Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sophie Wants Comments

This is Sophie's response to my laptop still being out of service. Yea, it's no fun at all. I decided to come into work to check blogs and to clean out my email box. I can't believe how many spam emails I get in just 24 hours. It's crazy.

Part of the reason I decided to come into work was to get my radio so I could listen to some CD's at home this weekend. Not only do I not have a laptop, but my DVD player/CD player is still not working. I feel so technically handicapped right now. How in the world did I live without access to the Internet 24/7?

I've been thinking about all the stuff I have on my laptop and I just pray that I don't lose anything. Just a few weeks ago I copied almost all of my pictures onto CDs, but there are still a couple months worth of pictures that I did not get to. Thankfully I am pretty good about uploading my pictures to my Flickr account. But my music...I would be so upset if I lost all the music I have downloaded. Last time I checked it was something like 600 songs I have downloaded. I guess this experience will teach me to backup all my files. But until I hear differently from our IT guy I am going to just have positive thoughts.

This afternoon I am going to my friend Amy's house. We were best friends in high school and it's sad that even though she lives just 20 minutes from me I have not seen her in at least 8 years. I am thankful that we have our blogs to keep in touch with each other.

I can check my email from my cell phone, so I would love it if you guys would entertain me and Sophie this weekend with your comments. I have so many readers that don't comment and I feel that this weekend is a great time for you guys to introduce yourself. For all of you that are always so good at commenting, say HI to me and Sophie. Have I told you guys how much Sophie loves it when we get comments? The more comments I get the happier Sophie will be.

So....let the comments begin.....

7 comments:

Lynilu said...

Well, first of all, I want to suggest that you should invest in some kind of external hard drive. I got one that holds more gigs of memory than I will ever use for a little over $100. If the computer is plugged in to it, it backs up every 24 hours. You could schedule it to back up while you're at work.

Or you can get one of those sticks with large capacity. The trouble with that is that you have to tell it to back up and what to back up. I forget to do it. Or I forget to save something important.

Meanwhile I hope you don't lose anything too important. The trouble is .... one photo or one song might be the most important one for you!

Have fun with Amy! You're not unusual to have a friend so close that you don't see. Unfortunately, our lives have become so fast-paced that we just don't make time. Strike me down for saying this, but before TV and the internet, we used to actually go visit people every week or two!!

Audra said...

crud!! I definitely agree with lynilu though! We bought an external hard drive when dylan started law school last year. It has saved her more than once in regards to all her homework, etc as her computer has messed up more than once. It holds everything we hold dear- photos, music, homework, etc.

beans said...

the external hard drive had made all the difference when i had my old laptop. now that i have the princess computer i don't have these problems.

i hate when the things we have become so reliant on let us down. scares me though as well when i get so bummed about not having these things. great thing about being out here in east gebip wisconsin is that my cell doesn't work, and they have really slow internet. guess what? i have read two WHOLE books!!! i haven't finished a book that wasn't for school in a very long time.

anyways-hope you are keeping yourselves out of trouble!

beans said...

the external hard drive had made all the difference when i had my old laptop. now that i have the princess computer i don't have these problems.

i hate when the things we have become so reliant on let us down. scares me though as well when i get so bummed about not having these things. great thing about being out here in east gebip wisconsin is that my cell doesn't work, and they have really slow internet. guess what? i have read two WHOLE books!!! i haven't finished a book that wasn't for school in a very long time.

anyways-hope you are keeping yourselves out of trouble!

MJ said...

I remember going with my mom and visiting her friends. We didn't watch TV and certainly didn't have e-mail.

redfrog27 said...

Hi Sophie I am a regular commenter if your mom didnt read my .I am the frog that cant hop and trips myself over beagles (a relative of yours) I hope you get lots of comments and your mom gets her laptop fixed without loosing her stuff.

Monogram Queen said...

So sorry I wasn't on board this week-end! Please forgive me Soph!