Monday, March 3, 2008

The Scooper VS Spell Check

Spell check is the greatest thing invented since the adult diaper. Like the diaper, spell check makes it so that you don't get embarrassed, look like an idiot, and help keep up the appearance that you are in control. This is not the problem I have with spell check... it's the fact that when I misspell a word, I can just right click on the word to see a list of the right one and pick it. Because the convenience of this act is used so often I start to correct words quickly, and thats where the real problem lies. Within that "right click" set of options is also an option to add a word to the dictionary. It's great when you always use the word craptacular and you are tired of the condescending red line mocking your incorrect spelling and judging you, you just click "add to dictionary." Great right? Why am I whining like a baby you ask? Well say you are going along and as you go to correct a word that you misspelled twice in a row, you start moving quick to correct the second word and you click add to dictionary (which is right by the correct spelling) leaving you with a new misspelling in your computers dictionary. Well that is what I've done twice now... twice I have added a misspelled word to our dictionary (words I love to misspell) and I can't find how to fix it. I have tried search the help files, online helps, online forums... and nothing. Worst of all I can't remember those two words anymore. Damn comepudder!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

I've got Gas... can you smell it?

Melanie and I have always wants to have a gas range. Recently we started talking about it again so I decided to see if we even had lines hooked up to get a gas oven in the first pace. Come to find out indeed we do. Then we looked up how much gas ranges over. As all one of you readers know I am addicted to So I checked there and there was only one used on and it looked like crap so no deal there. Well on Saturday I was doing my usual search of everything in Fernley (I do this because if I find a great deal its the fastest place I can get to) and low and behold, theres a perfect oven for sale... and just $75! It's the same brand as the rest of our appliances and a better model than our glass top electric range! Sneaky style, I make the purchase (after talking them down to $60) and get it installed without telling Melanie. She came home and was shocked... she thought I had gone out and bought a new stove and was pissed until I told her that the total cost including parts was just $75! She's one happy camper!

Now in classic Justin style I now had an extra stove that needed to be gotten rid of and I had just the way. Post it on CL, for double what I just paid. I was willing to be talked down... all the way to $75 but that wasn't to be. No, I was only to sell it within a day and for the full asking price.

That reminds me of someone....