By ‘here’ I of course mean my email address, I managed to jump on the gmail bandwagon pretty early on when it was considered a great thing to get an invite (just before everyone had so many they couldn’t give ’em away) now I may have to be changing things a bit according to a post I just read on the wiredhound blog (another MBL browse by)
Never mind eh?! I could always learn how to set up outlook express and use the defunct email facility I have with my hosting package (defunct because I have no use for it at present) It’s kind of odd how patchy my pc knowledge is really, I can use things like dreamweaver and photoshop, but I’ve never touched access and I’ve no clue how to create a pdf document or a powerpoint presentation. I think I really need to go back to school and learn a few basics – maybe this back to work lass can offer some suggestions on April 23rd – assuming the appointment isn’t re-scheduled, it being a govt. office thing and all..
I went out to the library today and picked up a few books seeing as all I’m good for is reading at present – I’m too distracted for anything else and my memory is so pants I forget what drink I’m supposed to be making in the time it takes me to walk from the front room to the kitchen and I need reminding at least twice before the kettle has a chance to boil (damned irritating it is too I can assure you! Still, there’s people worse off than me out there – I may feel like an idiot but at least I have the energy and strength to be making myself a drink in the first place so it’s not all bad eh?!)
Anyhow, I have to say ‘This book will save your life’ by a.m. homes is an absolute corker! I read it today and found myself laughing out loud and just feeling great at certain points in the story, I was a tad disappointed in the way it ended – not because it’s a bad ending, I just wanted more, I didn’t want the book to stop.
It’s not often I feel that way about this kind of book, I’m more of a sci-fi/ fantasy lass as anyone who’s been around here a few months will already know. It left me wanting to go out and do something nice for a random stranger off the street – never a bad sentiment to be left with, but it made me think (thinking is good)
Why is it that of all the people I know, the nastiest more self absorbed types are the ones who don’t like to read? Perhaps if everyone could get sucked into a book like this the world would be a better place, perhaps it’s for those people we have films like ‘pay it forward’ (which came from a book by Catherine Ryan Hyde) There are a lot of thoughts running through my head since reading that book, thoughts about the relationship I have with various members of my family, thoughts about the identities of the people with whom I connect online – but it’s all too much of a mishmash to write about coherently – especially with the added disadvantage of struggling for words that used to come easily.
All I can say is, read the book, maybe it will speak to you the way it spoke to me, if not, well you can always put it down.