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Tuesday, February 5, 2013


I usually reserve that particular expletive for when I stub my toe, but I felt the need to employ it this evening in a totally different situation.
I’ve been practicing with my Samsung tablet using the Sketchbook Pro App, trying to get a handle on this whole ‘digital’ thing.
I was putting the finishing touches on a sketch when I must have inadvertently brushed the ‘home’ button on the toolbar and BAM the program closed without so much as a ‘how do you do’ or asking me if I wanted to save it first!


I spent over an hour working on that damn sketch!
It wasn’t a masterpiece but it was pretty good (and of course it’s going to take on epic qualities now that it’s gone and I can’t be proven otherwise! {Think: the one that got away fish story!} LOL)

So I had to have a little self talk to work myself out of the major pout I was about to have.

Self: “What?”
Me: “I just lost the whole sketch!”
Self: “Did you save it at any time during the hour you were working on it? Like an intelligent person would do?”
Me: “No.” (Hanging her head in shame because she knows better.)
Self: “Aw, that’s too bad……and stupid! LOL”
Me: “What a waste of time THAT was!”
Self: “Well now, lets’ think about that. Did you have a good time in that hour?”
Me: “Yes.”
Self: “We’re you learning more about the program as you were using it?”
Me: “Yes.”
Self: “Wasn’t that one of the objectives of the exercise?”
Me: “Yes.”
Self: “So it wasn’t a waste of time after all. You learned more about the program, you learned you have to save periodically so as not to lose something you like, and you passed a pleasant hour of your day doing what you like to do. I don’t see that as a waste of time. I see that as a very good use of time.”
Me: “Yeah, I guess you’re right. But I REALLY liked that sketch!”
Self: “If you did it once you can do it again, AND spend another pleasant hour doing what you like to do!”
Me: “Sometimes you can be such a know it all!”

(Coming soon, to a blog near you….a digital sketch…….maybe……)


  1. Oh No! I HATE it when things like that happen...and they do, frequently to me!! Looking forward to seeing your SAVED version (cough).

  2. I think the Goddamnsonofabitch program should periodically auto-save for you.

  3. HaHa! Are you sure that wasn't your mom talking to you? LOL! And I agree with CJ!

  4. goddamnsonofabitch! I actually rarely use those words, but I probably would have in this case too.


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