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Zoomity! Thank goodness I got to sleep in both yesterday and today because it's non-stop go go go otherwise.

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Sweden allllmost won Eurovision but got shoved under at the end by Azerbajian and Italy. Which was good considering Sweden's song wasn't very good. But which was bad since the 2 that beat it were actually WORSE.

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I have had it up to HERE with malfunctioning computer-y things. The router or the wireless or the internet or SOMETHING doesn't work right and it keeps disconnecting, constantly. We have to constantly disable and reconnect and inbetween restart the router manually, and despite having a hub and wireless and whatever the hell it all is, only one device works on it at a time, which means I can't work on my laptop if anyone is on the PC and vice versa and don't even get me started on trying to throw the iPad or iPhone or the HDTV in the playroom into the mix. ONE internet-connected item at a time. ARGH.

And then! THEN! For the second time, I get a message when I connect to iTunes that there is an upgrade for the iPad and I warily click OK and damn it all to hell if I don't lose the iPad AGAIN and have to restore it (from a different machine AGAIN) to factory defaults, losing all my in-app purchases AGAIN. ARGH ARGH

GAH.

Remember the good old days when people just wrote letters? And played cards and board games? And looked up things in that row of books: the Encyclopedia? Those good old days are looking pretty good again right now.

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Mom and I are going to Squam! Well, sort of...I have to work so we can't actually attend the whole thing. BUT! We get to go hang out at the end and visit the Squam Art Fair and see Elizabeth and OMG I can't wait, I'm so excited it makes me hyperventilate every time I think about it.

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Yesterday the wind zoomed in and shook things up and was itself chased by cold temperatures and POURING rain. It rained so hard for half an hour that the water was bouncing off the streets. Lilacs have exploded and everywhere I go I see them: huge bushes and trees of light and dark purple and white. We've tried twice to grow lilacs in our yard but our soil is so sandy they just die. I keep having to restrain myself from stopping and stealing them from over hedges and garden fences. They're SO beautiful. Any other month you have no idea how much of the greenery in Sweden is actually lilacs, but in May: kaboom! Lilac country! Between that and the rapeseed, May is certainly decked out to the nines!

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Anders leaves for Germany for tomorrow. He's back Thursday night and then leaves again on Saturday for 2 weeks in Bangkok. Nearly 3 weeks! URGH. Three weeks is much too long.

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Everything tastes boring to me right now...I'm sick of all the same old dishes and flavors. Throw some (easy) recipes at me!

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Blowing Belling Blossoming Belated Birthday Wishes to redpirk!
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I heard this on the radio this morning and I want to try it: Take a tablespoon or so of olive oil and heat it with some garlic in the skillet. Then put in some cherry tomatoes. When they get good and hot, put in a filet of fish (I forget which fish he was recommending but really what does it matter?) and pass it under a really hot broiler. The garlic and tomato make a great sauce beneath the fish. Haven't tried it yet, but sounds good and...even better...will fit right into my diet. Yes...again...I'm on a diet. Sigh.

Yummo! Sounds very de-lish. I think salmon! But I always think salmon! :D

Here's the Link

Listen to this segment. That fish recipe is in there:
http://www.npr.org/2011/05/15/136274662/eating-fish-sustainably-for-cod-and-country#136274197

I keep wanting to improve our internet connectivity but I need to do something about the computers first so I keep not doing anything. Both of our computers are so old, and with such limited memory capacity, that it's not possible to upgrade them to the point where they would play nicely with new routers and such. We have to reboot the modem a lot more often than I'd like and whenever my mother is visiting, she manages to lock it up and every computer in the house gets dropped as a result.

We've tried several things, but so far nothing has worked :( It's awfully annoying.

(Anonymous)

Lilacs are my absolute favorite!!! I couldn't have them in Houston, so when I moved back to Kansas seven years ago, the first thing I did was plant a lilac hedge. They are really coming into their own now!

And you will so enjoy Squam - I'm glad you get to at least hang out!!

- Heather

We've planted lilacs twice but they just die in our terrible sandy soil. Still, I'll try again at some point.

I've been thinking the same thing about dinner. Going to try the fish suggestion above.

WOW! You get to go to Squam, so excited for you! Can't wait to hear about it!

I can't wait! (assuming the world doesn't end on Saturday, of course :P )

(Anonymous)

Technology, so wonderful when it works and so darn annoying and stressful when it doesn't!

Has it been sorted out yet?

What use do you see for the iPad? I have had the opportunity to try one now for work and I have to say I am not very impressed. It can't do anything but surf the net and even that is a bit wacky. When the ipad gets more of the features of a laptop as file managing, that's when I will start to get interested.

Mia

http://mias.blogg.se

We all like the iPad a lot. Mostly because it's portable, I think. I use it to download magazines instead of buying them in paper, though I haven't gone the next step for books, since I LOVE reading real books.

Mostly, it's web-surfing, checking email, and playing games, though. It's not a work computer, but I didn't buy it for that, either.

Edited at 2011-05-19 07:42 pm (UTC)

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