Worst Blogger Ever

I stink at blogging lately, sorry! There seems to be a lot going on, I’ve felt a little overwhelmed at times. First off, its Christmas time, enough said. Then of course I’m dashing off to foreign countries for long weekend getaways, but mostly I blame my computer (why won’t you let me spend my time on the internet, why oh why????).

I’ve had my computer for over 4 years, which means I’m working with a dinosaur here, any money spent, should go to a brand new toy. So Dave and I have been doing lots of research on new laptops. It seems most are almost awesome except for things like short battery life, bad speakers, to name a few. Would it not make sense for computer companies to see what is keeping their laptop from being super awesome and fix that problem? I think Toshiba, Dell, and HP should hire me immediately, I’m on to something they seem to be overlooking. I think we have finally narrowed it down and a purchase will hopefully happen this weekend. It’s sad to say, I feel a little stressed that I only have 30 mins of computer time, it’s making me less productive I think because I either waste time trying to figure out what to use my precious time doing on the computer or I do nothing at all. And then I have no idea what I am doing with my time, I need a working computer to feel whole again. Dang, I hate being so dependent on technology!

Funny I should feel this way at home, because when I went to Mexico for the wedding, I didn’t have a computer, I didn’t have cell phone access and it was awesome! Of course my days were spent relaxing by the pool and drinking fruity drinks, so maybe instead of a new laptop I should just move to a tropical paradise.

The wedding was beautiful and the nice little break from the cold was so nice. Taking a vacation during the winter to a warmer destination is a brilliant idea. I did feel like quite the dumb American, not being able to converse more than Hello in Spanish. I’m hoping to improve my Spanish language skills, the knowledge is in my brain somewhere, after all I took 4 years in high school. Since I’m already familiar, I just need to relearn, I’m going the cheap route here. I’m all set up for a couple ‘Learn Spanish’ podcasts and the internet is helpful for translation (or at least seeing the words in writing). As I improve I hope to maybe go to some Spanish meet-ups and try to converse with others that are trying to learn just like me. I should probably start DVRing some Dora too.

Ok, I have 20 mins left, time to go.

Hasta Luego!

We are living in a computer world…

…and I am a computer girl!

As I was online shopping tonight, my computer decided it was a great time to inform me he was having some issues. Turns out my battery isn’t charging, my power adapter works fine, my battery will charge in another computer, there is some kind of disagreement between my computer, adapter, and my battery. So I can use my computer as long as I find another way to charge the battery. Obviously this is just a temporary solution and I won’t be able to waste hours on my computer. I didn’t realize how addicted I was to my computer until I realized I’m going to have to find other ways to use up my time without mush use of a computer.

Good thing I just came up with 100 goals for myself to be completed in the next 100 days. Maybe I’m starting my new years resolutions earlier, but I’m trying to be more organized and writing stuff down helps we actually get things done. I have a few (one very big!) goals in the next 100 days I would like to complete, so I thought why not add about 95 more to work on. Expect a full on presidential address when my 100 days in complete!

I’m going to Mexico in 2 days! Last wedding of the year. Enjoy the cold my friends (or enjoyable but not Mexico weather to my Cali peeps), I will be lying on the beach, drink in my hand, deciding whether I should stick with a PC or get a Mac. Can’t wait!