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The official blog for author Ashley Chappell. Check back every week for a few laughs at my expense or, if you know the love-hate process that is writing, commiseration.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Hidden Microsoft Razzzzzberry

Sometimes I almost believe my computer at work is conspiring against me. Sometimes it’s easier to believe than others. Those are the times that I have multiple MS Office applications up at once and I’m working so hard on something that hitting a quick Ctrl + S completely slips my mind. That's when the hourglass happens.

The blasted #%@$^$ hourglass. I wait for a while, watching it taunt me with its lazy turns until it finally comes to a complete stop. With what few shreds of optimism I have left, I walk away to fix another cup of coffee in hopes that whatever process has hung up my computer yet again will have worked its way out, but it always ends up the same.

Hard reboot. And on the third hard reboot this morning I noticed something in the Windows logo that has always slipped by me before. Microsoft KNEW what they were doing to us when they sold us Windows XP, and now I have proof! And they thought they were being so sneaky...

Microsoft Raspberry
Microsoft has been giving us the Raspberry all along.


  1. That's too cute!

    Love it.

  2. Hahahaha!

    Yes, I can hear my electronics laughing at me all the time. Mocking, taunting...you name it.

    Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, btw - I appreciate that! So nice to meet you!

    :-) Anna

  3. I hear you. Technology and I are not very good friends. It's a miracle that I figured out how to start a blog and get on twitter.

    Thanks for stopping by my site!

  4. Congrats on your upcoming publication, that's super! My own books were published years ago, then I got married and my brain died for a while with newborns. But blogging has gotten me back into some kind of grove, and hopefully I'll make my was back to fiction. Do you know about the A-Z linky forv April? The button is on my blog. I may try that one. Following you now!

  5. Thanks so much, Sandra! I'll have to check out your books soon. I'm really trying so hard to keep the momentum up, and you're absolutely right that blogging is a huge help. Not to mention the wonderful people I've been meeting!

    I'll look at the April hop - one day I'm going to get fussed at for reading blogs at work :-)


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