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What is it with .pdf files that are so freaking huge they simply won’t download? Evah? There are ways, my pretties, to reduce the file size of photos so that the resultant .pdf will download in, literally, seconds!

And while we’re at it, what is it with the Blogger/Mozilla combination that won’t let me update my Google Reader? I have to open Reader in Safari in order to manage my blog subscriptions.

And this morning when I tried to leave a comment at Cranky Fitness, Blogger kept saying it was done when it was really just giving up. Goodness knows, I don’t need another cookbook, but the one they’re giving away looks so good. I’m a sucker for a good photo of chocolate cake. Heh.

Perhaps it all boils down to dial-up internet service. Having a broadband connection isn’t a good enough reason to leave the Middle of Nowhere.

But it’s close.

Perhaps all these ‘grrrs’ mean I’m leaving the blahs behind?


Oh no, how frustrating!

I have noticed we're getting a LOT fewer comments on the cookbook giveaway, and I figured everyone was out of town or wasn't interested. Maybe there are others having the same problem?

Consider yourself entered in the random drawing (I'll assign you a number), and if you want to try a poem or haiku, email it to me and I'll post it for you.
Mary Gee said…
I don't know what I would do if I had to use dial up. I WOULD like to live in the middle of nowhere, so maybe that would compensate...

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