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Saturday, December 21, 2002


Happy Holidays to All!!!


Duh!!!
I don't even want to tell you the stupid error I made. Anyway the point is I discovered it, and now I'm over the hump. The next tackle is transferring my own photos. I'm going to see if White Christmas is available at Blockbuster. I'll have five days to view it anyway. I've noticed that many Bloggers are out last minute Christmas shopping. ( No one is making any comments anywhere, on any Blogs)

This Holiday busy-ness is sucking my creativity dry. I feel scattered like tinsel on a Christmas Tree. Hope you are faring better, and that you will all be with some (or someone's) family for the next week.

Feliz Navidad and Boun Natale!
Peach

posted by Peach | Saturday, December 21, 2002


Friday, December 20, 2002

Online Learning


Well I guess you can see I am in the process of learning how to construct a Blog. After all these months I got frustrated with not knowing how to do things for myself. So unfortunately I have to err in public. There is no use in redesigning this Blog with MT if I can't even do the basics. Maybe in the next entry there will be a real photo. For now the 'mistake' will have to suffice until I get it right. I probably should have taken a computer class a long time ago. But when I got my computer I sort of learned what I had to know by the 'seat of my pants'. The blogging was discovered by accident and luckily it was just a matter of picking a 'Blogskin' from Blogger and poof! Instant Blog. The rest was easy. The few photos I had up were done for me. Of all the Bloggers out there, I know no one, except for myself, who is as ignorant as I about the technology of simple computer stuff. If I had had the time I needed I am sure this would have been taken care of several months ago. Hey, anything can be learned . I just need patience and commitment and............ time!??

P.s. Thanks to Troy and Ken for their attempts to help the 'tech-less' wonder.

posted by Peach | Friday, December 20, 2002


Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Anyone Got a Digital Camera?
This is so frustrating. My 'Holiday Picture' was scanned very badly. It looks decrepid. I am so disappointed. If I get MT, can I upload pictures easier? If you have some answers, please let me know. I have some pictures at Kodak Center.com. That's easy. But this picture was before I had my pictures automatically sent to the web. I was thinking of going to ebay to get a used digital camera. But who do you trust? Ironically, what is so frustrating, is this is one of my favorite pictures and looks so different on the real photo. By the way Luigi is not a dork and does not have a balloon body. I'll have to get another picture.

posted by Peach | Tuesday, December 17, 2002


Monday, December 16, 2002

Yo Workaholic !
There are many things I do not understand. One of them is how people post to their Blogs if they are so busy. The last two weeks, especially have been over the top for me. I am assuming that most bloggers make their posts a priority and try to 'make an appointment' with their computer on a regular basis, maybe even the same time of day. I keep saying I will get up earlier and Blog the very first thing..........but something always seems to come up. This subject has come up more than once on on my Blog.

I am suppose to have a 'Guest Blogger'. But he was very busy yesterday. I am hoping that he can Guest Blog in the next day or two. I also will be putting up a different, Holiday picture. As far as not having any time, I really think if I had a regular 9-5 job, I would have more time. Because I would just come home and go directly to the computer. I would have nothing else to do. As it is, having your own business involves some bookkeeping, servicing clients, reading trade journals and recording all your checks. That's only part of it. And your evenings are not always your own. I don't really miss the T.V. But I do regret my precious reading time being eaten away. Music I do not give up for anything. But that's easy. Just slip in a C.D. in your computer or have a radio near by. For a while I completely forgot that I could do that. Right now I am listening to The Long Black Veil by the Cheiftans. (look it up on towerrecords.com). They are an Irish group , and I do like Irish music. But is a bit of a different C.D. Most of it is traditional Irish Songs, but a bit is contemporary. Every song has a guest artist; the likes of Mick Jagger, Sinead O'Connor, Van Morrison, Ry Cooder, Marianne Faithfull, among others. It was released in 1995, and I haven't heard it for a long time. Makes you wonder some time where all the talent has gone. Now its just Hotties in low-rise jeans who have great mangers and strong breaks but no talent. I was commneting on someone's blog the other day, about whatever happened to people like Fiona Apple and Joan Osborne. Now we have Cristina Aguilera and Britney Spears. But then again, they mainly just appeal to the pre-teen set.

A quick note. My sister and Mom and I rented a DVD yesterday. My sister had already seen it a while back but said it was something we should see. I am not a Brad Pitt fan but I think he came through very well in this film. It's called Seven Years in Tibet I did not know too much about the Dalai Lama, and had not heard of this young Austrian mountain climber who had written his own story that the film was based on. It's a story of a people, a culture, and a way of life that had existed for hundreds of years. The Tibetans were paranoid of any foreigners who entered their land, and could only poorly watch their Indian Tibetan borders in minimal ways guarded with unarmed farmers and shepherders. Their fears were not unfounded. Ironically they were taken over by a very strong and powerful nation who wanted to see their religious and spiritual ways destroyed. And ultimately this powerful nation of China decimated thousands of villages and monastaries. Many people had to flee for their lives. That was almost 60 years ago. Today the Dalai Lama lives in exile. By the way I totally disagree with 'reader comments' in IMDB. I think the commenter was sleeping. I have also heard that the Austrian, Heinrich Harrar was a nazi, but it was NOT revealed in the movie at all. In fact they sugarcoated it and alluded to the fact that he really didn't care.

