Throughout the month of March, I am participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge. I am happy to co-host this event with the team at Two Writing Teachers. Everyone is welcome!
I think about yelling, but that seems futile.
I think about swearing, but that also seems pointless.
I think about just walking away, but the instigator won't care at all.
So I sit, trying to be patient, and that spinny thing keeps swirling on the computer in front of me. You know the one. The multi-colored circle that indicates the computer is thinking about whatever it is you've asked it to do. And tonight my computer has a whole lot of thinking to do.
I try to make use of the time I have to pass as I wait for the computer to stop thinking and just find the picture I need to upload.
I play a turn in Words With Friends. (Yes, I'm supposed to not be playing for the month of March, but there are a couple of lingering games and a couple of people I can't turn down.)
I file a nail. (Someone, not me, had left an emory board in my top desk drawer.)
I jot down a couple of things on my to-do list. (That adds to my impatience with the spinny circle.)
I begin a possible slice of life with a pen on a piece of paper. (Yes, a pen and a piece of paper!)
The spinny thing still swirls.
For me, the devil is in the details when it comes to finishing off this project. The pictures, the permissions, the citations could all drive me crazy. Throw in a computer that is taking a million hours to find a picture, and I'm well over the edge.
I debate getting my other device and letting the computers race each other in functionality. I do realize it's giving them way too much credit to think that they could motivate each other to be more efficient. I set myself up with some laundry to fold. If it's really going to take this long to upload pictures, at least I can match socks.