My then boyfriend who is now my husband and I were living together. We converted the living room of the delightful little house we were renting into our "office/music room". I had one side of the room for my home office which consisted of my computer and 5 printer/fax/scanners. The other side of the room was conveniently sized for the boyfriend's computer and music equipment.
My Dell computer died. Boyfriend was strictly a mac guy and I had used his computer some and liked it, so we ordered an iMac for me. When it arrived, the first thing I noticed was how simple it is to plug something into it. One step (plug in) and the printer could be used or the iPod as opposed to three or more steps with the Dell.
It took a little adjusting and experimenting with the iMac to learn how easy it is but each step during the learning process boyfriend would cheer me on with "Way to go, TechnoBabe", or "You rock, TechnoBabe" each time I learned and used something on the new computer.
While we were living in that house I decided I was ready to have a blog. I had been surfing blogs for about six months and liked so many of them and felt the urge to investigate the blogging process from the blogger side. I did not have confidence in my writing ability, but I felt sure that blogging would be enjoyable for me. We talked about what name I would want and that just wasn't as important as what would be in the actual blog. Boyfriend suggested TechnoBabe and that was already familiar and comfortable for me so that seemed a natural choice. And then I added Adventures because I have had enough adventures in my life to fill ten lives and the adventures are still filling my life.
It didn't occur to me what the reader's impression would be. Some kind people have left comments on this blog voicing their surprise when they learn I have grown children and grandchildren. I have just been bee bopping along writing in my little hippie blog and not realizing that I had not made it clear that I am a mom and grandma.
Traveling around reading various blogs is a good experience. Some blogs are such beautiful pieces of art. The headers on some blogs are gorgeous and sometimes I think, Hey, that could be my little blog. I could update and turn it into a sophisticated artful blog and change the name to reflect the development. But I am sentimental. My boyfriend who is now my hubby helped me pick the name. I like a clean look on this blog. I have had so many changes in my life so it is strange that I prefer to keep something like it is. My first post was September 4 2006. During that time I changed the background once and appreciated the beauty of the background, but felt it took away from the simple look I want here.
We are each attracted to specific blogs for our own reasons. The fact that some people are reading my blog is a delight and warms my soul. Thank you.
Note: TechnoBabe is five years old in the picture.