Hmmm........not really a quick note. This post should be called "Fleeting Thoughts" .

I took out my lunch time to write this. I couldn't just let my Blog become an antique, now, could I?

posted by Peach | Monday, December 16, 2002


Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Wacko Weenies on the Web
I recieved some dreadful, vituperative 'rants' on my Comment section yesterday. When you think how wide the World Wide Web really is, I supppose I shouldn't be surprised. After all in the real world there are kazillions of First rate jerks out there. I was just surprised to see it...stting here in my tight 'secure' little cocoon. My innocence and unsullied view of Cyberspace is no longer there. I sit and watch and wait. I e-mailed a couple of my friends to get some feedback. It appears others have incurred derogatory and malicious remarks and defamation on their websites via Comment Tools. It would be nice to have a Trash File where they could be instantly deleted and blocked at the same time. You have it in your e-mail , I am sure there is a way to do it on your comments as well. Someone is getting back to me on that.

We all have to regularly take out our trash. We can't keep it forever in our house. But trash builds up again, and in real life you gotta take it out to the dumpster and get rid of it. I will just make sure that as watchful as I am that I take out my 'trash' on my Blog, on a daily basis , if necessary. There really is a lot of trash out there and the little Weenies who leave the trash trails have nothing else to do. After all if you are 'small', there isn't a whole lot you can do about it , except to roar and do adolescent things to get attention to make up for your 'deficiency'.

Do you think these guys believe the email ads they are getting of promises for enlargement of their organs?

You gotta feel sorry for guys with deficient genes.

Peach

posted by Peach | Tuesday, December 10, 2002


Tuesday, December 03, 2002

Bad Day at Black Rock (Thanksgiving/Misgivings Week)

Looking at the last entry I see that I haven't blogged since November 19th. It has been a very upsetting and trying week with many goings on and problems to plow through. Thanksgiving Day I was with my family. It was at this time that I started to grasp the importance and meaning of what Thanksgiving is really all about. I actually was very happy and had all the nice , warm, snuggly, holiday emotions of being together with people who love me and have known me all my life. Being alone during the holidays must be a very sad place to be. Being surrounded by family was only one of the blessings I counted on Thursday.

The problematic week was not finished at Thanksgiving. I continued to have stress related situations throughout the week-end. Bad Day at Black Rock was a good movie. And although the guy in the movie had only one 'bad day', I had the whole week. It's interesting how that title popped into my head this week as I was pondering my problems and how to get out of them. I figured that life is like the Stock Market. It goes up and down. When it's down we all hollar and whine and cry over our 'losses'. But then again the Stock Market will go back up and we're in Hog Heaven once more. They say over time if you invest in the Stock Market and balance well by divirsifying correctly in different securities and Mutual Funds(not everything all in one place) that over the long haul you will reap rewards. If we all hang in there, over time , the sum total of our life is also rewarding. I say this with complete candor......I mean it. This past week has been proof to me. That in one week I have seen both sides and realize that another door always opens. I remember a quote, actually I think it was a title of a book but I cannot remember the author. The Title was "Been Down so Long looks Like Up to Me." Thank God, that has not been the case for me and I would not wish that on anyone. The point is for most of us, no matter how bad something seems at the time, there is always something or someone around the next corner waiting to ease us along.

Another minor problem has just 'popped' up. On the black border below my post window has appeared this line: "Sorry, publishing is temporarily unavailable. (why?)" I wonder if Blogger has gone belly up or will have technical problems for the next several hours or maybe days. Who knows. Well, whatever. Today I feel like I can tackle anything. Sunday was a nice day. I went down to Tokyo Town in late afternoon , specifically to buy a pair of Zori's. My old ones were falling apart. But I had a great time browsing through the stores and the shopping village. I felt like buying Luigi a gift. It was a little black lacquer box to possibly keep his bills or other things inside to organize his poor messy desk. I told him it was a Hanukkah gift for him , even though he is not Jewish. I strolled through First Street and ended up having an early dinner at Suehiro. It was a great experience and reminded me a little of being in Japan again.

As I was waiting for a signal to change I watched a strange, disturbing person cross the street. It was a homeless dwarf, pitifully crippled and dirty, with raggedy hair and bare feet. He was limping along and his skin was so dark it was hard to tell if it was natural or from baking in the sun. My Mom says there are no coincidences, and although I felt very sad for this individual, I was reminded how all my 'problems' seemed so entirely tivial as not even worthy to mention in this Blog.

I am eternally grateful to a power that is higher than me and try to remember not to take anything for granted.


Your Friend,
Peach

posted by Peach | Tuesday, December 03, 2002
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