Showing posts from December 11, 2005

It's Working Again

Well, I'm still messing with the new computer and Internet. For the past few days Internet connectivity between the network has been spotty. We reinstalled the program on the other end and strange messages came up that it wasn't compatible with Windows (these messages hadn't come up before -- go figure) insisting to call the hardware support line before you mess up your entire computer forever. The wording was pretty much that too. So I called. The first thing he said is disregard the instructions! There is some kind of passphrase with the WEP security. He said NEVER use it. Well, the instructions show how to use it. I'm thinking, why bother writing this silly little manual that came with the hardware if the you are NEVER supposed to follow those instructions. So I just get back online... and now I have to be across town in a half hour.

I Vow To Read More!

We have a lot of fun over at the Behind the Musesdiscussion group. I missed being active in the groups when I was working most of the last six weeks. The last two weeks in December, Christy is the featured muse. Here's an example of the laughs! Actually, normally we're more apt to post hunky heros. But this one made me laugh.

Speaking of, I had a incentive gift certificate so I ordered the first two books in L.A. Bank's vampire series Minion and The Awakening, along with The Best of Kimberly Zant from NCP. I've been meaning to buy these books and read about them again thanks to Michele's updates.

Okay, so Michele... are you a speed reader? I've been seeing that eyeQ television advertisement that ensures users will increase reading speed thinking I need it. LOL.

Normally I read a lot more but work has gotten in the way of that too. I haven't finished a book since I read Nora Robert's Northern Lights in November! I did pick up a book at a gift s…

Partying with the Chipmunks

Last night I went to see a country music concert. Keith Urban. He's really into guitar solos and has a lot more rock influence in concert than on his albums. George Straight's "Murder on Music Row" kept coming to mind. But! I'm not complaining because I enjoy the newer country music too. He did sing my favorite song which is... "But For The Grace of God".

The chipmunks sat behind me. They wouldn't stop talking. And, they were talking about things like phones, boys and school, so I figured they were young! Not to mention they were giggling, and the one sounded like a chipmunk. I'm not kidding. And they seem to have thought that purposely speaking in squeaky voice and chattering like a chipmunk was very cute, so this went with my theory that they were young -- very young. But when I turned around, they were drinking beer! They weren't kids.

When they were screaming "I Love You Keith", I cheered them on. It was the talk in between that …

I Didn't Mess Up The Internet

Yet! I plugged in my new computer. It works. So far anyway. But the real test will be if I can get the wireless router hooked up and working so the second computer in the house can have Internet. My old computer couldn't install any programs needed to do that.

The good news is that this computer cost me very little money. Now that the temp. job is over, I'm worrying a little bit about money again. So much so that I went over to my favorite casino! LOL. Well, as it turned out I was lucky. Office Depot got their $$$, and I got this computer for about $50.

Still need to find my PSP CD to install the graphics program I use most often. But for now, at least I can use my digital camera again! I haven't had that capability since August. Here's that blue Christmas tree I was talking about the other day.

15 things you didn't know...

...and probably don't need to know!

Laura tagged me via Romancing with Rose, so here come 15 things about Annalee...

1. I’ve known I wanted to write for years. The first stories I came up with years ago were often set on other planets and had a romance element... even before I read a romance novel. Starlit Destiny proves they still are.

2. It was my birthday the other day and I had to work, but I’d been invited to a special bingo event. I went to work thinking it was my lucky day and why was I at work missing the chance to win more money than this temporary job will bring in. And my mother won it! Guess this means I’m a bit of a gambler!

3. I drove across town just to look at the big blue and silver Christmas tree decorated that way to honor Nevada. I’m a photography nut. I’m having computer problems, so sharing that image will have to wait.

4. I love movies but haven’t seen one since Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, until went to see Aeon Flux that is. (I started writing this prior …

Aeon Flux

Hmm... now I can compare movies of yesteryear to what is on the silver screen today. I watched Aeon Flux on Saturday morning. Aeon is an assassin. If Lady Margaret was a hell-cat in The Black Swan, Aeon was twice that. In this new movie, it was the heroine that rendered the hero unconscious!

Of course, Aeon Flux is a sci-fi/action with a romance element. Are there romance novels with heroines that are that kick-butt? I haven’t read one. As I type, I’m thinking that the romance genre hasn’t reversed gender roles quite to the same extent that Hollywood in the last 60 years. But, I could be wrong. I could have missed one. Have you ever read a romance where the heroine rendered a hero unconscious?

By the way, Aeon Flux got three stars by my local newspaper’s film critic. I’d concur with that. I enjoyed the movie. I was interested in the plot, the dialogue, and the cinematography in general. I thought the special effects were great. Also, all the futuristic gadgetry was interesting without…