Top Ten Favorite Google Searches

March 25, 2008 at 9:36 am | Posted in Advice, Blogosphere, Tech Gal, Thoughts | 13 Comments
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To those of you who found me via random Google searches, this is for you.

10. Army Girlfriend- I am no longer one of these, nor am I an Army wife. I am not strong enough for such a role.

9. Her First Stockings – I have no idea how you got here, you must be very desperate on a search for something. But then again, if you googled ‘her first stockings’ you obviously have way too much time on your hands. Might I suggest you go volunteer somewhere?

8. Real Ways Get Husbands Come Home – I am sad for you if you need to google a way to help you get your husband to come home. Might I suggest a good counselor?

7. Celtic Women Fiddle- please, no more email about how great The Fiddle Girl from Celtic Women is, I simply said she was ahemm, sassy.

6. All the children walking home past the factories . . . – If you like Gabe we should talk. He rocks.

5. Katie Herzig and the one who played oh tike – I have no idea what you were looking for with that one, she has no song that resembles that line, but see number 6.

4. Slutty Little Sister – wow, go away, NOW!

3. Little Girls in Bra- No, REALLY, Go Away. Don’t come back. Ever!

2. When do Brittany’s Puppies Start Teething- I don’t know and I don’t care and I have no idea why you would either. You are sad and I am now not only afraid for her children, but her dogs as well. See Number 2 & 3.

And my favorite Google Search Is:

The one where you ask for me by name.

1. (Tipp)ical Thoughts – so glad you found me, now might I suggest Bookmarking people? Or subscribing in a reader? It really would save you SO much time!

A Great Find

March 21, 2008 at 6:13 am | Posted in Advice, Friends, Tech Gal, Thoughts | 17 Comments
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OK People. I have found it.

It is brilliant. It is my favorite. It is my new home page.

Perhaps I am very late to the game, but stay with me.

I have found Google Calendar.

With my upcoming job change I am moving away from ten calendars on my Outlook at work that I must keep updated and up to speed with. So in my search to simplify my life as well as mesh my personal and professional responsibilities I came across Google Calendar.

And It. Is. Amazing.

I asked my girlfriends to make one and now we can all sync our calendars. This alleviates twenty different emails trying to decide what day is best, what part of town is best, and if we are all free on a certain day. I sent one to my Mom who is now calling me on a daily basis asking if that is my car on the side of the road.

Wonder why she would ask that?!

Now she can take a look at my calendar and see where I am and where I am going. She may not be happy to know all of the places I am going. She does better under the “not knowing” mind-set, especially if it is a late night.  My Momma worries, she loves me, even though I am a big girl.

This is the best thing ever! I can keep up with when my girlfriends are going out of town on business, when we have school commitments, personal commitments, and even, doctor appts. that I want to check with them on.

It is the best thing I have found in a long time guys!

Green Is Not My Color

March 9, 2008 at 8:48 pm | Posted in Family, Tech Gal | 7 Comments

I have hit an all new low. I am jealous. I am envious. I am coveting something that is not mine. And this is where the all new low comes in.  

I am jealous of my mother. Yes, people I am terrible, terrible person, but I still want my Mom’s new toy. The thing she didn’t ask for, doesn’t really need, and can definitely live without.  I want my Mom’s brand new Ipod. My dad got it for her because they are going to Hawaii in a few weeks (seriously, Hawaii and a new Ipod – lucky lady) and he wanted her to be able to have something to do for the long flight. Now most people would just buy a couple of books, enjoy and in-flight movie and call it done. Not my Mom, she is not able to do any of those things.

My mom has the worst motion sickness I have ever seen on a person. I have ridden on an airplane with her once in my life and I am not sure I will ever do it again. Even though it was many years ago I remember it vividly. She spent the whole time holding her ears urging them to pop to relieve her poor head while willing herself to remain upright and intact while trying to take care of two kids under the age of eight. Poor woman, she is a saint and this is one of just many reasons.  

She gets motion sick even with silly things. We used to live near the beach and she thought she would love to get a raft and just float out in the water. That lasted about five minutes. She got so dizzy and sick that she had to lie down for a full hour before she could get up.

When we went to Disney World she never could ride the rides for fear her head may explode. The very great Back to the Future ride was a no go for her. The Muppet 3-D movie, no way! The spinning teacups, yeah right! Poor thing, she swears it didn’t bother her to be the one holding four drink cups, four fanny packs, (don’t hate, you know you wore them too!), and the stack of Mickey Mouse memorabilia, all for the sake of us having a good time even without her. After all she is Mom. She says it was just great to be with us. 

OK. Right.  

