July 30th, 2005

bazille_summer scene


I've been cheating on LiveJournal by hanging out with other web sites. I'm on the virtual down low, I guess. But don't worry. I've used protection, and I'm pretty sure there won't be a bunch of little F_Bs showing up all over the Internet, and I probably won't be infecting Brad with any web diseases. But it's been taking up a lot of my time, which means fewer and shorter posts here, since many of the places I've been aren't the sort that one would link to on a respectable page. Not porn, though. Just places that are sort of cheesy. I mean, if I found any good porn sites, I'd definitely share them here!

Partly, it's just the persistent heat, which exacerbates my natural tendency to sloth, so that all I want to do is look at stuff that's undemanding and distracts me from my discomfort. Yes, I blame the weather. The weather has become so unpleasant of late that I don't even want to write about it any more! I don't know when it will change sufficiently to regain my interest. Until then, I might as well be that egg that doesn't really fry on the sidewalk but just sits there and rots, and eventually gets eaten by insects. This is my brain. This is my brain on heat. Any questions? Don't bother. I don't feel like answering them.

Of course, I could be worse off. I could get struck by lightning. Does anybody have any idea why Thor is so pissed at the Boy Scouts? Is Thor gay?

I wish I was one of the guys in Bazille's Summer Scene. Of course, if I were, then I'd be dead by now, as it was painted in 1869. But it might be worth it, just to get out of this heat (that I wasn't going to bitch about anymore) once and for all.


Windows has found a new way to piss me off. I was using Adobe Acrobat (no prize, itself) and when I closed it, I found that my task bar had inexplicably migrated to the top of the monitor screen. I don't want it there. I'm accustomed to having it at the bottom. So I go looking in the help and support files to find out how to put it back where it was, and though it mentions there that the task bar can be moved, the instructions on how to do so are so well hidden that I can't find them.

While trying to figure out how to get the task bar back to where it was, I tried right-clicking on it, to see if the drop down menu had any clues, and I ended up doing something else. That little bunch of hidden icons next to the clock used to open up and stay opened when I clicked on the arrow icon, but now the whole row of them will close automatically as soon as I remove the cursor from their vicinity. I have no idea how that happened either. What an utterly grotesque operating system Windows is! Bill Gates deserves to have his gizzard cut out, and then to be made to eat it.

I hate PCs.

Oh, the bugger drags and drops. The first time I tried that, it just got fat. It took about ten minutes to find the place in the help files that tells how it works. I've got it locked now, so it won't happen again. Bill can keep his gizzard installed- for the moment.