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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of "It's No Use Crying over Spilt Milk" (without using the actual phrase or literal exampl (02/07/08)

By Sunny Loomis



When I first joined FW, I looked forward to the weekly challenges, until I
realized that I needed to cut and paste my entries to send them. Cut and
paste? How do I do that? It was fun in elementary school but that consisted
of paper, scissors and glue. There were no personal computers back then.

I threw together a story. Am I even on topic? The first half needs help.
The word count is okay. Even if I wrote a great story, if I couldnít get it
to where it needed to be, whatís the point?

I tried following a friendís directions on how to cut and paste. Why do it
the easy way when you can do it my way? Try, and fail. Try again. Okay,
it takes a little while but I think I finally get it. Cut and paste.

By this time Iíve basically decided that no one will see my story anyway
which is probably a good thing. I could have done better.

Most people who enter the weekly challenges are excited when they see:
ďThank you! Your entry was submitted!Ē

Youíre welcome. Now where did it really go? Singapore? I donít have
much faith in certain technology. At this point I donít care where it ends
up because Iíve just learned how to cut and paste. Give me a break, people.
This is like teaching an old dog new tricks. I recently learned how to do
attachments on emails.

Iím not too worried about the story. I know itís not good enough for my
own standards and I canít change it now. But Iíve learned a new skill and
Iím excited.

Much to my surprise my entry showed up on Thursdayís list. It actually
got there! Now people will wonder how that entry slipped in among all the
good ones.

Patience. One thing at a time. There will be other topics, other challenges new
skills, and from me, God willing, better stories. By the way, I still need to
learn how toÖ

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Laury Hubrich 02/15/08
You are funny! Computers can be so very frustrating but you did a fine job cutting and pasting this week! I give you an A:) Keep on practicing your craft!
Yvonne Blake 02/18/08
(smile) I think some things do go to Singapore! You're learning new things everyday.
Now that you can "cut n'paste", I can't wait to read more of your entries.
You can always make me laugh.
(hugs) yb
Joshua Janoski02/19/08
Working in the computer field, I know the frustrations these pesky machines can bring. The author made me laugh several times, and I really enjoyed this piece.

I wonder if the comments also travel to Singapore where they are then posted? :)
Marlene Austin02/20/08
Hey, you're up on me. I don't know the first thing about attachments! :)
julie clark08/25/08
be encouraged we all face challenges but once you are through them you can rejoice and be glad
great artical
samuel saalwaechter 05/13/09
Brings back memories of my 1st learning experence. Singapore? I just figured syber Space. More space junk.
Now that I've said this ,I went to leave this comment and went back to see how U spelled Singapore and then couldn't get back here 2 comment?? I had 2 resign on and then I hit paste and wrong message, so it was start over again. I got your name from your comment left on my entry. Of course i thank U, but also This piece is cute, good job. keeping posting
Carol Penhorwood 10/28/09
Hey, I'm with you! I know EXACTLY what you mean. I've really accomplished something!!
Carol Penhorwood 01/07/10
I just read this AGAIN! And laughed AGAIN! No kidding, I have learned A LOT since coming to FW, and still learning, I hope!!!!!!!