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10/22/20 You Make a Difference

Thursday, October 22, 2020

"Even if you don't always feel quite in the swing of things, remember that you are beautifully unique and perfectly suited to make a difference right where you are." Theresa Sanders

"I have trouble with four letter words….cook, wash, iron and dust."

Dear Tech Support:
Last year I upgraded from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0. I soon noticed that the new program began unexpected child processing that took up a lot of space and valuable resources.
In addition, Wife 1.0 installed itself into all other programs and now monitors all other system activity. Applications such as Poker Night 10.3, Football 5.0, Hunting and Fishing 7.5, and Racing 3.6.
I can't seem to keep Wife 1.0 in the background while attempting to run my favorite applications. I'm thinking about going back to Girlfriend 7.0, but the uninstall doesn't work on Wife 1.0. Please help!

Troubled User

Dear Troubled User:
This is a very common problem that men complain about.
Many people upgrade from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0, thinking that it is just a Utilities and Entertainment program. Wife 1.0 is an OPERATING SYSTEM and is designed by its Creator to run EVERYTHING !!! It is also impossible to delete Wife 1.0 and to return to Girlfriend 7.0. It is impossible to uninstall, or purge the program files from the system once installed.
You cannot go back to Girlfriend 7.0 because Wife 1.0 is designed to not allow this. Look in your Wife 1.0 manual under Warnings-Alimony/Child Support. I recommend that you keep Wife 1.0 and work on improving the situation. I suggest installing the background application "Yes Dear" to alleviate software augmentation.
The best course of action is to enter the command C:\APOLOGIZE! because ultimately you will have to give the APOLOGIZE command before the system will return to normal anyway.
Wife 1.0 is a great program, but it tends to be very high maintenance. Wife 1.0 comes with several support programs, such as Clean and Sweep 3.0, Cook It 1.5, and Do Bills 4.2. However, be very careful how you use these programs. Improper use will cause the system to launch the program Nag Nag 9.5. Once this happens, the only way to improve the performance of Wife 1.0 is to purchase additional software. I recommend Flowers 2.1 and Diamonds 5.0!
WARNING!!! DO NOT, under any circumstances, install Secretary With Short Skirt 3.3. This application is not supported by Wife 1.0 and will cause irreversible damage to the operating system!

