Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Super Bowl Survivor

Wow, that was quite a game. I live in upstate NY and they all root for the Bills here. I was transplanted here about 8 years ago from Pittsburgh territory. One never leaves Pittsburgh or the Steelers ...once the black and gold is in your blood (this is done in the hospital just after you are born and just remains forever)...it is a part of your very existence. Black and gold blood sustains the body ...makes us STRONG !
Well, we were all gathered in the TV room (only one non Pittsburgh viewer) eating, drinking and enjoying the game. I used to have Steeler tickets...back in the Bradshaw era, so I spent endless hours in the cold watching them play. I am used to being scared to death that they will loose. However it has been years since I have been whiped into a frenzy. I lost the Steeler tickets in a divorce, so my last 20 years have been calm during games. I am 62 and I thought that I was above screaming, dancing, and yelling nasty words to another team...evidently not. I had a wonderful time, got up early the next day and played Steeler songs on the CD. Hubby went to work and played the Steeler Polka most of the day in the office. (This is very painful to a non-Pittsburgher) The Pennsylvania Polka was transformed into a Steeler song long ago and is sacred. Our Terrible Towel is in a place of glory here in the North. Most New Yorkers have no clue...must be their blood is red. Who knew ?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Confessions of a Computer Idiot

I am really trying to make a statement here, however everything continues to come against me. I am 62 years old and grew up with typewriters. I have learned the ways of the computer on my own and really cannot claim any major understanding. I wanted to add a photo today. LOL there are not enough hours in the day to figure this one out. I am a retired English/Reading teacher and I still have a reading problem when it comes to computers...where on earth is the dictionary for icons? Well, I'll figure it out...hopefully before I pass into Heaven's glory.

I have a wonderful web site www.chancerylaneprimitives.com and I am also learning to dabble in it with the help of my super Web Master, Lisa and  Graphic Designer, Denise(Two Friends Designs). Those of you in the know of computers have no idea of we who suffer in the hinterlands of confusion. The directions for this blog read easily, seem simple and forthright...however I must have a gene of understanding missing. I start each day eager to move ahead with my learning this art...and usually end up with a piece of chocolate cake in my mouth ( did I tell you I am an emotional eater?) Needless to say I can see a horrid weight gain coming along if this keeps up. I am foregoing the photo at this point just based on health reasons. Keep following this and see how old I will actually be when I finally learn.