Archive for September, 2009

why i need a new laptop

September 19, 2009

First, I love my Mac. But I have had it for a few years now, and I have hauled it all over the place.  I have scratched the cover on the outside, (both top and bottom).  On the inside, some of the plastic has chipped off around the edges, where the outside cover meets the inside part (I am told I am not the only one this has happened to, this is why the new aluminum ones are one solid piece.)

Apparently I need a software upgrade, I want to edit videos and my old OS won’t work with the new version of  iMovie.

But, my personal economy won’t allow for the purchase of a new Mac laptop.  My personal economy is almost as bad as the national economy.  So I will have to find a way to live with what I have. (And why doesn’t Mac have a little netbook like the ones I see everywhere?)


So another new thing to learn..

September 19, 2009

I have only posted on Twitter and Facebook, so now I have to get used to a longer format.  It’s like having a diary again (which I haven’t had since middle school. Remember the tiny little keys?).  It’s difficult to know what the heck to talk about, though.  Watching goofy people on the network news shows. I can’t believe some people’s fifteen minutes of fame and what they choose to do with it.

Why does this blank canvas scare me so much?  It’s worse than writing essays for school, and this is supposed to be fun.  Does everyone find this to be intimidating?  Maybe it would help if I chose a topic.

I am new to blogging.

September 19, 2009

So I have to start somewhere, I will talk about today.  I live in SW Florida, it is extremely hot here until about mid-October. Today will be about 93F. And humid, too.  At the moment, I am watching the bluejays feeding underneath the tree in the backyard.  We throw stale bread out for them to eat.

I like to watch the birds.  We get squirrels here, too – they are very shy.   Where we used to live, I had them so tame that they would take peanuts out of my hand.

Hello world!

September 19, 2009

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