Friday, July 20, 2007

the dark side

I'm a PC girl. I always have been a PC girl (except for a vague memory of Apple IIe computers from middle school).

Daddy is a tech-geek and has worked in computers my whole life, so we have had a computer in the house since I was 5. The first computer I can remember that we had was a TRS-80 in about 1981. Over the years we had many different computers - but as technology evolved, we always stayed on the PC/Microsoft/Windows side of the fence. I had to use a PC/Mac combo in college for a certain class and it drove me insane, because I couldn't figure out how to make the Mac side do what I needed to do!

Last night, I switched over to the dark side......a least a little bit.....

I bought an iPod.

For several years, I've had mp3 capabilities on my PDA, but resisted going the way of the masses and following the herd to the Apple store, partially just on principle. In the last several months, though, I decided to check out iTunes and see what there was. Oh my goodness -- all the fun stuff to download and listen to and watch. But, I had to be tied to my computer at home to do it, because I couldn't sync any of that fun stuff to my PDA. Only boring mp3 music files on my 1 GB memory card.

In anticipation of the day I'd decide to just give it up and cave in to media hype and peer pressure, I have spent evenings and weekends the past few weeks burning all my CDs to iTunes. It was an enjoyable process - I forgot about a lot of the music that I own! Last night, I opened the iPod box, plugged it into my computer and VOILA! all my music is there!!! I found some podcasts and downloaded them this morning. On the train ride into work today, I listened to a Cash Cab podcast. So fun!!

Can't wait to rediscover all my forgotten music......and start to discover more! So, any suggestions for podcasts or new music to enjoy?

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Last night I got home from bible study about 9:30. I hadn't been home yet from the day, so I walked out on my front porch to check the mail. As I turned to look at the street from the mailbox, I noticed a huge spiderweb with a fairly good sized spider - probably at least half-dollar size - in the center. Kinda creeped me out, so I ran back inside.

This morning as I was in the kitchen, I looked out the window to see the web.....and it was gone! Completely. No trace whatsoever. I don't know if that is typical of spiders at all, but it was interesting to me.....

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Mattie Ruth

I went to NM this weekend to visit my friend Mollie's baby, Mattie Ruth. It was great to be able to love on this precious, much-prayed-for beautiful baby and her parents.

Mattie & Me

Sarah, me, Mattie and Mollie

Mollie, Wade and Mattie