It's currently about 45F this afternoon, which is not what I remember as typical Sacramento weather in May. I shudder to think what lies ahead when it gets hot this year.
Thanks to Rick for his advice on how to get rid of red eye in a photograph. He even took one of my pictures and fixed it for me, and I can't figure out how he did it! I have tried with Picasa as well as with other photo programs, and I remember having to point the cursor on the spot I wanted to correct - of course I always got it a little off center, which made the eye look weird. I think I'll send my red eye pictures to Rick before I post them :-)))
I must have a mental block against Picasa, or else Picasa "has it in for me". Nothing I have ever tried to do with it has worked out the way I thought it would, and as anyone can tell who has read my blog for a while, I have absolutely zero patience with technology that doesn't work for me, and quickly. I won't take the time and effort if it's a long learning curve.
I tried to join a Yahoo mailing list today. I have a Yahoo account because I have been on another mailing list for years, but I couldn't remember my exact login so I tried several iterations of what I thought it was. No good. So I tried to start from scratch and create a new account. In the first place I couldn't make heads or tails out of the silly word that you have to type in - Yahoo seems to be much worse than Google in this regard, although Google is pretty lame sometimes.
I finally opened up my cheat sheet of passwords that I created in Word, and found my Yahoo information. Fine - I was able to go forward with the membership to the mailing list. This isn't trying to get into the Pentagon or the FBI or NASA headquarters - nothing like that, although the secrecy and secret words and questions would have you believe otherwise.
I was surprised that I was asked for all kinds of information including my birthdate. I tried getting by with just the month, but Yahoo wasn't having any of that. I deducted ten years and went on to the next trap. I had to select two secret questions AND provide the correct answers for them, and the list of questions they gave me to select from was pretty dismal. What was the first street you ever lived on? What was your first pet's name? It went on in this vein, and I suppose if I was ten years younger I could remember the first street I lived on and my first pet's name, but the lie was already entered. I finally selected "Where did you go on your honeymoon?" Note, they didn't specify first honeymoon, but I gave the answer for the first anyway. Then came the worst part - another of those silly words in some sort of foreign letters - could have been the cyrilic alphabet as far as I know.
I must have passed the test because I'm "in with Flynn"! I wonder if it was worth it, and if I will ever subject myself to that sort of ridiculous exercise again as long as I live.
OLD IS NEW AGAIN
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