Parlez vous…computer?

7 Mar

Whoo 7 miles done!  I tried a new route today and I don’t know if I’ll do it again.  For one it was super noisy.  It’s right on one of the main roads and there was loud, noisy traffic non stop.  Also, it wasn’t the most scenic of routes, but  eh it worked.  That’s 10.4 miles so far for the week!  It’s crazy, but it seems no one wants to be my half marathon fee sponsor.  I just don’t understand why…

Today we had a writing test at school.  The kids get a prompt and have to write a response to it.  Of course they should include correct grammar, punctuation, yada,yada yada…

Anyway, the student I had gets computer software that helps him with spelling.  Since he was the only one in the room he didn’t have to wear headphones, so we could hear what he was doing.  Everything sounded fine, although I won’t be able to get the word responsibility out of my head.  Then all of a sudden the computer would just say, “asterisk, asterisk…” some computery code words, not what this student had written.  The fun part was it would just decide to through this gibberish in at any ol’ place.  We had to stop testing and tell the AP.  She then had to call the testing department who directed her to the technology department who said they would send somebody out….  After about an hour and the technology guy coming over we learned that all the gibberish was a software glitch that we couldn’t fix.  The district knows about the glitch, but we still use the program…


Oh well…  This did make me think of my brother.  No he doesn’t have anything to do with technology; but when he was younger, like toddler age, and talking in sounds and random words, I would stick up for him.  I mean what type of big sister would I be if I didn’t 😉  I would tell people, “Don’t worry, he’s just talking French.”  See totally helpful.  So really the computer today wasn’t talking in nonsense words, it was merely French, no worries.

Don’t worry, he’s just talking and mugging in French.


2 Responses to “Parlez vous…computer?”


  1. It’s your birthday « The Last Corral - March 29, 2012

    […] Birthday Andrew!  Even though I make jokes (Don’t worry he’s talking French)I am so proud of you!! Share this:FacebookStumbleUponTwitterLike this:LikeBe the first to like this […]

  2. Good morning Virginia Beach! « The Last Corral - April 7, 2012

    […] did four miles this morning taking the route I hated, but it has a great view.  I didn’t go the whole route, so it wasn’t too bad.  On […]

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