Friday, September 30, 2011

It’s Not You, It’s Me… Really.

The last week, okay week and half I have had the worst PMS I have ever had in my life. I have been so over emotional and going between sad and angry at the drop of a hat. So I thought that if I just kept to myself, I would spare the people I care about, dealing with me and this.

I am not ignoring anyone. I don’t mean to make people think that I am ignoring them or want anything to do with them. It is just better if right now, I don’t talk to them because I don’t know how to control this. I have been downing Midol like candy. It helps a little.

So, I am sorry if someone thinks that I am purposely hurting them. It is not my intention.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

More Good News

Today I got more good news from school. It seems that my 70% in the English placement test was good enough for me to test out of English Review I. However, since I had already had an English class and gotten an A, that let me get out of the English Review II class. So, that made me happy this morning or actually this afternoon as it were.

Today I am trying to test out of my Composition class. I am not sure I will do that well but it is one less class I will have to take if I do well. Writing has always been one of my favorite things, but this is not like just writing something and turning it in. This is about knowing about writing and being able to answer questions about it. This is similar to the English placement test, but not quite the same.

I am so grateful for all the opportunities to test out of all these classes. It will get me finished with this degree faster, which will make me so happy. It also will save me money as well. Which I am so glad for.

The weather is wonderful here and I like it so much. So cool and a nice breeze.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tested Today

Today I took placement tests in English and math. I took these to hopefully test out of a couple of my classes. This will save me both time and money in the long run. I got a 90% on my math placement test and a 70% on the English. I actually had thought that it would be the other way around though.

The English test was tough because it tested on everything in English as well as APA formatting and so much has just changed. I also realized that I had not had an English class since before I started at Phoenix, so it has been a while and I did get an A in that class, I forgot a lot of it though. So, I might have to take a refresher English class. Which is okay, because I know I can get a good grade in that class for sure.

I think that because I got a 90% on my math placement test, I will test out of the math review class. Which is good. One less math class for me to take is always good. I had two classes going in to transferring here, I was told that one of my math credits transferred. The other did not because I got a D in that class. So, they dropped that credit for me. Which is why I have to take another math class. I don’t really mind. I am not strong in math and I know that in order to get better at it, you have to do it.

Although I do not like to do math because sometimes it is complicated, I know that I have to do this for my degree. So I will. I was thrilled with the 90%! So all in all not a bad day.. School starts in two weeks!!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Enemies of the Heart- A book Review

I want to begin by saying that this is my first ever Andy Stanley book. I have seen him on Joyce Meyer’s television show a couple of times and he seemed interesting enough. Sometimes, I make the mistake of thinking that if the person is a good speaker they are a good writer and I have found that is not the case with many. Andy Stanley is one of the few exceptions to that. He is so very personable in his book Enemies of the Heart. He talks about some very personal things and gets you thinking about your heart and how it is working with God.

In this book Andy talks about the four things that keep a person from giving their whole heart to God. He even talks about his personal struggle with some of these things. As I was reading his book, I realized that some of this totally applied to me as well. It is hard to give it all over to God and not hang on to something, a tiny piece of your heart just in case things don’t go exactly as planned. I know this kind of thinking all too well because I have engaged in it in the past.

Andy also talks about confession. Real confession. Not just laying in bed listing off the bad things you have done that day, week , month, or even year. He talks about taking responsibility for your actions and your confession. Saying that if your actions have harmed another person, intentional or not, you need to go to that person and confess what you have done and ask for forgiveness. Sometimes, this can occur years after the incident, like he talks about in the book. Once you confess properly then you can go about your life.

Anger, Guilt, Greed, and Jealousy are the four things that Andy talks about in this book that can and will keep you from giving your whole heart to God.  I think that if we all look closely enough we will find that one or more of these have impacted our own lives in some way. I know that I had to come to terms with my own issues while reading this book and it made it harder to get through because I kept putting it down because I would think of things in my own life that were right on target for what he was talking about.

