Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Brothers can be useful sometimes

I guess they're right, brothers, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose in society.

Sorry other brothers, but I have to now award Josh the award of Favorite Brother. Reason for winning the award: letting me borrow his laptop overnight so I could do all my homework for my stupid computer class that I needed Microsoft Office 2007 for, which I don't have and didn't want to buy.

I attempted to get a free trial of Office 2010, but I bought my computer in 2006, which in computer years translates to it being 1,000. In order to get Office 2010 I would need a more recent version of Windows. I have XP. I would need 2007 or Vista. Not gonna happen. And because of their greediness and refusal to accept that some people might want older software, Microsoft will not give you a free trial of 2007. Why would you want 2007 when you can have bigger badder more streamlined 2010?

You can buy Office 2007, but even though its not the newest version of Office it still costs $150. Another option would be for me to drive 40 miles to use the computers at the college campus, but then I'd need a babysitter and gas money. And I'd rather just do it at my own house, on my own time.

In my desperate attempt to find a way around buying Office, I called my brother and asked him if our parents computer had Office. I could've called them, but they wouldn't know. He said he didn't know, but his computer had Office. I then asked him in my nicest big sister voice if I could use his computer. He agreed. Who can tell their older sister no?

So thanks to Josh and his laptop I have now finished my computer class. I'm done. Complete. No work left to do. It was only a one-credit five week class so it shouldn't of been causing so much stress.

The work turned out to be simple stuff I already knew how to do anyway, the only thing standing in my way was lack of Office. Five weeks of "work" done in one evening. Now I feel accomplished.


Overthinking Mama said...

glad you got it all completed!! :-)

sEy said...

thumbs up for your brother for letting you borrow his laptop and two thumbs up for you for doing all your assignments

The Girl Who Loves to Whine said...

I've had a Mac so long I'm not sure if I even remember how to use windows, but it sucks because this semester I have a class that I need to create Excel documents in. Generally Macs can translate Mac documents into Microsoft ones, but I'm not sure I have the required equipment for translating something into an excel document. I wish I had an older brother to loan me his computer. Then maybe I could get my work done too.

The Mrs. said...

Yay Brother!!!!

JoJo said...

Yay for brothers! I'd be lost without mine!

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