Sunday, February 28, 2010

where to?

I'm not quite sure what to do with my blog. I obviously have not been posting here much lately. Most of my online life is now on Facebook and I don't have a lot of time to post here. Sometimes i o when we travel but even then FB get more attention.

Also, google has decided to abandon those of us who blog using FTP (meaning I host it on our site instead of on the blogger servers). They are canceling this service in march. Grrrr. I'm very upset about it. I am a total control freak and like to have all of my files where I like them thankyouverymuch! I was pissed hen they forced my texted/emailed photos to their picassa files instead of our server but now this...

So now what do I do. Just not update the blog any more? Transfer it to the new way on their servers? Start a new one that may or may not be updated? I just don't know. I do like having a blog so I can write in more depth about events or emotions or such but I rarely allow myself the time. I don't know. And I probably won't figure it our today.



Friday, August 21, 2009


I've spent the better part of two hours trying to update my phone with newer software etc. Some things don't always work on my phone which is very frustrating but I thought this would work. Now, not so sure. And, I'm not sure I'll get all my info back. So aggravating. Someday I might have to give in & get an iPhone but I don't really want one. I just want my phone to work. And have all my info on it. Is that so wrong? Sigh.


Monday, May 25, 2009


As I've been Facebooking more than blogging I'm wondering if I should do small little posts here as well. FB status' are just short (usually) statements. When I post it's usually with a photo or a longer more involved post. But... FB status' aren't on MY server. And not everyone can read them (for those not a FB member). So, I might try some short ones out here. I've just set up texting posts for my blog which will make it even easier. We'll see what happens.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

multi tect/multi task politics

Last night I felt very much in the 21st century as I watched/listened to the Presidential debates. I was at work when they started so I streamed it on the web. Then I left the office and put my FM adapter on my Nano to listen on the radio, then in the car turned on NPR. Then I got to the gym. I put the nano adapter on the station the gym has for CNN* and listened to the debate while walking in and changing in the locker room. Then, on the treadmill I watched NBC (as CNN has that annoying lines on the screen). After it was over I went between listening to CNN & NBC whilst reading the closed captioning on the other channel. Then I listened to NPR's wrap-up on the way home. It was kinda cool to keep up with the whole thing through modern technology. =)

*at our gym they have 12 TVs in front of the treadmills & stair masters split between 3 different channels. They always have CNN and a sport channel and the third is, I guess, the "chick channel"; soaps in the afternoon, movies or network at night. The sound is sent out through the radio waves and you tune your radio to the channel that corresponds with the channel you want. All of little treadmillers with our various headphones spilling out of our ears.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008


A lot of my friends are on Facebook & I've found myself updating my "status" a lot lately. But where does that leave my loyal blog readers? So, I've been trying to figure out a way to get those updates on here. They are just little sentences of what's happening at the moment.

At first I thought about emailing them to my blog when I update it on Facebook (usually through my phone) but that's more work. So, for now I've found a translator that will put it in the sidebar of my blog. I'm not sure if I like how it looks yet, or if I want to keep it, but we'll give it a go, shall we?

Now you can even more about me at any given moment. Aren't you so excited?! =)

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Monday, March 10, 2008

plain texting in bits

So sad. I still can't get my text/photo blogging to work so I figured I'd give in & post through e-mail. It takes longer but it worked the other day with the Bear Tooth post. Guess what? Today I started to post my final trip posts with it & no joy. I really don't know what to do now. I'm kinda at a loss. This was the funnest thing to post our pix & stories so easily from the phone. As you know, before I had this phone I was pretty bad about posting & even worse at posting photos. Bummer dude man.
OK. One last option to try. Then...


Sunday, March 09, 2008

Wow! This really is annoying me now. It made me log in again but it still won't post my texted in messages!!!

update: so this one posted, which was just a plain text, but I've sent 3 with photos attached and NOTHING!!!!! I hate blogger. I hate AT&T!

update2: ARGH!!! So, I've just put that little update on & added a tag. All this shows up in the "edit posts" section but when I reload the actual blog page... it doesn't show up!!!!! Is that Melissa's computer? Is it Is it I'm soooooo done with technology this weekend. Unfortunately, everyone (family/friends) expects me to know everything. As do I. (and now the iPhone is being weird.. don't get me started!)


