Jennifer Lyon

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
My Wizard

wizard-flamesMy DSL went down yesterday and I couldn’t get it back.  Nothing I did worked…I tried spells, threats, begging, I offered the Internet Gods cauldrons of Appletinis…nada.

Then my husband came home. He spent, oh, ten minutes fiddling with it. And like magic…the DSL started working.

We don’t even know what he did…now that’s some powerful magic!

Hopefully the Internet and DSL will play nice.

And now, to totally change the subject, is anyone else tired of John and Kate Plus Eight? I’d never even heard of this show until the Big News that they might be cheating on each other.

Seriously, do we care?

16 comments to “My Wizard”

  1. Dru
    June 9th, 2009 at 2:35 am · Link

    I don’t even watch the show and I’m soooo tired of them.

  2. Margaret A. Golla
    June 9th, 2009 at 7:42 am · Link

    Don’t watch it. Saw the previews enough to know she’s a bitch and he’s a floormat. Someone really needs to step in and give those kids a real chance.
    My hubster is a wizard, too! It really pisses me off when he does his magic . . . AND it was the exact same thing I had tried earlier. Why does it work for him?!

  3. Erika
    June 9th, 2009 at 8:57 am · Link

    I’m glad it’s not just me. I know it’s bad when my DD makes a comment about it she’s into celebrity gossip. She reads all that garbage.

  4. Silver James
    June 9th, 2009 at 9:10 am · Link

    Who?….Just kidding. Who hasn’t heard of them. I feel sorry for the kids. What a warped view of life they’re going to have when the cameras go away…. *Ify runs by waving scissors* What happens when multiples raised in front of the camera are suddenly *normal* and find true love….? *lassos Ify and throws her in the closet*

    Page Proofs, Ify. Capitalized! Then SOTW! Also capitalized!

    I have a tech guru who can take over my computer by remote control. I have a DH who can sometimes get things under control. I simply curl into a corner and drink Scotch. From the bottle. No ice. *hyperventilates at the thought*

    Bring on those appletinis! *makes note to self to check about appeltini tee shirts*

  5. Kira Daniels
    June 9th, 2009 at 10:19 am · Link

    I’m the pc guru in our house. And I do pc maintenace at my hubby’s biz. But don’t get me wrong, I’m no wizard. I just know a little more than maybe the average. hehe But even I sometimes can’t fix things. But no way am I going to hubby- he can fix anything mechanical but not pc stuff.

    And I’ve only watch Jon & Kate a couple of times. Enough to know it’s to much drama. I realllyyy hateee drama. :P

  6. Jen Lyon
    June 9th, 2009 at 10:58 am · Link

    Dru, LOL! Me too! Never seen the show and I sure don’t want to now.

  7. Jen Lyon
    June 9th, 2009 at 11:00 am · Link

    Margaret, exactly! I did the same thing as my husband! But he just has the touch. However it ws down this morning, and he called and walked me through the steps and we got it up. I THINI it’s something to do keeping everything synced–computer, moden and wireless connection.

    Jon does seem wimpy and Kate driven.

  8. Jen Lyon
    June 9th, 2009 at 11:01 am · Link

    Erika, it was hard to miss when it’s on the front of AOL every single day! Every where I turned…ugh.

  9. Jen Lyon
    June 9th, 2009 at 11:04 am · Link

    Silver….ROTFL….okay is Ify your muse?

    Poor kids, it’s just insane.

    We knew it’d be like this when we bought the new computers. There’s always that period of time when we’re learning. I’m ready to crawl into a bottle of scotch and I’ve never even tasted the stuff.

    But today will be better! Even though I’ve already spent the morning running all over doing the daily crap. I hope that counts as exercise :-)

  10. Jen Lyon
    June 9th, 2009 at 11:06 am · Link

    Kira, can you come and live with me? Man, I wish I had a guru! My husband is pretty good, but he’s an accoutant not an IT guy. I admire that you can do the PC Maintenance!

    I’ll take your word for it that the show is too much drama.

    I just don’t understand the drvie for fame, no matter what it takes to get it.

  11. cecile
    June 9th, 2009 at 11:12 am · Link

    OMG!! Ms. Jennifer… I have been looking for this place for a while now..!!!! Yay, I found it. I know this has nothing to do with your topic… but I have to tell you I LOVE BLOOD MAGIC and sooo am looking forward to Soul Magic!!!!

  12. Jen Lyon
    June 9th, 2009 at 11:17 am · Link

    Hi Cecile, and thank you! I’m glad you found the site! It’s perfectly fine to change the subject. I’m always especially happy when the new subject is that you loved BLOOD MAGIC…you made my day!

  13. Silver James
    June 9th, 2009 at 11:22 am · Link

    Yes, Jen. Ify is my Muse. I created her “Superhero” alter ego at the Super Hero Factory (time suck delux) and she came out the “Impossible Floating Insect.” I posted about it HERE and the name just…stuck. LOL.

    Time for appletinis and/or LIT, margaritas or Scotch? I’ve hit page 118 of page proofs (and page 4 of notes/corrections. *sigh* Luckily, most of them deal with the proper direction of the ‘ mark, hopefully an easy fix, but I use ’tis. A lot. Tedious. Back to work.

  14. Jen Lyon
    June 9th, 2009 at 2:25 pm · Link

    Silver, Ify and her Big Pink Gun are a lot for you to deal with! You probably should skip appletinis and got straight for the scotch!

    How many pages are the proofs? It is tedious, and it’s hard to read for details like that when are natural inclination so to read for story. At least that’s what I struggle with.

  15. Silver James
    June 9th, 2009 at 2:45 pm · Link

    Scary li’l critter, ain’t she? And I’m normally really good at proofing. I did just talk with my editor. She’s “all over” production because those pesky ‘ didn’t go to them pointing the wrong direction. That will speed up my process a lot, not having to make note of every one of those. *note to self, don’t use ’tis, ’twas, ’til every again!*

    Total pages = 286. I’m on 141 so about half-way through. I’ll get there. Things will go a lot faster now that I don’t have to mark every blinkin’ ‘. LOL


  16. Jen Lyon
    June 9th, 2009 at 8:23 pm · Link

    Silver, I’m soooo glad you talked to your editor! You really shouldn’t have to waste time doing that!

    You’re almost there! I always find the second half goes faster for some reason.

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