When I was little, we used to have a black and white Zenith television about the size of a Mini Cooper. And in case my children are reading this - no, there weren't any dinosaurs lurking outside our windows.
Two great things about TV in those days. The first was that watching it was a treat because most of our time was spent outside running around the neighborhood with a gazillion other kids exercising that most wonderful of muscles: our imaginations. The second was that whatever went wrong with it could usually be corrected by delivering a sharp whap to the side of its cabinet.
Few things I've had in my life since could be so easily and satisfyingly repaired.
Like my camera. Last weekend, I received more cards for Calling All Cards for Breast Cancer. Two intriguingly plump envelopes arrived from Kristen Hallenbeck and Kim Galea over at My Sketch World, and I couldn't wait to open them. I carefully emptied the envelopes and lined up the cards on my dining room table, each one cuter than the last. Wow - these two ladies' cards are amazing! I charged my camera battery and then snapped pics of each stupendous card. But for the life of me, I can't get the images moved from my camera down the cord and into my computer.
I've tried whapping a few things more than once. No dice.
So tomorrow, I'm going to bribe the IT guru at my office to take a look at both the camera and my computer. I think it's rather ironic that when the black and white TV from my childhood was beaming us images of the Green Hornet and Ed Sullivan, this 23 year old wasn't even a glimmer in his mother's eye.
In the meantime, I encourage you to exercise your imagination muscle and picture even more lovely cards added to my gallery up yonder on the right. Kristen and Kim: I apologize for not having your lovely creations in there yet, but I'm working on it.
And please check back here. I don't care how many things I have to whap, we'll have pictures posted one way or another!