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Monday, February 25, 2008

Reunion After 34 Years!

Okay, so I haven't been here in a while. What's it been, like a week or something? Well, that's nothing compared to the 34 years away from two of my very best friends back in High School. But this past Saturday, all that was changed, as these two amazing ladies came to my house for "tea". Two of us had gotten together back just before Christmas, but hadn't seen each other since. All three of us were supposed to have had dinner then, but one of the gals got sick. So, on Saturday, when we all three finally got together, we were all thrilled to finally see each other after almost 34 years.
They arrived at my house around noon-ish, and by the time we "tore ourselves away" it was almost 10 p.m.! And it still wasn't enough time to catch up on more than three decades of three friends' lives, which have been so different, yet amazingly similar! And we found that after all these years that we all still share pretty much the same views of life.
It was an amazing day, filled with lots of talking, laughing, eating, and, yes, the tears of joy at being reunited after all these years! I forgot to take pics of them, and was going to have hubby take pics of the three of us, but forgot to do that too. We were just having the best time we completely forgot about taking pics until after they had already left. Next get together, there will definately be lots of picture taking!
But here's a few shots of the table set for tea, for those of you who wanted to see how the tablecloth and napkins turned out.

Here's some of the food arranged on the sideboard buffet:

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Non Partisan Politically Correct Joke

While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
'Welcome to heaven,' says St. Peter. 'Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you.'
'No problem, just let me in,' says the man.
'Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.'
'Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,' says the senator.
'I'm sorry, but we have our rules.'
And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down,down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are having such a good time that before he realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises...
The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him. 'Now it's time to visit heaven.'
So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.
'Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.'
The senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: 'Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.'
So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.
Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.
The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder. 'I don't understand,' stammers the senator. 'Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?'
The devil looks at him, smiles and says, 'Yesterday we were campaigning...... Today you voted.

Friday, February 8, 2008

The Computer Saga Comes To An End

Here it is, one week and two days later, and I finally have, not the old computer fixed, but a brand spanking new computer! The "new" motherboard for the old computer was exchanged for yet another new motherboard, which also did not work. The problem was that the motherboard is not compatible with that particular model of computer. It was not listed as being compatible when Hubs ordered it, but he was assured by the techies at E-Machine that it would indeed work. Well, indeed, it DID not work! So, we finally decided that the best route was to just break down and buy a new computer. We were headed for the local electronics store to look for one, but on the way, Hubs said, "You know, sometimes they have some good deals at WalMart on computers." Since I was driving, and I love WalMart, I promptly headed the car straight over to wallyworld. We walked in, and within 5 minutes, found exactly what we were looking for, for exactly the price I (I'm the original "Ebenezer Scrooge") was willing to pay, and we walked out the door about ten minutes later with this shiny new "baby"!
I even set it all up myself, something I've never done before, and installed some of my programs on it, a chore which I usually delegate to Hubs. But he was sick last night, and I wanted the new computer up and running and wanted to be able to put my pics on so I could "brag" about my new-found 'talents', so I did it myself. I figured I'm a quasi-intelligent human being (although a little 'twisted' at times) who could figure it out and it was way easier than I expected.
So there you have it, folks, the computer saga has finally come to an end with a good result (at least I think so! ha ha).
TTFN, :)

Monday, February 4, 2008

Super Tuesday

Saturday, February 2, 2008

More Motherboard Mysteries

You're not going to believe this. Hubs came home from class last night and announced the brand new motherboard is apparently no good! Did you hear my wailing all around the globe? I thought so. He said his teacher worked on it for more than an hour and tried everything and came to the conclusion that the motherboard is no good. His explanation to "It's a brand new motherboard" was "Sometimes that just happens." Why did it "just happen" with my computer? Am I being punished for wasting mass quantities of time on the computer instead of doing other work? Does my computer hate me? Woe is me! lol Well, at least in the mean time Hubs does have another computer that he was building for our kidlet, and he says he will hook that up in my office so that at least I can have a computer that will work for all the things I want until he can send back the new motherboard and get another shipped and get it installed! I'm so glad that we have computers, but at the same time, I would like to throttle their inventor! Sometimes I get so frustrated with it that I just want to pick it up and chuck the whole thing out the window, and then scream at it "There, take that, you stupid jerk!" Now isn't that a mature attitude. Here I am, a grown woman, having such an attitude about an inanimate object! Do any of the rest of you ever have that feeling about your computers? I bet you do from time to time. bwahaha! Okay, enough of my whining for today. I guess the saga of the motherboard mystery continues! TTNT, :)

Friday, February 1, 2008

Motherboard Mayhem!

Well, in my last post, I told you all about how my computer had crashed and burned. Well, it apparently really did "burn". No smoke and flames or anything that drastic, but the motherboard actually did "fry", we think. About a month ago, our electricity went off on a Sunday morning at about 7-ish. My computer had not been turned on since the previous night. I teased Hubs about forgetting to pay the electric bill, but when he called the power company they said there was a blown one of those thingys that send power to whole areas, I can't think of the name of it right now. But anyhow, we went to church that morning with the power still off when we left the house. When we came home a couple of hours later, the electricity had been restored and all seemed to be fine, but the odd thing was that my computer was running. Now remember, it was not turned on when we left the house. I thought that was a really strange thing to have happened, but there didn't seem to be any problem so I didn't think anything else about it. The next day I realized that the time was wrong. So I proceeded to change the time, but the clock was not running. Hubs and I both played with it for a couple of hours. He kept telling me the clock's battery must have gone bad. Whatever, it made no sense to me, but then what do I know? I know about as much about a computer as I do about nuclear physics, so you get my point. Well, I kept trying different things and finally, still not knowing how, I got the clock to work right. And there have been not problems since...until, da da da da, Wednesday! And you already know the rest of the story from there. So, here it is Friday. For the past three days I've been using my laptop, a very old laptop that sports Windows 98, and it refuses to let me do all the things I'm used to doing on my computer. It will let me go to my blog, but can't go to anyone else who's on my list on the sidebar. Won't let me go to the comments on anyone's, and I have been able to read a couple of your blogs because I can remember the addy from my head, but some of your blogs that I read every day, it won't let me go to at all! Driving me freakin' crazy! I go there, and it just freezes up and I have to shut the whole stupid computer down cause it won't even let me just close that page. Today though, arrived via FedEx, a brand new motherboard and Hubs installed it and is in the process of reinstalling all my programs. He is having a little bit of a problem though, so tonight he took it with him to his computer repair class and will seek advice from his instructor. He even put more RAM in it, so now I can save lots more data to not back up and potentially lose again! Ha! Bite my tongue to even think such a thing. He says by tomorrow I should be all back up and running and I won't have to use that laptop anymore! Then I will be able to catch up on what everyone has been up to for the past several days and get back to the land of the bloggies! TTNT, :)