Roots are not just in gardens..

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In fact I’ve been out of touch because my darling desktop had a virus that is really hard to find, much less get rid of. It all started when I walked away from my monitor after exiting the web to grab a cup of café.
As I poured the steaming bliss of black liquid into my faded Hawaii’ tourist mug I heard the sound of voices and music coming from the front room. I thought well that’s weird the dog isn’t barking yet it sounds like there’s a car out in front of the house.
So like any other early riser, I took a sip of my warm brew and headed for the noise that was polluting my morning. After walking the short distance from coffee pot to front door, the voices had stopped. I peeked out the front door all the same, only to find a chipmunk diving into…

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Roots are not just in gardens..

In fact I’ve been out of touch because my darling desktop had a virus that is really hard to find, much less get rid of. It all started when I walked away from my monitor after exiting the web to grab a cup of café.
As I poured the steaming bliss of black liquid into my faded Hawaii’ tourist mug I heard the sound of voices and music coming from the front room. I thought well that’s weird the dog isn’t barking yet it sounds like there’s a car out in front of the house.
So like any other early riser, I took a sip of my warm brew and headed for the noise that was polluting my morning. After walking the short distance from coffee pot to front door, the voices had stopped. I peeked out the front door all the same, only to find a chipmunk diving into my ‘magic carpet’ bushes. I sipped some more of my steamy morning bliss and oddly enough the sounds started again. Still looking out side window of the door, I turned slowly and followed the sound.
Holy Monkeys! The sound was coming out of my headset. Now I was sure I was off the net. I checked anyway. Nope, not on line.
I put on the head phones to listen more clearly, it was random advertising and only partial. then it stopped for a good long while. So I ignored it, thinking it was some weird fluke. BIG MISTAKE!
Days passed and random music or commercials would play while on the net or off. It was annoying at the least and invading at its worst. Honestly who wants to listen to half an advertising while your in a middle of WOW Scenario trying really hard not to get your retro paladin obliterated…again. OY!
So I did the only thing I could do. Run thru a series of checks on the desk top. Started with double checking the firewalls and then running the MacAfee, twice. Ran Spy-bot and a number of other free virus hunters, if you will. Then there was silence. Only like Doctor Who’s Silence it popped up when I wasn’t looking and reared its well dressed ugly face again. Talk about wanting to scream.
Next I went to researching. I read articles from sites like pc world and the like. That’s when I learned of the ROOTKIT. It’s an incredibly annoying bug, like a rash and a bad penny. Just when you think its gone, tada, its back again.
It took several tries painstakingly going thru each and every file and sub-file , running anti virus after deep cleansing anti virus before I finally found the bugger. YES! YES! YES!
It was like a the heavens opened and the TARDIS came offering a vacation in Pompeii and a sonic screwdriver as a souvenir.
Finally, my desktop if free of this disease, this fly in the ointment. WOOT!

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Spring is here…

It’s a Saturday and I’m looking forward to something a little different. Instead of the tackling housewife duties, such as laundry and tub scrubbing, the guys and I are going to the movies. WOOT!  Oh, but you don’t know who the guys are, do you? Let’s remedy that.

The first guy in my life is a charming individual with a stocky bod, bald head and brute strength. I thinks it stems from his 27 years of being in the Marine Corps. I’ve been attached to him for almost 23 years… as his Mrs.  He’s a gamer of course. First person shooter games is his niche.

The second guy in my life is long and lanky, with a messy head of hair and bad aim (when tossing dirty clothes in the hamper). Another Gamer of course but not just, first person shooter, but like me, he enjoys RPG both on-line and off. He’s my high schooler. Who hates to admit it but, he plays Magic the Gathering… with his Mama.

So now that you know who they are we can move on to the plan of the day.  The movie we plan to watch is Hunger Games, so exciting. I love to see what cinema decides to do with book based story lines. The movie was sold out last week, so we have a contingency plan. I won’t jinx it by spelling it out unless it comes to pass.

After the movie this sunny Spring day will be filled with activities running from a meal on the river and  an evening of World of Warcraft. WHOO HOOO! I’m working on achievments for  my level 81 Retro Pali.  Speaking of W.O.W.; I’m looking forward to  “Mists of Pandaria.” The new expansion introducing Pandarians is both refreshing and  an OMGeezers happening in my book.

All for now, my lanky boy and my Marine are anxious to get a move on. Sooooo may all your weekends be met with peace of mind and adventures at your finger tips. 

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EEK MONDAY!!

Just realized everyone is off today, HOORAY! so I slept in and still manage to rise before the rest of the household. Pulled on my mukluks and did the morning thingy and made for the kitchen ASAP. Aaaaah Coffee, Darn can’t brew, forgot my Mr.Coffee turned in its epitaph, total bummer so …Instant it will have to be. BEEP BEEP goes the micro and out comes the sweet smell of WAKE UP brew.
I run down my to do list in my head as the coffee warms my hands, feet and everything inbetween. Then I chuck the list and declare this Monday to be a second sunday. Do nothing, except soak up silence as i sip my coffee while the family slumbers a bit more. Then play some W.O.W. !!! and tend to the family needs of meals and conversation and did I mention clean socks and oh yeah a button on my boy’s coat. Darn that to do list manages to creep up … Geez i need a TARDIS!

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