Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What I've Been Up To

The mind boggles. I've been incredibly industrious lately in a totally non-productive way. I know, I know - that's not quite logical. Welcome to my world!

I've been playing around with Facebook. What a very different experience it is from Blogger! Since it doesn't seem to work too well with Internet Explorer, I downloaded Firefox. My goodness! All of these new formats to learn!

As if that wasn't enough, I signed up for a trial subscription for ancestry.com. I soon discovered it doesn't work too well with Firefox. What a complicated world we inhabit! The effort was worthwhile, though, since I have found several census entries for my family going back several generations on the maternal side. It gave me chills each time I found a record for a household that I knew to belong to my ancestors.

Over the long weekend, I read People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. It was a good read, and gave me food for thought. One of my favorite books, Year of Wonders, is by the same author. I read her Pulitzer Prize winning tome called March some time ago. It was not an easy read. I had ordered March from Amazon, and they sent me a copy signed by the author, which is kind of neat.

I've seen 2 movies over the last several days: Doubt and He's Just Not That Into You. Also managed a ridiculously overpriced dinner out at a fondue restaurant. Incredible what they charged us to cook our own supper! That was a ONE TIME ONLY experience. No need to repeat it.

So there you have it, industrious in a non-productive way. Guess that's my way of saying that the housekeeping has suffered in the pursuit of my hobbies.


mommanator said...

sounds like you been fun busy!
who needs housework anyway!

Anonymous said...

For the life of me, I cannot get into Facebook. It's just way too much work foror my tastes.

Merci said...

Well, the HOUSE needs some housework, but I could live without it!

Citizen of the World-
I'm taking a very casual approach to it. I don't need a frenetic adventure in social engineering to take over my time online. I doubt I'll ever fully understand Facebook because I'll never invest the time.

mommanator said...

Merci- I am glad to know you had trouble with internet explorer and facebook. I thought it was me I do have a hotmail account so was glad to see it did go thru there.
I have enough really to keep up with emails and blogs but enjoy FB sometimes, can see all my relatives all over the world. actually hooked up with a cousin & family in England I haven't heard from in many years. SO am glad for that and the pics. I get to see nephews and nieces that live in Alaska & Oregon which I would never see otherwise. So it's a good thing unless of course it keeps ya away from housework TEEHEE!

Virginia Gal said...

What did you think of Doubt? I really liked it!

That is so funny you went to a fondue restaurant, my friends and I are thinking of going to one ourselves. I'll check the prices beforehand.

Merci said...

I can see the uses of Facebook. I don't think I'll ever become fully immersed in it, though.

Virginia Gal-
Doubt left me in doubt, which was, I suppose, the point! I really appreciated the fine acting, and I keep thinking about it, so I'd say it's a good movie. They didn't give you enough information to know the truth. I keep thinking about possible back stories and character motivation. In the end, I guess that's what leads us to make unwarranted judgments,huh?

The fondue place was OK, I just can't see me becoming a regular. I go out to get AWAY from cooking! And it really was outrageously expensive, but that's Atlantic City for you.

Joe Tornatore said...

i'm hearing a lot of talk about Facebook but i am hearing they want to sell your informaiton to advertisers, is that right?

Merci said...

I think they've revised some of their policies because of complaints, but Facebook does appear to be largely about growth advertising.