Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The misplaced post

Yesterday I wrote a new post but I made a mistake (and fortunately nobody noticed). I posted it here but it was a Spanish article (for my blog in Spanish). :-D

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Get Writing, FJ! (LOL)

Hello there FJ and FJ's followers. This is Carmen again. You may remember me from the post just before FJ's last currently published one. I came here because on my dashboard (his blog shows up on mine as does mine on his because we are co-writers or whatever blog calls it) it showed 21 posts (blogger includes drafts) and I hadn't even seen #20 go up yet.

As it turns out, in a kind of +/- situation, FJ has not only 1 but 2 drafts of posts. While I can't fault him for having more than one because at one time I believe I had 7 or 8 (LOL), and it is good he is starting and also being ambitious enough to start more than one, I do say that considering the time draft #1 has been in the pipeline it's time to shit or get off the pot!


P.S. Channel your "inner April 2010"

Monday, November 22, 2010

I'm on Twitter.

Hello, World,
Long long time without writing. Time goes by really fast.
I have a pending post about the 33 miners, I know, and I will try to work in it.
Meanwhile, let me announce you that I'm on Twitter (@fran1more). In (another) future post I will talk about my decision to enter the Twitter world.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Guest Post - Celebrity News

Well hello everybody. FJ has just returned the favor and made me a contributor to his blog so that now I can do guest posts.

My first one will be a short one (relatively speaking - LOL), in the spirit of FJ's own posts. I will however, do more than just shamelessly promote my blog on his like he did on mine.


Anyway, today is the old movie actress Maureen O'Hara's 90th birthday (according to She was in a number of movies with John Wayne for those of you unaware of who she is.

She was also the mother in the classic original version of Miracle On 34th Street with Natalie Wood when NW was a kid.

Also, last week, another old movie actress, Patricia Neal died. I believe it said she was 84. She was the wife of the children's author Roald Dahl (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, James And The Giant Peach) for about 30 years before they divorced

She was in movies like The Fountainhead (which I have seen myself and liked even though it was written by the extreme right-winger Ayn Rand), Hud, Breakfast at Tiffanys, and The Subject was Roses.

The last movie mentioned was done not long after she had a series of major strokes (in her 30's! and while pregnant with her 5th child who was born healthy) and apparently was one of her finer performances.

Check out some of these ladies films. I'm sure you won't be disappointed, especially if you are a fan of old movies as I am.


P.S. My blog's address is

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The loose ring

Today my wife called me from her office (she was alone today) with evident symptoms of panic and crying. She told me she'd lost her wedding ring when she was using the office's toilet (just a few minutes before).
She has thin fingers and I always see her rings sliding in her hand. It was clear the ring fell into the toilet. But my question was even clearer:

"Did you FLUSH the toilet?"

I do know (and she didn't) the toilet has a siphon inside and if you drop a solid object inside, it won't go away. It is at the bottom of the siphon and it could be recovered. But if you have flushed the toilet...

"No, I didn't" she said. "HELP ME!"

Thank God, the ring is still there, I said to myself. But how do you explain this to a woman in state of panic?

"Well hun, listen..."
"WELL, FOR GOD'S SAKE, DON'T FLUSH IT! The ring is still there. I'll try to find a plumber. Don't touch anything. Keep the toilet CLOSED and wait for my call. Bye."

While I was thinking how to solve this new and weird problem (I have never put my hand inside a toilet, so I didn't suggest that solution to her and I prefered a plumber's help), she called me back, and said she'd inserted her hand into the toiled and rescued the ring. Well, she has a smaller hand than mine, so the idea was a success.

Have you ever lost an important object like a wedding ring? Does a ring slide easier along female fingers? My ring is not tight in my finger but it cannot slide by itself.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Testing post from other account

This is just a test.
I'm writing from my other (Spanish) blogger account (as a guest).
It seems I found out how to do it.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I've got a new job!

When last summer (at the southern hemisphere) was ending, I wrote a post mentioning a horrible day when I was fired from my previous job and a megathrust earthquake hit the country.

Finding a new job was difficult because almost all job offers I'd seen required skills and experience in very specific topics (and the employers didn't give me the chance to learn the tools demanded). I am an engineer not a skilled programmer so I'm not an expert in a specific tool, but I am able to learn quickly, build from scratch, and analyze (and solve) problems.

A month ago my wife and I were invited by senior marriages, whom give speeches at the church to couples who want to be married, to attend the next event. We went there, introduced ourselves (and I mentioned I was unemployed) and gave our marriage testimony. After that, a guy (called Sergio) who was there, asked me for my CV. I sent to him via email (as I'd done with many people).
Next week, Sergio called and offered me a job. He invited me to a restaurant to talk about this topic. He said he has a small company and needed one engineer able to develop software for the iPhone.
Wow! It sounded very interesting. But I told him I hadn't had experience developing software for Apple products. He said that was not an obstacle because I could have a first step to learn the necessary tools. That was my opportunity. I accepted inmediately. I've never shaken hands so enthusiasticaly.
I started the next day, downloading a lot of books related to the iPhone. (I don't have any Apple products). Then I set up a borrowed MacBook and my work begun.

Beginnings are hard but I'm really happy. I'm going to learn a lot of new things and experience. And guess what. I like the MacBook more than my (Windows) notebook.