Thursday, September 4, 2008

Howdy Strangers!

See this?Know what it is? It's my new laptop (and somewhere in Florida, Susan just fell off her chair laughing because one of the last things I said to her before she left Texas was that I "hated to break the news to Randey, but we're NOT getting a laptop!"). See, Randey suddenly started talking about the need for a laptop during their visit. Remember I had computer problems fairly recently, but that Randey had fixed the problems? Well, apparently, Randey the Soothsayer knew more than he was letting on about the health of my computer. I, however, was blissfully ignorant so when he started talking about a laptop "just for me", I thought he'd lost his mind. I mean, was a nice thought and all, but a laptop was a luxury, not a necessity because, after all, he'd fixed my computer, right? Well here's a little lesson for all of you. Apparently your computer simply cannot withstand the ravages of having three teenagers using it for all manner of downloads to Zunes, downloads of games, myspace discussions, etc., etc., etc. And while my old computer will still turn on (eventually) and it will still allow me to do certain things, it has also developed an annoying habit of totally locking up for no particular reason. I tried using Randey's work laptop for a while, but after I'd typed out this big, long, detailed comment on someone's blog and his computer opted for the "blue screen of death" rather than actually posting said comment, I lost my temper and threatened to send our family back to the stone age as far as computer ownership goes. Then, after we'd run to Target the next night for some little something, Randey casually suggested we head next door to Best Buy. And before I knew it, I was the proud owner of a new laptop of my very own. Now I just have to figure out how to use it - it took forever and a day to figure out how to download photos to it (and took even longer to find the stupid cord. I used to download pictures via the printer). But I think I'm back on track now. I've finally been able to do the "snack tip" post (which is right beneath this one). I also have a few more recipes to post and will be writing that post over the next 2 days. Meanwhile, check out the snack tip post and check out these cute little Halloween things we found for our youngest granddaughter, Kara:
Cute, huh? The little pumpkins on the booties rattle when you shake them. (Yes, ma'am - it's almost that time of year again!!!) Kara will be wearing little noise makers on her feet - hope she finds them as entertaining as I do (the boys and Randey are probably sick of hearing me shake them. lol). Speaking of the boys...Kaleb came home from work the other night and, after a stop in the kitchen, came to ask us "what's with the George Bush spaghetti sauce sitting on the counter?". Randey and I looked at each other, wondering what on earth was he talking about. This is what he saw:
Kids today. I mean really. I'm apparently only one of about 28% of Americans who actually still like W, but even I would never compare him to Paul Newman. Geez. My first instinct was to rush out and rent a copy of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in order to educate my child on the natural wonder that is Mr. Paul Newman. And if he ever looks at Robert Redford and calls him Dick Cheney, maybe I will. LOL


  1. Oh, Kari! I just picked myself up off the floor which is where I fell when I laughed myself off the chair. I needed that laugh :~D W = Paul Newman??? Really makes me feel old, I tell you, when teenagers don't know PN.

    Congrats on the new laptop. Hope you can get the hang of it real soon. I love mine. Haven't used a desk top for at least 5 years. And with wifi I can float all over the house and yard.

    Those slippers, etc are perfect! Love 'em.

  2. Missed your postings, kiddo! You will LOVE the laptop! Got a chuckle out of the comment about Paul Newman being mistakened for Prez George. No doubt that George would like the favorable comparison. Do you know that movie was released in 1969 - 39 years ago? Geez, that makes me feel old!

  3. Hey, glad to see you back and what a beautiful new laptop. I really like my laptop and I think it'll grow on you. LOL at your son and the sauce.

  4. Congrats on the new laptop!

    Maybe you can salvage the old puters too, SpyWare doctor is a jewel for cleaning up a lot of that messy, freeze up your puter, spyware.

    The little pumpkin duds for the pumpkin are precious!

  5. I'm sorry...I love W...and his Lady, Miz Laura...but even I know Paul's face when I see need to make the boys watch some movies of merit...he's in most of them...Hud, now that's a movie! What we have here is a failure to communicate! (Cool Hand Luke)...put those boys on a diet of decent movies! I hope you enjoy your laptop...and learn to love it...I love those little cutie things for our Kara's feet...she's so beautiful!
    Aunt Sandi

  6. Congrats on the new laptop! I've been thinking I want one (a pink one!) but the hubby says my 'puter works so I'll have to wait. Tis okay - I got another new toy I'll post about soon.
    Love the cute little booties!
    When my kiddos (especially the one who is an actor) said they hadn't seem Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid I went and bought myself a copy! It is one of my favorites.

  7. OOOOOOO a new toy! I love my laptop! I am sure you will be very happy with yours.

    The Halloween booties & socks are ADORABLE!

    That is Hilarious about the Paul Newman Marinara sauce! LOL!

  8. Okay...that is absolutely HILARIOUS about Pres Bush on the spaghetti bottle. I love it!!

    I also LOVE that new laptop. I don't think I could survive without my laptop. It is so convenient. (Make sure you get wireless internet, so you can take that baby anywhere and be online!)

    And those Halloween things are adorable!!

  9. Too funny about Paul Newman!!

    Congrats on the new laptop. My computer has gotten kinda sluggish lately. You think it might be the 5,000 photos I have downloaded?!


  10. Congrats on the new laptop. I don't know if I could easily get used to one of those after having a desktop but you can't beat portability sometimes. LOL at the spaghetti sauce. Yes an education on Mr. Newman is definitely in order. And I'll try my bestest to remind you on the next challenge. Miss seeing your take on it.


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