Sunday, June 3, 2012

International TYFNKP Day

We seriously need a MAJOR holiday for people who do computer phone support, internet phone support, phone support for anything technological AT ALL. They need parades, and large cash prizes, and pretty much anything they want that is not totally illegal.

I come to this conclusion after trying to help my mom, over the phone for an hour and a half, to download and transfer two files. At this point, I want to destroy planets, take up smoking, and find an orphanage so I can kick some really unfortunate children.

The fact that technological phone support people have not killed us all is a testament to their patience, kindness and over-all awesomeness. Thank you, IT support. For not killing people. You're the best!

And on a completely unrelated note:

So, last year I won Blog of Note from Blogger. I found out a couple days ago that this year, I won Voice of the Year 2012 from BlogHer.*
Actually, I won it in Visuals, so I guess I kinda won Visionary of the Year. Doesn't that sound more impressive than "Voice of the Year for Something You Look At?" The piece that won me this honor was "Occupy the Holidays" which you are all welcome to go look at again (or for the first time, perhaps).

*My "sponsor" aka the people who put those ads on my blog and promote my work and provide my income of 20 bucks every 3-6 months

Thank you BlogHer, for choosing me as someone worth listening to, or looking at, or something. I am very honored and I love it when you guys tell me I am awesome (and send me money*). <3

*Nope, didn't win any money, just thanking them for paying me every 3-6 months.


  1. First of all, I wouldn't have thought of IT Support as being heroes! I'm usually too frustrated with them lol... but you do have a point and its nice to look at it from their perspective rather than mine.

    Congratulations on the Blogher award thingy :) I've noticed the stamp on a few of the blogs I follow and was wondering what it was all about.

  2. How amazing is that. Congratulations. Actually, I think I found you through Blogs of Note.

  3. Ha! That is so true. I'm the technical wizard in my family because of my magic "copy and paste" wizardry. It really impresses the over 80 crowd.


  4. First of all, yay I guessed the acronym correctly! And second, I feel your pain! I am my mother's tech support and she recently bought a new laptop with Windows 7. It's horrible.

  5. Congrats on being a visionary! A notable visionary, no less.

  6. Being a visionary sounds absolutely awesome. I'd quite like to get that worked into my job title somehow, I think I'll speak to my boss. Congratulations on the award - I also love your blog and so I've nominated you at mine for the Versatile Blogger Award - you don't have to take part if you don't want to, but I just wanted to include you in my links :-)

  7. I totally agree, I once worked at a call centre for a max of two.5 months. Close to the day of my quitting the noble line of work, i stood up from my cubicle, in slow-motion, i slipped off my headset onto my neck at the sight of of my fellow drones. All: jaded or depressed. It was at that moment that I first felt what it was like to have your soul chipped away, one irate call at a time.
    Present day: Happy.

  8. I worked tech support for an internet company for a while. It is a lot easier to do it when you don't have a personal involvement in the person, and having a "hold on I think you need a supervisor to help" also made things a lot easier, even if I just handed them off to my less knowledgeable co-worker the people felt valued because the 'supervisor' was 'helping'


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