Thursday, June 11, 2009

Drinks and Laptops...Not a Good Mix...

So... we are in Jacksonville...here on business...Hubby had the laptop at a restaurant and he spilt his drink all over it...so laptop is in the hospital and not expected to make it!

So, we have been without internet for about two days...not pretty!

I have been cranky...possible detoxing from blogging withdrawals! We bought a Aprire One Acer...I think it's called a Netbook...I like it, although it is tiny! I need it for email, transferring funds between accounts and OH... BLOGGING!



I realized I had a problem when I was at the pool and there was a preteen sitting by the pool with her laptop and it was all I could do not to try and take it from her...



Hi...my name is Ronda and I realize I am powerless over blogging and I am an addict!



I have been busy reading and I have read some great books...

My friend Carrie at Candid Carrie says she only writes non-fiction and I have read two memoirs back-to-back that reminded me so much of her and her sense of humor...I can see us all reading her books some day!

I read Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking ...this is her memoir detailing her life with celebrity parents, addiction to drugs and alcohol and her treatment for manic depression. It doesn't sound like it would be funny but it was very funny!

The second book I read was also a memoir and it was I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron ...this is a favorite author of mine and I love her real life story...she writes from her heart and she also happens to be hysterically funny!

I have loved biographies , autobiographies and memoirs since third grade when I read all the Presidents biographies which turned into a love of history. I now love to read memoirs because it's the authors version of history that is told and I find that an interesting perspective.

I have read the novel The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold for Blogging book club and I am dying to blog about it but I won't... I'll wait until after my guest blogger Rhonda from A Day in Rhonda's Life blogs first about it....
I will say that the real life story of Alice Sebold sounds more interesting to me than her novel...she has quite the survival story and I find that very inspiring!

9 comments:

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

there there! You can Do it!!! ;)

Looks like you didn't need to...get rid of the addiction, I mean!! Just don't neglect the spouse and kids!! LOL!!

Wow! I really really want to get back to reading every time I read your posts about the books you read! My wish list is getting bigger and bigger!!

Betty said...

I´m with Roshni. Every time I read your recommendations, I look for those books. But I have so little time to read, since my blogging addiction is about as big as yours....
Hope you get your laptop back soon!!

Heather of the EO said...

I love that you read so much and can share it.

I'm addicted blogging to, of course.

I had a picture in my mind of you attacking the teens with laptops, throwing them in the pool and then sitting down to blog while sipping a cocktail...

close, huh? :)

Teri said...

Beverages + laptops = disaster. Ugh.

Karyn said...

I love Carrie Fisher. She wrote Postcards From the Edge. The movie has Shirley McClane and Merryl Streep and I always watch the rerun.
Lovely Bones in on the list to read-right along with The Shack which is collecting dust, but Brenda says use a Dollar Store paintbrush for nooks and crannies.
And no, I have not been drinking! Love you!

Jennifer said...

Oh no--I'm sorry about your laptop!!

Thanbks for all the good book recommendations!

Lauren said...

I wish you did take the computer from the teen. THAT would have been a funny story. LOL

Cozyflier said...

Amazing how we become addicted to technology!

I can see the headline now, Crazed Woman Throws Teen in Pool for Laptop!!!!


Great recommendations for books! Now to find time to read!

Rhonda said...

I just wanted to let you know not to worry (after you read my blog). I will still write the book club post. My cousin will be writing her opinions also.

I've started Alice Sebold's memoir, but got side tracked. It seems it will be good, but a hard read.