Take the Computer Out to the Wood Shed

Salmon Street Fountain

I don’t know what to tell you people about the redesign. When the weather is nice, I’d rather be outside working. And after busting ass in the yard all day, the last thing I want to do is sit at the computer.

The other thing working against us is that Frodo’s color display has gone all plonky again. This happened at the end of last year and I made some calls and it’s not uncommon with the eMac and I can’t remember precisely what it is, a tube or board or something, but for what it would cost to fix I could be a third of the way to a new computer, so why bother?

Bob and I talked about buying a new computer and Frodo must have heard because all of a sudden he flickered a few times and color was back. He’s out again so playing with photoshop, photos or anything with colors is a drag. Bob needs a new computer, too and we’re not made of money so I’m not sure how we’re going to proceed. I’ll probably deal with it as is for awhile longer.

One project I managed this weekend was I did all my mending and hemming and I cleaned out my closet and drawers. It seems like I just did that but there were dustbunnies the size of VWs in the closet. For someone who loves to throw things away, I have a hard time in the closet. I have several items of clothing that I rarely wear and would never miss except they were gifts and I don’t want to get rid of them. There are shoes that I haven’t worn in decades but I hang onto: just in case I need a pair of heels. Which I haven’t in decades. I did grab my heels to wear with my holiday outfit and they didn’t even fit. My feet have shrunk. I was going to toss them yesterday except they don’t take up that much room and they are a link to my eighties rockergirl past. They are part of the PamSmithsonian. I don’t need that much new stuff. Maybe a pair of light pants and definitely a pair of shoes.

So did anyone else notice all the crusty old songs broken out for TV shows this week? Probably not since no one has my exact show scheme. (I’m glad we’re getting to the end of the TV season as well, because when the weather is good, I don’t like spending a lot of time in front of the TV, either.) Did the Doors just have some sort of meeting of the minds in terms of pimping out their music for TV? I have a vague recollection of something but too lazy to look it up right now.

Riders on the Storm was in both Invasion and Alias. Music should enhance the viewer’s experience (see: Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola) not bring attention to itself (see Invasion, Alias). I thought Riders was a bit distracting on both shows although it was used to better effect in Invasion. It had nothing to do with anything in Alias. Supernatural had Carry On My Wayward Son which was also distracting and one of my favorite songs when it came out. I’d listen to it over and over and over and over and over and couldn’t imagine there would ever be a moment when this wasn’t my favorite song. I still like it.

The Sopranos also had a classic song but I can’t remember what it is and my attempts to track down that information led to sites that were downloading so slow they were going backwards. That doesn’t have anything to do with the work walk out today, does it?

Last tidbit this morning I have the thermostat turned incredibly low but the heater bumped on the last two mornings. And, there was ice on my windshield.

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