Mandriva 2011, I Shall Have You Yet!

Okay, so I downloaded the iso and burned it to a disk. Then I burned it a different way, because I don’t know how to install from an iso so I had to unpack it.

If that makes no sense to you, you do NOT want to have been me for the past month. If I had gone to my grave without knowing what “run urpmi from root” means, I would have died happy.

I began this post thinking I would catalog the whole messy scenario, but then I realized that Broots was a character on a television show — a canceled one, at that — so who was I trying to impress?

Anyway, if you’re the praying kind, pray for me. I’m about ready to do some of what my writer pal T. Lee Harris calls “45 caliber programming”.

And yet, I remain composed, with an almost Zen-like calm. My mother is amazed. The meds must be working.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character deals with frustration in an unexpected way.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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  1. Carol Preflatish

    May 19, 2012 at 6:41pm

    Thanks for the suggestion, Marian. I think I’ll watch my Pretender DVD tonight. I forgot I even had that.

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      Marian Allen

      May 19, 2012 at 9:05pm

      Ooo, you have a DVD? I have seasons 1 and 2 on VHS, taped off the television. Season 3 was eh, and 4 was meh. And I think there was a movie? And it was ech. But seasons 1 and 2 … ahhhh! ~kisses her fingertips~

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      • Carol Preflatish

        May 19, 2012 at 9:33pm

        I have Season 1 on DVD. It was a gift from a friend. I loved that show, never missed it when it was on.

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