Sunday, January 25, 2004

What happened to the concept of Plug & Play?

I've had my computer since October.  I bought my printer/scanner/copier a couple of years ago and have used it on other computers. As such, I know it worked just fine. However, I have spent an immense amount of time trying to get it to work with my new computer. Technology is suppose to be a timesaver but it seems like it's more of a timesucker. But, today, I thought I'd give it another go. Yeah!!! It worked. My computer is now talking to my printer and they've got a nice little conversation going. I can now print and scan again. Yeeha!!!

The above picture was my test scan. I thought everyone would be interested in seeimg me back in my Army days. Unfortunately, the quality isn't the greatest but I wanted to save it as a .jpg, since I have it on good authority (Muse) that it downloads faster for the viewer than .bmp.

This picture is of my roommates and I at basic training.  I'm the girl with the geeky dark framed glasses. We called those glasses "Birth Control Glasses." Because, no guy would come near you while wearing those. My bunkmate didn't have to wear them because she had a special waiver since the Army couldn't duplicate her prescription. I am 17 years old. I was the youngest out of everyone in the platoon.

Now, I'll have to hunt down some pics of my Grandmom. Oh boy, I feel like a kid in a candy store. Teeheehee.

11 comments:

karensull12 said...

Great picture. It takes me about 4 million years to figure the smallest thing. You've light years ahead of me!!!

babyshark28 said...

well, look at you. all cute and camoflagy and stuff. It looks like you had a great time in the military...a good experience. thanks for sharing, can't wait to see more!

linus131999 said...

u got guts girl i could never go into the military im such a cowardly coward my friends and some family have went into the military and love it but i jut cant do it lol birth control glasses lol too funny

robbygoe said...

How long were you in the army anyways? You look like you had fun. So did you ever get any with your birth control glasses.

freeepeace said...

Glad to see you got your scanner working. Fun stuff. Now imagine all the things you can share. Ooooh. Cute pic of you at 17 [even the glasses] :)

irun01 said...

Great picture. It took me back to my days in the Corps. Except I didn't get to hang around with warrior chicks and good stuff like that . . . . hmmmmmm

rinakatay21 said...

Aww it's cute! You have such a great smile! I can't wait to see more!

metski715 said...

Reminds me of my dads old navy pics. He had the same glasses. He looked very very dorkish. Yet my mom fell in love with him.
:)
chris

itsjustusinnc said...

LMAO!!! And here I thought my friends made up the term "BC Glasses!" LOL! Yay! More pics!!! I'm being hella lazy with the pics thing. You're so right about things seemingly becoming more difficult instead fo easier. I just glanced over some digital camera instructions and I'm not amused. LOL!

Gregg

bridgetteleigh75 said...

Hehe...I think you look cute in your 'birth control glasses!' Only 17 and in the military...my gosh! That's so young. I would have been petrified. Congrats on getting that chat going with your computer and printer. I've been having a blast with mine as well. (As you can probably tell from all the pictures of Parker in my journal. ) LOL

XO ~ Bridgett

musenla said...

Heyyy now people, glasses can be sexy (I have that on good authority, ahem). This is a cool pic, you almost make basic training look (gulp) fun.

Robbie, Robbie, PCs don't really have Plug and Play, D. likes to call it Plug and PRay, lol.