Showing posts with label COMPUTERS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label COMPUTERS. Show all posts

Friday, February 7, 2014

Photos taken on February 6, 2014

Northern Mockingbird
PART I:  I took some bird photos (2/6/14) ---and thought I would share them with you.   I also have another SURPRISE which I will show you toward the end of this post!!!

Above is a new bird to my feeders,  a Mockingbird.  I know that Mockers are common --but for some reason,  none have ever visited my feeders before.  I was thrilled to see one today!!!!  Believe it or not,  that was the 30th different bird to visit our feeders since I started feeding the birds several years ago.  I keep a list --and have seen other birds in other places.  But this count is only the ones who have visited  my feeders.

Here are a few more photos of some of my bird visitors on the 6th.  Click on them for enlargements:
Carolina Wren

Mourning Doves
Northern Cardinal (they are even more beautiful in winter)

American Robin
This beauty is my BULLY BIRD....  He is only a winter visitor when the ground is frozen --but this winter,  he thinks he OWNS the Bird Kitchen.. He loves to scare the other birds away from 'his' kitchen.  Luckily,  the other birds don't seem to pay much attention to him!!!!!  But---he's my BULLY this year!!!

"YES,  I'm talking to you, Mr. Robin.  Don't look at me like that!!!!"
This Robin hasn't been taught very well by his Mama... He manages to POOP all over my deck...  Bad Birdie!!!!!! ha ha

Northern Mockingbird
Finally,  here's one more photo of my 'new' bird.  Isn't he pretty?????


Here's my surprise......
Have any idea what this is??????  I had it made on ZAZZLE --using 3 of my photos from Mt. Nebo, Arkansas

Here's the other side of that unknown thingee!!!!!!  Any ideas????

Hmmmmmm---it opens up!!!!  Maybe it holds something special... Ya think???

Ahhhhh---that thing behind it may be what goes in there!!!!  Recognize it now???

Here it is ---my NEW LAPTOP  ( a MacBook Air) ---look how thin it is!!!

Betsy's new Macbook Air
I have an older Macbook  (which still works well and will be for sale soon).  BUT--I wanted more memory for my photos when we travel.  This one is PERFECT.   I'm having fun learning all of the new things it will do! 

George also got a new toy (a new iPad --to replace his old one) ---and I'm sure he will talk about his new 'toy' sometime in his blog.  SO---we are both enjoying our new purchases --trying to keep up a little with technology!

I'll stop by showing you another photo  of the new laptop... I didn't like the color it showed in the previous photo (since it is SILVER) ---so I decided to show you another one.  (Excuse the mess!  This is my 'clean' desk---or at least part of it... ha)

Hope you enjoyed my photos from Feb. 6. Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you on Monday.  Stay WARM wherever you are.  It's been cold and cloudy here FOREVER it seems.  Where's the sunshine?????  OH---what am I saying??? The sunshine is within my heart!!!!!  Right???

Don't forget to check out the new quotes on my sidebar!


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wonder if it will cook my Dinner?????

See that little gadget???? It's my new MAGIC MOUSE.... This multi-touch cordless mouse is manufactured and sold by Apple, and was sold for the first time on October 20, 2009. The Magic Mouse is the first consumer mouse to have multi-touch capabilities.

Taking after the iPhone, the iPod Touch and the iPad, the Magic Mouse allows the use of gestures such as swiping and scrolling across the top surface of the mouse to interact with my desktop computer.

Picture of the top and bottom of the Magic Mouse

Click anywhere, scroll in any direction, and swipe through images on its smooth, seamless top shell. The mouse requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 (or higher) and Bluetooth.

I have been using a mouse that scrolls (with the help of a little button on the mouse). This is even better because, with my finger, I can up and down or across on a page; or with two fingers, I can go backwards or forwards to the previous pages I have used... It's amazing --and certainly makes working on the computer MUCH easier.... I LOVE it.... Now--if I can just teach it to cook dinner and clean my house.. Ya think???? ha

Blogger Tip #5: When you show several photos and there is an explanation between the pictures, put some space between --so that we will know whether your explanation goes with the picture above or below... I put my explanations BELOW my pictures --so that people can look at the picture while they read the explanation. But--I'm a 'lefty' --so you may do yours the other way... With some space there, I (we) will know which picture you are talking about.... Thanks!!!

Have a nice Thursday... After a couple of cooler days --when we were 'supposed' to get TONS of rain (we only got 1/2 inch total during that time --even though there was a flood watch out), it has gotten miserably hot and humid again... Seems like this summer is going to continue to be this way ALL Summer.... (Gripe Gripe!!!! ha)


Monday, February 23, 2009

Welcome to my Corner!!!

As George told you in a recent blog, we bought new computers on Friday!!!! We've been talking about doing this for a year now---and wanted to do it before one of our computers crashed.. And as George said, we wanted to help the struggling economy!!! ha ha... We each got a 20" iMac, 2.66 GHz, and 2 GB Ram (memory). Love the 20" widescreen monitor with 1680 x 1050 resolution.

