Monday, April 28, 2008
Newer New Computer
You may ask what was wrong with the other. It had a malfunctioning button so every time you pressed a little too hard or typed a little too hard up would pop Windows Media Center. It was to bad it did it 4 times in a row while I was having the best round of my life (thus far) of Word Hunter. Had it happened during something boring like typing up a paper, or during something mundane like checking my email, it may have been forgiven of the innocuous crime. But the interruption of a good game with all the good letters and two S's is unpardonable.
But all is well again. Except, I can't help thinking of the poor little Pacific Blue computer with a "too tight quick launch panel". I can't help thinking that if I were exchanged every time I was "too tight", I might get exchanged pretty often. Luckily for me, I haven't been sent back to the manufacturer yet.
Good night, new Pacific Blue. May your updates take. And good night old Pacific Blue. I hope you can go back to Gateway and get a nice massage and get loosened up.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Updates (for lack of a more creative title)
I'm also trying (desperately) to finish a quilt I've been working on since New Years. It's been a thorn in my side. For some reason everything that could go wrong went wrong, so I had to completely start over, and now I am so sick of the entire project that I just leave it sitting around instead of finishing it. But I hope to have it done this weekend so I can start on something I actually want to do. I think it's going to look cute. And I love the fabric, but I'm so tired of working on it. I think I'm one of those people who just likes to do a project and get it done and move on.
Maggie's getting HUGE. She's soooo tall. She's starting to look like an adult dog. She's very pretty. She's doing pretty well. She had an accident last night, which baffled us, but other than that she's normally a really good little puppy. She sometimes bites Sam's ankles, which distresses him. But I think that's all part of being a puppy.
Anyway, I started this post thinking that it may be my last. Thinking that I should just say how busy I am (and about to get busier) and forget the blog. But then I realized that if I had no blog I would have no forum to voice my random nonsense. And I don't think I'm ready to take that step yet. :) Not that I'm officially technological with my new computer, I can hardly not maintain my blog, right??
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Sam And Maggie Go To The Vet
So, you could rightly ask yourself why I named my post "Sam and Maggie Go to the Vet" when Sam didn't actually go. The reason I named it that is because we (Brian and I) thought it would make a great children's book title. Although we may have had different ideas as to the gist of the story.
I thought it could be a meaningful, thought-provoking yarn about the reality of mortality (Sam's story) and the hope of life (Maggie's story). Maybe it could be about Sam facing the fact that he's aging, and how he feels about that. And maybe it could be about Maggie feeling tip-top and cheerful and how she ultimately makes Sam feel young again.
However, I think when Brian suggested this title, he thought the story should be a comedic tale about two adults trying to juggle an enormous puppy and a tiny, yet snarly, Jack Russel Terrier at the vet. Where Mags (the puppy) is trying to chew on everything, possibly even the receptionist's shoe, and Sam (the snarly Jack Russel) is trying to attack every living creature with the exception of the people and Maggie. In the pictures, Sam would have perky little ears, and would always have those little dust balls behind his feet that indicate how fast he's running. And Maggie would be really big (though not quite like Clifford), and would likely shuffle around like ScoobyDoo.
But whatever the story, whether a child's expose on mortality and hope, or a laugh a minute slap-stick comedy, it's a great title. And maybe Brian and I should take to writing children's books.