Monday, December 03, 2007

I'm Frustrated

Dammit, dammit, dammit!

I hate you techno-friendly people who can do shit on your blog and make it enjoyable. All I can do is type out a few stupid words and hope that someone somewhere understands what I am trying to say and either be offended or not offended. I don’t care which as long as you have a reaction of some kind and will note it in the comments. So all you people who can post pictures and stuff, BITE ME!

I have a few goofy pictures made this weekend at the Pet Smart. But I cannot get the goddamn things from my Kodak Picture Albums to this blog site. I suck at this and I am frustrated to no end. Fuck it, fuck it, fuck it, and, oh, yeah, FUCK IT!

So let me just answer some of your comments here so this won’t be a total waste of blog space. I’ll start by saying I didn’t know how much of a Santa Suck I am. Last year the pictures were made on a Polaroid camera. It is provided by Pet Smart, so we didn’t have a choice. This year PS changed to a small digital camera and a $1.15 printer which takes about three minuets to print each picture – with sometimes 10 or 12 people waiting with their dogs (who most times are trying to eat each other.). Our store is very lucky in that one of the volunteers who comes by every week to walk dogs and help out anyway he can, is also a salesman in real like of anything computer related for Cisco. He became very discussed with the quality of the pictures the store provided camera gave, so he went home and brought back his professional stuff. We are making the best quality photos of any PS store in the nation. But that also brings about a problem. Last year I couldn’t see myself very well. This year, if I look down at the animal at the time of the click, I look like I’m asleep. I did not know this on Saturday because I didn’t see any of the pictures. I saw few yesterday and I look like I am sleeping on the job. I am actually trying to get the best view of the dog and they don’t tell me when they are ready. Dammit!

To Pamela, that isn’t me in the photo you sent over, and I don’t make that good looking of a Santa.

Skippymom, Yes and no! I have been nipped a few times while trying to get a picture made. Some of the dogs are afraid of the all-red man with all the white hair on his face and head. It isn’t natural to them (or me) and they are just a little afraid. I try to get the owner to stand next to me and let the dog smell my hand before I try to pet it. Then we work it into my lap. Some of the dogs just jump into the lap and pose. Folks, NEVER EVER reach for a dog you don’t know or who doesn’t know you. Always slowly lower you hand to his nose and let him smell you first. It is the safest way to become acquainted. Unless, of course, you want to do it naturally their way and get down on all fours and sell each others ass. I prefer the hand method, myself.

Dr. Amber did have a small dog that she and I had to tell people all day long not to stick their fingers in the cage. She would try to bit them without a warning growl or bearing of the teeth. Outside the cage she would be just as loving as can be, but she was abused in her pin at the shelter she came from by the caretakers (minimum security prisoners working for the county.) Anyway, I spent the slow periods talking to her and rubbing her nose and the side of her mouth. She would whine and gently gnaw on my finger. After it was over, I came back to say goodbye to her, not even thinking that I wasn’t in the getup anymore, and she bit my left index finger pretty bad. I have cuts from my middle knuckle to the fingernail (and that is bruised) that did bleed for a while. But it wasn’t serious, and it was my own stupid fault. We laughed about it, too, because of all the warnings we gave to other people. Duh!

Clew, I would say go for it. It’s not that expensive and the shelter will benefit and you will have a cute picture. Some people were going to some of the copy shops and having Christmas cards made from the pictures. That is scary that my ugly Santa will be going all over the world. But if you are at the Pet Smart in Gwinnett on Ventura Blvd in Atlanta, drop by for a chat and a photo.

Have I said enough beside, damn, damn, fuck? Okay, bye!


Olly said...

You have to be an animal lover to put up with that?! I think I'll make to journey with my cat! He should be good and psychotic from the trip!

Anyway, started a new blog. Would love to have some input and would like to rename.

coffeypot said...

Well, Miss Olly, I'm glad you finally decided to join us. I just hope you don't live to regret it. :-)

DJ Andi said...

I think Marni can help you out. She's pretty handy with that stuff. I always know if I get really stuck she can help me out.

Yeah to the PS Santa Claus!

You Rule!

e.Craig said...

You SAY you weren't sleeping on the job, Coffeypot. But how can we really be sure?

e.Craig said...

And I feel for your frustration in not being able to grab a picture from your photo album. I can drag and drop pics from mine into any application.
But your pictures should reside in a folder and you should be able to choose the photo you want to upload from there.

HoosierGirl5 said...

Awww....I'll bet you're a cute Santa! Atlanta isn't that fair from me....I think I'll drive 5-6 hours in a car with my cat, just to see you! No, wait a minute, maybe not....(laugh)

"Talk" to you tonight!


Teri said...

I wish I lived near you, I'd come and help with the computer stuff.

It's not hard to do but you definitely have to know how to do it first.

katy said...

i so wish i could call and see you as Santa!
i cant help you with the photo thingy, i just connect my camera to the pc and it copies my photos into my pictures documents sorry, hope you get it sorted out, can you e-mail the photo to Marni who could post it for you?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a nativity scene in the

United States capital this Christmas season.

