& The Worst Part Is Before It Gets Any Better We’re Headed For A Cliff

I’m downloading the beta version of Microsoft Office 2010. It’s taking quite a while to finish the last bit. In fact, I think it’s been doing that bit for over an hour. It’s really quite annoying. I would have stuck with Office 2007 but I only had the trial version and I see no reason to upgrade to the full version of 2007 when Office 2010 is going to be released a few months down the line. It seems like a waste of my time. I figured it would be better to just get the free beta of 2010 and get used to it so that I can purchase it later on in the year. Besides, it means that I’m helping out the people at Microsoft. I already have Windows 7 (which, incidentally, is absolutely brilliant – glad I waited to get it instead of being stuck with Vista) so Office 2010 will add to my gadget collection.

On another note, I am fairly annoyed with somebody. The only time she bothers talking to me is when she’s home for long stretches and has nobody else to talk to… and all she talks to me about at these times are her boyfriend whose guts I completely hate because of the way he treats her like his own little personal lapdog. And I really don’t care if he sees this. Nevertheless, it irritates me that she only remembers that I exist when she’s looking at hours of boredom without her boyfriend. I know for a fact that she’s been home plenty of times over the course of the semester and not once has she even bothered to say hello or ask if I want to meet up. What annoys me even more is that when she does want to see or talk to me, she can never be bothered to come see me. She always wants me to trek to her house. I feel like I’m the one doing all the work. And, if I’m honest, I don’t think it’s fun to be around her any more because I can’t say what I really think. If I did she’d hate it. So what kind of friendship is that?

Anyway, since I had my rant about that and did thousands of other things (including making and eating dinner), Office 2010 beta has installed. This pleases me because some of the new functions look really quite cool. I’ve already played about with making text look as if it reflects. That was one of the primary plus reasons for me to install it. I’ve gone into options and made the backgrounds in all of the different office programs black, as well, because then I get less screen burn, which I really need considering the lighting in my room is utterly shoddy. So I’ve replaced my two pinned 2007 programs with their 2010 versions on my task bar (that’s a neat trick that Windows 7 has – you can pin your favourite programs to the task bar and then you just right click them to bring up a list of projects you last worked on). I have to admit that the pinning is one of my favourite functions of Windows 7. I also love that I can make things translucent and have a background that changes at set intervals.

I seem to be getting some formspring questions from people who really have no business asking me things, too. People like this just make me sad for the rest of the human race. I mean, really, whoever you are, is there a point to you being vile to me through anonymous comments or do you seriously have nothing better to do with your time? I mean, it’s bad enough that you bother to send me petty messages, but the fact that you don’t even leave your name to accompany your mud slinging… well, that’s just cowardice. If you want to tell me why you hate me, please feel free to do so below and sign with your name so everyone can decide whether you’re right or not. Personally, I don’t want to be involved in it.

(Lyrics in the title are from Turn It Off by Paramore)

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1 thought on “& The Worst Part Is Before It Gets Any Better We’re Headed For A Cliff”

  1. Hopefully you're enjoying Office 2010 (well, to the extent one can enjoy such software… guess it'd be more appropriate to hope you're finding it useful and good enough for future purchase!). I'm looking forward to getting a Windows 7 laptop, don't know if I'll get Office 2010 on it or just stick with my works-okay-for-what-I-need-it-for Office 2003. Guess I may as well get with the times while I'm at good opportunity to do so!

    Can definitely relate to the friend you're mentioning, though mine doesn't ignore me otherwise because of a girlfriend. He's just a moron. I don't really consider him a true friend 😛

    Shame that some people can only try to slam you when they have the chance to do it anonymously. Makes me a little disappointed with the human race. I'll keep asking you proper questions (mostly about JLM :P) as they occur in my mind. If you want a decent one to push down a stupid one though, feel free to ask and I'll think of something. I tend to delete stupid questions, I don't see the point in wasting my time with these people!

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