Monday, November 26, 2007

Computer problems

Having a lot of computer problems! Our main pc has got some kind of bug from the internet and is driving me crazy. My husband said it kinda of crashed this weekend and I said 'what have you been looking at on the net'? ha. Who knows. Now I am on a different old laptop we have so my internet surfing will have to slow down for a while. I don't have any or your blogs saved on this computer as favorites so it's hard to get around to all the blogs right now. I think I'll buy some anti-virus software or something. We used to use McAfee. What do you all use out there if you have it?

I had a nice week with some days off. Had a nice family get together at Thanksgiving and also went to a play and stayed the night in Seattle at a hotel. It was fun but I felt like all we did was eat and eat and drink some more. It was a quick stay. They went off Christmas shopping but I had a date with my school books cause I always have tests on Monday. Three more weeks and I'm done for xmas break.

I have decided to go to Las Vegas with my family in mid-December. They are going as my nephew just turned 21 and want to show him the sites. I kept saying I didn't want to go as I was there so much this year visiting Dawn and now that's she's passed away I know vegas won't be the same as I can't see her. But....I've reconsidered and life goes on. I'll be on xmas break and I want to have fun with my family and it's paid for by my Mom so I can't pass it up now as both sisters are going too. I'm not sure how much fun my nephew will have with us old ladies, ha! I was joking with my sister that I would take him out to the hot dance clubs and show him around. I like to get her goat, ya know. Her thinking I would corrupt her son as show him the bad side of vegas, ha. She thinks I have a dark side I suppose. I guess I was the wildest of us 3 sisters as she married almost the 1st guy she dated in high school. I said 'we can all go out dancing' and she just laughed. She used to love to dance but she said all the guys in her family (she has 2 boys) aren't dancers. I do prefer to go down there when it's warm as I like to go by the pool. We can't stay in the casino all the time or we are going to be broke on day 1. We are going to take in a show. I think it's called 'love' and is about the beatles music so I'm looking forward to that.

The eating isn't too good but it could be worse. I'm going to really try to be on track tomorrow. My son wants to watch the movie 'Ratatouille' now that we rented. I heard it was pretty good. Tell me what you are up to out there in blogland! That will also give me a link to click back to visit your blogs now that I can't access my favorites list. Have a good week everyone.

12 comments:

Chris H said...

I get so envious whe you
Americans talk about going to neat places like Vegas!!! I want to go tooooooo!!!!! Maybe one day? Hope you have a blast. . . and show your nephew a few sights! bloody internet and viruses... drives me nuts too.

Marshmallow said...

You don't need to shell out for antivirus - I used to use Avast, though now I'm running XP Media Center edition and have to use McAfee (it's one of the few Antivirus providers that doesn't try to delete my operating system). There are other free ones like AVG, and several others - but other than Antivirus, you should look at a firewall (something like Zonealarm), some anti spyware (Ad-aware is good), and so forth. You heard it from the geek's mouth :-)

B said...

I use AVG and it's free and was recommended by our IT guy who looks after 52 of our offices in Australia and New Zealand - go here to check it out http://free.grisoft.com/

Half Man said...

I hope you have a good time in Vegas, though I know it will be difficult.

Anonymous said...

I used to have that problem all the time. I recently purchased an iMac and haven't had any problems. It's definitely something to check into when the time comes for a new computer!

celtic_girl said...

I hate it when that happens (virus), I now use Pen-cillin, it's been good. Good for you on deciding to go to Vegas,I hope you have a great time.

celtic_girl said...

Re your comment on my blog.
You are absolutley right in saying we must stay positive and never give up.I sometimes wonder as well if I'll ever make it to goal but know "throwing in the towel" will be the end of me.Your triathalon and the training you have done was fantastic.

Meow Meow said...

I hope you enjoy your trip and cherish the fond memories that you do hold there with your friend. Can I come? I have never been.


THe positive aspect in life can be difficult to find at times. Especially when we feel like it is always an UPHILL battle.

Ironside said...

I use Grisoft AVG which is free and you can download it in five minutes.

I used to have McAfee which was OK. Symantec Norton takes over your computer and is incompatible with a bunch of software so it disrupts several programs and won't let some things load. It is a big pain to uninstall Symantec and it also puts a lot of startup files into your RAM. I would never use Symantec.

Living to Feel Good said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVED Ratatouille!! I bought it I loved it so much.

I had a lot of virus problems with my last computer, and I had the McAfee. I got so pissed thinking what was I paying that fee for when it wasn't working. I got so fed up with it, that I bought a mac. I love my mac, and no bug problems. They were showing those mac ads with the pc and showing all the things wrong with pcs that they convinced me I needed a mac, and I'm sorry I didn't get one sooner. I use to be very anti mac.

Have fun in Vegas. I know it won't be the same without Dawn, but you will have to start new memories there, and maybe you could even carry on the spirit for her! I'd say drink one for her, and cheer her in your own way. :) She would want that for you. :)

"The Captain" said...

Morton Downey Jr. died from Lung Cancer in march of 2001. I always got a good laugh from watching his show when I was in college.
Jeff

Wanna_B_slimmer said...

You are lucky to be able to get about so much...
enjoy it... your friend may be gone.. but try to smile when you think of her and the things you used to do when she was well...
I loved the movie Ratatouille..I hope you did too...