Wednesday, 3 June 2009

3rd & 4th June

Friday 3 1977
German exam = dead hard
Bought a T-shirt (after a rubbish day what else do you do but shop?... yes it is our genes)
Phoned Bev
Went the 'J's'
Got £3.50 wages

Thursday 3 1982
Meal at Que Pasa
(Que Pasa Cantina is situated in the trendy area of Lark Lane in Liverpool. In the 80s I went there a lot and I am amazed it is still there, although it looks different from how I remember it. It had an authentic Mexican feel to it back then, a bit rough and ready but with the most fantastic food... I had my first taste of soured cream, enchiladas. guacamole etc... I was converted instantly.)
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I am back on line beautifully now. My old boy PC that has been crawling along for a while now finally died yesterday morning. So yesterday I had to go and buy a lappytop as Teen is mid exams and needs BBC Bitesize for revision (my how times have changed where we had our exercise books which we had completed through the build up to final exams plus the library).
She has had Maths, English and History this week with another English paper tomorrow. Next week is History and Science and then that is it my Teen has left Senior School......

I am grieving for the loss of 'old boy PC' as it has a wealth of scanned, saved info... particularly years of Family History research I have done. I know some is saved on disc, as I had a feeling all was not well but a lot isn't saved on disc.... I need to find a glorious geek to see if it can be rescued

We do have another lappytop which I bought last year which for no reason I or others can fathom will not connect to the net anymore. Anyway I did a swift price check around Manchester on deals available and bought a Compaq HDMI. It is very whizzy (dancing)... but my goodness I have had to dig deep into the memory banks to remember passwords that have been saved automatically for ages !!! Quite a challenge .....

Thankfully dear Compaq has a 5-in-1 card reader too so I can download my photos of the SD card plus others are saved on Flickr too ...

This weekend I liberated the garden umbrella out of the shed... usually it means that the weather will then be rubbish ..... but surprisingly it has been so fabby

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Stop Press ..... from my cuz CKX.....Stop Press ........

If you receive an email from the Department of Health telling you not to eat tinned pork because of swine flu - ignore it.

It's just spam.


lol x

19 comments:

gitwizard said...

New lappy sounds great, will your Teen let you use it?

Just been looking at your Flikr photos, love the cloud formations on the Scotland shot, but what's that in the middle?

Looks like a mushroom cloud!

I warned you about those dodgy Russian sites, that poor pooch should never wear that colour!

fracas said...

lol on the spam sis! My sis in oz sent me a list of those funnies and I'm going to post it shortly.

So glad you're good to go with a new unit.

(By that I meant the computer, not one of the male gender species thing... :giggles:)

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Good luck to Teen for the rest of her exams .... I wonder what her spelling is like? ..... oh well.

I'm sure you'll find someone to help you retrieve lost data - nightmare! and don't talk to me about passwords - double nightmare!!!

nursemyra said...

so glad you're back online. and thanks for the timely warning ;-)

diane said...

#2 son's roomie spilled a glass of orange juice all over son's laptop and it died spectacularly - containing all his A level course work - which of course was not all backed up.
We manage to find a very nice man who rescued the lot in the nick of time for a substantial fee but it was worth it!
Good luck with your retrieval :)

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I like spam although I haven't had it for years ..... just sayin'

70steen said...

GW ~ funnily you should ask if teen will let me use the new lappy... I have just kicked her off it as she is watching Big Brother ... it was a bit of a scuffle lol

Do you mean this photo http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3384/3557628188_911ba48092_o.jpg

I think it is a deep wood ... it looks like a 'landing strip' though ;-)

70steen said...

Dear Frac~ yep so far so good ... lovin' the new machine far more coperative than a male gender [although he is called Larry Lappytop lol]

70steen said...

DP ~ apart from Math she seems to think she is doing ok ... only Science and History to go now .... I think these days spelling is optional lol

70steen said...

Nm ~ glad to be back ... & yes back up all the way from now on

70steen said...

Diane ~ oh my I bet that was a HUGE panic moment .... I will have to get on and find someone in the next few weeks.. at least I am on line and the stuff on the hard drive isn't going anywhere... :-)

70steen said...

DP# its not your birthday yet... you could hint to Tiggz or Pen for some for Fathers Day !!!

Anonymous said...

Yep that's the one, easier to see atomic blasts when they're 'blown up'. Great sky.....

Anonymous said...

Ooops, i've hit the wrong bit

70steen said...

is that you GW gone all anonymous on me .. I love dramatic skies I hope you checked out the views from a train.. there are some great ones there

nospacesnospecials said...

Yeah, that was me, don't know why my gravatar won't work here, it's ok on new site.

Great photos from train, did you have to manipulate them any after shooting through windows?

70steen said...

Hi GW~ I just cropped a couple but most where just resized... I am just going to visit your new home :-)

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Father's Day!!!!!! ....... brilliant

70steen said...

DP ~ see I am not as blonde as I seem?