I love how Andy Stanley writes, he is more of a conversationalist than a writer. Reading this book was a lot like sitting down with a friend and having a wonderful conversation about God. He is no way judgmental or preachy. He gives examples from his own life and that really helped me to understand what he was talking about.

If you have never read an Andy Stanley book, I recommend you do!! He is amazing!!

Enemies of the Heart by Andy Stanley Leader's Guide

I got this book for free from WalterBrook Multnomah for the sole purpose of writing this review.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Unrelated to My Earlier Post

I meant to mention it in my earlier post, but did not know the outcome for sure and now that I do, I can write about it. For most of my long time readers, you know what happened when Home Depot’s dad died last summer and how I was muzzled due to a threat to put me in jail because I was writing about the TRUTH that was happening at the time. I even had people sitting on my blog to monitor what I was writing about. I am sure if you are a new reader, if you go back to June of 2010 you can find the posts there. Briefly I thought about moving this blog/ closing it and making it private, but in the end, I hate to admit it, I gave in and did not write about what was happening. Well that is OVER now.

We were invited to Rosh Hashanah dinner at The Sister’s  house on Wednesday night. The only stipulation that I had made was that The Cousin ( I have decided to not use her real name, but you can find it in the entries from before) that made my life hell and decided to take all of the crap to Facebook not be there. I have no desire to see her ever again and honestly, I don’t hate her. She takes up no space in my life, I have no feelings about her what so ever. I don’t think that after what happened that I can be in the same room with her and I don’t want to be.

The Sister had said (according to sources) that she would not be there. Well, that was wrong. Apparently she was invited and had accepted. Now, I was all set to go Wednesday night as a let-bygones-be-bygones thing with The Sister. I am not going now. My life is too short to be in a room with people I do not like and have to suffer through and deal with them. That is how I feel and I refuse to apologize for that.

The thing that really gets me is that The Sister has been telling Home Depot that she wants to do more things with him and us. He told her a few days ago that I would not be there if The Cousin was invited. She knew. Well, Home Depot is now not going either because he doesn’t want to deal in anyway with The Cousin. He has made this clear, so for The Sister to invite this person anyway is like telling us, I don’t give a shit about how you feel on this. She wonders why we don’t do much with her since last summer. Perhaps she should think about this moment the next time she gets a decline from us.

I told Home Depot to go if he wanted. He DOESN’T want to have anything to do with her (The Cousin). There have been some rumors swirling about her anyway and it is probably safer for us to stay home. What could have been a nice holiday dinner with nice people, well that is out now. I for one, I could care less. I was thinking about staying home anyway before all this came to light. I don’t think The Sister was going to say anything about inviting The Cousin either. Until we got there and saw her and honestly I would have walked out right then and there. Fuck that.

300th Post

According to my Blogger dashboard today is my 300th post in this blog. Oh, where has the time gone? I remember when I was just starting this blog because I really missed public blogging. So much has happened in my life since that day. Sometimes I like going back to the first post of my blog and re reading it. You can find that first post here. It seems like a lifetime ago that I started here but in reality is was March 8, 2010.

Today the weather in Michigan or at least my part of Michigan is grey and cloudy. The weather on the news last night said that we were expecting 1-2 inches of rain. That is a lot of rain!! It has rained off and on since about 1am this morning. The good thing is that it is cool and overcast. My cat Dinky doesn’t like this kind of weather because she loves to lay in the sun.

You will notice that some things have been removed from my blog, the biggest thing of course is the picture of my kids. Mainly because I was getting some strange comments about that picture and I decided that it was best to just remove it. They do not live with me here in Michigan, but still.. Better to be safe, ya know?!?

So, happy 300th post to me!! Here is to 300 more!!!


Sunday, September 25, 2011


Today I went to church and heard the most amazing family testimonial. Truly inspiring for sure! It really made me feel like my issues last week were so trivial. It really put things into perspective for me. Which I needed desperately.

