Friday, January 29, 2010

Playing with browsers

When I first got my Mac mini, I used the browser that comes with it, which is Safari. It's a nice, fast browser. However, I always used Firefox on my PC, and that's what I was used to. Besides, there's a toolbar add-on for Firefox for the Swagbucks search engine; the only way I could use Swagbucks on Safari was to add it as a favorite. Because that's not nearly as handy, I found myself forgetting to use Swagbucks; hence, I wasn't building up points nearly as fast as I like.
So I installed Firefox, only to find out it is noticeably slower. I went back to Safari.

This morning I visited the Swagbucks website and saw that they now have a toolbar for Safari, so I installed it. The trouble is, it's a big ole flashy toolbar; I'm not sure I like it, but I'll try it for a day or two.

Why am I boring my readers with all this? Because I have absolutely nothing else to blog about. We can't get even a tiny break from winter this year. We normally sneak in an occasional motorcycle ride during the winter months, but the Gold Wing has been standing idle in the garage for weeks with a trickle-charger giving it life support.

Thank heaven for the bird feeder outside my window; it's been a real bright spot in my life. I have a pair of woodpeckers visiting every day now; yesterday I saw some sort of big ungainly gray bird stopping by. Finches are coming around regularly, and so are the snowbirds (juncos). I've decided I don't care much for the snowbirds; I found out they are a type of sparrow, and I do believe it; they poop everywhere. Snowbirds, go away! And to think I dragged my Christmas tree out there for them. I've seen cardinals a few times, which is surprising considering there aren't any big trees close around the house.

I'm trying to cut back on Sadie's food; she's put on quite a bit of weight lately. She's always had a hearty appetite, and she's very active. But somehow, middle age (isn't five years old considered middle age for a dog?) has done to her what it does to most of us. It's hard for me, though, to walk past her dish and see it empty... so I'll get just a handful of Science Diet and put it in her dish, just for a snack. She'll run over and gobble it up, then look at me as if to say, "That was a nice appetizer; now where's dinner?"

I know the feeling.

I'm also playing with templates this morning, so bear with me.


Leilani Lee said...

As I was in the grip of insomnia last night, I was thinking about you and your procedure and the thought occurred that it would have been perfect for you to have posted "before" and "after" pictures of yourself so we could all see the transformation. LOL. Apologies if 15 other people posted the same thing. Hope you are healing well.

Donna said...

The doctor did take pictures before, and I'm sure he'll take "after" shots today when I visit him; he had to send pictures to the insurance company before they'd cover the surgery. I wonder if he's going to give me copies of the pictures? Doesn't matter, I wouldn't show them to anybody except Cliff! I did take pictures of myself the first day, with all the bruising. But that's just for me to look at and remember. As far as I can tell, I'm doing great. We'll see what the doctor has to say today.

madcobug said...

I hope you get good news at the doc's today. Hopefully some better weather will come your way soon. We are supposed to get some heavy rain today. Have a nice day including the doc's visit. Helen

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I used internet explorer for years but am now using firefox at home and love it. Have fun playing and hope all goes well at the doctors. 'On Ya'-ma

Astaryth said...

Are you looking for something particular with your template?? I ask because if it's something I can help with, just give a yell or drop an e-mail. I do all the fiddling over on my blog that you've seen over the years, including making my own headers/backgrounds. I've helped others with their blogs over the years, and usually it's pretty easy, just some css/html fiddling.