Saturday, March 08, 2008



Technology just hates me today & it's really frustrating. Out Tivo has been completely on the fritz all day. And today is my "recovery day" Alex got to just hang all day yesterday while I was at work. Today he's at a writing conference with Melis and all I wanted to do was hang & catch up on my tv. Nope. The machine hates me. Now Blogger is being totally lame. I got one post to work through e-mail instead of text but my following emails didn't work. Sigh. And my computer is being weird as well. I did hit it today in a moment of computer & Tivo frustration so I hope I didn't hurt it ={

Maybe I should just go to bed & try again tomorrow.

OH! Don't forget to set your clocks forward tonight! (I HATE daylight savings. It shoud just be banished forever. We do NOT need it anymore.)



So... The email ones are working but not the texted ones w/the photos. How to fix this...?



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Blogger is being weird & isn't posting any of mu texted blogs today. Does an email one work?


Sunday, January 06, 2008

it's a start

We love doing our holiday cards. We really have a lot of fun & it reminds us what a fabulous time we've had in the past 12 months. We figured out what we wanted to do for this year's card in September. Then... it got so busy. Work, Alex's birthday, the holidays, the flu... now, here it is, a week into January, and we've just got a rough layout. Bummer.

So, to make myself feel better I thought I'd throw together some of our past cards on their own page on the site. Some of them were actually mailed out, some, just lingered in the computer ready to go. Some actually got printed out & in envelopes but STILL didn't get mailed. Geez!

So, while we still might finish this year's one, or maybe it will just have a life online, enjoy some of our past adventures HERE! Happy 2008 all!

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Saturday, January 05, 2008

black out

We had finally settled in this evening after eating and were watching some woodworking on tv when the power went out! Oops. Its really raining out there & a little windy but the power flickered at first and then totally out. We found out our UPS (uninterruptible power supply) machines worked for the computers. When the power goes out it keeps the computers on for a while and beeps at you so you can shut down safely & not loose anything. Which we did. But the tv/tivo ups was pretty useless. It lasted about 10-12 minutes. That doesn't help much. Oh well. Good to know. Now I just hope the tivo comes back on.

Alex is, of course going around and taking lots of photos of all the candles that we have going and their reflections. :)

Unfortunately I think we may have a leak. Since it's so quiet we can hear the dripping on the brick wall somewhere. The annoying thing is that we've had way worse rain than this before but no leaks. Someone was up on the roof banging away at stuff this morning. Hmmmm. I hope they didn't have anything to do with it.

For now it's kinda romantic & nicely quiet with all the candles (& the drip) & book lights to read & blog by.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007


People are already lining up to buy an iPhone that goes on sale Friday night!!! That's 4.5 days away! Wow. People are crazy. I wouldn't want to line up anywhere for it but I'm sure New York is an exceptionally crappy place for it. It's soooooo hot & muggy there it's almost unbearable. And then... you get huge downpurs at random times. So uncomfortable. But you do have the hot dog guy there all the time. And the ice cream guy. ANd the bathroom in the Apple store. And theire free wi-fi. Well, to each their own. I'm sure there's something I'd wait in line for 4 days for. I just have no idea what it'd be.

You can read about it HERE.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

internet access

T in her natural habitat. :)

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We've finally made it to the Apple store. Where else would yoy go at midnight on a tuesday night? There are really quite a few people here and the rain looks amazing on the glass entry box.

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Thursday, June 14, 2007


All of a sudden the pictures I'm sending from my phone to my blog aren't working. When I send it it uploads it to my site, makes a small one for the page & a large one to see if you click on the smaller one. The small ones aren't working. I can fix it by changing the code to show the large one (in smaller size) but I have to be at a computer to do this, which seems to defeat the purpose of blogging on the run. It was working at around 5pm today and not at 7pm on. So frustrating & just odd. And then there's the issue of it cutting off pictures and not loading the whole thing. I really have no idea what that's about. Do I just never fix this? Are others having this problem? Do I just forget it for now, keep blogging & think about it later?

In the mean time, if you see a posting with a blank box in the upper left corner (just under the post title) click on it and you will see the uploaded photo. If I have time at night I will try & fix the links. Argh. Technology.


Friday, June 08, 2007

testing 123

The last 2 posts didn't work from my usual remote way. Ugh. Does this one work?

(update: I've sorted it out. Apparently our phone service is cingular in LA but att in nyc. So, now blogger knows who I am here. Phew!)

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