As much as I try to write and move this blog forward, new and weird issues continue to challenge me. I’ve been sick for a week now with high fever and chills with a lot of body ache. Not only that, my desktop got infected with some virus and trojans which keep directing my browser to agoga.com. What frustrates me more and more is that none of the spyware programs I have downloaded are able to clean this shit out and the pc has almost come to a halt. It just freezes when I try running ad-aware or spybot – search and destroy. I recently restored one of my friend’s computers because she was having the same problems and thought now that I did it once, it should be a breeze to return my own pc to some restore point but it wouldn’t work on my pc.
The restore shuts the pc and even restarts but the message comes up saying No changes have been made to your computer. And a strange thing I noticed is that there are restore points only for the last three months, nothing before that. I’m running Windows XP, SR2. I also have a Dell laptop that is starting to heat up to temperatures beyond 200 degrees! So, I haven’t been turning that one on fearing it’ll just blow up on me one of these days.
So, frustrated with the situation, I decided to start painting again (again, coz I had completely stopped painting when I started blogging). Here are a couple unfinished oil paintings I did this week. Of course every time I spent some time on these, the fever went up to 102°F but it definitely eased my anxiety.
This is a copy of course from a very famous French Artist 1841-1919) Renoir’s painting of a woman reading. Here is the original
The flowers in a vase is also a famous painting but I couldn’t find who it is from. I am copying it from a single sheet that’s been cut out from a magazine. These are far from finished yet but something I thought of sharing.
This exercise also brought back memories of the days when we didn’t have computers to communicate with each other, or internet to do research on just about every topic. I thought about expanding this article into a list of things you can do when there is no pc or internet available, but truthfully? I get tired of those instructional posts in just about every other blog. On this blog, we will stick to informal conversations about things to do when there is no internet or when your pc doesn’t work. And of course if you know how to get rid of that ugly agoga.com thingy, please please let me know.
I’m writing this from my brother’s laptop as my pc continues to freeze with every click, so I may not be able to reply to your comments right away but would love to read them.
Reminder: The 161th edition of carnival of healing will be posted this upcoming Saturday (Oct. 25th). So if you want to to be published, please send it it before Friday (Oct 24th).