I shouldn’t be writing this cause I’m at work.
You see last Wednesday I went onto Facebook and Hulu like I always do at lunch to catch up on my shows and gossip. Then it happened. My computer crashed. Long story short – it died a fast death. It didn’t feel any pain. But I sure as heck did. For the next day and a half I had to hand write tickets at work and tags. Friday I didn’t get a computer until about 3pm, thirty minutes before I am supposed to leave.
To top it off – Monday it wouldn’t work. I now have my “local desktop” which is on the actual computer here in the office and a “virtual desktop” which I have to log into everyday which is actually at the home office to do my work. I can’t have short cuts on there cause “it’s just not allowed”. I also can’t open any kind of file on my local desktop because – guess what – that’s not allowed either.
Give me a break! This system sucks. I can’t scan anything cause it will go to my local desktop instead of the virtual one. If I need to print something from a floppy disk I can’t do it from the virtual one only the local one AND if I need to open something from a thumb drive I have to open my PERSONAL email from Google and send it to myself at work because I don’t have any programs to open it in my local desktop. It’s just ridiculous.
Also – since I am technically not supposed to anything on my local desk top and I can’t do anything on the virtual desk top except work, my Kindle has gotten good use the past few days. I have finished two books. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman and Little Sacrifices by Jamie Scott. I meant to download a new book last night but I just never got around to it so now I have nothing to do – hence my writing you this.
Neverwhere was hard to get into – it’s about an “Underground London” where people go when they slip through the cracks. There are ratspeakers, witches, Kings and the Velvet Women. It was okay – I gave it a 3 out of 5 stars. I wouldn’t spend the money to buy it as a real book. I’m glad I only spent a few bucks on it.
Little Sacrifices was good – I guess. Historical Fiction – my kind of thing. I so wasn’t prepared for the losing of her virginity or the back yard abortion from a back alley mid wife. It was set in Savannah in the 1930’s. It had a substory too from letters that were found in the attic of the home the main character and her family moved into set in the 1900’s that ties into her friends she makes. I’d give it a 4 out of 5.
This wasn’t meant to turn into a book review post but – I guess it doesn’t matter. Maybe now since I am not supposed to have anything else to do I can spend more time finishing up one of my stories instead of reading others. 🙂