-John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire
That quote has stuck with me ever since I first read it forever ago. I always remember it whenever I am frustrated or tangled up in something. Lately I have been tangled in learning how to use a tablet and pen instead of a mouse with some new software and I've said that quote to myself many times. It figures that my name is woods because I seem to be stuck there a lot. So far I have gotten frustrated when the pen I quickly grabbed to take notes with would not write on paper and then tossed it in the garbage without thinking. Luckily I found it when I went to use the tablet later and the pen was MIA. While being about to draw with the mouse I wasn't using, I put the tablet pen in my mouth like I would a normal pencil and grabbed an unplugged mouse. Those pens are not chewy, be warned. While holding the tablet pen in my hand and reading, I didn't realize I clicked the buttons on the pen repeatedly (I guess in rhythm with my thoughts) and opened a million documents and images all at the same time. It turns out that if the pen is anywhere near the base it KNOWS what to click on. For the love of Buddha, man, do not listen to any music while holding that pen. And do not just drop the pen on the tablet. Just set it down gently or your world will explode.
I've learned a lot this weekend. Mostly that I have no control over my hands. I am a total spaz. I am not giving up. I will conquer this beast in the techno forest.
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