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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

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I have always been a technology geek and what is called an "early adopter". I am careful about what I do buy in keeping abreast of the latest and the greatest. I went with VHS and avoided the other machine (What was that called?).

With computers, I started with the Vic-20, then onto an Apple, IBM, Hewlett Packard, and now Dells. I have always gotten around to the latest OS from Microsoft. In fact, I was a beta-tester for Windows '95. I am not sure that I want to get Vista....

It did take me a few years to getting around to blogging. It started as therapy and now I find it a great outlet for my sarcastic humor, musing about my life, and for some political activism. After joining a web-ring, I "came out" of the "mental" closet and have blogged about living with Bipolar Depression Type II.

I am not a regular diarist about my daily life and my ups and downs. Most of my Bipolar Planet friends do share their day to day lives. They struggle with medications, insomnia, and the challenges to their sanity. We all understand the cycles, the quest for stability, and the stressors that disrupt our stability.

We all have some sort of psychiatric cocktail of medications to help us cope with the "muggles", as our South African friend calls the folks without our particular gifts and self-awareness. We look to each other for support. We care. We understand.

Anyway, by now those that stubble upon my not-so-humble rants, will see that I like WIDGETS. Please forgive this fascination, however, I plan to from time to time add another, subtract some, and try to avoid multiplying them and slowing the whole sum of my blog's download.

I'm having fun. Isn't that an important part of the journey? You bet your widget!

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