A suite of sound effects has become an increasingly noisy element of the aging process for Husband Walter and me. Our most recent discussion about the variety of our unintentional vocalizations occurred this morning as Hubby maneuvered his post-operative torso to help me affix my Bioness cuff beneath my left knee.
A lengthy growl of the “Errrrrrrr” category accompanied his effort. The phenomenon of such involuntary sound effects sneaked into our lives a number of years ago. I first noticed my slide into primitive guttural expressions when I would sit down on or stand up from a low sofa, chair or other surface.
I noticed the other day, as I attacked a sniffling, itchy, runny nose with a tissue, that I was emitting a steady, moderately loud, unbroken hum during the whole process. I am not sure if I sounded like a satisfied, giant cat or a dangerous robot preparing to subdue its masters.
Since it is pollen season for some kinds of trees or plants almost year-round in our northern Gulf of Mexico region, I may have to develop a system so that Hubby can alert me to turn that hum off when we are around “normal” people.
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Calling all bloggers who blog via Blogger. I have a question. For the first time since I started blogging in November 2009, I have been forced to change the way I position photos in my posts. No warning.
Here is what was quick and worked well until a couple of weeks ago: I would block, copy text from Word and place it in the Blogger post editor. Before clicking on the photo icon at the top of the post editor, I would make sure my cursor was in the position where I wanted the first photo to appear in the post. I would click on the photo icon. Next I would click on the “Choose Files” button and select the images from my hard drive.
Once they all loaded I would click so that the photo I wanted in the first position was the only image with the blue box around it. I would click on the “Add Selected” button. The photo would appear right where I wanted it.
I would move the cursor to where I wanted the next photo, click the photo icon, click the next photo, click “Add Selected” and continue repeating the whole process until all the photos were in position.
Now, no matter where my cursor is in the text, each photo comes into my post at the top and I have to drag it into position. It takes me longer, and I sometimes have difficulty getting photos where I want them. Obviously, there is some simple solution that is eluding me.
I am hoping that solution will appear when I am searching for an answer to some new aggravation, and there always seems to be a new aggravation, probably because a lot of operator error, ignorance or both is involved. As I stumble around in a digital daze hunting the cure for my extreme befuddlement, any words of wisdom will be appreciated!