I cannot believe how many days have slipped away while I messed with computer software and hardware. I apologize. Today I just plain melted down over the awful QuickBooks for Mac. I have been a QuickBooks user for more than a decade and love it. So I assumed the QuickBooks for Mac would be equally wonderful. NOT! In order to cut a paycheck, I would have to subscribe to an on-line service at the rate of $20 to $25 per month. To pay myself? I think not! So after an hour on the phone with three different techs, I boxed up the software and manual and prepared it to ship back to SC.
But other favorites have joined me on the Mac without a glitch. All in all, I’m very happy with my new system. When I dropped off the tax paperwork yesterday, I told my CPA I was changing to the Mac. She said that almost all of her clients who are artists use the Mac. It made me feel very creative.
Hmm, what else can I write about in this blog? I know: American Idol. I wish they’d given those twins the boot, but I just heard on TV that one of them is in trouble with the law and they won’t be back. Simon said last night that he was tired of their "hissy fits." Oh, too true. Am not sorry to see them go. Idol starts here in about 4 minutes.
And how about the Oscars? They are coming up soon, and does anybody really care? Not me. I used to love watching the various award shows, but no more. Part of the reason this year is that they nominated movies that I couldn’t care less about. The other reason is that these shows have become a place for entertainers to spout off in the most ridiculous ways about whatever their "platform" is. Usually it is political, but sometimes it’s something else. Hey, you’re an actor! Say thank you for your award, acknowledge your mom/dad/spouse/friends, and then get off the stage.
Well, American Idol has begun. Time to find out about the 24 who will go on. Later…