Friday, April 24, 2009

Things I Think About While Surfing The Net...

From For Ellipsis

"The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach."

-Henry Beston

Things I Think About While Surfing The Net...

1. As much as it hurts, we must not let the Bush administration get away with torture. We have to move forward, I agree, but we must do so with justice. Those who ordered it, and those who manipulated the justice system, MUST be held accountable for the past, so we have the future we were promised when we were children!

2. I could really go for a hamburger right now, but I will settle for a nice ripe pear.

3. I found a cute little new scarf at Macy's the other day!

4. Gosh, we only had a few days of summer-like weather, now I am in the mood for autumn to be here. It's going to be a long summer.

5. I am worried about the two American journalists being held in North Korea, Laura Ling, and Euna Lee. The North Korean government is now saying they will be putting them on trial for espionage. Sigh. They are in my prayers.

6. I am also worried about the American journalist, Roxana Saberi, jailed in Iran. She was recently sentenced to 8 years.

7. Both of the two situations I just mentioned, is why we must not condone torture. We must protect the safety of those two women, by sending a message that no one in America is above the law!

8. On a happier note, the world of finance seems to be stabilizing a bit... at least for now.

9. If I could win the lottery, I would buy an apartment on Central Park West, so I can watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade go by my window.

10. I got a Twitter account, but I almost never use it. I must be old or something, but I just don't get it.

11. Turkey sandwiches with Sweet Potato fries for dinner. YUM.

12. Tri-tip roast with vegetables tomorrow night.

13. Keith Olbermann said last night, that he would pay Sean Hannity $2,000 per second to be water boarded. I really hope he takes him up on it!

14. I think Susan Boyle is fantastic! I am rooting for her to win Britain's Got Talent! You go girl!

15. Dylan and Hendrix get more beautiful every day. I am so in love with them!

16. I need some Starbuck's right now.

17. Meghan McCain is fabulous. She might be the best hope of the Republican party!

18. I am pretty sure. Well, I am!

19. Can you just imagine, winning a year's supply of Lee Press On Nails?

20. Monty, I will take door number 2.

21. I wonder who the serial killer will turn out to be on One Life To Live?!


Thursday, April 23, 2009

I Would Want To Know If My Dress Was Stuck In My Underwear

From For Ellipsis

"Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps it's brain."

-J.K. Rowling

Over the last couple weeks, you might have noticed something odd when you clicked on Ellipsis. Some folks have told me that on a couple different occasions Internet Explorer would suddenly begin loading page, after page, after page, and the only way to make it stop, would be to reboot! What a drag! I had it happen to me a couple times, so I feel your pain... I really do! I would feel so bad if that glitch drove anyone away, I have worked hard on Ellipsis in the nearly 6 six years I have been blogging. I like hosting the Monday Photo Shoot, and I think for the most part, folks have fun with it... right?

But how annoying would it be to have multiple pages opening in IE for no reason? What to do, what to do? Well, I did a little research, and I found out that the glitch is indeed in IE, not in Ellipsis. I also found out that many times it is attached to the Weatherbug widget. I did have that particular widget on my sidebar for a while, and I took it out last week, along with a couple other widgets just to be safe, but apparently it can happen randomly with any page you load, not just with my blog. I found many websites with folks reporting the same problem who have never visited my blog. Sigh. I don't know what else I can do.

(Insert Frown Face here)

I am going to try adding back my music player, and a couple other widgets that I am sure have nothing to do with the glitch. Please let me know if you have any difficulties accessing Ellipsis. It only involves the unexpected loading of multiple Internet Explorer pages. The only other thing I can think of is that maybe viewing me in Firefox might be best for the time being. These glitches tend to fix themselves in time, but as usual Microsoft is being of very little help! If it doesn't help, my only alternative might be to just close Ellipsis and start all over, which of course, wouldn't be my first choice, but ultimately, I don't want to annoy folks.


Articles about this IE glitch...

Multiple Windows and Weatherbug

Multiple Windows When Upgrading to Vista


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day 2009!

From For Ellipsis

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect."

-Chief Seattle, 1835

Happy Earth Day! For this week's EMPS I asked you to show me what you most appreciate about the earth. When I tried to take on my own assignment, I found it wasn't easy to narrow it down, but when I really thought about it, I just had to photograph some flowers today. There is so much I appreciate about nature, but flowers are something I would miss very much if for some reason they were no longer a part of things. On the other hand, life wouldn't be worth living without organic fruits and vegetables! Oh my... delicious!


Extra Credit: Here are my reusable bags, from Old Navy and the Virgin Megastore. I use them everywhere! It's nice to not have all those plastic bags everywhere, and save a few pennies on my grocery bill as well!

So tell me, how did you celebrate Earth Day? Better yet, there is still time to post an entry for the Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot! Come on... take the challenge!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

On The Last Day Of A Heat Wave...

From For Ellipsis

"One day if I do go to leave, I'll look around and say, "It ain't bad, but it ain't San Francisco."

-Herb Caen

It has been hotter then blue blazes here in the Bay Area this week! LOL. We have been breaking records right and left, but by this weekend, we will have chilly temperatures and rain! It is supposed to be as much as a 30 degree drop! LOL. Welcome to life in the Bay Area. As much as I daydream about living in other places, I know my heart will always be right here.


ROFL... Earlier today, when I put in the quote, I completely misspelled the word "leave." Funny thing, when you put an "h" where an "l" should be, the whole sentence takes on an entirely new meaning! LOL. Go ahead, laugh with me!



Monday, April 20, 2009

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot: #34: Earth Day!

"There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet."

-Brook Medicine

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22nd, so, let's celebrate it together!


Next Wednesday, the whole world will reflect on ways we can help the environment. Here is what I would like to see from all you EARTH Warriors... show me something in the natural world that you appreciate in particular. Get your cameras out and find something THIS WEEK! Ordinarily I allow archived photos, but for this week I want to see something new, so, let's be mindful of this year's EARTH DAY, by getting out with the camera and focusing on the EARTH'S natural beauty and it's gifts to we humans. A gorgeous landscape. Flowers bursting forth from an organic garden. Fresh organic fruit and vegetables. A beautiful pristine shoreline, a grove of beautiful trees, or anything that shows EARTH DAY in all it's glory. :)

Extra Credit: Show me what you are doing to help out the EARTH. Show me your recycle bins, or the reusable bags you take on shopping trips. Anything you can photograph that you do personally to help the EARTH!

Note: I will be doing this assignment right along with you. Look for my entry on Wednesday!

**Please Read**
You have until next Sunday, at 9:00 pm ET to get your photo, post it to your blog, journal or website, and then comeback here with your link. Please remember, it must be the full link specific to this Monday Photo Shoot assignment. NO HYPERLINKS are accepted. I need your full link to be able to add you to the Linking List next Monday. Also, please link back here so folks can find the Monday Photo Shoot and play along!

Linking List for EMPS #33: Up Close. 04/13/09

1. Suzanne

2. Greg

3. Liz

4. Jama

5. Terri

6. Karen

7. Your EG Tour Guide

8. Mike

9. Carly (me)

10. Wammy

11. Connie

Question of the Week: Is there something you have always wanted to photograph, but just haven't had the chance? If so, tell us about it!

Ok, go enjoy the natural beauty of the earth. I am looking forward to seeing what you show me! I will see you in one week with a new assignment.