Waaaaaay back in February, Mimi the Queen of Memes tagged me along with the rest of the known universe with this one. Now anybody that knows me very well is aware that I'm about as computer savvy as a bar of soap, so when this meme was bestowed upon my shoulders I figured I was doomed to Miss pencil skirt's dungeon forever.
Getting the text onto the image was relatively easy, but I could not for the life of me figure out how to save it as one of the acceptable formats for blogger. I tried doing a "save as" in every conceivable way that I could, all to no avail. I wrote to Mimi and thrust myself on the mercy of her royal court.
She gracefully let me off the hook...(this time) and said she would create the image for me and email it to me. I waited...waited some more...and waited a bit longer. Had I been forgotten? Had I been banished to the outer reaches of the realm? Perhaps I had been taken to the dungeon during my sleep and had not yet realized it!
Then, during a quiet break between posting and commenting a light bulb went on...PING!!!
I had an apostrophe (')...I mean I pissed on my knees...I mean I had an idea!
The most bizarre thought came to me... READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.
What?... I said, "READ THE INSTRUCTIONS".
What was this strange new concept? It was foreign to me, but somehow seemed to make perfect since.
Could it really be that simple? You bet your sweet aunt Harriet it could.
I went to the help menu on my graphics program and discovered that if I exported the image rather than trying a "save as", it would work. Humph...imagine that.
Now you may be reading this and thinking, "What's the big deal?" Well my fine feathered friends, the big deal is, that I actually made a computer do something I wanted it to. (insert dancing a jig here)
With that I give you the following:
Kind of anticlimactic after all that perhaps.
The rules say to tag at least five people, but I don't think there are five people left on the planet that have not already seen or participated in this, so if you happen to be one of the ones that somehow missed this, feel free to join in.
If you feel so inclined here are the particulars:
Here are the rules:
You are about to send a virtual Message In a Bottle across the Blog Ocean. Leave a message in the sand or on the bottle. Write anything you wish. Be a pirate or a poet. Serious or silly. Anonymous or not.
What message would you like to send out to the universe?
Message In A Bottle Meme
1. Compose a message to place in your virtual bottle
2. Right click and Save the graphic below
3. Use a graphics program of your choice to place the message on the picture
4. Post the meme and these rules on your blog
5. Return your "Message In a Bottle" to me via email ~ mimiwrites2005 at yahoo.com, sign the Mr. Linky below and leave a comment HERE telling me you've finished. IF YOU WANT YOUR MESSAGE TO BE ANONYMOUS PLEASE SAY SO.
6. Tag a minimum of five people - or your entire blogroll - to do the same. Notify them of the tag.