Thursday, February 23, 2006

Not much, you?

Next year, I will go to Spa. Next year, I shall recognize the telltale signs and realize Spa is happening far enough in advance to make reservations, or at least arrangements. I have a fiber-event-shaped hole in my soul.

There have been woodpecker calls around the edges of my yard that I have thought might be pileated woodpecker, and distant, unconfirmable sightings of birds retreating steadily the closer I get to the binoculars. This morning,there was something bigger than a nuthatch out the bathroom window, and I grabbed the binoculars just as it flew around the house and settled in decent sight off to the east. The Pileated Woodpecker is a very fine bird. Mine was apparently a female (no red in the moustache) and looked healthier than the one in the picture. They are about the size of crows.

I need to knit, too. Lack of dedication.

Does any of you have a PDA? Preferably not a Palm? because I have EarlyAdopted my way into a place with no one who knows much who will explain to me what I got when I fell foolishly for the lure of a Plastic Pal Who's Fun To Be With. I didn't think it was that early an adoption. It may just have been a stupid purchase.

We had a power failure last week. My clock radio, which may or may not be an alarm clock, too, is hard to set. I keep forgetting how. So it has been wrong since I moved her. In one the rare BENIGN jokes of fate, when the power it returned, the clock was in two minutes of being right. I should not get used to this.


mamacate said...

Yup, I've got a pocket pc. I felt like an early adopter too, which is odd, because a DECADE ago, I was a real early adopter with a palm. That is to say, they kind of suck. On the other hand, I was able to connect to some random wireless network at the post office today to look up someone's address. So that was good. Let me know if there's anything I can answer, though my answer might well be "yeah, that part sucks." Risa has one too and is much smarter than me with tech stuff, and is even going to program some knitting stuff for it. So maybe not a total loss.

There was a you-shaped hole at spa too. Just saying.

Laurie said...

Yeah, your spirit wandered the SPA halls and meeting rooms, refusing to answer any entreaties. I thought I had pissed you off, until someone said you weren't there. Oh.

Those pileated guys are something. I had never seen a woodpecker that big. And noisy. And bold in these here parts.

I have a four year old Palm Vx that is busy dying. I have to get a new one, as my professional life depends on it.