Category: Steam Venting

My kind of Rant (or SoapBoxing).

Poor Sad Mac…

I love my MacBook; however, recently I found a receipt that reminded me that even a Mac wants some extra attention sometimes. Especially, with all the possible threats out there in cyberspace. ๐Ÿ˜

On Thursday, June 23, 2013, my MacBook encountered a file on its hard drive that was too confusing for it to sort out so it subsequently decided not to boot. I remember I investigated it long into the night then decided to take it to see a Mac Doctor at Mac Made Easy on June 24, 2013, for a ‘Physical Exam’!

During data backup, a file was discovered (title was something like …~.gif) that the backup kept failing on. We finally had it move this file to the trash, and immediately emptied the trash. Then the backup was started again. This time it worked; and when the Mac was again booted into Mac OS, it made a complete and ‘Happy Mac’ boot.

A full scan with Mac Tech Tools turned up no further issues with the directory structure; but a surface scan shows one error on the hard disk. It is not a serious error and is probably related to the Boot Camp partition so I carry on for now.

I just finished putting Mac back as I had configured before (minus the file-tangler), then ‘Business as Usual’ ๐Ÿ˜€



With Apple gaining in popularity, be certain that they will also draw the eye of a few ‘Crackers’ (Hackers with Mal intent)!

HAPPY MAC and HAPPY Computing!!!

There is a New LOVE in HIS Life…

Taxes are filed and birthdays are over. … I knew it was coming. … ๐Ÿ™ I suppose it would have been too much to hope for it to wait until after our Anniversary? …

He went out with her on Saturday night for a stroll along the beach and a nice, colorful sunset! He has put me on notice that he will be spending most of Sunday night with her as well. ๐Ÿ™

She is a 60D! (only a part of the reason he hooked up with HER)… :-O His other interest was only a 7D. ๐Ÿ˜ But I haven’t LOST to the “competition”, yet!!!!… Even though She IS a member of the prestigious Canon Family, She IS still only a DSLR…


The Canon 60D DSLR camera, image credit: Canon USA

The Canon 60D DSLR camera, image credit: Canon USA


Although to be fair, I HAVE also been a little obsessed or preoccupied lately with my Babies – Sofia and Ellure! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

So, we both have our hobbies, and need to feed them! … He has posted a photo or two taken with “HER” at A Darker View.


Michelle, my friend, Thank You for sharing this video! ๐Ÿ™‚

You Tube Link to “Magnificent”

Another Sunday Dive missed because…

I work at a pre-school … Well … In a round-about way, that is…

We do try to teach the children to “share” … ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Sometimes, maybe they get a little “carried away”?!?!? 8) It’s still the best job I can remember working in all of my work experience!

Continuing recovery from an unknown-not-before-dealt-with cold that my immune system was not prepared for, I remained at home while Andy packed up his gear and headed for Puakล, End-of-Road dive site :'(

While Andy and others were diving; and I, not having any new underwater photos to post my “WAAAAH” around, watched my favorite prime time shows online and found this video! ๐Ÿ˜Ž … Then linked to this video.

Since none of our usual group had “Slingshots”, I sure am GLAD that Andy and our diving group buddies only encountered a few Reef Sharks on their Sunday dive without me … ๐Ÿ˜› … ๐Ÿ˜‰

This way to “Disclaimers, propaganda, and defense pitches” –>>>>

Jeff L. is the winner of the “Join the Movement” grand prize trip to Italy….

Yes – “cheesy and corny”; but if I get just the slightest ‘reactive groan’ from Andy, then my intent has been accomplished; and I have obtained some satisfaction since he DID have sooooo much FUN!

AND… Yes – dive instructors as well as public relations officers are trying to “educate people so they don’t fear sharks” or harm sharks or chase sharks or …

This video is so off-the-wall silly with a ‘B’ rate movie feel that it should not be taken seriously by anyone except for the propaganda theme supporting the Slingshots and that it’s a clever contest entry! THAT WON! ๐Ÿ˜€

Jeff L. also mentions the necessity of having your equipment in good working order and this is important what ever you are doing. The rest is just plain FUN!

*A note that I filed away about these fins: The Aqua Lung Slingshots are a bit on the heavy side of the scale. If you are traveling much or very far, you may want to take into consideration the cost of checked baggage and the weight limits imposed. ๐Ÿ˜‰


*pronounced tris-?ki-?de-k?-‘fo-be-? or tris-,k?-,de-k?-‘fo-be-? according to Merriam-Webster online.
A long word stemming from the Latin and defined as ‘fear of the number 13’.

Although those afflicted with this very real condition are always finding ways around confronting the number 13, there is most commonly a rise in the concern for the fear of the number 13 when the thirteenth of a month lands on Friday.

Well, maybe this year there will be a nulling factor for Friday the Thirteenth (I mean the date, not the movie) because we, in fact, have two of them back-to-back.

Because we learn in math that two negatives make a positive, maybe that will hold true regarding Friday the thirteenth in February and March 2009?

We will take solace in this comforting thought and confront the third occurrence in November 2009 M U C H later in the year. After all, why rush the year any faster than it already is passing by?

Only the Best and Comfort to You!

I am so glad that I take numerous pictures!!!

Exceptionally glad that I take a lot of pictures that prompted me to take this picture some time ago…

A most interesting way to flower and spread.  A variety of Agave in my neighborhood and a well kept garden behind.

A most interesting way to flower and spread. A variety of Agave in my neighborhood and a well kept garden behind.

Because yesterday (June 23, 2008), it was made to look like this…
It must start with the removal of the old...

It must start with the removal of the old…

I guess the current owners have decided to do major re-landscaping or the Home Owner”s Association made them do it ๐Ÿ˜ Sometimes change must be endured… I am anticipating what they will do next…