Technology Love, Hate, Need?

Going through one of those days when Technology is fighting with me

Since I’m in the middle of another attempt to quit smoking I’m a bit easier to frustrate so the technology is winning this round For NOW…

Contrary to popular belief NOT Everything New is Good & Better than what is Tried & True so why do these social media companies insist upon “Breaking” what was working?

I went to facebook this afternoon & almost had a heart attack because suddenly some of my keys were not typing correctly – if I typed the letters in CapItol lEttErs I could get a word typed in but of course it didn’t look right & I wasn’t going to  just simply use ALL CAPS since I wasn’t yelling.

Facebook for some reason decided that it wanted to screw up I am a slow typist to begin with so after I posted about my problem I just left – came over here to post my little rant & will check back later on to see if after restarting my computer if Facebook has corrected their silliness or if all I’ll be doing is silent sharing or hanging out over on Blab & G+…

I Love Technology when it’s working the way it’s suppose to work, it enables me to talk to people from all over the world…

but when it’s screwing up I HATE Technology or actually it’s more that I hate when they “Break” the Technology to “Improve It” because that seems to be the main problem the programmers rush out a product that is full of bugs & problems & they do not spend any time in BETA with REAL PEOPLE & then once the bugs are all worked out start rolling it out slowly to those who want it first & eventually to everyone…

Well my rant is over; going to go spend a little time with my son who is home for a visit before he heads back to his ship in a couple more days.

 

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#VeteransDay 2015 Twitter Moments

#ThankAVeteran for the Freedoms that you have today
The men in my family have a military history & all have served in the fight for freedom
It makes me feel happy to see the honor paid to our veterans on the holidays

The widget below shows some of the Twitter Moments posted on #VeteransDay in 2016
#VeteransDayIsEveryDay for those of us who have husbands & wives & sons & daughters who have or are active duty in our military services

Tonight Hubby & I will go to a local eatery that is offering a free entree to my husband because they respect his time serving our country
Unfortunately my son said there isn’t such a place near him when he gets off the ship tonight down in LA but I do hope that one of the small diners near him in CutOff LA will in fact be offering free meals for our veterans too.


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National Coffee Day 2015

Woo Hoo it’s National Coffee Day in the USA!

A day to celebrate those wonderful little beans which make life better. Have you Celebrated National Coffee Day by getting one of the Free Coffees that are being offered?

It’s a day where many places are offering a Small or Medium cup of Coffee for FREE.

I know that Dunkin Donuts is offering a Free Medium cup of their Dark Roast hot or cold. McD’s is offering only a Free Small cup of coffee. Cumberland Farms is also offering a Free Cup of Coffee but you have to text to them so check their site to get the details, I used to go there a lot but we no longer have a Cumbie’s near us. You might want to check to see what 7-11 is offering they usually go in for these Special Days events. That expensive Bux place that I do not go to unless forced to is not offering anything to it’s customers…

My Coffee Cup

I’ve got a collection of travel mugs for coffee; I’ve given away most of them when we were downsizing to move but it’s slowly starting to build up again. Do you buy travel mugs from your most frequented coffee places?

I have 2 nice sized mugs for coffee to use at home this one pictured above was a gift from my Dad years ago so it’s special to me. Do you have a Special Mug for your coffee or tea?

#Coffee #NationalCoffeeDay

Sad State of Affairs

This is one of those posts both personal & political…

A dear friend is going through that mixed emotions of secondary empty nester as her adult son leaves the state.I say secondary because our adult children were already out of our nests but living here in the state only a town or two & a phone call & less than hours drive away…

We’re proud of our children who have grown up into young men & women that are making their own ways in this world; but we are heart broken that our young men & women are finding it so bad in our state that they are having to move out of CT in order to find better paying jobs in states that aren’t robbing them blind in taxes.

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Like I said this both personal & political & now for my rant as it makes me angry that so many people merely vote on the party line without thinking about why they are voting nor asking if what the pipe dreams being promoted by the democrats is in fact actually possible – wake up people nothing is free someone has to pay for it in money & time & energy & at a certain point we run out of people to take money from to give to those who are merely taking without earning.

The rich started leaving our state years ago because they can afford to move anywhere so once the income tax was put in place those people just changed the location of where they claimed as their state of domicile.

The past 4 businesses have been leaving at an increasing rate & along with those businesses good paying jobs & tax paying families. With each major business closing or leaving the state that has affected smaller supporting businesses around the state. Less businesses = less jobs = less taxing families to pay the state’s increasing spending which makes the state increase the taxes on the rest of us to make up the difference instead of cutting spending.

So our children must leave the state they’ve grown up in to find good paying jobs & affordable homes to purchase for their families. Sad to see them go we send them off because we know that in other states they will have a better chance for success than if they were to stay here in CT.

Will we see our grandchildren for more than 2 weeks out of the year? Sadly it’s not likely with our children moving out of the region to find better lives. It makes us angry that our children have to go out of the state to find a decent job & affordable homes to purchase all because the career elite democrats refuse to listen to us taxpaying citizens & only care about making their friends richer by increasing our taxes to pay for the sweetheart deals they’re making.

Are You Taxed Enough Already?

