Friday, April 23, 2010

Technology Fail

I planned out this great post today on the way home from Ithaca while the boys snored away in the backseat.  It had pictures of Ryan on his new bike, pictures of me in my new Team Trakkers kit (it's awesome, in case you were wondering), pictures of our trip to the science museum and Ithaca Falls today, and a video of Ryan being surprised with Happy Birthday from the servers at the restaurant last night.

All of these pictures were taken with much anticipation on my new camera that I just got this week - a Fuji Finepix waterproof camera (we got a waterproof camera for the sole purpose of being able to get underwater footage of our swim strokes!). I downloaded all of the necessary software, plugged the camera into the computer, and received this message: "I/O process aborted."  I then spent about 30 minutes trying to find a solution online to no avail.

This is what I will call a TECHNOLOGY FAIL!!!  This happens to me all the time!  I don't know if it's just me, or if this happens to everyone, but I hate it!!  I spend way too much time figuring out solutions for problems that shouldn't happen in the first place!

Take my new phone, for example.  I was just getting to know it and figure things out, and I stopped by the Verizon store because I had a question about one of the functions.  The guy said he would need to look at it for 20 minutes, so I left it.  Came back and he said all was fine, BUT now the main screen is different, and I can't figure out how to get it back to the old way!!  I'm sure it's not that hard for normal people, but I am a technological idiot.  This is even more frustrating because, deep down, I know I am a smart person.  How can   I mess this stuff up so much!!

Ahh...anyway, my little rant is over (at least until the next technology fail).  I have the first big race of the season on Sunday.  A little duathlon - 3 mile run/20 mile bike/3 mile run.  My coach gave me a full taper that I wasn't really planning on because she said she wanted to see where my fitness was.  The funny thing is, I'm more worried about the weather and how to dress for it than anything.  It's supposed to be cold and rainy.  I don't want to be too hot on the run, but I don't want to freeze on the bike either.  I have a couple of contingencies, but I'm just going to have to wait and see what the day brings on Sunday.  I got my race plan from Coach Mary today, and the them is...NO FEAR!!  I'm looking forward to it!!

Have a wonderful weekend.

1 comment :

  1. Good luck in your duathlon! Do you have arm warmers? Those are always great to put on to keep you warm on the bike, then you can take them off on the run!


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