Friday, March 28, 2008

Friday Round-up

Well now. The Bag Lady has had a fine time with her computer in the last little while. The high-speed connection was installed with very little trouble (the fellow who installed it had a wee problem getting the signal, until he went outside and moved his ladder from in front of the thingy he installed on her roof!)

Once the high-speed connection was installed and operational, the Bag Lady decided she needed to do a little tweaking. Some of you may recall that she had her computer decimated by the repair shop not that long ago, so she has been having all kinds of fun, downloading a word processing package, and switching over to Mozilla from what she was using previously. Of course, it would help her immensely if she had any freakin' idea what she was doing, but whatever. She has been sorting out her bookmarks and skipping around from blog to blog. Whoosh!

Oh, and for those of you who are obsessed with checking your stats, apparently the Bag Lady moved to Calgary when she got high-speed. She just wishes she could get a food delivery from a restaurant, now that she is supposedly living in the Big City. Bastards still won't deliver! They tell her they can't keep the food warm for the 9 hours it would take them to get it here. What's with that?

On the subject of stats, the Bag Lady is really looking forward to checking the map in sitemeter. She has never been able to do that before, and apparently needs to download something in order to do it, but she will get to that soon. She loves checking her stats. Remember when she posted about things setting off the music in her head? She has several readers in Houston, Texas, so every time she looks at her sitemeter, that song sticks in her head (Houston means that I'm one day closer to you...) Sh*t, just did it to myself again by telling you!

The Bag Lady is off to do some shopping today (even though the nearest city to her doesn't offer anything close to the choices that Calgary would!). She will have to tear herself away from all the fun she's having with her high-speed connection. She also hopes to be back to normal blogging next week. She writes her blog posts in her word-processing program, and has been without one since she got her computer back from the repair-shop-from-hell, so has had to curtail her customary spouting off. Be warned, regular programming will resume next week, so be prepared for spouting. Or at least; dribbling.

And, last but not least, the Bag Lady simply had to try downloading a photo to see how long it would take! This was taken a couple days ago of the Bag Lady's front lawn.

And it took about 20 seconds to load, instead of the 3 or 4 minutes she was accustomed to!!! Woohoo!!!

Have a great weekend!



15 comments:

Leah J.Utas said...

Congratulations on the high-speed excitement.

Looking forward to the return of your regular blogging program.

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - thanks. The Bag Lady is looking forward to getting back to normal, whatever the hell that is!

Sarah said...

That is so great that your high speed is working!

the Bag Lady said...

Oh, yes, Sarah! Makes the Bag Lady feel like she's on a more equal footing now.

Scrumpy's Baker said...

Yeah for high speed! And look at how little snow you've got left. You'll have flowers in no time.

the Bag Lady said...

SB - the Bag Lady is loving the high-speed!

She knows better than to get too excited about the lack of snow, though. She has lived here long enough to know there could still be a dramatic change in the weather. It is not unheard of to have snow in May!!

On the other hand, she has her fingers crossed that this will turn out to be an early spring.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Bag Lady

Congrats on the high speed, you will be flying around the Internet now.

That's your front lawn? Here in New York City, that would be a park!!

Terrie

the Bag Lady said...

dfTerrie - that's only part of the lawn - you should see the side lawn, and the back lawn, and the other side lawn. Takes me 3 hours to mow it, and I use a ride-on mower!!

bunnygirl said...

You do realize, I hope, that if you lived down here in Houston among your readership, keeping food warm in a car for nine hours would NOT be a problem! In fact, you could put it in the car cold and simply bake it while you drive. Or rather, you'd end up steaming it. The Gulf Coast is a bit muggy, to say the least.

Reb said...

WooHoo! My Sister, speedy speedy! Glad you like, now I can send you all the jokes I get that are videos!

the Bag Lady said...

BG - the Bag Lady probably couldn't live there, then! She can't breathe when it's too muggy, and her hair would be impossible to control! But cooking in the car - that's got possibilities!
Reb - thanks. Don't send too many!!You know how the Bag Lady feels about stuff like that....

Anonymous said...

Wow - nice lawn! I would send a pic of mine but...oh right, I don't have one! wah.
Everyone have a great weekend!

Missicat

the Bag Lady said...

Missicat - the Bag Lady is perfectly willing to share her lawn with you. In fact, it's your turn to mow it first.....probably sometime in May!!
:)
Hope your weekend is great, too.

Hilary said...

Glad you're having fun with it, Baggie. :)

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Hil!