Today was a very restful day for me and I needed that for sure. I get stressed out sometimes just by stuff building up in my life and it is hard sometimes for me to destress. I took a nice nap and really had nothing to do today but church. The weather has been wonderful, I have all the windows open because it has been cool enough to do so.

I love fall weather. I also think that is what is helping me relax too because it is cool enough to enjoy. I am gearing up for another week of my shows being on. I am so happy that fall TV is back for sure!! Tonight is steak and potatoes for dinner, which sounded so yummy earlier. I am looking forward to dinner. I had a salad because I was getting a headache earlier.

Right now, life is good for me. One of the things I am trying to do to be more healthy is drink more water. I have a Brita pitcher that I totally love. I am also looking into getting a water cooler for the house, the ones with the hot and cold nozzles. The water here is not great. Which is why I have a Brita pitcher, but the filters are totally outrageous. So, until I find another idea, that is what I am going with.

This week I am getting two DVDs. I have my last month of DVDs with Netflix and then we signed up for Blockbuster. I will still keep streaming with Netflix. So, I have Thor coming for Doug from Netflix and The Equalizer from Blockbuster for me. The Equalizer is an old 80’s show that was on for a while, I think Edward Woodward was the star. I am thrilled to find it on Blockbuster!! Well, that is it for me.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

New Commenting System and Other Stuff

So I decided to try a new commenting system on this blog. Simply because it gives me a lot more control of my comments. So I have a favor to ask of my readers, if you could just comment on this post so I can be sure that it is installed correctly. Thanks!

I have been rather anti-social as of late. Mainly because I just have not really had it in me to deal with others. I wanted to take some time to myself because in the span of a couple of days, everything kind of blew up here. God really does work in strange ways. For a while the issue of renewing the lease here has been on the table. The notice we got was really misleading. When we moved in, we got a ‘move in’ special. The apartment that we are living in, was originally $646 a month, but with the special the rent was $550 a month. So, when they sent us a notice that it was time to renew the lease, it said that the original rent was $646, which it was, but they wanted us to renew at $666 for a year.

Which alarmed me!! I mean it was bad that it would be going back to $646, let alone $666!! Because the lease is not in my name, I could not go down and talk to them. It has to be him. Well he has been procrastinating and putting it off, until I was nagging him every single day to go down there and talk to them. In actuality, we are getting the ‘move in’ special still, but they are raising the rent by $20. Which is better than what I originally thought!!

Then Thursday, he left to go run some errands and well, the car died as he was driving it. So, he had to get it towed to the place that he got it from ( he bought it from a mechanic). The mechanic said it would not be all that expensive to fix. Actually it was less than $500, but right now that was even difficult to manage for him. His sister is actually paying for it today and he will pay her back. Which is wonderful. So, the car was ready yesterday and the guy allowed him to pick it up and take it. Which was nice.

The thing about the car dying in the middle of the road was bad because it was a major street and it was about 5pm, so it was rush hour. A lady stopped to help him get the car out of the way of traffic and because he had his cell phone for once, he could call the police. They showed up quickly and he called AAA, who had originally said an hour to an hour and a half for a tow. The cop said that was too long to wait, so he called a tow truck on the list. If that tow truck had not fallen behind because of a big accident, he would have had to pay for the tow and then submit the receipt to AAA for reimbursement. Which would have taken about 4-8 weeks or so. But because the tow truck the cop called fell behind, the AAA tow truck showed up and he did not have to pay for the tow.

