My computer arrived a few days ago and I have been madly installing everything I need on it and getting used to the big screen again and the difference in colour. I really love it and am very happy with how it’s going at the moment. The only bummer was it didn’t come with PowerDVD. I was going to buy the new version but Dad had a copy, so that worked out well. I uploaded all of the photos I had taken on my new camera (which was around 500 images) and when I realised it was over 1gb I laughed nervously thinking how quickly my hard drive will fill up and how sweet the idea of an external hard drive sounds. But after I did get a pile of new goodies I don’t want to be squealing out for other things as well, at least not right now. 😉
I had a idea hit me today. Like it was whispered into my ear and I know it’s something I should have done a long time ago. I was swooping files between computers and out of the blue I had this sudden erg or snap of a thought “I should get a book of my poetry published”. Not one that would be sold or on a market value but something for my family and friends that I could give away to those that were interested. I wouldn’t have to go to a publisher or spend a huge fortune, LuLu is a fantastic self publishing company that I believe will suit my needs perfectly. The idea of this endeavour is really to give myself more confidence and be able to see myself in print and share it with those in my circle. Poetry is something that comes very naturally to me and I literally have hundreds of poems on my computer and scattered around my room. It may be a challenge to find the right poems to place in the book and work out how they are ordered, but it will be enjoyable and certainly a big learning experience.
I have started watching Big Brother again. I don’t know why I feel dirty for admitting that, and now I must leave because it starts in two minutes.