Power-Blogging at slow speeds ahead! Where have I been? What have I been doing? I can tell you what I haven't been doing. And that's keeping up in AOL-J. I'm missing my fix. It makes me a little anxious.
The Emmys are on tonight. So I don't know just how much I'll be able to catch up in J-Land. I'll be glued to the TV. Keep your eyes peeled for my friend Jennifer. There's a good chance she'll get a screen shot!
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I feel so out-of-the-loop without sound on my computer. My AOL Companion isn't working so I never really know when I get a message. I can't listen to audio files [duh] or AOL Radio. Seriously, it's like I only have partial hearing. It's somewhat annoying. But I'm learning to really appreciate the ability to hear.
I've also learned quite a lot about notebook computers in the last few days. You know me; give me a product and I'll research it to the ground. After hours of comparisons, phone calls, retail store visits, questioning sales assistants and reading consumers reports, I finally made an important decision.
This new little baby is scheduled to arrive at my doorstep Tuesday afternoon. The anticipation is killing me. But it's exciting. I'm looking forward to experiencing a faster, more efficient computer and all of the added benefits this new one will provide.
My current four-year-old computer has been with me through many incarnations. Aside from its addictive distracting qualities, this computer has been the catalyst of so much creativity, fun, pain, healing and growth. Strange to think of it that way - as if it has a personality. I guess it does. I mean, my relationship with my computer has taught me more about myself than I ever could've imagined.
It's seen me in and out of a relationship. It moved with me, cross-country and back, all within six months. It's seen ... oh ... seven homes in the last four years. Had I known then ... obviously, a notebook computer would've served me very well from the start.
Beginning Tuesday I can hit the road without the added anxiety of being away from my pals all over the world (that would beyou). I can actually be that coffee house writer overlooking the beach while I'm posting entries. [An image conjured up by Andrea, way back when...]