So, while things got bad, they also were taken care of. So many good things happened!! I am so grateful. I am going to church tomorrow again. I really enjoyed it last week. Well that is what has been going on with me.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

T.V Shows and the New Facebook

Last night was the season premiere of NCIS, NCIS:LA, and Unforgettable. NCIS was amazing!! I am so looking forward to the rest of this season!! NCIS:LA was awesome as well, but as it answered questions, it left more as well. I am so into this season already because I want to know more!! Unforgettable is Poppy Montgomery’s (formerly of Without A Trace) new show and it has a pretty interesting premise, she has a medical thing that will not allow her to forget anything that she sees. She is a former cop in the pilot episode, but will be rejoining the Queens police department as a homicide detective. To make this even more interesting, her older sister was murdered seemingly in front of her or in her vicinity and she is trying to solve the case. I am intrigued enough to watch next week and see what happens.

Okay, the new Facebook home page has got to go!! I am so confused by it and I hate it! I used to be able to see what I needed quickly and easily and now I have to hunt for stuff and I can’t really refresh when I want.. Arrrgggg!! It was fine the way it was.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall Television

I am so thrilled because my fall t.v shows are back. Last night was the season premiere of Castle. It was good because I was worried about Kate and I could not wait to see what happened between Kate and Richard! It was a great season premiere and a great way to start my week off! There is also a new Richard Castle book coming out September 20th. I am looking forward to that.

Tonight is NCIS and NCIS:LA. Both left with major cliffhangers from last season and I am ready to see what happens!! I am glad they are both back and they are my favorite Tuesday night  shows. So, I most likely will not be online from 8-10pm tonight.

There is one CBS show that I am looking forward to seeing, possibly. The show is called Unforgettable with Poppy Montgomery and it apparently premieres tonight at 10pm. So, my night is pretty much planned.


Sunday, September 18, 2011


Today seems so different from last week. Well, that is because things are different from last week! To begin with, I went to church this morning and it was so uplifting and it made me feel so good I was wondering why I stopped going before. I have no real answer for that. Which kinds of bothers me a little bit.

The phone thing is fixed and I am happy about that more than I should be probably. The weather has been so wonderful the last few days and I am thrilled with that. Yesterday was a great day and I had fun with Joe and Vickie. The weather was so nice outside all day and got a bit chilly last night, which was perfect for the bon fire.

I seem to be in a happier mood and I like that. It is nice. Church this morning was great and is I think most of the reason why I feel rejuvenated today. It was uplifting and I really enjoyed it a lot. Looking forward to next week too.

Making vegetable beef soup tonight for dinner. With some great bread, it will be wonderful. I can’t wait! Great day for soup. I am getting into some of the apple recipes as well, but not until Late October or so when the apples are better.

Things are looking up for me finally and school starts again soon. I am so ready and honestly I was questioning if I should continue in school or not. I know I had my plans, but sometimes plans don’t always work out well. But I really feel that I will be able to continue and finish my bachelor degree for sure. One day at a time and sometimes I lose sight of that. Life is pretty good right now, I have those that are my close friends and they make a real difference in my life!!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Cooler Temperatures

I admit that I hate summer. Living in Florida it was so hot that you would melt right where you stood if you were not careful. Here in Michigan, the summers before this one were not too bad, considering that I am from Florida and that deep in the South it can get to be 102 in the shade during the summers. However, we reached 100 degrees this summer here in Michigan. That my dear readers, is too damn hot no matter where you are from!

I always look forward to September and cooler temperatures because fall is my favorite time of year with the leaves changing colors and being able to wear sweaters and sweatshirts. I have the windows open and it has been nice the last couple of days.

One of my favorite fall activities is to go to the cider mill. The smell of apples is heavenly and the ice cold, fresh cider is amazing. Not to mention the freshly made apple donuts which are still hot to the touch and you can see the steam rising from the paper bag. They are so good.

Hockey season also starts soon and when I say soon I mean in the next few weeks. I am also happy because all of my TV shows are coming back starting with Castle on Monday! School also starts soon, October 11th. Which I am looking forward to. I needed the break but will be thrilled to be back soon.

Well, off to watch a movie. Ciao!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Not Really Hiding..

