Friday, January 4, 2013

ARRRGGGHHH. I mean, Friday Finds!

Laptop power waning. Helen's Patience... almost as tapped out as her after Christmas bank account!

Slim pickin's around our place - where's the pie?  I didn't buy this awesome desert stand to hold a bunch of stinkin' fruit!

The only thing worse than a laptop on the fritz?

a really creepy guy watching you unbutton your workshirt?


A BRAND NEW LAPTOP! UGH. I am not kidding. Got a fab new laptop a few days ago and am having fits mastering it. Managing photos is especially vexing!

Ha ha! Girls! They just don't have the capacity for technical things like these here new-fangled cameras. Yeah, but they do usually remember to put on pants before they meet up with a friend.

So it looks like I have a little housekeeping to do.

This is what Helen means when she says a LITTLE housekeeping. She brings in some goofy 'Suzy Goose' and tells her it's "FUN"!

Hoping to get a handle on things over the weekend and be out blog hopping and back to creating... ridiculing... solving problems next week

 In the meantime how about a rousing game of - you know you are a blogger when...

You know you are a blogger when you find an awesome piece of vintage jewelry you want to sparkle in the sun so you just clean the spot on the window that will show in the photo.

The smudgy bits are reflections not dirt, I swear.


Or - You know you are a blogger if you have more than once actually said aloud: I wonder if the cat will sit still long enough for me to get a pic of her wearing this?
 



You know you are a blogger when you will photograph your finds against your bathroom rug if it creates an interesting background.



Finally, you know you are a blogger when your computer sputters, you go get a new one and you consider taking it back because it's too hard to load new photos on the ()*&^$@! thing!


Joining Pink Saturday - if I can find my way back here on this new contraption!
     
 
   

39 comments:

  1. Dear Helen, I am thinking of getting a new computer also. I have no clue to as to what I might need , other than the biggest blinking memory I can afford. I really need a beginner's class in computers....I feel so lame. xoxo,Susie

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    1. I had no idea how long it had been since I'd had a new one - it seemed maybe 3 years but it had been 6!!!

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  2. Oh Helen, you are so funny...but I can so relate. HATE to get a new computer and have to learn everything. Got new Smart Phone last week ~ the phone may be smart...guess not me. Almost took a hammer to it, LOL! :)

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    1. I hear that - my phone is way smarter than me, but then so are most of my kitchen appliances.

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  3. I can so relate to the "You know you're a blogger if..." things. You wouldn't believe all the things I've used as backgrounds for photos. Oh...yes, you would. :)

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    1. Yup! It gets harder the better cameras get, though. I may actually have to clean more before I take shots.

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  4. That's how I felt about my new smart phone last month. One of us was definitely smart and it wasn't me. :)
    Laura

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    1. LOL - seems being outwitted by technology is a shared problem!

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  5. Oh my! Life is challenging if you're a blogger! And I have laughed and laughed at the men models....and your captions! Someone that doesn't sound nice...laughing at people! But you know me! Hope you get things figured out. My hubby is a computer whiz...I better not laugh at him or he won't help me! Sweet hugs!

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    1. I MEANT...someHOW that doesn't sound nice. This @#&*( computer!

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    2. I KNOW - my phone and computer BOTH mess up the perfectly wise things that I type into them. Why? I just love those catalog fellas - what were they going for with those looks and poses?

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    3. They were just trying to get our attention! lol Have a fun weekend! I'm going to the old thrift store tomorrow...wish you could go with me! Hugs!

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  6. The underwear ads made me laugh. And made me remember saving a Sears catalog for years because it had a little boo-boo in one of the underwear ad pics that made the news. Remember that one? I don't know what became of the catalog. And don't ask why I even kept it as long as I did. LOL!

    Good luck in getting the loading of photos figured out! And have a nice weekend.

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    1. Now I bet you wished you had kept it a bit longer so you could share online, huh?

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  7. Love your post. You put a bright spot in a dreary day here. Sorry you are having computer issues. I do good using my desk type. Never would figure out a laptop.

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    1. Love my laptop... well I DID. Sometimes newer isn't always better though.

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  8. I am with YOU! My computer crashed so after a MONTH of waiting for my hubby to reload all of my stuff on another computer I am still trying to get things set back up! No fun!
    Sweet post, love the little Bissell sweeper picture, memories! Also your kitty...sooo sweet! You got a great shot there!
    Thanks so much for visiting me, hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  9. Computers are great... when they work! Love your cat, she's a cutie-Happy Weekend:@)

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    1. it's a must for bloggers to have cute pets that put up with a lot, right?

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  10. I'm not a nice person.....I laughed freely, nay, uproariously at the photos and captions! Computer problems? Take two shots of bourbon and call me in the morning.

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    1. I'm afraid I'll spill the bourbon on my keyboard!

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  11. I just discovered your blog via Pink Saturday--and I can tell I'm going to enjoy visiting you! I love how a blogger cleans just enough of the window to take a photo! :-)

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    1. Then you will like it here - I try to clean as little as possible!

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  12. You know you're a blogger when you've never met half of your closet friends! Haha - those ads of men showing off their cameras? What were they thinking? HNY Dear HH. xoxo Nancy

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    1. Good one! I have no clue about those guys, I mean I guess they wanted to look like they weren't just standing around but a camera?

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  13. LOL- You know you are a blogger if you stay up until you can hardly keep your eyes open because you don't want to miss Helen Hartman's pictures! xo Diana

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    1. LOL - or tell everyone "Hold your horses. we'll go when I finish reading NanaDiana takes a break.

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  14. Happy Pink Saturday!!
    And a blessed 2013...I know God has good things for us this year..stop by "My Sweet Prairie Home" and take a look around...

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  15. I've just bought an iPad, and I can't manage my blog on it so I have to post my poems to my steam computer upstairs!

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    1. I avoided an iPad for just that reason - how to blog on it!

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  16. Can you believe we did crap like that to our little girls? Got them cleaning crap?!
    I always enjoy your posts, though. Remembering to wear pants to meet up with friends.

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    1. With you on the things given little girls - I was always given that stuff. Maybe that's why I hate to clean now :). BUT this Christmas I saw a set not unlike the one shown in the 1957 ad at Target! Yes, in the GIRL aisle.

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  17. Your cake holder photo is fabulous despite the lack of cake. It is perfect for pesky New Year Resolutions.

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    1. I LOVE it. I feel like my kitchen will soon be a diner. Maybe I can hire a cook!

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  18. Oh gosh! Kitty necklace pic is so sweet. I have one of my dog wearing a fancy vintage necklace and I love it. *hehehe*
    I DO take pics on weird backgrounds! If I had a bath mat as cute as that I would do the same. =D

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    1. Bloggers and doggies gotta do what they gotta do!

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