HeartI have a hate-hate relationship with Excel. I recognize that it’s an amazing tool. I also recognize that much like a winch, it’s a tool that I have a limited ability to use. Why do I hate it? Let me count the ways-

1.  Sheets are divided into cells. Enough said.

2.  There are formulas that seem to take on lives of their own.

3.  I can’t figure out how to get it to do what I want.

4.  I don’t even know what I want it to do.

5.  I like paragraphs.

6.  As soon as I get a row, column, or cell formatted correctly, I touch something that screws up everything else.

7.  I keep hitting “undo” and I get nowhere fast.

8.  Numbers.

9.  Projects are called “workbooks.” Brings back bad memories of math in elementary school.

10. It makes me feel dumb.

I swear on a stack of spreadsheets that I am going to master this evil devil if it kills me. In the meantime, Happy Valentine’s Day to all–except Excel. I’ve got no love for you.