I have been just doing other things lately. Not hiding. Reading mostly. I did something to my right shoulder and it hurts really bad. I am not sure what I did or exactly when I did it, but all I know is that my shoulder hurts sometimes so bad I cry when I have to lift my arm a certain height. So, I have been dealing with that, which is not fun by any definition of the word.

I just haven’t really felt like writing lately. I know it seems strange, but honestly I have not really had much to say about anything. I have been hanging with my cat and books. Which right now makes me happy. Still working on the phone issue though. Sigh. Well, I am going to run. Ciao.

Monday, September 12, 2011

School, Blog, and Other Assorted Stuff

I was going to do this post earlier, but decided to hold off until after midnight. On the 11th, I have a month until school starts back and honestly I am so thrilled with that. I am beyond ready I think. Although it might take me a few days to get back into the swing of things.

I somehow screwed up my blog, so if you are wondering what happened, I had to use a Blogger theme until I can figure out what in the hell I did. I was trying something with a background and header from a site that I get a lot of the backgrounds that I use. I have never used a header before and well, I screwed it up somehow and now I can’t get it back to normal. Sigh. That will teach me to go messing with things that I should not be messing with. So, if any of my readers would be so inclined to help me, that would be great. Leave a comment on this entry and I will contact you.

Later today it is supposed to be in the 80s but after that it is going to cool off and I am so ready for that!! I am sick of the heat and ready for the fall like temperatures! I can not wait to go to the apple cider mill. I have so missed that place! Already thinking about Thanksgiving and what to have. A lot has been going on here, most of it I can not talk about here yet. Soon, I will though.

It has been a quiet weekend, which is the best kind really. No really big dust ups and no drama, which is definitely the best kind!! Right now it is me and the cat chillin in the living room as I write this and she is vying for prime real estate which is my lap and my lap top is currently occupying that space. So, she made herself comfortable on my left hand, which as you may realize makes it difficult to type. Got her settled into a nice spot next to me and she is all happy if I pet her about every five words or so. She is definitely the head of this house!!

I am tired tonight, more so than usual I think. I don’t really know why, unless it is the mental stress I have been under. Again, school will be a wonderful distraction for me soon and I can not wait! I apparently have injured my right shoulder somehow and by somehow, I mean I have no freakin idea how I did it. It hurts bad and I wish I knew what to do for it. Sigh. Bed calls… Ciao!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


9-11-eagleSince Sunday is the 10th anniversary of 9/11 I thought I would do an entry early. Usually I do a  post about someone who perished on 9/11. This year I am doing this differently. This year I am going to talk about my feelings about 9/11, then and now. I remember it like it was yesterday.

9/11 changed my life in so many ways. Personally, it devastated me. I had a very difficult time getting past it. As it turned out, someone I cared about deeply died on that day. He meant the world to me. Not only to me though, to his family too.

As a mom, I had the hard task of explaining this to my kids. My son was 6 at the time and my daughter was 4. As fate would have it, they were home that day with me sick. I got a call from my mom telling me to turn on the TV in time to see the second plane hit and the tower fall. Both of my children saw this and of course did not understand it. I actually think that they thought it was a movie or TV show.

I had the unenviable task of explaining what happened to them. When my son went to school he had a couple of classmates who had family in New York. Everyone was sad and I am not sure that he understood totally why. I explained as best as I could at that time to them both.

A couple of years later my daughter asked me about it and I explained what happened. It was hard to tell a child about people who wanted to kill innocent people because of a religion. For the most part as my kids have grown up they have dealt well with the new world we live in now.

Since then, so many things have changed. Some not for the better too. Lately in the news there have been talk about credible terror threats. Now a days, I am more into supporting the military and I worry about my guys. Since all of this has been going on a lot of them are getting alerts. A lot of the National Guard units went on alert.

I knew as this anniversary of 9/11 got closer that more and more terror threats would come to light. It makes sense. However, if something happens again there will be no place that these terrorist could possibly hide. I strongly feel that is very true. I love this country faults and all. Here is to a quiet 9/11.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Not A lot to Say and Nothing Good

I have been quiet lately on this blog because honestly I have not really had anything good to talk about. I could talk about all the issues going on, but as I am not really sure if there are trolls lurking around or not, I would rather not get into that here.

