Saturday, March 15, 2014


Spring is always full of surprises, especially if one has a short memory.

I remember planting some extra tulip bulbs in this empty spot.

I just don’t remember what color or what kind.   
In a few weeks—Surprise!

I know these green things popping out of the ground will blossom into lilies of the valley, 
but every year there are more and more—Surprise!

I can’t even begin to remember all my computer passwords so I write them on a card and hide it in my purse.  While looking for the card,

I found a fifty I hid just in case I needed it on a trip I took months ago.  

Some things I remember.  This year I remembered to plant tomatoes before April so I won’t have to buy them from the nursery.  I also remember how tiny tomato plants become huge and can overtake the garden and your life if you let them.  So I’ll thin them down to ten plants in a week or so.

I remembered to plant my lobelia –

--and my pansies and cucumbers,
 but I forgot how big they’ll get before it’s warm enough to put them in the garden so the whole kitchen will probably be filled with pots of dirt and plants in the very near future.

Being forgetful has its drawbacks, but I usually remember to carry my cell phone with me now.  So if I remember to write myself notes and lists and put them on my phone memo they go with me better than all those little yellow sticky notes.

A lot of other things I wonder about can be searched out in an instant.

The other stuff, like the plots of favorite books and movies—

--and where I hid my Easter Eggs--

--makes living every day a SURPRISE! 

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Seven short years ago my Dear Hubby gave me a brand new Dell Computer for Christmas.  DUDE!

It was a superb gift, a useful tool and a wonderful time waster.  Still, computer years are shorter than dog years.  Since 2007 I’ve upgraded from a brick mobile phone to a smart phone with screen which often makes me really feel not smart. 

So when Big Bad Dell started going all blue screen and then fading to black and telling  me to F-Key Off, I finally gave up and brought home Snazzy Sam.

I do a lot of photo editing and sometimes work in Adobe Illustrator which calls for tight click-and-drag functions so I decided against a tablet and got a laptop with a keyboard.

I like how techies give their computer parts video game names—like— a Terabyte of Ram.

What I visualize.

--and a Laser Mouse.

What I visualize.

My Adobe Creative Suite software is supposed to be the same stuff they used to make the movie, Avitar.  I use it to whiten teeth, remove wrinkles and add silly quotes to photos I find on the web. 

My new laptop could probably design the next space station or hack into a Swiss Bank, but I’ll just write blogs, check out Facebook and laugh at people caught on video doing incredibly dorky things.

It may take me seven more years to adjust to this flat keyboard and the mouse pad, although Sam also has a touch screen so I can poke it and prod it around when I can’t figure out why the mouse is weirding out (I was holding it backwards).

I’m also adjusting to a computer smaller than a Samsonite suitcase which isn’t tied to a wall with more wires than a Christmas tree.

It’s strange how we casually accept the magic and wonders of technology and, before we even learn how to use it properly, we’re complaining about how it isn’t as fast or as clever as we think it should be.

Louis C.K. on Youtube--Everything Is Amazing and Nobody's Happy

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Driving home from CindyLooWhoo's house last night.

Borrowed from CindyLooWhoo.  yeah, that.

Monday, March 10, 2014


Not quite dead yet. Just busy with---stuff.

So here's some other stuff to look at until I get back.

Unless, of course, you're talking about life in general.  Then the "to" should have two O's