Friday, January 27, 2006
LOOKING FOR FELLOW BLOGGERS IN FLORIDA
A few weeks ago I attended a computer club meeting at my development in Delray Beach. My hope was to meet people who are bloggers and to learn more about the computer. Before the meeting started I approached the president, introduced myself and told him what I wanted to find out.
When he called the meeting to order he introduced me and asked the group of about sixty seniors if there were any bloggers present. - no response - He added - "see Millie after the meeting if you have any questions."
No interest - no questions.
I attended one computer club meeting last season and as I remeber it, this meeting had the same content: Where to buy cartridges at a low price, be careful when you buy a printer at a low price, the cartridge is not full etc. etc.
Next they talked about digital cameras, taking pictures, and keeping your photos in a file on the computer. I don't have a camera so that part of the program was not of interest to me.
That club is off my list.
Yesterday I attended a seminar at the Delray Beach Public Library entitled "Writing Your Blog." Six people attended. The only one that had a blog was the instructor who has been doing it for four months. She started out by telling the group about the difference between a website and a blog and what to consider when you blog.
It felt good to be able to contribute some things that I know about blogging. I could have said a lot more but I did not want to take away from the contributions of the leader and the class. If I see the instructor doing another class, I would go. I liked her.
I have already received a few e-mails from a couple of people from the class who are eager to set up a blog, and they are making progress!
Remember the movie, "Looking for Mr.Goodbar?" Diane Keaton's character, Theresa Dunn was looking for men in all the wrong places, I guess I'm looking for bloggers in all the wrong places too, but I will not give up the ship, and will keep looking for fellow bloggers.
I realize now how rare a senior blogger is!
Thursday, January 19, 2006
EATING IN AND OUT IN FLORIDA
To make life easier in Florida you must have a plan.
The plan is not to do much cooking. Most of the week I succeed by the following method.
Idealy, I go out to eat twice a week, that means two doggy bags - that's four meals.
- One night I might make a steak, that's easy.
- One night I might make fish, that's easy.
- One night I might buy a prepared chicken from the market, that's very easy.
OR I might even cook something!
The other day I made a salmon pie which doesn't take much time and I get four serving out of it. It freezes well and all I have to do heat and eat!
Millie's Salmon Pie
1 tall can salmon, drained, bones and skin removed
l small can O & C Onion Rings
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon bread crumbs
Reserve some onion rings. Mix all remaining ingredients and place in a greased 8 or 9 inch cake pan. Top with reserved onion rings.
Bake in 350 oven for 3/4 hour.
Hint - Mixture with be loose, do not add more bread crumbs, as it bakes it firms up.
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
I SAW KING KONG
When I told my friends that I wanted to see King Kong they were not the least bit interested so I took myself off to see the movie one afternoon. There was a long line at the box office, most of the people were going to see Munich. There was only one other person at my movie
The first part of the movie takes place in New York city during the depression. I was pleasantly surprised to see Times Square, the old autos and the vaudville scenes. The background music was either a record by Al Jolson or a very good impersonator.
Jack Black plays the part of a struggling movie director who is desperately seeking thrills for his next movie. I couldn't take his roll seriously, keep thinking of him as a comic. By hook or crook he gets his ship, crew and cast together and off they go for the adventure of a lifetime. No screeming yet!!
Once they get on Skull Island the fun starts or should I say the screeming starts. I saw the original movie when I was about eight years old and do not remember such scarry screens. With modern technology, the special effects are sensational but I felt they went on too long.
To make a long story short, King Kong finally shows up, falls for Ann, rescues her from those horrible monsters and she realizes that she has nothing to fear, he's going to take care of her.
By this time most of the crew have died, the remaining members capture Kong and bring him back to the states.
You know the rest of the story. He escapes the theatre, climbs the Empire State Building and is shot down. Before he dies Ann is with him and you see the love in her eyes for the beast. I was so moved by that scene, there were tears in my eyes.
What a movie!!
Saturday, January 07, 2006
ANOTHER FLAT TIRE
In my last post I mentioned that I had a flat tire, no big deal, it happens, but when it happens again in less then a week, it is a big deal!
When I got the first flat I called AAA and they found that I had a nail in the tire, suggested I take it to a service station and get a plug for the tire. It's a good thing I took care of it promptly because a few days later I had ANOTHER flat tire.
This is what happened, I was on my way to the club house to attend a Computer Club meeting that I had been looking forward to, when I noticed the car sounded funny. Fortunately I just had a short distance to travel. When I got to the club house I saw that I had a flat tire, different tire than the first one.
I did not want to miss the Computer Club meeting so I waited until the meeting was over, called AAA and Kirk came to my rescue again. You see I am building up a relationship with my savior.
This time it was a piece of porcelain! Off I went to the Service Center, fellow took a look and said that he could not get the piece out, tire needs a patch!
After I learned what a patch would cost decided to buy a new tire.
When I got back home took a look around and saw many pieces of porcelain in the area. I am now parking in a guest spot.
When the hurricane hit this area porches and the washer dryers that they housed were thrown onto the streets and the remains still need to be cleaned up. I did call maintenace to report the mess but apparently they have more pressing work to do.
Such is life in sunny Florida.