Thursday, June 16, 2011

I am inexplicably watching Harry Potter... again

I have been watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 for like a week straight. I cannot get enough. Maybe I am just prepping for July and the final chapter of the movie. The odd thing is I haven't read the books. For an avid reader like me it was weird that I never jumped on the HP train- so many of my friends and family did. Several years ago when I was still in college- I think Laura may of just moved back to Iowa- I started reading the 1st one. I think I even got all the way to the end. But just never picked up the 2nd? The truly crazy thing is I have them all- they are cast offs or duplicate from friends and maybe a family member or two. I remember buying the 7th book just because a friend who was traveling with me finished the 6th and wanted to re-read the 7th- but we weren't near home or any libraries we could borrow from so I said I don't have that one I will just buy it and when you are done you can give it to me. Who buys the 7th book a series they have never read? Me.
So now I have them all- and about a month to kill before the the final movie is released to theatres. What say you? Should I plunge in and finally read them. If I do will you make me start over at 1- even through I am mostly sure I have read it to the finish? Or do you suggest I wait until I see the last movie?
The thing is I always see the movies. Maybe not in the theatres right away, but always eventually. I own 3 of them- weirdly 1, 6 and 7.1. I enjoy the movies and try not to ruin my real HP friend buzzes by asking any questions until the end of the film. Perhaps watching the movies is better that way- I never leave thinking about all of the things they messed up from the book. However sadly I do get caught off guard when a character dies.
So thoughts? Read or don't read?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sometimes on Sundays...

Sometimes on Sundays I like to switch from using my laptop/computer as a DVD/Blu-ray/Streaming netflix device and use it as an actual computer. Which really means I check out some websites in bigger formats- normally I browse constantly on my evo 4g- while it has a impressive screen size for a cellphone it cannot compare to a 15 inch laptop. Also I use this as an opportunity to sync my ipod. Am I alone out there as someone who uses their main computer as a device to watch media? Sometimes I feel like it is a really expensive blu-ray player. Mostly I just say it is utilizing my technology in a way that is the most helpful/fun for me. It is almost completely unlikely I could live without a personal computer- but now I am using it for so much more. How about you?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Please and thank you

It has been almost two hours sans computer freeze. This means Lynne is one happy camper. Rejoice. (and knock on wood)

Fingers crossed, toes crossed, arms and legs crossed.

I finally convinced my computer to complete the self repair. Please please please let this be the real fix! Everyone think positive thoughts and send them my way.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Old Friend... How I missed you

Sorry the for the gaps in posts. I know I promise to do beter, and better and better, and yet month passes by. I have been really frustrated with my Computer lately. It has been freezing up and being non responsive a lot as of late. Everytime I try to fix, with vaio care, it freezing on the exact same fix part- no matter how many time I try to fix it. It is frustrating to say the least. All the people in my life are mac people and I want to ask them to look at my computer but I feel they would be even more out of water than I am. I am hoping and praying I have the patience, knowledge and know-how to fix or get it fixed soon. Life has been pretty great. I am feeling the heat- literally, my break partners at work had been venturing outside (when it wasn't raining) but late last week we called uncle and stayed in the skywalks- nothing is worse than having your clothes plastered to you due to humidity. I have been pretty privledged to be able to see my favorite people in the world several weekends in a row (Siblings + nieces and nephews) and I will get to see them again next weekend to Honor our Mothers big Birthday- I won't spoil it, as I am not sure sure is advertising the number this year. How has everyone else been? Big plans for the summer?