Saturday, May 18, 2013
She is sleek, powerful, and runs great even without a touch screen.
And with the release of Office 2013 I was able to get a discount on the full suite through Microsofts Home Use Program (HUP) where I was able to buy the Office Professional 2013 for just $10 bucks!! (retail is $399!!) and so far love the new office and how it interfaces with Windows 8. Project 2013 is leaving something to be desired but I'm learning to use that now.
one of the things I love about Outlook is its ability to load my Gmail account so all my mail and calendar appointments are in one place. but if you're half as tech savvy as i am, the interface has been far from perfect.
if you use the regular Account setup settings, it doesn't import or sync your mail accounts correctly. also if you use the POP3 settings, you get access but it doesn't sync everything. also there was this nagging error that every time i'd send an email through Outlook it would generate two sent emails in Gmail. SO ANNOYING!!
it took me forever to finally find instructions that explained to me the difference between POP3 and IMAP.
but found them I have!!
thanks to the fine folks at DarkTips who posted "How to setup Gmail in Outlook 2013" (same process should work for Outlook 2012 users) that walks you through how to setup your Gmail in Outlook 2013 both under POP3 and IMAP, and explains the difference from both.
below are the instructions from DarkTips so check them out and the entire site since they have awesome information for the pro and novice users.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I'm lookin' right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I'll tell you baby, it was easy
Comin' back into you once I figured it out
You were right here all along
It's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn't get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it's clear as this promise
That we're making two reflections into one
Cause it's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me...
Star Trek Into the Darkness was simply an awesome fucking movie!!
granted I had to watch it in 3D (HATE 3D movies, i always get a headache and the glasses and 3D shit always distract from any movie I've ever seen using this gimmick) but even with that the movie is pretty much perfect
the action scenes are great, the cast awesome with the type of fluid and funny interactions you've come to love and expect, and the bromance between Kirk and Spock is more bromancer!! OH and the villain while a little expected was executed PERFECTLY!! i was worried they were going to go all time travel/time line mash up on us again but no, they pulled off this introduction flawlessly.
so if you haven't made plans to see it, DO IT TO IT!!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
i'm not sure why I get so closed off
or why it even happens at this point
but i do
and it impacts my family and friends
yet something struck me today when i found myself shutting down internally
from a movie no less (movies = the educators of my generation)
"Develop A Strategy"
it's from the movie The Silver Linings Playbook and came about after the main character Pat (played by Bradley Cooper...woof) who is diagnosed as bi-polar late in life and tries to reconcile with his wife after he catches her cheating on him and beats the living shit out of the guy
after a short snit in a mental hospital where he's released into his parents care as part of his release he has to undergo regular visits to a psychiatrist who recognizes his trigger: he looses it whenever he hears the song from his wedding night come on
so, he tells Pat that he needs to develop a strategy for dealing with his trigger so he doesn't loose it anymore
i think i need to do the same
this feeling of loneliness and despair that comes over me out of no where
i need to develop a strategy
something i can do to counteract it
to keep me from, not unlike Pat, losing control
it's good that i'm finally feeling like my old self again, but i hate all the shadows in my life
i hate how scared i am at the idea of opening up again
that my barriers are still up, still 100 feet tall, and i'm not sure i could take them down even if i wanted to
even if it was the right time
the right guy
i guess i need to let go, i just don't know how
not when i can't forget
even when i want to
maybe it's for the best. maybe i'm better off alone.
i could develop a strategy
because clearly watching chick flicks all day isn't working anymore
Monday, May 6, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
How much I miss you. I hate that I do or when I have to talk to people about what happened and have to give them the bullshit story I've used that says a whole lot of nothing.
It doesn't make sense to me that as much as I've grown and moved on and am hopeful for the future the more I miss you.
The little things. Holding hands while driving. Running errands. Having a quiet night in just the two of us. Playing video games together. Chatting all day because we weren't just partners but best friends. Your pet names for me.
I miss us.
So why can't I tell you that? Why do I keep on this path?
Because I don't know how you feel or what you want. You've never been great at communicating.
So I'm lost.
Going through the motions as if nothing's wrong.
Sick of it.