Tuesday, February 24, 2009

On Dinosaurs....

No, not me. (even though my son accused me of being old when I complained about the new software at work)
I'm using my dinosaur of a laptop - 4 years old (yeah, I know but that is a dinosaur in computers years). I haven't used it in a while because at a certain point it wouldn't let me connect to the internet - most likely a virus. So when my other laptop got a deadly virus and the brand spankin' new on that I just brought back (it wasn't me - it had a bad driver) left me computerless - I sucked it up and tried using the recovery disk. It worked!!!
I ordered a Dell netbook from Sam's Club since this old clunky laptop is not mobile - unless your Hercules that is.

Wrote a brilliant funny scene for Love By Design - okay so it was more like a paragraph - but still.....

Hope the brilliance continues so I can be like Pete Townshend who said "It`s not the fact that I WAS brilliant, I AM brilliant."

Hey, I did get this dinosaur up and running.

Monday, February 23, 2009


So, I think I'm all set to go. I'm writing along and...stall..works not responding....several times for three days until I've had enough. Oh, and the dvd/cd player skips. And the internet gets stuck too.

I know I only paid $399 plus tax, but is it TOO much to ask for a simple word processor to work? The flipping thing is going back and then I need to re-think what I'm going to do.

I won't be posting until I get back up and running, but I will be checking my blog thru my blackberry so let me know what has been your best and worse computer experience? Help a girl out, will ya?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Locked and Loaded

Spent the day moving over files from my zip drive to my new computer. Then I had to fix fonts/ headers and footers/ margins, ect as they did not convert over correctly. Go figure. Then I reloaded itunes and used my backup itunes library dvd to restore my files. THEN I had to authorize my new computer to receive new purchases, re-sync, and well...I hoped it all worked. Frankly, I'm exhausted. But there is one more thing I must get done today. Onto the revisions that did not get updated to my zip drive bc. (no - not 'Before Christ' in todays world its 'Before Crash')

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except over technology - John Tudor

I contributed to the economy by purchasing a new laptop as my current one went on the fritz. Lucky for me I just backed up my current work in process the night before on a zip drive. The only thing I lost are the edits I did based on suggestions from my Tuesday night critique group.
As for Love By Design the process is slow, but what I've have written I'm really pleased with.

How often do you have computer problems? Can you solve them? Or am I the only techno-challenged gal out there?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The existence of forgetting has never been proved: We only know that some things don't come to mind when we want them. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

My college philosophy teacher would be amused by me quoting Nietzsche. For I had huge problem with Nietzsche, which my teacher said came from my mis-understanding of where Nietzsche was coming from. I never did embrace his philosophy, but apparently we have one thing in common.

A bad memory. It happened sometime in my thirites. "Hey, Liz, do you remember so and so?"
"Hey, Liz remember when we ___?"

Pictures help - help alot. In fact, if I didn't have pictures from moments in my life I would feel like I had no past life. Sometimes though even that doesn't help. My friend recently posted this picture on Facebook.
I totally don't remember this. NADA. It's from my college days - Linda tells me we were going to Dean's Halloween party and I'm like "Who is Dean?"
And so I'll leave you with another quote from Nietzsche.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Shout Out....

I met Kimberly Frost at a writer’s conference back in 2007. We were both unpublished but now here she is with her first release. We've stayed in touch and I couldn't be more proud of her. Congrats, Kimberly!

Here is the cover...