Friday, July 11, 2008

10 blogs I missed when offline

What a crazy move! We finally find our dream house, the one you spend your life wishing for. AND it takes 10 days to get cable and Internet!!!! Our family is tech crazy. We have our cable, wireless router, itouch and use the Internet day and night. We dream in 0 and 1's. I mean what is left.....we talked. Surprising it was wonderful, we unpacked, played music too loud(no neighbors), talked and giggled. Well finally back online!!

I missed so much when being off line. Thank goodness Abbie kept me informed. There are ten sites I can't live without!

10. The first site I visit everyday is the comic For Better or Worse. I live for Elizabeth the teacher, Mike the writer, and April the teenager. I get my daily dose without having to get the newspaper.

9. I am a news junkie. I want to know the latest up to the minute news and weather. My favorite is CNN and Wkrn weather for Nashville weather. I carry an umbrella in my pocketbook in case of rain. I do try to check out the site to plan my day!
8. I went crazy without my e-mail. Oh my goodness, I can't believe how my mail I missed. Since we changed our provider I have to try and save my old e-mail as well. I can't live without my e-mail.

7. Lately blogs have been my life. I love to read the magical words of others. I find it peaceful to know others with cochlear implants and deafness have the same experiences I do. It is a kinship. Our community that accepts us because we are who we are - CI, hard of hearing, deaf, Deaf, ASL, oral, parents, child and just us. My site I use to keep inform of all my favorite blogs is DeafVillage.

6. I admit it, I love gossip. I love celebrity gossip more! Give me my Perez Hilton and TMZ! It took hours to read 10 days of gossip. I am finally up on the birth, DUI arrest, and who is dating who. I'm a junkie, I know. Did you know Madonna is getting divorce???

5. To know me is to understand from August to January(allstars in February) I am a football junkie. I watch NFL network, I know all the players on Tennessee Titan. I can quote stats. I really understand the game! I live for football!!! Tennessee is my team!! Keith Bullock is my player. Love defensive lineman!!! I also keep up on Foxsports, NBCsports, CBSsportline, and NFL online. I am one serious fan!

4. My CIs have brought me to a place I never knew was around. I am finding all kinds of places to learn and explore. I love to read(can't comment since I have explorer and have to download firefox), hearing journey. It is a wonderful place for shared experiences. This site does not pass judgement, but allows for experiences and questions.

3. There are several blogs that I just can't live without. I need my daily dose of humor, laughs, and tears. David at Living in Cone Silence and Abbie at Bionic Women. I also love my Tennessee gals, Laurie at Dance with Sound and Jennifer at Surround Sound. Us Tennessee gals stick together. Also need some Italian spicy views with Jodi at American Mom.

2. I like to visit information blogs as well. I check in on Let Them Hear Foundation. They provide such a valuable resource. Hearing Exchange is amazing for ideas and information. The more you look the more you find.

1. My number 1 favorite site that I had to do without for 10 long whole days is yahoo messenger. Oh, my what a long wait to chat with my buddies. I need to add to my buddy list.

So now that I am online.......I need hours no make it days to catch up!!!! See you later.....


Anonymous said...

Jeff Fishers always give me a nerve when I see his team playing against my blue and white team. He's a king of tricks.

Good to see you back and glad you're about settled with your new home. How's your foot now?

Valerie said...

Jeff Fisher is the king!!! And we will win straight out this year!

My foot is good. I decided to leave in the metal object since it requires surgery to remove it. Not worth the trouble the doctors keep telling me.

Missed you too Lane

Laurie said...

Yay! You are back! I know you are loving your new house! It was so much fun seeing you and I smile when I see our pictures!

Abbie said...

Thank goodness you are back! :) I've missed you so much even though we were texting each other. It is not the same :)

Val said...

HAHA, You are too funny...and no I didn't know about Madonna.
I'd definitely have withdrawls going that long w/no internet. I believe I'd visit some friends or the local library!

Valerie said...

I went to the local coffee house. I even went to my classroom, but guess what they disconnected the the whole school over the summer. I thought I was going to cry. It is not the same as sitting in front of your computer at home.

Rachel said...

Glad to hear that your move went well! I know how awful it feels when we are away from the internet for several days! Internet is seriously my crack.

Denise Portis said...

Hey! I found your blog thru Laurie's blog. This post really tickled my funny bone, as I have gone thru "withdrawals" of a sort when not able to access my internet, blogs, email, etc.

I wonder if the internet means MORE to people with hearing loss as the communication "playing field" is leveled to that of our hearing peers? (Things that make ya go... Hmm?)

Keep up the good work!

Shari/"Whiger" said...

Hi, just checking the CI blogs.

I'm glad that your 10 day/10 blogs or sites you missed are getting caught up.

Getting the CI on Jyly 23. Yikes.

Tiffani said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love summer, too! I miss the days when we had no responsibilities for three whole months! haha


Anonymous said...

Valerie - Nice to see you up and running again! How exciting to move into your dream home! That is fabulous!

As always I thank you for taking the time to do what you do. :) I learn so much from other people and the sites they frequent. I shal check out "Better or Worse", I do not recieve the paper, I will check this out for aome "heart warming chuckles".

I am not a sports fan although I will actually be watching some tv soon I am sure once the Olympics start up.

Do take care!


Anonymous said...

ps. I may never learn how to spell check or type tright...sighhhhhh


David said...

So glad to see you back!
Thank you so much for you warm kind comments!
It means so much to me!


Paula Rosenthal said...

Valerie - thanks so much for your kind words and link to HearingExchange. Like you, I love sharing my experiences and all the research and news I gather. Love your blog too!