Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Screen

So far I love our new computer...has lots of bells and whistles I'm still getting acquainted with. When the sweet man purchased it, they had no more of the screens that came with the computer, so it was ordered. It came 2 days ago and hubby installed it yesterday. Looks like a television set on my desk!!! It's 23" and quite a change from my little screen from my last computer.

Well, the problem is that it's hard to get accustomed to's so friggin' wide!!! I also bought new glasses, after 3 years of looking through glass/plastic. The bifocal is very strong but I know I've been operating with an old prescription and by old bifocal was being used for usual that's bad!! oey vey! So here I sit squinting at this mega screen, using the new bifocals and wondering where that little arrow get lost in all this wasteland of space and I'm constantly moving the keyboard to make room for the mouse in the search for the arrow.

I know, I'm complaining and I shouldn't...I've got more important things to complain about!!! Today I should go into the studio, but I still have to self-clean my oven. I waited till the temps fell in order go turn it on. It's blowing right now and in the 40's, probably colder with the wind chill...thank God, no snow!!! I know many of you are digging your way out the door every day while we bask in 60 degree weather most of the time. I usually don't even wear a sweater when the weather is like that....t-shirt, jeans or sweats....that's my winter wear. However, it's funny to see all these people wearing gloves, coats, woolly scarves, boots, you get the idea, just because the calender says it's a winter month. To be fair, I'm like my wonderful maternal grandmother, she was always hot, no matter what the temps were outside, so I've inherited that...made for a very miserable more hot flashes, just hot!!! LOL When I was in school, I recall all the cute coeds wearing their winter clothes in the Fall was still 90+ degrees outside, but they had to wear their new clothes. I don't remember dressing like that when I was in school the first time around, in the early 70's. My wardrobe in the summer and fall months were t-shirts, cut-offs and clogs, of course we were in that hippie stage of our lives. I remember some people wore no!!! You can fry on egg on the sidewalks during the heat....I know because most desert kids have tried it in the summer!!! LOL

Well again, I've gone into a tangent....first about the hu-eg screen that shines before me, my new glasses that are forcing me to see better and now the weather and English profs would cringe if they read my blogs!! Oh well, time to get the beans on and fire up that oven then go into my happy place and stare at the walls!! Peace out.


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh Georgina, when I bought my new monitor after the pold one started churning out SMOKE, I bought one of the wide ones, which--in the store--looked normal and greta,etc.
Then I get it home. It's like the the sun shining in my face; I can see nothing, and all BIG nothings!!! I had to do a lot of tinkering with the sizes available for the actual screen pic, then worked with the brightness (so I wouldn't have to wear those glasses welders wear) and finally, I got it set up okay.
But it IS an will love it after the initial blindness/shock/inability to find anything/resetting all the factory settings.
Trust me; this is the old fart luddite talking.
You'll love it! :)

Anne....and the phone did recharge! HAHAHA!!!!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

heh heh - I also have the 23" monitor - and I loved it.

But now I'm used to it. I want a BIGGER one now LOL.

Anonymous said...

Goergina, you crack me up,lol! Staring at the wall in your happy place,lol!
I know what you mean about a large screen. My hubbies dad so kindly bought us a new tv on boxing day in the sales. Wide screen is so wierd. Older programs, theirs heads look warped! Everyone seems bigger than life. Hopefully we both soon will just look and not even think?



P.s I liked reading about your new ventures, they are good moan's!

yoborobo said...

Georgina - you are so funny! I can relate to you and your bifocals. It seems like more and more I am walking around with my head tilted back, so I can SEE - hahaha! We all love your tangents. I grew up in SoCal and I thought it was hysterical when people would talk about the 'freezing' weather when it was 55 outside. :)
Later gator - xo Pam

Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts by LindaOma said...

Hey crazy one. You sure do tell some good stories (at a time) hee hee. I too have fought the fight with the big screen. I finally had to get computer glasses. They are especially for looking at a distance of 24 - 27 inches in front of your face, so you don't get a neck ache. Best money I ever spend. Of course if you're a dumb ass like me and forget to switch back when you get up to do anything else you are so SOL. Oh well. I love that you are back in the saddle cowgirl. Missed ya. B&G Linda
bachin is when two old hispanic women (HMMMM I seem to know some of them) get together to bach about some other vieja. Si?

Gloria said...

I just did a post on this myself. My husband gave me a huge screen for Christmas for my puter and I'm just getting used to it. You'll get used to it. Enjoy.

oldblackcatboo said...

Congrats on your new computer!
I'm sure you'll love it once you are used to it!
My computer is so old that I think there's a little mouse INSIDE it running on a wheel to keep it going!

Sophia said...

hahaha..funny. I think we all have been there a time or two with our new "toys". :)

Designs By CK said...

Congrats on rejoining us in computer land! I LOVE the larger monitors but the smaller text is hard on the eyes...glasses do help...I KNOW! '-)

Enjoy your new PC & weekend.


SpOOky CK (-:

Abi said...

Hey Georgina! good luck with the new computer and new glasses!!

Janine said...

Dear Georgina,
Faschung or Karneval is in February.
For I life in a town, where Karneval is the feast of the year, I might post something about it.
Have a great weekend

YayaOrchid said...

We also got a new monitor about a month ago. I just took it in stride. After a while, it just blends into the wall like the old monitor. I don't know what it is with me, nothing impresses me anymore. I guess like the Bible says 'there's nothing new under the Sun'. My Son says the new thing coming out is 3D television, but you'll have to wear goofy glasses to see the 3d! Ha! About the only thing that would make me happy would be super duper fast internet....hate how those pages load so s-lo-w sometimes.

I know what you mean about the heat- I'm always sweating and hot, even in cold weather! And this past week I too got some new glass with bifocals- they're called progressive lenses cause you can't see the line division. Yeah! We're getting old! LOL!

Tracy M. said...

Hi Sweetie, as usual a fun post. The flat monitors are supposed to be easier on the eyes. Well now you can watch TV shows and movies on it at least. I do that at work sometimes when it's slow.
Take Care,
Tracy M.