The Weekly Update: 5/22/16

Would you believe I have no news this week? My life has just been same old, same old. The laptop has been shipped off for repair for the third time. The weather has been nicely hot, though a bit stormy, which sucks for grocery shopping. I'm all caught up on my shows. Oh, I am dealing with Best Buy and a rather large refund I never received, and I'm starting to get worried, but someone is working...
 

The Weekly Update: 5/15/16

MY LAPTOP IS STILL BROKEN. I just... *sigh* How hard is it, really, to CHECK that the computer is working before sending it back? I mean, the second I took it out of the box, it was already turning itself on and off like it's been doing since the first time I sent it in. Literally, before I even had the chance to hit the power button myself, which means it had to have been doing that since they...
 

The Weekly Update: 5/8/16

I really didn't have a very exciting week. That's not a bad thing, it just doesn't give me a whole lot to talk about. My laptop came back, but it was still acting weird when I first turned it on, so I need to kind of test it out a bit more to see if it's actually working :-/ Some better news is that I've finally started catching up on the few shows I watch that I had fallen behind on (i.e....
 

The Weekly Update: 5/1/16

So I've been really stressed and tired and a little out of it lately, but I actually had a pretty good week both on and off the blog. And the comments I've gotten this week on the discussion post have been off the chain! (I've never used that phrase before, seemed like fun to give it a try. How'd I do?) Seriously though, I love when discussion posts turn into actual discussion. You guys are the...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/24/16

I had a few incidents this week, one with the AC and one with some freaky-ass spider-looking/giant-mosquito-looking bugs, but both were handled without too much trouble. And I even have a bit of good news this week! So I have this *other* laptop that was the first laptop I ever owned and served me well for like six years (ok maybe not *well* for the last couple years, but it worked, at least)...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/17/16

Let's see... no word on the laptop yet (though this one is getting even slower), no crazy dreams, no ridiculous lawn mowing or construction---I don't even know what to talk about this week! But quite frankly I'm not complaining since I'd rather not have computer troubles and loud noises when I'm trying to sleep. I do have lots of bookish things to share though, so I'll just skip right to...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/10/16

So my laptop is being sent BACK to the repair center. Thankfully they're paying shipping this time, but they better not try to charge me now that my warranty has expired because it's not my fault they didn't fix it while it was still covered. Anyway, I have some more weird dream stuff to tell you all about! Except this time it's more of a recurring thing that's been happening rather than a...
 

The Weekly Update: 4/3/16

Did I not say---Did. I. Not. Say. Last week. That my computer would probably come back and end up not being fixed? BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED. Toshiba sent me back my "repaired" laptop, BUT IT'S STILL BROKEN. It's still doing the EXACT same thing I sent it in for. I am so exhausted and stressed from all this that I literally put a whole tray of broccoli in the oven the other night and waited...
 

Misadventures in Photoshop: In Which I Have Decided to Learn Photoshop

Normally Mondays on my blog are devoted to book covers, but, as you can see, I'm switching it up a bit this week. I recently decided that I want to learn Photoshop for real. I've always just played around with photo editing software, but I had never used legit Photoshop, and I had never actually sat down and tried to truly learn and understand it. But a few weeks ago I finally made this decision...
 

The Weekly Update: 3/27/16

I'm back to being computer-less since I no longer have the computer I was using temporarily :-/ But I'm crossing my fingers that I'll get mine back soon and that it will actually be fixed. (And don't worry, posts are already scheduled for this week!) As for my Kindle, it has now decided it's not going to open 90% of the books I have from Amazon because they're DRM protected. Even though I own...