Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday evening I had an issue with my Mac laptop. Something with the sound, which I thought would be no big deal to fix. So I scheduled my appointment at the Genius Bar which in itself can be a booster to your mood. I mean come on. A 'genius' is going to look at your computer, while you stand their. Instant service.
Well after a few clicks, poking something into the sound jack, spraying something into it in hope it would be fixed, alas the genius could not repair my laptop. Apparently I have some warranty thing though, thank goodness. So I agree that I will leave my laptop so they can fix it. I am thinking I can get it in a few hours, or maybe in the morning right? We are so used to instant service nowadays that I just assumed it would also apply to apple.
Instead the genius tells me that it will take 3 to 5 days. Three to five DAYS! What!? 'Okay. No big deal.' I tell myself. So I can't take my laptop with me when I sub to use for music while students work and as entertainment during the prep block. I can make it. So I go home empty handed and feeling a little blue. But it's only a few days.
By Tuesday night I was going a little Koo Koo for Cocoa Puffs if you know what I mean. I had the day off. By 8 o'clock without having my laptop immediately accessible I gave up. I went to bed at 8:30. Was I tired? No not really. Was I sick? Nope. I was bored. OUT OF MY MIND! I was jonesin' for a fix of my laptop. Yes my family has one I could use. Yes I could go to the local library. But you know how it is. It's my laptop. I couldn't believe how I missed the internet. But really. I thrive on music. And typically I use my laptop to play it. Now I must rely on the radio. Sad I know.
I am amazed at how much I rely on technology. Yes the night that I went to bed early I read for awhile. I love to read, sometimes I could read all day. But I think because I COULDN'T have and use my laptop now it was like I COULDN'T do anything else. I now have a much greater appreciation for my laptop and teh technology that I am able to use.
So I am rounding out day 2 without my laptop. What do I do? Well tonight I am hoping to convince my family to watch "The Princess and the Frog" with me. Or there is a small neighborhood party that I might check out. But you know what I really should be doing? Taking advantage of the time I now have. I shouldn't be moping, I know that. I should be doing. I mean the sunset won't wait for me to have a day or time to sit and watch it. So I should take advantage, grab a glass of ice tea, sit on my back step and watch the sunset. Because life is precious, many things can wait... but the sunset won't!
What would you do without your computer or laptop? What would you miss most?
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
After Sandra Bullock won her award, and Quinton Aaron was on Law and Order this week I finally took time to watch the movie. "The Blind Side" did not disappoint. It was a fantastic film. I laughed, I cried and everything in between.
I believe that Sandra Bullock might be one of the most under-appreciated actresses out there. I love her in almost everything she is in. I will forgive her for Miss Congeniality 2 and even for Speed 2. But in this film she shines. After awhile I forgot it was her and just saw her as Leigh Ann Tuohy. She is such a wonderful actress and always seems so down to earth. The rest of the cast (including country artist Tim McGraw) also did a wonderful job.
I highly recommend this movie to anyone looking for an inspirational feel-good movie. For another review check out Confessions of a Philly Girl who also just blogged about "The Blind Side." Happy Watching.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
22. Find a ministry at church to plug into. (I am now a High School Youth Group Leader)
32. Make guacamole from scratch. (I tried the recipe for Chipotle's Guacamole. Delicious!)
70. Find a television show on DVD and watch every season of it. (Bones)
87. Post this list on my blog.
91. Answer the "50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind." (Took awhile, but I learned a lot about myself)
6. Have a "me" day once a month. 1/33
8. List things I am thankful for each week. 1/143
10. Make a list of 101 things that make me happy. 3/101 (See previous blog post)
37. Try 6 new restaurants a year. 1/18 (Fuddruckers)
68. Read 50 new books per year. 0/50 in 2010
74. Watch 26 movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet.
Thoroughly Modern Millie
75. Find a new musical artist every month. (Radney Foster, Jaron and the Long Road to Love)
82. Comment on 10 different blogs. 4/10
93. Blog at least twice a week.
So there is my progress thus far. There are other things on the list that I might be working on, but these are the ones I am make an effort to work on. If you are working on a 101 in 1001 list and are blogging about it please leave a link to your blog below. I would love to check it out. And if you aren't currently doing this but are doing a similar project, I would love to check that out as well.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
(If you are here from a search for phrases about the sunset, find some of my favorites by clicking here.)
Love what you brew; brew what you love.
Make time for silly.
Smile first, ask questions later.
Laugh so hard you cry.
Dance to your own rhythm.
Listen 1st Talk 2nd.
Compliment a stranger.
Take all your vacation days.
Do it for life, not profit.
Follow your heart.
Start right now.
Be a hero minus the dorky cape.
Make today special.
Thank a teacher.