Tuesday, January 18, 2011

You Can't Fix Stupid

If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times before, you simply just can NOT fix stupid.  However, today, this applies directly to me.  How, you may ask, well simple I am not website creator!  I don't get it.  It is Greek, Latin, Russian, Swahili, and all those other impossible to understand languages rolled into one string of funky characters with intermittent words.   Which is why I have failed, yet again, in the attempt to make a functioning website for my church.  Praise the Lord for my extremely intelligent tech savvy best friend, Sarah, who can create websites, (she does this for a living!) and her amazing ability to be patient with me.  Still, with all of that, I found myself in tears many times tonight attempting to figure it all out. 

This all of course seems odd, considering what I do for a living.  As a systems administrator one would think that I have the ability to understand all the geek speak that goes into creating one.  Ummmm...no!  Don't get me wrong, I can use systems.  For instance, the web, this is a fascinating compilation of other people's hard work and I can use it!  I know, doesn't quite make it better, now does it?  It is amazing how I can see a DB and know what to do to get the data where it needs to be, or get it in a manageable format for someone, or troubleshoot what is broken, but I haven't the foggiest as to how to build it.

Anyway, here it is Tuesday night and I have a paper due by 6pm on Thursday, not to mention 2 chapters in the text book (yeah, the one I have yet to buy) and 2 magazine/journal articles to read prior to lecture.  This all for a class that I could really care less to be taking.  That of course, doesn't mean that I won't try to do well, it just means that I don't understand it.  I get really agitated when I don't understand something.  In fact, I get overly emotional and I take the hands off approach.  In the end, though I procrastinate, I do turn the work in and I do read the required materials.

Sometimes, alright, most times, I wonder what degree I would get if I where to get a degree in something that I love doing.  Again, this is where I need to put my trust in the Lord.  He does have a plan for my life, I am sure of that; I just really hate the wait. - But it is through this that He is building my character; I guess mine really needs some work!

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