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Friday, April 2, 2010

Computers = Frustration

I just finished sending out my Boom This! Ezine which I have been writing for eight years this month. It's a little of this and a little of that, all geared to Baby Boomers -- but not totally something others wouldn't be interested in.

I have been having tech problems sending the newsletter out and no one seems to know why. For some !#$@ reason, I can no longer access the websites that I use to post articles to my own site http://www.boomthis.com/ I can't post new photos at this site either, and this goes for the other computer in the house too.

To send out the Ezine, I have to use the OLD computer we put in an upstairs BR. and even today that didn't work very well.

None of this makes any sense to me and I have been trying to figure it out to no avail. Ithink I may have to resort to getting my computer guru out for a visit to see if he can naviagate through all of these situations that make no sense!

Sorry to vent but I am guessing that's what blogs are for, at least sometimes.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

What odd weather we have had. After a record breaking amount of snow in February, the weather turned warm one day and it has been essentailly nice since then, for the entire month of March. The daffodils and crocuses are blooming, and the leaves on my favorites -- the lilacs -- are starting to emerge.

Some friends and I took advantage of the great weather yesterday to visit a Pamela's restaurant in the small town of Millvale. The restaurant is a throw-back to an old diner -- and the favorite spot of President and Mrs. Obama when they visit the 'Burgh. There is a bulletin board of photos showing the First Lady and the staff from the restaurant when she stopped by with her entourage for some lighter-than-air pancakes last fall.

These people know their pancakes. They are scrumptious and deserve several more visits just to make sure they are as good as I thought. If you are visiting Pittsburgh anytinme soon, or lucky enough to live here!, there are several Pamela's dotted around the city.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Rainy Days and Mondays

It's raining today, a continuation of yesterday's all dayer. It's not even April and we are getting showers. After the record-breaking amount of snow we had this past winter, we probably don't need any moisture on the ground for weeks to come, but Mother Nature doesn't work that way. And so it is raining and dreary -- again.

It surprises me how much a dark and dull day can affect my mood. Sunny days are just so much more, well -- sunny. My energy level is higher and my outlook on life much more positive. Launching a new project on a sunny day generally means that I can expect a much higher chance of success with it than for one begun in the drearies.

Knowing that, I probably shoudln't be living where I do in Pittsburgh, PA, a city I do love. The Steel City is known for a lot of things -- three rivers, the Steelers and Penguins, friendly folk -- but not for being a sunny locale. We have won lots of contests for Most Liveable City etc. based on several criteria, but having an abundance of bright and sunny days isn't one of them.

Too bad. It's a great place to live but today it's a lot harder to work up some enthusiasm to get something done.