This isn't for any religious reason; they

simply have not been able to find three wise men and

a virgin in the nation's capitol.

There was no problem, however, finding enough asses

to fill the stable.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

OK, listen, I don't want to upset you, but try this:

1)Download Picasa. It's a free download and should download easily with s single click. It will organize all your photos into a user friendly gallery. Wait a minute, did you get them onto the computer, I better go back and read it again.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Your writing is not stupid.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

OK, do this:

go to your blog dashboard--can you do that? Yes, right?

Click on manage settings.

Click on the tab that says email.

In the Mail-to-Blogger Address dialogue, type in coffeypot (or whatever) if you haven't already done this.

EMAIL the picture and your blurb about it to the new address you create by doing this. It will read something like : j&

It will automatically post it. Then by clicking on the yellow pencil, you can adjust anything that needs adjusting.

You can also post a link to the picture on your Kodak site by writing in the blog, view me as the dog santa (or whatever), highlighting it, clicking on the green link button in the bar above where you write your words, and pasting in the link.

If you are smart enough to be an accountant, you can do this.

If I can do it, you can! You are only a year older than me!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Make sure you click save settings after you enter your email address. You can email regular posts to this address as well, if you're not already doing this.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Picasa automatically emails pix and makes blog posts.

Heidi the Hick said...

Man, that whole computer/ camera thing frustrates me. Good thing I have Jethro and Bucky to help me out.

Cooper Green said...

I admit, I can put images in my post, and I can even link them. But I can't swear like you, Coffeypot. No matter how hard I try, I'm just a frickin' shizer. How do you do it?

whatevergirl said...

You don't like people who can post pictures and video? I don't like people who get pictures taken of Santa with their dogs!!

whatevergirl said...

It was a joke!! I love old farts that volunteer as Santa and pose with pets.

coffeypot said...

djandi, I don’t think even Marni can help me. She might get a picture posted, but she can’t help me.

e.craig, you can tell because I wasn’t snoring. If I had been, the animals would have been going crazy. I’m sure there are easy posting gizmos out there that I could down load, or an easy way to post one from my Kodak folder, but I don’t know how to do it.

hoosiergirs5, J, five hours in a car with a cat doesn’t sound too bad. It sounds horrible, unless it is in a cage. But just to get an $8.00 picture, and spend $100 in gas, is a little too much. Thanks for the thought, though. Talk to ya tonight.

katy, I’ll try to get a picture posted soon. But be aware, if I’m anyone’s idea of a real Santa, then Christmas is going to be around much longer.

teri, I can use any help I can get. I have even though about getting together with Marni and Beth (cup of coffee) and starting a blogging class to teach people like me how to do this stuff. But, if you come to, or thru, the Atlanta area give me a call and we will meet you for a cup of coffee or something.

mary, that is a true statement about Washington. See, you can be funny. I am looking in to the Picasa thing. I’ll do something soon.

heidi, send them over. Jethro and I can sit back, drink a beer and listen to talk radio while Bucky gets me set up.

cooper, it’s my Baptist upbringing. You can do it, too. Just say, “Fuuuuuuu Kit” and “Sheeeeee ittt” Go ahead! You can do it. Just use you lips and tongue and enunciate each syllable. Go ahead, make me proud.

coffeypot said...

whatevergirl, it's not that I don't like people who can post pictures. But because they can do it with out any difficulty is the reason they can Bite Me. I do like all the bloggers I read and enjoy. It's just they make it look so easy and more enjoyable when all I can do with any degree of competence is post my ramblings and jokes. It is envy on my part. Not mallace! And since you have posted some cool pictures on your site, you too can Bite Me.

RWA said...

Well, it sounds like you need to have a word with the photographer and tell them to give you notice when they're about to take the picture.

whatevergirl said...

lol!!! I was kidding! It took me awhile to figure it out-believe me! But can I say that one of YOUR words is worth 1,000 of our pictures!
Who needs pictures when you are so damn witty?

coffeypot said...

whatevergirl, I know what you are trying to do. Your are trying to make me feel guilty for saying Bit Me by smothering me with kindness. It won't work. I covered like a turtle. I still can't do it and you can still bite me.

swampy said...

So glad to know there is another person in the Universe who has issues with photographs and how to 'manage' them.
Swampy's Blog

whatevergirl said...

I am not trying to make you feel guilty-really. I feel bad because I called you an old fart. It was a joke, but I wrote it because I thought you called yourself that in your profile. But, you actually just said you were old and boring.

coffeypot said...

Fart works, too. And don’t feel bad about anything, you can say or insinuate anything you want on my blog. I don't get offended. I offend.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

hee hee hee :-D

Well, whether you ever post pictures or not, yr still funny!

Pamela said...

Hey..I dressed up as the Easter Bunny one year for our ladies club and sat in the mall for pictures with kids.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Can I bring my bird?