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Happy St. Patrick's Day! March 17, 2009

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I hope that the Luck of the Irish befalls on every one of you on this happiest of holidays.

You know, I’m not Irish, and I really don’t know much about St. Patrick’s Day, but I always have such a good time on this particular holiday.  Not because it’s an excuse to get a few beers in me, or drink/eat/wear green stuff..  More likely it’s because I enjoy listening to bands like, Drop Kick Murphys or Flogging Molly and watching other non-Irish folk act like that… 

Being from the Boston area, St. Patrick’s day was always a huge deal – no matter what day of the week it fell upon.  I remember taking a day off (I think it was a Tuesday) to go see the parade and get pretty lit…   You should have seen the crowds out there!  It could be 60 degrees, or 40, and it wouldn’t matter.  The streets would be lined with folks donning their green, yards of emerald beer in one hand, and some sort of noisemaker in the other…  It was fantastic.  It didn’t hurt that there were (still are) Irish pubs and bars and clubs *all* over the place, so stumbling from one to the next was never very hard. 

It was always a great time, and you got to meet lots of people that you normally wouldn’t, and sometimes see people you had lost touch with.   So, with that all said, I hope that all of you have a Wonderful St. Patty’s Day.  Stay Safe and Erin go Bragh!!

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Internet Issues Continue February 15, 2009

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Well, first off, I hope all of you had a great, wonderful, fantastic Saint Valentine’s Day!

Next, as you can or cannot see – I got the internet working on my laptop.  This is definitely a temporary fix because my wireless connection is not always the best.  The adapter I have is picky.  Grr…   You would think it would work well because it too, is Linksys!!!   Alas, it does not want to work all the time.  So, I am taking advantage whilst I can!

I succumbed to the Techie’s advice and purchased the Vista upgrade for my computer.  I was looking forward to a smooth installation, so in preparation – I moved some stuff from my desktop to my Thumb Drive and my external Hard Drive.  It cleared up some space on my regular hard drive, which was nice!  Every GB of free space I can create, the better!

After some cleaning, defragging, clearing, I thought I was ready to install the Vista upgrade.  I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.  Putting in the DVD or whatever, I got NOTHING in return!!  No response to the disk actually being in the drive!  How..  no, Why does that happen?  It has happened with one or two other of my dvds, too..   I don’t understand the problem, since I actually have a DVD drive!  ugh….

Anyway, I am still working on it.  I swear!

So, in the meantime, I am trying to figure out how to get my stinking computer back up and running CORRECTLY.  (I can’t get over the fact that it *does* connect to the internet, but doesn’t interpret http addresses – only IP.)

Have a great Race Day for you NASCAR fans!  And a happy President’s Day – especially if you don’t have to work!

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