I hate hotmail.
I hate the ads.
I hate the difficulty using it.
I hate live hotmail, classic or full.
I hate how small the screens are.
I hate how slow it is to type on.
I hate that I cannot forward my e-mail to my gmail account.
I hate that when I signed up for messenger for my students all I got was porn.
I hate that it was difficult to uninstall messenger.
I hate that it is going to be such a hassle to switch over to gmail if I do it, which I am inches from.
I just want my d*mn e-mail thankyouverymuch without ads for singles networks or e-bay. I want it to load quickly and neatly. I don't give a rat's behind what colour it is. Truly.
I am going to go back to my thoughts at the MACBA...the modern art museum in BCN that I referred to on Sunday. There were two main exhibits on...one is called under the bomb, and is a look at modern painting between 1946 and 56 when the core of modern art work shifted from France to NYC. Where it seems to still be.
Be bomb was, understandably depressing in the first section...it is French painting during the occupation. There was one light of relief amongst the bleak works, a Matisse -how I LOVE Matisse - with colour. Objectively and in another context it was a rather alarming work itself, though a pastel coloured portrait, the woman looked mangled, if not flayed...flat faced, completely without shading and an alarming shade of pink...but STILL it was a delight to see the colour.
As I went through this show I discovered how powerfully I am attracted to bright colours. Mmmmmmm.
As the show moved on there was more and more English in the show....displays, video presentations, art work, entire movies...without the least bow to the Catalan or Castillian that is the home of this museum. This, of course, continued in the display of Joan Jumas' video installation/performance art piece...she is American...but still, I had to wonder how much the other folks there were getting out of it as so much of the show was in English only.
I guess it does illustrate the nature of the art world at the moment...the gravitational center seems to be in NY, not Europe.
I found this fascinating....especially as so much American culture is viewed as McDicks, Britney Spears and Walmart...which is certainly a dominant aspect...but there is so much more going on too.
I did start to feel like I wasn't in Spain any more...Toto.....
I love it that my google spell checker didn't recognise Walmart!!!