An update to my post about the Phantom of the Laptop…
This morning the phantom struck again, at the same keyboard keys I have had trouble with. And rebooting the laptop twice did not solve the problem.
So in an act of desperation, I lifted my laptop off the table, and firmly tapped the bottom of it underneath the acting-up letters (YES, it was a “tap”; I did not “hit” my computer, although I wanted to).
Presto. It now works perfectly. So maybe the phantom is just wanting a massage or something. So I’ll try the tapping thing for awhile.
When I was a music major in college, I had to listen to a lot of
crap progressive music. And call it “art.” Because that’s what music majors do.
See, we didn’t just listen to Beethoven, Brahms, and Wagner (pronounced, “VAHG-ner”). We listened sometimes to this really weird experimental stuff. Stuff done with electronic sound devices instead of instruments even. Really weird stuff. And it’s “art”–I know, because the professors told me it was. Apparently some guy even wrote a song with 4 minutes and 33 seconds of silence and called it music. (Now that’s enough to wake you up on a Monday morning.)
As you may recall, a couple of weeks ago I invited you to vote in an online “Pampered Pet” photo contest for our dog, Jordy. I put a convient link in the sidebar to remind everyone to vote.
There are now over 4000 entries. And Jordy has held his own for awhile, but it’s been harder to keep him in the running.
You might say he’s been, um…tailing in the polls. 🙂
Here’s the entry below! (Isn’t he cute?)
Hat tip to Kathy at “the carnival in my head.” In a recent post, she had this idea of sharing the more memorable quotes that had happened in her life. I thought it was a cool idea, so I’m stealing it. (Actually, more like “borrowing” it.)
Here are some of the more memorable quotes in my life, in no particular order…
“Good people do bad things.”
–A chaplain at ORU, trying to explain to me the politics behind the firing of our campus worship leader, for whom I had played the piano during my freshman year.
I don’t know why, but it seems like I just can’t write this post.
I’ve sat several times in front of this computer, trying to figure out what to say, or what’s on my mind. I have a few thoughts swirling around, but nothing right now that I can really verbalize. I have a few drafts sitting here and there, but nothing I feel is ready to publish.
Hey, everyone…do The Wild One and me a favor…
Look at the picture of our dog Jordy below! (If you’re viewing this in a reader, you’ll probably need to click through to see it!)
Cute, isn’t he?
This photo is entered in a “pampered pets” contest! If you like the picture, click on the link and vote for Jordy!
And you can keep voting, too! Once every 8 hours, if you like! There’s a hyperlink posted in the right sidebar of this blog under “Vote For Jordy!” Until the contest ends, this link will be on this page! Click the link and vote!