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Winter Wonderland 
3rd-Feb-2014 02:40 pm
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It's snowing here in NYC. I took a friend's dog for a walk in Central Park; it's an absolutely gorgeous winter wonderland. The dog loves running down the path in the snow and I felt proud that my body could keep up with her at my age.

However I almost had a heart attack the other day when Yahoo updated my My Yahoo page and I discovered they'd gotten rid of all the hundreds of bookmarks that I'd collected over the past 10-12 years including many BtVS sites. There's no place one can call for human contact unless you're a paid member. What with updating the Yahoo email site so that it's hard to save drafts, Yahoo has gone from my favorite email service to my least favorite one. I was driven to friend the Yahoo Customer Care over at FB and was told that my bookmarks will now be accessible in the Yahoo Toolbar which means I'm forced to download that. Once I can get to my bookmarks I'm going to save them elsewhere. All this updating of websites and services is driving me crazy and one day may just force me off the internet entirely (I really doubt it but still...)

OTOH my google-fu is working very well. Back in the 60s I listened to a lot of radio and now that (almost) everything is available online, I began hunting down old songs. I found most of them but two songs in response to the war in Vietnam eluded me for years. A few days ago I found them!!! I'm sharing them in case anyone is interested in what was happening half a century ago (has it really been that long?).

6th-Feb-2014 07:50 am (UTC)
Darn, I can't hear them. I'm on a little 'Notebook' that my sister gave me and it doesn't seem to have speaker facility...oh well, at least I'm online....the park sounds gorgeous, our winter has just been rain rain rain, not even really cold...
6th-Feb-2014 03:28 pm (UTC)
Is there another computer you can hear them on later? Or perhaps the sound on the computer isn't turned on.

Glad to hear from you. I'm reading about all the storms affecting England and I worry.

Now that you have a little notebook will you be online more often? I've missed you.

8th-Feb-2014 01:41 am (UTC)
I might be able to use my sister's laptop when I visit on Sunday.

The storms and floods are mostly down south I think, we're really not affected here in Manchester, we're in a kind of valley, always just wet and rainy, we're known for it, but we're protected by the Pennines thankfully. We've never known such a damp wet winter, it seems never to have stopped raining.

Hope your weather is okay.
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