Happy Easter 2014

It’s actually Saturday evening
The sun has not yet fully set
Thought I was going to have plans for tonight but no call came in
So I sit here thinking on some of the events this week

I was able to get some items posted on some Yahoo Groups that allow TagSale Items
The RTC meeting was a bit uneventful because no candidates showed up
I will detail more of my thoughts about the no show stand in for Tom Foley on my political blog
I enjoyed some freedom this week just beng able to get up & go to the RTC meeting without begging for a ride
I hate that it is so bad of an economy that we have a 2nd car but can’t even afford to get it fixed
With my son being on a boat out in the gulf I have use of his car & it is liberating

I have been cooped up all winter
This spring has been a bit weird in the weather dept
we had warm weather followed by SNOW this week
From COLD to WARM – Mark Twain’s words about if you don’t like new england weather wait 5 minutes it will change was quite true this year & this week
It’s been absolutely wonderful to be able to get out come & go when I want to

I am debating getting my hair cut this year
It’s a very hard decision because quite frankly I do not trust people with scissors
Well more accurately Women I do not trust with my hair
I have had the best luck with Italian MEN in NY doing my hair
Women not so much – in fact major disasters with women & scissors & my hair

My hair is a reflection of my mixed heritage & it’s not like a white girls nor black nor native
Not everyone knows how to handle my hair because of that
A hair dresser who was an Italian Man explained to me why they we able to do my hair best
Because he had long hair like mine at the time he said we have the same type of hair
Rollers & Sitting under the old fashioned dryer if we want full body curls
Wash & Wear ringlet curls by jumping out of the shower & putting conditioner in so it slow drys
FRIZZY MESS if it’s HUMID out or we end up sweating
I had to laugh he hit the nail right on the head unfortunately he’s in NYC & I’m in CT

Tomorrow is Easter
I pray that it finds you in good health & better finances
Tonight I’m watching the Cecil b. deMille Ten Commandments
One of these days I’ll get the dvd because the older movies low tech that they are stay truer to the bible
The modern made bible movies are embellished quite a bit (Ninja Warring Angel?)
Well I’m going to end my musings for today & go watch the movie
Sounds like the popcorn is done popping

Side note to the ladies – isn’t Yul Brenner pleasant on the eyes (0;}

Real Life in CT Video Series

It’s been a very busy week so I didn’t get the written posts done even into the drafts that I had been planning

I have decided that I’m going to try to make short videos of the pictures I take during the week. My plan is to at least once every 10 days get a completed short video made using the pictures & adding some narration to them

My 1st attempt using the Nikon movie editor which came with the camera I’m rather disappointed with; it won’t allow for much to be put into it & it only makes a movie about 5 minutes long. After getting reach the limit messages & unable to add Credits or Narration directly in I decided to just try inserting the created Nikon version into the Windows Movie Maker.

The result wasn’t ideal & the headset narration is barely above a whisper, so I don’t know if that is due to the movie in movie or if the headset mic is just not going to work inside of Windows movie maker.

Now that I know that the Nikon movie editor is so poor I won’t bother using it again & just go straight to the Windows movie maker to make the movies.

Nice thing about the Windows movie maker is that I can send the videos right over to vimeo & youtube from the program instead of having to go to the sites to upload. Subscribe to my channels directly so that as I upload you will get a notice of new uploads or you can just wait for the updates for when they get posted here on the blog several days later as time allows

 

 

Constructive help about how to improve the quality of the pictures & videos is appreciated

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Spring Cleaning – Decluttering & Tag Sales

It’s time for me to start that ever wonderful Spring Cleaning

This year I’m not just opening windows & packing away washed winter wearables for next season

This year I’m going to declutter & downsize our belongings

Starting with all those gift items I’m never going to use & those purchased items I’ve just got no time for

New in Box Farberware Millennium 10 pc Stainless Steel Non-Stick Cookset

Like this brand new still in box 10 piece stainless steel Farberware cook set that Hubby ordered that I refuse to use because I told him I wanted to pick up a cast iron cook set

He never returned it figuring that I’d give in since I couldn’t lift it to bring it down the stairs to the car to the post office to send it back to the company that he ordered it from. I haven’t given in & all it’s doing is pissing me off each time I trip over it

(Men when your wife has a big red X on an item in a catalog & has circled several items in that catalog do not buy the item with the big red X on it get one of the items that are circled)

So now it’s just taking up space so I need to get this set sold & then I’ll be able to pick up the cast iron cook set that I wanted in the 1st place. If you are living in CT & might be interested in buying this set you do not have to wait until I have the official tag sale in April / May feel free to leave a message 641-715-3900 ext 841011#

 

Groundhogs Day

2014 has been rather hectic so far & it’s only Feb 2nd

I’ve decided to start yet another blog this year

The question is why bother when there are more than a few other blogs out there from years past?

Well I’m trying to pull together all those blogs from all over the place & put them into one

A long time blog has been lost due to non-use but it was full of my memories & thoughts & pictures at that time

With the loss of that blog the reality of needing to gather my cyberlife together into one place hit me

I’ve lost a few friends & family members in recent years & for my family to be able to find all of the blogs will be difficult

So in future years when the family wonders about events etc at least they’ll be able to come to 1 place to start understanding

We Parents do not get an instruction manual so we do the best we can in raising our children & interacting with our family

We make mistakes, but for the most part we are doing the best that we can

From the outside looking in most do not have a clue as to why decisions have been made but

In writing our blogs we tend to put out there some of deepest heartfelt feelings & thoughts

So this blog will be a combination of what’s going on now & posts from the past tossed in as I migrate those posts from other blogs in

As we all know the well laid plans often go awry so expect occasional confusion going forth

The current plan is to post at least once a week on life in the here & now

Then sometime during the week I’ll have a copy & paste from an old blog with the possibility of an update introducing it

Thank you for joining me on my journey forward into the future while reviewing the past

Thanks for Reading Real Life in CT

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