbed into bed with the voice of a talking computer stuck in my head.

In the blessed silence, I fell asleep being thankful that my task was finished and complete.

Tomorrow will arrive soon; another day to face a new hurdle, a new challenge, along the way.

Sunday Drive Roundup Three Days Late

 

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Okay, it is no longer Sunday so I am three days late on my Sunday Drive Roundup but I am determined to make that drive around the blogosphere!! As I do so, I am finding some very interesting posts by other very talented and inspirational bloggers. This week I am finding interesting posts in photography, poetry, and a bit of humor that really caught my eye!!

Photography

First off, I will start with some very beautiful and artistic photography:

Here is a breathtaking photo of the Grand Canyon taken by NJ Corporate Portraits:

http://rjgreenphoto.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/sunrise-2/

Here is also a vivid reminder that the beautiful season of autumn is here by Leaf and Twig:

http://leafandtwig.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/red-dress/

Acronym Poetry:

I am also finding some inspirational acronym poetry which I find very interesting:

Here is a very cute photo and thought provoking poem by Source of Inspiration:

http://patcegan.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/make-a-wish/#comment-34453

Another acronym poem bay Source of Inspiration which reminds me it is okay to let the child in me to come out and enjoy the life that God has given me:

http://patcegan.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/hopscotch/

And a Bit of Humor:                                                                                                                                           

I also found this cute and humorous one liner by LOVE HAPPY NOTES:

http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/10/15/joke/

So there you are, my latest Sunday Drive Roundup three days late!! I hope you find something here that inspires you and makes you smile today.

Sunday Drive Round Up August 17, 2014

 

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Once again, it is time to take a fun drive around the blogosphere and see what other bloggers are up to. So, to start off with, I went exploring for insightful posts about the art of writing and here are some helpful and interesting articles I discovered:

The Art of Writing

From Cristian Mihai I found this helpful article about finding your inner strength and writing for yourself. In another to words to write what you want to write about:

http://cristianmihai.net/2014/08/01/on-being-invincible/#more-5441

A Dose of Light Humor

Traveling further along, I also found a bit of humor along the way to brighten my day from a letter written to ‘Thing’.  I needed a little something to help me smile again. After all, laughter is often good medicine. This clever missive is written by Hugh’s News and Views:

http://hughsviewsandnews.com/2014/08/17/a-letter-to-thing/

Soothing Inspiration and Beautiful Music

And finally, I came across this gem of a post written by Meredith’s Musings about the true story of two ministers who sailed to America. In their eagerness to share along the way, they had to learn that salvation can never be earned. A beautiful hymn is also featured here which was soothing to my sometimes troubled and searching soul. It is a great post:

http://meredithlbl.com/2014/08/17/sundays-singing-soul-3/

Finding Hope, Inspiration, and Some Laughs

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Are you ready for something different today? I have been taking a Blogging 101 class and each day we have a new assignment. Today’s assignment was to be a good neighbor by visiting other blogs and leaving thoughtful comments. So I thought I would share here some of the inspirational, hopeful and even humorous blogs that I have recently discovered:

Source of Inspiration:  http://patcegan.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/giving-up-suffering/

Work in the Margin:   http://writerose.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/moonlight-on-cove.jpg

Gone Catawampus:   http://gonecatawampus.com/

photographybykent:  http://photographybykent.wordpress.com/

I hope everyone enjoys looking at these and finding some inspiration or a laugh for today.