Did you ever play Dodgeball as a child? Pretty straightforward- as you would guess. Someone kicks the ball; you dodge it. Now, before you think I am about to disappoint you with news that I am signing off savor the ride to pursue my writing career on ESPN, never fear- a connection does exist between kick ball and my story, honest! As I searched endlessly this morning for a file I JUST DOWNLOADED, I decided that my downloaded files play dodgeball with me on a regular basis.
Regardless of the notes I take, or the stickies I attach on every immovable object near my computer telling me where a file is, the file is never where I expect it to be. Now when most people would just slough it off, going on to their next endeavor in life, I cannot. My Mommy calls it the ‘rusty fish hook syndrome,’ as in she hangs in there like a rusty fish hook. I just will not give up.
What’s with all the ‘download’ files anyway? Why can’t we have just one? Give me a good reason. Another one for you. Why can’t photographs, when downloaded, immediately go to the pictures folder on your computer that has all your pictures in it, not some obscure picture folder that has one shot of Aunt Mabel in it?
Maybe I’d feel differently if I were in my youth. You see dodge ball is not just played in grammar school as I so misguidedly thought prior to my research for this post. What, you didn’t know bloggers research for their posts? Shame on you- you think I walk around with this stuff in my head! No, hours are spent finding morsels of information to interweave with my tales.
Zoom to camera one:
Documentation still out to see if the U. S. Army Corps of Cadets largest dodgeball game of 3,500 did, indeed, break the Guiness Book of Records for the largest dodge ball game ever played. Held May 18, 2011, these 3500 cadets were divided into two teams and faced off with 84 faculty members serving as referees. You do remember dodge ball rules, right?
- If player is hit by a ball, he (she) is out
- If player catches a thrower’s ball, the thrower is out
- This was a single elimination game (help me here on this one- does this just mean, if you’re out, you’re out?)
Now, as I resume my hunt for my file, I will be pondering my technique and tactics I am going to implement during the next Johnson clan gathering. In doing this, I’m sure to find my missing files, won’t I?
Note: Any savor the ride downloading experts, please feel free to step up to the line and help me out (the line divides the two teams) ;-)