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I might as well put an L on my forehead

For the past week or so, I've been taking pictures with my new camera that I bought just three months ago. With Where I Live Day 2010 coming up next weekend, I thought I'd download what I had so far managed to shoot to my harddisk...and found that I'd misplaced the teeny tiny USB-cable that came with it. I can't find it anywhere! Now I'm wondering who best to petition, St. Anthony of Padua, or St. Jude. Calling on the former would betray a level of optimism I don't possess, whilst calling on the latter would mean I've given up entirely, and I'm not sure that I have yet.

I spent the day yesterday soaking up the sun in my oldest friend's beautifully laid out garden, to which I wasn't the only visitor: there were frogs and dragonflies and turtledoves, too. It would have been the perfect afternoon but for the fact that being out of work has made me feel uncomfortable and unworthy, and ever so slightly envious of my old school chum who's been in civil service since the day she left uni and married a rich man to boot, and so can't empathise with my situation at all. I know it's stupid and counter-productive to feel this way, but I can't help it.

I saw a job advertised for guide to a local museum to which specific knowledge of art and antiquities was required, and got really excited; but it's irregular work and pays peanuts, so however much it pains me, I'm going to have to pass up on it and keep looking for something far less appealing in the way of content, but offering much better scope of enabling me to meet my mortgage payments. ::sigh:: If only jobs like this had been available when I was reading art history! I'm sure I would have stood a much better chance of making it in my chosen profession if that had been the case.

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elisi
Jul. 5th, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC)
You could try St Anne maybe? Women are better at finding stuff. (Which in our house means that every time something is lost I have to find it!)

I know it's stupid and counter-productive to feel this way, but I can't help it.
We can't help our feelings, and I understand perfectly. And I shall keep your job situation in my prayers - hopefully the perfect thing will suddenly show up!

*sends many hugs*
gamiila
Jul. 5th, 2010 01:28 pm (UTC)
St. Anne! Now why did I never think of her? I've always asked St. Anthony for help in finding lost items, but now he can have a little break from me.

And I shall keep your job situation in my prayers

Thank you; that's very much appreciated!
spiralleds
Jul. 5th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
If, by chance, your computer has a slot for a media card, you should just be able to take the memory card out of your camera and slid it into that slot. I'd been diligently using the cable download method for years, and then tried the direct inserting of the card. So. Much. Easier.

Good luck!
curiouswombat
Jul. 5th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
I was about to say the same thing - if there's a separate memory card just downloading from the card is by far the easiest way to do it.
gamiila
Jul. 5th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
You learn something new every day! I never knew it was possible to download straight from the card, but it makes it so much easier. I can't think why I hadn't thought someone would have thought of it by now. Thanks for letting me know!
gamiila
Jul. 5th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
Best and most helpful suggestion EVAH!

I've taken a good long look at my laptop and have just located the media card slot (so that's what that opening's for!) and you're right, it's so much less hassle than going with the cable method, primarily because one doesn't have to waste time hunting around for said cable.
spiralleds
Jul. 5th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
*g* Glad to be of help.

P.S. My middle name is indeed Anne. ;)
gamiila
Jul. 5th, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
:-D
bogwitch
Jul. 5th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
I asked Anubis to find my ex's lost keys once. Not long after my friend called to say she'd found them behind her bookshelves.
bogwitch
Jul. 5th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
More practically, try Ebay or Amazon for a new cable.
gamiila
Jul. 5th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
Anubis? That was nice of him.

It's okay though; I've found the media card slot on my laptop, and now I won't need the damn thing ever again. Which means it'll probably turn up tomorrow, and in a place I've already looked -- twice!
bogwitch
Jul. 5th, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC)
I read in a new age magazine once that he was the god to ask, no idea why.
gamiila
Jul. 5th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
I doubt if they even know.
__kali__
Jul. 8th, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
I was going to suggest using a card reader, but I see you're all sorted.
gamiila
Jul. 8th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks anyway!
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