The only theme park ride she can do is the Ferris wheel, which happens to be the only ride I can’t do. Those things scare me to death. Translation: we have never ridden any rides together. So, my dad in an attempt to keep her mind off of being stuck on a plane for hours is attempting to load her Ipod with every Beth Moore podcast and classic oldies music selection to last her the entire flight. She certainly has enough gig to last her the entire trip. Grrr. 

This all for a woman who still can’t work her VCR, much less anything else more technologically advanced. I am proud for her . . . just a tad bit envious . . . of my mother.  

Lord, that is sad!

The Unwritten Rules of Gadget Communication

March 9, 2008 at 12:41 am | Posted in Tech Gal, Thoughts | 9 Comments
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You know what irritates me? When people say they will get with you about something  specific on a specific day and then they don’t – for weeks – and it leaves you wondering. I have had this conversation with friends many times about the unwritten rules of communication and technology and it always interests me to see what other people considers dos and donts when it comes to their gadgets. I have a certain set of rules that I tend to abide by and that I expect of others when trying to communicate with me.

Cell Phone – If you call me and you want me to call you back, don’t assume that I will acknowledge the missed call signal as being a sign that I must return the phone call. No message, no call back. It is that simple. The fact is that if my phone is off it will not give me a missed call signal. I am not telepathic therefore I did not know you attempted to reach me. That being said you are not allowed to cop attitude with me for not returning a call that I did not know was made in the first place. Also, don’t call me multiple times in a row without leaving a message. That only leads me to assume that an emergency is happening and you don’t want to leave bad news on my voicemail. When I call you and you don’t answer I will assume the worst and have a panic attack until I speak to you and am convinced that you are alive and not in a situation which will place you as the lead story on the nightly news. On that note, if you call me and get the call waiting beep because I am on the other line, don’t call back over and over and over and continue to break up my conversation on the primary line if you are not going to leave a message. Same rules apply as for not leaving a message after multiple calls. I will assume something is very wrong. So when I click over to make sure you are not being dragged against your will into a van and all you can say is, “Were you on the other line?” I will not be pleased.

Email – If you tell me that you are going to email me with pertinent information, please do it and don’t wait until I have to email you to tell you that I need said information. This goes for co-workers, professors, businesses, and pretty much anyone who comes into contact with me. Also, I am going to have to ask you to stop CCing me on all unimportant information. This also goes with the “Reply to All” button, seriously stop using it so liberally people. If you are not speaking directly to me, I don’t care what your conversation is with someone else. I am not that nosey and I don’t care that much about your life. Stop cramming up my in-box, it only leads me to become more irritated with you for not taking my time into consideration.

Texting- If I text you with a specific question about something imperative, such as a meeting time, don’t wait until ten minutes before I need the information to get back with me. I can tell when you intercept the text and if you keep me waiting and I know you are aware that I am waiting on you it will put you on my bad side.

I wonder if everyone else has their own set of rules?

I Gave In

March 4, 2008 at 1:51 pm | Posted in Advice, Family, Movies, Tech Gal | 7 Comments
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I don’t ever do things just because everyone else is doing it. It is a old trait that I never really grew out of. My parents taught me to be independent-minded and think for myself and it has kept me from a lot of drama in my day. I am usually the person who sits back and judges a situation fully before I dive in. I figure that if it is worth waiting for it will be there when I am ready to take advantage of it. (Case in point Hubby also falls into this category.)

It usually takes me just a tad bit longer to splurge on extras, but when I do I am hooked. There has been one thing I have been resisting to join and I think I am the last in the universe to jump on the bandwagon.

Finally, I gave in. I couldn’t resist anymore. I had to.

I joined Netflix.

I miss watching movies. Weekly. When I was a teenager I lived at the movie theatre and at “C’s” house watching tons of movies. Well, Hubby is not really a movie buff. He prefers to do more constructive things and while I can’t argue with the fact that he wants to change every single light fixture in my house, sometimes I just want him to freakin’ sit down and relax a minute and watch something that is not ESPN related.

And. We. Are. Going. To. Do. It.

We will enjoy watching movies together if it kills us. He has so much catching up to do and I am going to rejoin the land of imdb fanatics.

My current queue look something like this and my first choice, Once, is due to be here tomorrow! Thank God it is Spring Break and I actually have time for some guilty movie pleasures!

  • Michael Clayton
  • Becoming Jane
  • Away from Her
  • Why Did I Get Married?
  • La Vie En Rose
  • American Gangster
  • Gone Baby Gone
  • Becoming Jane
  • Into the Wild
  • Casablanca

Any suggestions for those of us who have been left behind the past few years?

Podcasting

September 26, 2007 at 12:10 am | Posted in Tech Gal | Leave a comment

I love my new obsession of podcasting! Where else can you get Pride and Prejudice and listen to it when you want? I have also been loving my daily Bible Reading at the end of the day during a long commute! It keeps me grounded and focused on the important things in life! It is my new favorite obsession!

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