I am hoping to have my cell back on by next Tuesday. So if you have been trying to call or text, sorry about that.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My First Craigslist

Today I made a Craigslist account and posted my first for sale thing. I have The Simpson’s seasons 1-7 and 9. No one watches them, so I am offering them for $15 each. Hopefully I will get a nibble soon. I will let you know what happens.

Stressed Out

Today I accidentally found out that Comcast did not remove the internet services from my account. You will remember that back in July I switched my internet and phone to AT&T. When I switched AT&T told me that when I switched, they would contact Comcast and have them disconnect the phone and internet.

Now, I have no idea if AT&T did not contact Comcast. Although the phone was removed from the account, so I am sure that AT&T did contact Comcast. I think that what happened was that Comcast removed the phone but not the internet.

If that is true that pisses me off. I called and removed the internet today finally and they are sending me a box to return the modem to them with. They are paying the shipping. As they should. I also think that they should remove any charges for the internet from July 19th on until today.

That is a fight for another day though. I am tired right now. I am stressed out. I got the internet removed. I actually found out about this because someone from Comcast called me to talk about lowering my bill. He mentioned the internet and I was like, there should be no internet on that account. Surprise! There was. Ugh.

I do have to admit the lady I spoke to to remove it was so nice. She did what I asked and only tried to talk me into phone service. LOL. I was like, no thank you I am happy with AT&T right now and she let it go. No hard sell. That was refreshing to say the very least.

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Cosmos Has Spoken..

So this morning, I found a comment that my friend Ben left on my  entry about Monkey Bread on my food blog, and he said Thanks for posting this, Tawnya! I wasn't familiar with monkey bread and now you're the second person to mention it this morning. Sounds like some great cosmic hint that I'm supposed to make monkey bread! To his comment, I say, you are very welcome Ben, the cosmos has spoken. Go forth and make monkey bread!

Actually everyone that I have shared some of the monkey bread with loved it. It is a easy recipe and soo good! It also is easily customizable to your tastes. I was asked to make it for Christmas morning and to add pecans to it as well.

I have some other recipes that I want to do as well and that I will be doing. So be sure to stop by my food blog. Friday night we went to Olive Garden and while I did not really feel all that great, I really wanted to go. I had the Chicken and shrimp Carbonara.  Their description for this dish is Chicken and shrimp with bucatini pasta in a parmesan cream sauce with pancetta bacon and roasted red peppers, baked and topped with seasoned breadcrumbs. It was so good!!! I really loved it and would totally get it again.

They also have new Panini's for the lunch menu. They look so good!! I love the Olive Garden. I am now making myself hungry by talking about this.. I think I am going to go. Ciao!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Making Monkey Bread

023I honestly have never had monkey bread but I found a recipe on one of my favorite websites for recipes ( to see the recipe go to my food blog here). So, I printed it out and thought I would save it. Well, I got sick and had to wait. Thinking that I was feeling better today, I decided to make it. ( There will be pictures on my food blog, so check them out!) I will post a pic of the final product here, but for the recipes and other pics, they will be on my food blog. There is a link in my side bar and above, so check it out.

I apparently was not feeling as well as I could be and I thought I was. I got slightly dizzy and clammy by the end of making the monkey bread. So, since it was in the oven I sat down before I fell down. Sitting here writing this  I can smell the cinnamon and it smells so good!!

I am all kinds of happy that September is here because fall is my favorite time of the year really. Cooler temps and the apple cider mill opens at the end of the month. We did not go last year because honestly we had so much going on with just moving and Home Depot’s dad dying. Dealing with various family members who were bitches and pains in the ass. It was a hard year.

