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Grandma’s got a brand new blog… has a diverse network of blogs.  Some of them are actually an okay read "” like this one and this one and this one "” while most of the other ones kind of blow"” like this one and this one and this one.  But one blog stands above all the others.  And it's written by a snarky old lady who writes about rich people for a living.  Meet Ms. Peggy Gandy.

Here's a sample from her most recent post at Keeping it Lite:

I'm sure most of you encounter unexplainable problems  with your computer from time to time. UNLESS  you are a computer Geek.  You know, they are those fellows who drive little bugs around town with the signs on top. I'm not sure they  know all that much but I understand it beats delivering pizzas.

I'm really going out on a limb to write this blog because sometimes a computer's memory works, and heaven knows I need to stay on the good side of this one.

I'm positive computers are of the male gender - come on - women are much more dependable and you can reason with them. That being said, I need to mention that I have named my computer Marvin.  I have only struck him twice (both times in the side - you know what  new monitors cost). But, wouldn't you know, the blows upset the printer so much it  coughed out 42 blank pages without stopping. Which brings us to my printer whose name I don't care to mention. Talk about tempermental. I have unplugged and replugged this machine so many times I've about worn out the switch. Copies only roll out in the dead of night when I no longer need them. Come daylight, this little piece of work shuts  down. I would give it a good whack but it would probably upset Marvin so much he would forget my password.

Occasionally Marvin and I have a good day. He starts when he's supposed to and let's me log onto my e-mail and send two or three messages. That's about it. The next thing I know he informs me my system is overloaded, which I know darn well can't be true. I called the paper's tech guys once and asked for their help. Big mistake. Unless you can walk the walk and talk the talk with these guys, forget it. They don't know terms like "dohickey on the left," or that "spot just below the red button." Instead they'll have you delete everything in your baskets , including some I never heard of, take the trash out from under your desk, empty the dishwasher, and end with "if that doesn't work, don't call us, we'll call you."

Granted, it's not super funny, and she does seem to make the bizarre assertion that women are more reasonable than men, but I kind of like this blog.  When I read it, it kind of makes me feel like I'm reading something that my sarcastic grandmother would write.  The only difference is that my grandmother would probably just write irreverent stuff about her dog, my crazy Aunt Leslie's drinking problem or a date she went on with Bob Barry Sr. in the 1940s (seriously!).

All that being said, isn't it kind of sad that the best blog at NewsOK is written by an old women who has named her computer Marvin?   I think the only other person at OPUBCO to give a computer a proper name is Steve Lackmeyer.  He calls his PC "Mr. Nichols."  I've also heard that John Rohde calls his computer "Cake," but that's just a rumor.

Anyway, this lady needs to quit her job and blog full time.  Maybe she can call it or something like that.  She could even have a feature where she goes to the senior center and takes pictures of her friends with a cardboard cutout of that obnoxious Andy Rooney.  She really needs to hurry up and get this done.  We need some good competition.

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