George has been a 'mac' guy for many years---so when we got married, he convinced me to try a Mac. WOW---I would NEVER go back to windows again----never, never, never. I cannot believe how much better the picture is on this computer. And to think----I thought my old mac had a good picture. WELL---this one is TONS better!!!

We obviously spent most of the weekend uploading all of our files on the new computers. All in all, it went well. Now--I just need some time to LEARN all of the new 'stuff'. We downloaded Picasa (photo program) this weekend---and I love it. We had an old photo program which won't work now on this new operating system. Picasa is MUCH better than our old program. I'm just so excited.. Can you tell????? ha ha

AND---since I switched out computers, I even took time to do some cleaning... How can things get so dusty?????? Geeschhhhhh... You'd think the maid in this house would do a better job cleaning!!!! Hmmmmmm...

SO---since my area of the room (where I spend MUCH time) is relatively clean now, I thought I'd share with you my 'corner'. Above is the new computer (taken from my desk chair). If you look closely, you can see our little TV in the background on the left--which is 'on' ALOT when we are on the computer! It's not that I can multi-task---but I have fun trying!!!! Below are other pictures! Be sure to click on the pictures to see them larger.

The picture above shows my 'corner'looking toward my desks. I have a computer desk and a desk to my right when I am sitting in my chair. I also have a small table behind me --on my left, that I pull out and use for writing (since I'm left-handed). SO---I can get boxed in --in my special 'corner.'

Next to my computer desk is a table for our printers. Above that, you can see the cute little calendar I got from blogger friend PEGGY. (Like that 'tiny' container of hand lotion in the picture???? ha ha)

And to the left of that calendar is a painting which was painted for me by a special and talented friend, Sammie. Above that painting is one of my special crosses.

This is my little desk to my right of the computer desk. This desk is special to me since it was in my family for many years. I try to organize my stuff --but that desk does get cluttered at times!!!! LOL.

This is my special 'waterfall' calendar --which my son Mark gives me each year. Above that calendar is another of my many crosses I have collected through the years.

These last two pictures were taken from George's side of the room looking back to the wall behind my desk. I have three gorgeous pictures from the Bluebonnet Festival in Chappell Hill, TX (1990, 1991, 1993). You can also see more of my cross collection.

And finally, one more picture of the wall on my side of the room. Hope you have enjoyed seeing my 'corner'... It may never be this clean again!!!! ha

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Who are you--when you are online'????

Here's another one of Brad Paisley's songs that I love. (There are many of them.) The words to his songs are SO neat---and most are TRUE when it comes to our lives and how we live in today's 'crazy' world. Many of his songs are really FUNNY--such as the one listed below. We bought that CD as soon as it came out. There are so many great songs on it, including "Ticks" and "Online." AND---there are tons of other great songs on all of his CD's.

The video is HILARIOUS--so be sure and see it. I'll bet ALL of us know someone who fits the description below ---of being a totally different person 'online.' If you haven't heard the song (or seen the video), check it out!!!! It's GREAT!!!

"Online" lyrics by Brad Paisley

I work down at the Pizza Pit
And I drive an old Hyundai
I still live with my mom and dad
I'm 5 foot 3 and overweight
I'm a scifi fanatic
A mild asthmatic
And I've never been to second base
But there's whole 'nother me
That you need to see
Go check out MySpace

'Cause online I'm out in Hollywood
I'm 6 foot 5 and I look damn good
I drive a Maserati
I'm a black-belt in karate
And I love a good glass of wine
It turns girls on that I'm mysterious
I tell them I don't want nothing serious
'Cause even on a slow day
I could have a three way
Chat with two women at one time
I'm so much cooler online
So much cooler online

When I get home I kiss my mom
And she fixes me a snack
And I head down to my basement bedroom
And fire up my Mac
In real life the only time I've ever even been to L.A
Is when I got the chance with the marching band
To play tuba in the Rose Parade

Online I live in Malibu
I pose for Calvin Klein, I've been in GQ
I'm single and I'm rich
And I've got a set of six pack abs that would blow your mind
It turns girls on that I'm mysterious
I tell them I don't want nothing serious
'Cause even on a slow day
I could have a three way
Chat with two women at one time
I'm so much cooler online
So much cooler online

When you got my kind of stats
It's hard to get a date
Let alone a real girlfriend
But I grow another foot and I lose a bunch of weight
Every time I login

I'm out in Hollywood
I'm 6 foot 5 and I look damn good
Even on a slow day
I could have a three way
Chat with two women at one time
I'm so much cooler online
Yeah, I'm cooler online
I'm so much cooler online
Yeah, I'm cooler online
Yeah, I'm cooler online
Yeah, I'll see ya online

The words don't do the song justice...You really need to hear it to appreciate it!!!! Now my question to you: Who are YOU online????? Tee Hee Hee!!!