Sunday, February 25, 2007

Computers are more trouble than they're worth.

All I wanted to do was sit on my comfy green couch in the living room and watch a DVD. I had my nectarine all ready to go next to me, and I had finally found a comfortable position to sit in. So, I put the disc into the player. Windows Media pops up, I hear the happy whirring noise that means the disk is spinning, and then all of a sudden, Stop! Pop up! "Your media player does not have the appropriate plug-in for dvd playback." My options? "Close" or "online help." So, I clicked online help. And wouldn't you know, all of the plug-ins for dvd playback cost money. I probably spent a good twenty minutes poking around online for a free download of a player that would play my dvd. And I couldn't find one. I don't like giving up on things, but this is ridiculous. I found free 14-day trials, but those files were massive and would have taken forever to download. So no dvd on the computer for me today. Sigh.

In other news, I've been doing a lot of internet research for cancer groups, specifically those targeting young-adults. I have found a few really good resources so far. I have decided that I really want to find a way to get more involved in this, specifically regarding activism. I'm not quite sure where to start... Perhaps e-mail these groups, tell them my situation, and that I'm interested in doing cancer stuff? I'm going downtown tomorrow, to the support group, and I think I'm going to raise the question there, see if anyone has any suggestions. I'm sure there are lots of opportunities for volunteering around Chicago, and there probably are at least some in Boston. It's just reassuring to know that there are lots of people out there who are going through a similar situation to mine. And when I get through this, I'd love to be able to be there for teens or young adults just starting their battle. Also, I'd love, once I've got my strength back, to become active in the bike/run/walk events that are held everywhere in support of cancer research. So, if anyone wants to join a team or something (I have no idea how it works) let me know! haha, alright, that's about it for now. Take care in these ridiculous winter storms. We're currently getting dumped on again. Pax.

6 comments:

Megan Amanda Steffen said...

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html

This em-effer plays everything. Courtesy of the boys at the Pie.

Also, I am down to walk/run/bike/limp. As long as it is not in the snow.

kev-kev said...

what dvd did you wanna watch?...my spider sense tells me something involving Koreans and/or intercourse?

oh yeah, you still doing that open mic thang, 'cause you better, 'cause if you don't ill be disappointed in you, and thats worse than anger, and 'cause you need to practice for when you come back and we tear up the Open Mic circuit, get back to me on that

je t'adore,
kevin

Caroline said...

Come on Kevin, this is a PG site here. And I'm a generally a PG person. I wanted to watch The Devil's Advocate. and... I'm working on the open mic scene. Ballsing up. Don't give me stuff; I don't see you getting your jam on in front of people who don't know you and yet still judge you... p.s. Thanks Megan! Thank you Pie!

Caroline said...

alright, I'm editing my p.s. Megan, have you looked at the site? do you know how to use it? k, thanks. :)

kev-kev said...

PG huh, too bad The Devil's Advocate has a sex scene in it, so, you're dumb

Megan Amanda Steffen said...

hahaha

go to the part that says "MPlayer 1.0rc1 Windows" and click on the "US" link. I think if you unzip the file it should install like a normal program.

And Kevin, stop being a dick, by which of course I mean someone who acts like a person I knew whose name was Richard but whome we all called "Dick" (we are PG now, aren't we?).