Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Cry for Help

Here's the sitch. It's quarter end. It's 2009 budget time. It's board meeting time. Could there be a more unfortunate confluence of events?

Wait. Don't answer that. I don't need to know.

It's like an oncoming train in all five directions: north, south, east, west and head on.

And every year I manage to forget it's like this so I crash headfirst into the high speed chase that is the third quarter of the year.

They tell me the nature of annual tasks is that they happen every year. They also tell me that Elvis is alive and eating pb and banana sandwiches somewhere and that Sasquatch was sighted just last week. And I've lost my train of thought and it was going somewhere good, I promise.

Budgets = every year. Doesn't that just give you the willies reading it?

And, hello, every year? Could we entertain alternatives?

It's times like these that reading blogs provides a brief but welcome respite from the black hole that is all of the above. All of you sharing your creativity, humor, photos, reminiscences, positive spirit, recipes, and you tube snippets, you are the rock to which I turn for a break from the fever pitch.

And so it is because I am so consumed by my duties as I have rationally and calmly described them above that I choose to focus on a question that has been plaguing me for some time: the line through.

How in the world do you bloggers do it? I have googled. I have actually used the Blogger Help. I have looked High, and I have looked Low. I thought I had it but it didn't work. That's because it was underline. Of course, I haven't actually asked anyone how yet.

Today, that all ends.

Today is the day I will cry out for help.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life. True, but wrong post.

For any of you who know how to type a word with a line through it and have it show up in your blog that way, I salute you.

Please share how you do it. I crave your instruction. I am here, ready to learn.

Please help me.

Otherwise, I'll have to focus on my work.


  1. I just peeked in to see if anyone answered..
    I have no idea...
    hangs head
    Maybe the next comment...

  2. thanks, anyway! I see it everywhere, but I don't know how...

  3. Here's how you do it. Before the word, use the word strike surrounded by <>. After the word, use /strike surrounded by <>.

    I had to do it this way, otherwise my comment thinks I'm using a HTML tag that isn't allowed.




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