Best of luck,
Tech Support

Part 2 of story; if you missed Part 1, see my 10/21/20 blog

It's Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Day! A day to raise awareness about domestic, spousal, and teen dating violence. One in three women and one in four men will experience violence. Observed on the Thursday of the 3rd full week in October, today is part of a month-long campaign to get people talking and changing attitudes about domestic violence. With the wearing of purple today, conversations can be started about domestic violence, with the goal of lessening it and building healthy relationships. It is our business.
--Clean Up the Earth Day: the origins of today aren't clear but this is such an important issue, it shouldn't be missed; exactly 6 months after Earth day in April, we can reflect on the progress to make a cleaner world and redouble our efforts to keep this world livable for generations of humans and animals to come.
--Eat a Pretzel Day: today is a salute to a snack from 14th century Germany; so many versions with so many condiments; soft, crispy, with or without salt, maybe a dab of mustard! What's your favorite?
--whew, that's better. International Stuttering Awareness Day: today is to raise awareness of the millions of people with stuttering speaking disorders, 1% of the world's population; a media campaign for education and activities; if you've seen the movie "The King's Speech", you may remember how King George VI struggled with stuttering (an excellent movie, highly recommended).
--Make a Dog's Day Day: started/sponsored by Subaru, today is a campaign for dog owners to share the fun things they do for their canine friends that make them feel special; today is also a reminder of the shelter dogs that still need someone to adopt them and make it their day.
--National Knee Day: today celebrates our knees for the mobility and flexibility they give our bodies; from checkiday: " Most movements done with legs require knees, which connect the femur bone of the thigh to the tibia bone of the shin. The largest joint in the body, the knee works like a hinge, and can also rotate slightly, allowing the bending and straightening of legs, which in turn permits standing, crouching, walking, running, jumping, and turning. Humans are not born with kneecaps, but instead, have soft cartilage which ossifies sometime between the ages of two and six. The knee joint is covered by the kneecap, which is known as a patella, or "small plate," in Latin. The kneecap is a sesamoid bone, a bone buried within a tendon. Knees are prone to injury: strains can cause ligament and tendon injuries such as chronic inflammation and the tearing of the meniscus, and knees are also susceptible to rheumatoid arthritis, and Ehlers-Danlos, a collagen disorder."
--National Nut Day: today is a salute to a very healthy snack when eaten in moderation; nuts help reduce hypertension plus are full of protein, fiber and unsaturated fat.
--Smart is Cool Day: today is a day to change the perception that those who are smart aren't cool; embrace your smartness; remember, as young girls, how we were told that boys didn't like smart girls? That must be changed!
--Wombat Day: observed in Australia and its surrounding islands; the wombats are short-legged, muscular quadrupedal marsupials that are native to Australia; as a marsupial, the young are carried in the mother's pouch but, where the kangaroo pouch opens towards the mother's head, the pouch of the wombat opens to the side so mom doesn't kick dirt on baby when she's digging her burrows.
--National Color Day: today is a day to learn how colors affect you; red will stimulate the heart; blue suppresses the appetite (can't tell by me); light green brings an atmosphere of joy and dark green is calming. Some color trivia from checkiday:
Black: grief, fear, death, power, sophistication, elegance, mystery, evil, anonymity, unhappiness, style, sadness, remorse, anger.
Blue: trust, strength, peace, calmness, serenity, cool or cold, relaxing, tranquility, suppresses appetite, harmony, unity, confidence, security, order, sky, water, conservatism, professionalism, technology, depression, cleanliness, immortality, loyalty, stability, masculinity, protection, intelligence, responsibility, light baby blue is peaceful, dark blue may mean depth and power, the most popular color when it comes to preferences and usage, used by corporations, used by IT companies, used by social networks.
Brown: earth, home, outdoors, trees, nature, autumn, comfort, endurance, reliability, stability, simplicity, wholesomeness, naturalness, honesty, associated with things that are old fashioned and well-established.
Gray: safety, melancholy, modesty, reliability, intelligence, dignity, maturity, soundness, functionality, old age, grief, professionalism, conventional, maturity, responsibility, formal, dependable, conservative, lacking emotion, safe, serious, subdued.
Green: balance, virtue, cool and relaxed under pressure, nature, environment, good luck, health, vigor, youth, renewal, spring, generosity, fertility, jealousy, envy, misfortune, inexperience, St. Patrick's Day and Christmas, growth, harmony, wealth, stability, renewal, action, dark green is associated with money in the United States—which represents stability and prosperity, dark green also has a calming effect, light green creates an atmosphere of joy.
Orange: approachable, fun, good-natured, power, warmth, energy, balance, enthusiasm, brings health and vitality, expansion, flamboyance, autumn, Halloween, creativity, youth, enthusiasm, combines qualities of red and yellow.
Pink: shows sophistication and sincerity, represents femininity, playfulness, romance, tenderness, sweetness, cuteness, charm.
Purple: royalty, nobility, spirituality, ceremony, mystery, wisdom, power, enlightenment, transformation, luxury, religion, spirituality, combines qualities of red and blue.
Red: stimulating, increases appetite, power, confidence, love, excitement, speed, desire, passion, high energy, heat, aggression, danger, strength, blood, violence, war, fire, intensity, celebration, luck, anger, associated with Christmas and Valentine's Day.
White: happiness, purity, innocence, virginity, mourning (in Eastern European countries), reverence, goodness, birth, youth, marriage, cleanliness, nothingness, precision, winter, snow, cold, clinical, sterility, minimalism.
Yellow: stimulating, happiness, approachable, fun, joy, good-natured, purity, positivity, power, optimism, sunshine, danger, imagination, hope, summer, gold, dishonesty, philosophy, cowardice, betrayal, deceit, jealousy, disease, spontaneity, warning, youthful.

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