Saturday, 31 January 2009

Facebook is not for me

I thought I'd have a go at Facebook the other day so I registered and then sat and thought "what now?".

Joanna asked to be my friend so I okayed that. I looked at her page and her friends and all the people I knew needed me to be their friend to let me see their page. Fair enough but maybe I didn't want to be their friend! :oP

Today I got an e-mail saying Debbie had left me a message on Facebook so over I went to add her to my friends but there was nothing to click. Weird!

So then I started wondering why I had even bothered starting a Facebook page when I didn't really want to be there. I didn't want to write on anyone's wall or have my wall written on either. None of it appealed to me so I deactivated it.

Did you know that when you deactivate your Facebook account, you have to give a reason? Well, I suppose you wouldn't unless you'd deactivated yourself! You know now!

I clicked something like "I don't find Facebook useful". Well, blow me, a box appeared telling me how I could make it useful. The same kind of box appeared for all the options they gave so I finally clicked "other" and just wrote in the box "Facebook is not for me".

Friday, 30 January 2009

photo number 3 - 30 Jan

I remembered! LOL Here is today's "from the back door" photo.

Thursday, 29 January 2009


I've just realised that I was supposed to take a photo from the back door yesterday. I would go and do it now but it's getting dark! I'll write a note to myself and hopefully I'll remember to do it tomorrow! I was right - remembering to do it is going to be a problem! *sigh*

make the most of it!

Goodness me, I'm not a very good blogger! 9 days since I last wrote anything? Lazy so-and-so!

Today I'm sharing a photo which I call "make the most of it because it'll never look like this until the next time I go to the hairdresser!". Yes, I got my hair cut yesterday and this is what it looked like when I got home.

Needless to say, it already doesn't look like that because I've washed it myself but at least I know what it's meant to look like! :oD

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

10 things

I found this on an old post on my old blog (no longer current) so I thought I'd put them here.

1. How long is your hair?

2. What brand of toothpaste do you use?

3. What is the most you would spend on a pair of jeans?

4. What jewellery do you wear everyday?
Wedding ring, a silver ring with footprints all around it on my right hand and a Christening style bracelet and a chain bracelet on my right wrist.

5. What's your favourite candy bar?
Cadbury’s Dairy Milk - the UK version. The American version doesn't taste anything like ours!

6. Are you a night owl or an early bird?
Early bird who stays up too late at night!

7. What's your favourite TV show?
Friends although I did enjoy Ace of Cakes when I watched it over the Christmas holidays.

8. Do you believe in ghosts?
I’m not sure.

9. How old were you when you went on your first date?
15, I think. It was a long time ago!

10. Which celebrity really gets on your nerves?
Most of them!

Monday, 19 January 2009

a snowy day

Well, today isn't meant to be another photo from the back door but I couldn't not take a photo of the snow this morning. It was mostly away by this afternoon so I'm glad I got the shot!

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

photo number 1 - 14 Jan

Joanna had a link in her blog to a 46 second video someone had made of the same scene throughout the year (see it here). We thought it was kinda cool so we thought we might do something similar.

We've decided to try and remember to take a photo out of our back door at about lunchtime on the 14th and 28th of each month. That will give us roughly a 2 week gap between the photos so there should be some change between them but not as much if we only did one a month.

I'm not that hopeful that we'll remember to do them but we made a good start by remembering to do it today! So, here is photo number 1.

Friday, 9 January 2009

have you ever? - 100 things

I found this on someone's blog the other day and thought it was interesting.Here are my answers:

1. Started your own blog - obviously!
2. Slept under the stars - no.
3. Played in a band (orchestra) - yes.
4. Visited Hawaii - no
5. Watched a meteor shower - no
6. Given more than you can afford to charity - no
7. Been to Disneyland - will Disneyworld do?
8. Climbed a mountain - not as in mountaineering
9. Held a praying mantis - no
10. Sang a solo - lots of times
12. Visited Paris - yes
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea - no
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch - no
15. Adopted a child - no
16. Had food poisoning - no
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty - no
18. Grown your own vegetables - yes
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France - yes
20. Slept in an overnight train - no
21. Had a pillow fight - yes
22. Hitchhiked - no
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - yes
24. Built a snow fort - no
25. Held a lamb - yes
26. Gone skinny dipping - no
27. Run a marathon - no
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice - no
29. Seen a total eclipse (solar) - yes
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset - yes
31. Hit a home run - no
32. Been on a cruise - no
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person - yes
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors - yes
35. Seen an Amish community - no
36. Taught yourself a new language - no
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied - mmmmm
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person - no
39. Gone rock climbing - no
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David - no
41. Sung karaoke - no
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt - no
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant -no
44. Visited Africa - no
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight - yes
46. Been transported in an ambulance - no
47. Had your portrait painted - no
48. Gone deep sea fishing - no
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person - no
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris - yes
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling - no
52. Kissed in the rain - yes
53. Played in the mud - yes
55. Been in a movie - no
56. Visited the Great Wall of China - no
57. Started a business - no
58. Taken a martial arts class - no
59. Visited Russia - no
60. Served at a soup kitchen - no
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies - no
62. Gone whale watching - no
63. Got flowers for no reason - no
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp - no
67. Bounced a check - yes
68. Flown in a helicopter - no
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - yes
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial - no
71. Eaten cavier - no
72. Pieced a quilt - yes
73. Stood in Times Square - no
74. Toured the Everglades - no
75. Been fired from a job - no
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London - no
77. Broken a bone - no
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle - no
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person - yes
80. Published a book - no
81. Visited the Vatican - no
82. Bought a brand new car - yes
83. Walked in Jerusalem -no
84. Had your picture in the newspaper - yes
85. Read the entire Bible - no
86. Visited the White House - no
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - no
88. Had chicken pox - no
89. Saved someone’s life - yes
90. Sat on a jury - yes
91. Met someone famous - no
92. Joined a book club - no
93. Lost a loved one - yes
94. Had a baby - yes
95. Seen the Alamo in person - yes
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake - no
97. Been involved in a lawsuit - no
98. Owned a cell phone - yes
99. Been stung by a bee - yes
100. Read an entire book in one day - yes

Thursday, 8 January 2009

this made me laugh out loud!

A mother was asking her child what sounds various animals made.

A dog? "Woof."

A cat? "Miaow."

A cow? "Moo."

A donkey? "Are we there yet?"

If you're not laughing, watch Shrek 2 and it will all be perfectly clear! :oD

Saturday, 3 January 2009

another explosion!

When we took the tree down yesterday, we were left with a gap where the tree had been. We'd decided not to move the Clavinova back into that place as it looked fine where it was - and I couldn't be bothered moving it again!

In a moment of madness, I suggested to Douglas that maybe we could move the telly over to that space if we had something to put it on. We thought about it and discussed it and decided that we would do it. Actually, replace the "we" with "he".

So, this morning, Douglas set about doing it. Of course, moving the telly didn't just involve moving the telly. The cable box needed moved as did the MacMini, the speakers, the iPod charger and all sorts of other gubbins that I don't even know what they are or what they do!

This was the scene in the living room as he was doing all that moving - a cable explosion!

Friday, 2 January 2009

the tree is down!

We took the Christmas tree down this afternoon. And all the other decorations as well. The livingroom looks weird without the tree and it's strange going upstairs without encountering the tinsel that was wrapped around the banister.

I wonder where the stray decoration will be this year. No matter how careful you are when you take them down, there's always one that gets left - stuck on a door or a wall that's not often looked at. Or, more embarrassing, stuck on something that does get looked at often and you just don't see it stuck there in all its glory.

It's kind of sad to see it all get packed away but it's also kind of nice. It clears the decks in readiness for a new start. A new year. A year when I *might* clean out all the drawers in the house. 61 apparently, according to Joanna and Douglas who counted them. Is it any wonder I have next to no enthusiasm to get started on that gargantuan task? :oO