Saturday, January 13, 2007

Here's the Deal

My computer went nutso on me. I thought it just had a virus that a trip to the doctor would fix. Really, it needed some sort of dialysis--removing the operating system, cleaning it and putting it back in. This took time and cost me money. Both made me sad. Then I finally get the thing home and my whole ethernet connection stopped working. There's no phone jack in the office so alltel (now windstream) hooked us up with some ethernet craziness--that instead of being wifi, it uses the electrical lines in the house to carry the internet. Wierd. So a box is hooked up to a phone jack in the laundry room and plugged into the wall and then I have a box in the office that plugs into the wall and into the phone port in my computer. Magic. Except one box stopped working. Now I have to wait until the UPS man brings me a new magic electrical outlet internet box. In the mean time I've been walking across the street to Paul's office once a day to check email. A thousand times a day I think of stuff I'd like to google and many of those thoughts have had to do with how to fix my computer--which left me in a double bind.

So that's my excuse for not blogging. Believe me, when I'm up and running I have a lot to say. I have pictures to share. I live an exciting life, people.

I will say this--we had our Artists in Residence show at the Listening Room last night and it was a full house. We cleared $2,100. We rocked that place. I stood up on stage and wailed on my accordion and I'm not even joking. Good times.

Right now I have to get ready for "dinner and a movie" at church. We're watching an Inconvenient Truth and I discovered Sunday at our "Is God Green?" Bible study that there are people who aren't concerned/don't care/don't believe that the environment is falling apart. Of course I know there must be such people in the world--the Hummer exists, doesn't it? But it's wierd to have farmers and railroadmen in on a discussion about the environment (I didn't really even know there were really railroadmen anymore, I must confess). So I have no idea what this will be like. I do know that I'm making killer centerpieces out of recycled materials. Maybe I'll take pictures.

Here's the big question: why isn't anyone else blogging? People, I need to read your blogs. Get your acts together, please!

Second big question: new colors--are they hidious? I'm going to keep tweaking.

5 comments:

Angela said...

Glad you are back! Have missed your funny stories! The colors aren't hideous, but are hard to read.

emdunbar said...

to me, this is much easier to read than the gray was. we'll see....

Carey said...

I am also glad that you are back. And I like the white with the brown (or whatever it's called --)...

Maybe it's one of those things that you'll have to live with... it's not like you will have to repaint the whole darn blog...

:)

Carla said...

Yes, the artists in residence concert was fantastic, and were I a music critic, I'd write..."Emily's voice is the epitome of smoooooth and crystal clear. Beautiful!"

Would like to hear more about the Is God Green project--environmental stewardship in this part of the world is a very tricky--yet VERY imporatant--topic to be discussing.

emdunbar said...

So, Carey, I changed it already. Maybe it'll be a new color a day.

Carla, thanks! I will definately blog on Is God Green soon. It's been very interesting.