Saturday, June 10, 2006

100th post- Funny Story!

This is my 100th post to this blog- I found this story thru Dee--Enjoy!

"A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.

The tailgating woman hit the roof, and the horn, screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup.

As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up.

He took her to the police station where she was searched, finger printed, photographed, and placed in a holding cell. After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door.

She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects. He said, "I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him.

"I noticed the 'Choose Life' license plate holder, the 'What Would Jesus Do' bumper sticker, the 'Follow Me to Sunday- School' bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian Fish emblem on the trunk.

Naturally... I assumed you had stolen the car."

Enjoy your Saturday! Blessings!


jettybetty said...

That is VERY funny!

I don't want any of that stuff on my car--because I am a very bad driver--and I am afraid I would offend someone and make Jesus look bad and not mean to!

I understand about your not wanting to broadcast when you will be away--you notice I don't usually do that ;-)!
Hope you have a great, GREAT trip. I am so excited for you!

(My favorite place to eat on Kaanapali is Leilani's--get a table as close to the water as you can! (Downstairs is less expensive--try the Hula Pie, please!) If you want to eat local food--Aloha Mixed Plate in Lahaina is very good, too!)

Dee O'Neil Andrews said...

I hope you're feeling better today. Isn't that story funny?! But so sad because the woman was acting in such a hypocritical way.

I hate bumper stickers in the first place and a lot of it is for those very reasons when I read some of the appalling things people stick on their bumpers and wonder what kind of people they must be. Yikes!

Oh - the picture thing is very easy (well, when Blogger is actually working, which is most of the time and it seems to be again now, thank goodness.)

First, you have to know where in your computer your picture is (pictures are) that you want to post. I go down to the Start button, click on the opposite side of the moust and go up to "explore" in the computer, which tells you where all of your files are in your computer.

Tom has made it really easy for us (and I learned a lot from him as a result and do it all the time myself on my computer now) in that he puts all files we want to use very much directly in C drive itself. We have a folder under C drive (you can create one or move yours) called "My Pictures." In that folder, we have an ever growing number of folders that are tagged with a name describing their contents (such as "Abilene Trip 2003" or "Christmas 2005" and the like).

Then, when we upload pictures (all digital these days) from our cameras to our computer, we put all of those pictures in their appropriate new folder, such as "Katrina Photos 2005."

From there, on the right side of your "Explore" screen, you can "view" all of your photos and name them, etc. Once you do that you can pick out the ones you want to upload to Blogger and write their file name down if you need to, so you can remember it.

Then - go to Blogger Dashboard, go to "create new post" and get in your writing box where you write from and look up at the top of the box where all of your icons are for bolding, italics, adding links (which is another easy thing to do that I can help you with if you want sometime).

There is an icon of a picture up there on the top over on the right side. If you will click on it, it will open up a new box where you can choose the size (small, medium, large - I normally use medium) of the photo you want to upload and where you want it to be on your page (left, right, center or none).

Then click on "Browse" which will take you into your computer to the listing of all your folders and files, just like in "Explore." From there you go down to C Drive, go to My Pictures (or whatever you've named your pictures main folder), go to your appropriate folder (my newest one I named "New Mexico" which is where I put all of my N.M. pictures I've collected so far) and then click on the specific picture you want to use. (One of mine I called "Blue Door" which was the courtyard).

When you click on that then hit "open" down below the box and the tag (specific address) for that picture will appear in your box next to "Browse" where you had selected the size, etc.

Then, go to the blue button at the bottom of that page and hit "Upload" and wait a couple of minutes until the box changes, saying "Done." Exit from that box and your picture you choose should show up immediately or within a few seconds in your writing box where you are creating your post.

Then you can manipulate your photos in some ways by clicking on them and moving your mouse to move them down further on the page or up. If you want to be able to move them around anywhere on your page, you need to select "None" as the location of your picture on your page when you're first uploading it.

You may need to practice a bit, but it's really not hard at all, just like it is very easy to add links within your posts (much easier than doing the pictures, actually).

For instance - if you want to make my name in today's post "Dee" a direct link to my blog, here is how you do it.

First, go to my blog page and highlight my "address" across the top with your mouse, which is in my case "" and copy it to your mouse. Then go into your blog post to edit it and highlight the word "Dee." Then, click on the icon on the top that looks sort of like a parabola or something (it's just to the right of bold and italics and one other icon, I think).

When you click on that icon, a box will open up where you put in the address in the bottom box (erasing the http: already there or remembering to delete it if copying over my entire address there. In other words, if you leave the "http:" in the box that's already there, just add to it with "".

When you've done that hit "add link" or whatever that button on the right says and you will immediately come back to your writing/editing page with my name now serving as a direct link to my blog.

You can do that with any website you want to link to. You do it by copying the complete address on the top of whatever page you want to be linked to your mouse. Then you go into your creating/editing box and type a short word or two or three to represent what website you're wanting to link to (if you put the entire address directly into your writing block it will totally screw up your main page, believe me, although you can always go back and take it out again by editing and deleting it).

After you've highlighted your words in your post, click on the link icon at the top, paste in the address and hit "add link" (or whatever) and come back to your posting. It will automatically be added so that when you publish your post people can go to whatever webpage you've linked directly from your post.

I can help you with adding other Blogs to your right side of your page if you'd like to do that, too, sometime. It's not hard to do, either, although that's about the extent of my computer knowledge when it comes to html stuff!

Try it! And if you want, just email me and I'll be glad to help you with it in any way I can.

Cheers! Dee