Sunday, October 10, 2010


Here is a list of just a few of my favorite things:

- CT
- chocolate
- Katie & Ella
- a good romantic comedy (aka, a chick flick)
- scrapbooking
- pizza
- my "Favorites" list on my computer...

So, CT and I have two computers... one laptop, one desktop.  Makes sense, right? Two of us, two computers.   Unfortunately, our desktop computer died about a month ago.  At the time we bought it, it was a top-of-the-line Dell, complete with a larger monitor and a six-speaker, surround sound, subwoofer system.  (According to CT, we REALLY REALLY REALLY needed these six speakers when we first bought this computer.  Oh yeah, and I think we've used this surround sound system a total of about a five times in the last five years.  I digress.)

After a little research, we finally bought a new desktop computer (only the tower, because that is all we needed), and I am happy to say that it is up and working, along with Microsoft Office 2010.  This, in and of itself, is a miracle considering CT and I are pretty clueless when it comes to computers.  (And FYI - the big yellow "office" button at the top left on Office 2007 is now gone -- instead, there are now more tabs on Office 2010.)

I did not realize how much I missed having a desktop computer.  I love having a large monitor (my oh my, our blogs looks so much better on a large monitor!) and I love having my wireless, ergonomic keyboard back.  So as I happily clicked away, I automatically clicked on the "Favorites" tab, and low and behold, I saw - nothing.  NOTHING.  Oh no!  A moment of panic.  All my favorite websites and blogs that I visit on a daily basis are gone.  (Actually, not gone, they just don't exist on this new computer.)  All of Ella's favorite games that she plays from Nick Jr. and Barbie websites are gone too (and she knows exactly how to find them all on the "Favorites" tab.)  Heck, it took me a minute to figure out how to even find my own blog.

Having a "Favorites" list on the computer is the equivalent of using a calculator for math calculations.  Use a calculator for math, you forget how to do calculations manually (or become too lazy).  Use your "Favorites" list too often, you forget the actually website addresses to your favorite sites.

So after the Bears football game today, my computer project is to rebuild my "Favorites" list.  After all, why do things manually when the answer can be just one click away!


  1. true!! Same thing with phone numbers. All I need to do is press my speed dial so I can never remember my daughter's phone numbers. Not a good thing as one ages, lemme tell ya!!!
    Congrats on the new desktop!

  2. Oh NOOO.. recreating a favorites list is hard core. The good news is, you get to "clean it up." I don't know about you - but I end up "adding to favorites" more times than necessary!

    PS- Congrats on the new PC!

  3. I yai yai that's awful but soon you'll have it just the way you want it and it will be worth it in the end!

    Good luck!!

  4. ok so when adding your favs don't forget trying to help. ;) I use my 12 year old son's laptop a lot, I encouraged my parents to get him a laptop for homework...and for some selfish reasons aswell. Did you know Windows 7 has a "Blog" tool in "works" that will send your post right to your blog? I tryed it once and it froze up and I lost my post...I'm clueless when it comes to tech stuff.


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