Friday, 5 December 2008

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

Webmaster, Tools and gobblydegook...
I am constantly in awe of some people's knowledge of all things technically weblymatical.  Take my Facebook friend Matt Smith for instance.  He never ceases to amaze me with his knowledge and insight of how to improve your web profile hits, or draw more traffic to your site and, furthermore, his patience in trying to explain it to someone who doesn't even speak the same techno language, is a tribute to the core of his character.  And, he always seems to pop up like an angel when life events or things are getting you down, as if he doesn't have enough of his own demons to cope with.  If you are reading this Matt, thank you my virtual angel.

I also particularly liked the article by Tom Green, or was it Lucy Vee, from the WGGB blog, about creating your own websites, webpages, Twitter or blogspots. I had thought Twitter was something to do with Ornothology, but I have been put straight on that one. One step at a time RJ, one step at a time, for a little knowledge is a dangerous thing and whilst I agree that my media degree (albeit in Scriptwriting for Film and TV) did help me to face some of my own techno demons, I am still at base camp when it comes to anything too technically demanding. The main difference post degree, is now I give the techno stuff a chance and stick with it as opposed to pre-degree when the offending items would have ended up in one of three places, 
1) charity shop 2) the bin 3) ebay, if only I knew how to use it.   However, I will get there with a little help from my friends; hmmm - thought bubble - good title for a tune.  My FB account is up and running and I have been using it for over a year now and am 'chuffed' to bits (can I say that, or is it one of those modern useage of words that is forbotten?) anyway you get the gist, I am beginning to be dragged into the new era, slowly but surely.

Getting back to my tooth extraction, I am going to milk this sympathy bit till it has worn thin with everyone including me, I have been on the jelly.  Last night I had to miss out on the first of the seasonal parties, on account of I still look like a cross between a chipmunk and a hamster.  When I left hospital and they said a light diet of jelly, I had KY in mind and saucy thoughts of endless nights of entertainment until the 'gap' healed... where is this going?  I am talking about the gap in my gums and NOWHERE else...  So whilst everyone was at TAPS enjoying the party by drinking bubbles and stuffing cake, I was pushing my jelly and ice cream around my plate sulking and that like Cinderella, I was at home imagining what fun everyone else was having. Then I had another ephipany moment (two actually).  Number One, the key to writing exceptional memorable characters is to get inside their skin and write from the inside out and Number Two, I just remembered that the anti-biotics I am popping, should not be taken with ANY dairy produce... damn... so half an hour later when the lactose intolerance kicked in, I was thinking back to one of my first posts which was RTFM... Some people never learn... I guess I am one of them.
Foxi over and out...

3 comments:

Brian Keaney said...

I've just very belatedly joined facebook, prompted by your blog actually. I looked for you to invite you to be my friend but after 17 pages of Rosie Joness, I gave up.

Foxi Rosie said...

FB is great fun and a fabulous way to keep in touch with everyone, just a line or two now and then lets your mates know you're thinking of them. You wouldn't be able to find me as I have blocked a search, no reason other than I like to know who wants to make friends. I have sent you an invite to be my FB friend, so you should receive it soon.

Are you out of hospital already? How did the operation go? I hope you are well and dandy.

Kristen In London said...

KY jelly! How yummy! As always you made me laugh, Foxi, thank you. I'm blogging today about my cooking marathon yesterday: I conquered no fewer than three demons: bread, fresh pasta, and a tart!