It has been a month since Julie’s mom died and I am doing better but I still miss her so much. I still have not taken her cell number out of my phone yet. I am just not ready for that. I am going to send Julie’s dad a Christmas card at Christmas though. I miss him too!!

It is supposed to get cooler here in Michigan soon and I am so ready for that!! I love being able to have the windows open and being comfortable. I honestly did not turn the heat on once last winter. Not. one. time. I was so happy!!  This summer has about killed me though. Sigh. Too hot. You know it was hot here when I am from Florida and I am saying it is too damn hot!! LOL. Well, I am going to go. Ciao!

Why I Am Tech Support In This House

Home Depot ( not my nickname for him, but since I don’t want certain people knowing everything about me, I had to make up a nickname for him) has been trying to figure out what an MP3ga is . I had never heard of it before and never encountered it anywhere before. Apparently this website that he downloads podcasts for his MP3 player on recently switched to this format without saying anything to anyone. So he was constantly getting an error when he tried to download files.

This has been going on for a while and finally it occurred to him to ask someone in Best Buy in the computer section. They explained to him that it was a type of a file and you had to convert it to an MP3. Simple right? Not so much for him. So, in order to convert a file, you have to have a file converter program. There are many on the market, but I am very, very picky about what I will allow to be downloaded on to my desk top. Mainly because of all the viruses out there. Yes, I have anti virus and a firewall on that computer, but I am still careful none the less.

So, he waits until I am sick to ask me to look them up online and find one for him. I was like, I will when I am feeling better because honestly when I was really sick, I would go on line to check email and that would be basically about it. So, a couple of nights ago, he asked again and I was feeling okay I guess, so I did a search online and found a free program that was on the C-Net website. I do trust them because I have a few things that I use on my lap top that I got from them.

So, I was looking at the program because anything too technical to use and I will be the one converting all these files for him. I found a nice simple, free file converter program and downloaded it on to the desk top. After it was done, I used it to be sure it worked before I told him to use it and to see how simple it actually is to use. Honestly, it is simple. You choose the files you want to convert and you hit the convert button. Easy as pie.

No way to get that confused or to mess up the file. Fool proof for the most part. Exactly what I needed. So, I told him it was ready and how to use it. The first time he used it there was a small snag in that it needed to know where to place the converted file at. I thought I had it set for the desktop on the computer so that they would be easy to find. I quickly fixed that and sent him on his way. The best part of this is that it sends it directly to Rhapsody, which is the music software he uses to put music on his MP3 player. Score!

So now he is happily sitting at the desk top converting all these files for his MP3 player. Anytime anything electronic goes haywire in this house, I am supposed to fix it. Sometimes I score big like this time, others not so much. All in a days work as tech support, too bad I don’t paid for it.. Sigh.

Friday, September 2, 2011

New Blogger Interface and Stuff

First off, I want to talk about the new Blogger interface. I like how clean looking it is. I love how uncluttered it is. But for me the one drawback is that it is confusing as heck! I am usually pretty good with new things and I normally embrace them. I will continue to use it to see if it gets better.

I was thinking that I wanted to update my 32 GB HD Zune. I saw the 64 GB HD Zune and I like it a lot. The problem is that I think that it is new because even on Amazon it is $600. As with ebay as well. So, I am going to wait for a while before I move up to the 64 GB. It is really nice and my 32 GB is totally full. So…

Instead of updating my MP3 player, I am going to update my phone instead. I have never had a smart phone before, so I am upgrading to the LG Optimus M. It is an Android phone and I am looking forward to it. I most likely won’t do this until around the holidays or so.

School starts in a little over a month and I can’t wait! As much as I love the time off and the freedom to do what I want, I am missing school too. I am so looking forward to getting back into class and learning something!! LOL.

I have enjoyed my time off where as I did not think that I would in the beginning. It has been nice to not have to worry about deadlines and assignments. It will also be nice to get back to those same deadlines and assignments.. Well, I am going to go lay down. Ciao!