#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Pyramid Report and Other Stuff

DARNED IF THIS COMPUTER DIDN’T MESS UP AGAIN.

This morning I got to try out my meditation pyramid for about 20 minutes, and it was….wonderful.  I am sensitive to energy, and I experienced a level of relaxation and peace, for sure.  In fact, I wanted to stay right there for the rest of the day.  :)  (Not an option, of course, since, as usual, I have miles to go before I sleep.) I can’t wait to meditate again–I’m even thinking of sitting under it while I write.  I’ll keep you updated.

I’m starting THE MARRIAGE CHARM on Monday morning, and I’m so excited about the story.  Today, however, I’ll be going out to lunch with my beautiful daughter, Wendy, and over the weekend, I plan to make artist trading cards, putter, and listen to podcasts and audiobooks.  Or read.  Or cook.  :)

The new contest will begin on Monday, so be sure to comment.  The rules are the same as always: two winners will be chosen at random from the comment section, and their names will be announced on the blog next Friday.

If you’ve been a part of the community for a while, then you know I have a fascination with gadgets.  Well, I have found the gadget to end all gadgets–a 3D printer!  (I also have a pen.)  This technology just blows me away–I was waiting around for it to be introduced and, imagine my surprise, I was having a stone set by a local jeweler, and he showed me a plastic mock-up of the final ring.  When he told me his designer had actually printed the object, I almost went into Gomer Pyle-mode and whooped, “Well, gollllllllleeeeeee!”  Staffers Jenni and Kat, being much (much) younger than I am and up to date on all things computer, informed me, with amused tolerance :), that 3D devices had been available for a while now.  They even showed me a pen online, and I watched the thing in action on Youtube, spellbound.  After all, I’m a Baby Boomer; I’m still trying to understand color television.  My generation thought the transistor radio was an incredible invention–a major wow.  (Zounds, Batman!  The thing was small enough to carry around in one’s pocket or purse and it didn’t even need to be plugged in.  Talk about amazing!)

Well, I immediately started thinking about the possibilities–this tendency being my blessing as well as my curse–and before that day was out, I’d gone to Amazon.com, found the pen, and one-clicked.  Since I’m also inclined to think big–blessing/curse again–I started looking at actual printers online.  WOW.  If you want to be amazed, head on over to Youtube and watch the things in operation. 

Many such printers are expensive, with a capital E, but I found one at a fairly reasonable price on eBay and ordered it. 

I’m hoping to try out the pen–I have to wait for the printer to be hooked up by a competent computer person, which I am not–this weekend.  I’ll be sure to tell you all about it if I do.

Well, my friends, that’s a wrap. 

Stay curious.

 

 

 

22 comments to “Pyramid Report and Other Stuff”

  1. Ruby Norwood
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      · May 16th, 2014 at 3:08 pm · Link

    I am so glad your pyramid is working for you, and all the other gadgets you have purchase. I haven’t heard gollllleeeeee!! in a long time. you just made my day with that word, and believe me I think you keep us all curious….



  2. Virginia Horton
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      · May 16th, 2014 at 3:30 pm · Link

    I will be interested to find out about your pyramid works on long turm. And that printer sounds awesome. I don’t keep up with electronic thingys but my son does. He knows all about how these things work. i am a little old school myself.



  3. Carol s
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      · May 16th, 2014 at 3:45 pm · Link

    I have heard about 3d printers. They sound amazing. Maybe you could write a book about a man printed out on a 3d printer. Use a little magic and bring him to life. That would make a very unusual story.



  4. Lois Rotella
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      · May 16th, 2014 at 4:06 pm · Link

    It sounds something out of this world. I have trouble with an ordinary printer. I don’t understand computers. I am from the the baby boomer era also. I always need help with electronics.

    Have a wonderful weekend with your daughter and have fun doing your crafts.



  5. Betsy Nulton
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      · May 16th, 2014 at 4:17 pm · Link

    Our architect has one on those wonderful printers fantastic to get an idea of what a project will look like finished.

    Have a fab weekend!



  6. Gloria
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      · May 16th, 2014 at 4:35 pm · Link

    More later, when I have more time to take it all in, but…did you announce this week’s winners and I missed it somehow?



  7. Linda (Lindy) Park
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      · May 16th, 2014 at 4:40 pm · Link

    Boggles my mind!



  8. DIANA E
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      · May 16th, 2014 at 5:04 pm · Link

    I’ve heard about these printers but just can’t wrap mt mind around it. Have a great weekend, Linda. Blessings.



  9. Ann Bartholomew
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      · May 16th, 2014 at 6:30 pm · Link

    Who woulda’ thunk we would have 3-D printers! My first experience with a printer was a mimeograph printer when I began teaching in 1970. I often wore that purple stuff on my hands an clothes all day. Enjoy your new technology!



  10. Marilyn Fish
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      · May 16th, 2014 at 7:21 pm · Link

    I thought I lost you! After not receiving email for a couple of days , I phoned customer support and found out my email company was sold and the new email company moved me to a new server. With that resolved, I still was not receiving your blog. I checked my iPad and found you in my Junk File! That will never do! I played tech detective, made some adjustments and now you are coming through just right. I just could not get along without your friendly blog and your fan comments.



  11. Norma Stanforth
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      · May 16th, 2014 at 10:11 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, i am glad that your pyramid is working out i hope it continues to work out for you. I know my bracelets has helped me with some of my strenght and balance so i thank you again.
    I tried to look up the 3D device and i couldn’t find it.
    I hope everyone has a great and blessed weekend.
    As always your friend,
    Norma



  12. Nadine Spradlin
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      · May 16th, 2014 at 10:35 pm · Link

    I saw a 3D demonstration on TV , it will blow your mind , to think that something can be made that way. Please let everyone know what you make . Have a great week-end . keep smiling makes people wonder what you are up to.



  13. Gloria
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      · May 16th, 2014 at 10:39 pm · Link

    I was watching This Old House Hour last year, I think it was, and they used one of those 3-D printers to show exactly how the house would look. It was amazing.

    And, I partially read, just the other day, that it could put the make up industry out of business. Since I didn’t read the whole thing, I had a weird thought…Would people stick their head in something and it would print make up on their face????? :-D

    I guess we will live and learn.

    Have a geat weekend, Linda, and everyone.



    • Gloria
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        · May 16th, 2014 at 10:40 pm · Link

      Should that be…Makeup?



  14. Rita Crofoot
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      · May 16th, 2014 at 11:46 pm · Link

    Wow, you are light years ahead of this older than baby boomer, I can’t imagine owning a 3 d printer, still have mouth open about what they can do…. plastic guns??



  15. Juanita Rice
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      · May 17th, 2014 at 1:15 am · Link

    3-D printers…Now that’s something I have to look up! :)



  16. Valdi M
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      · May 17th, 2014 at 9:13 pm · Link

    Plastic guns that would not be picked up by the x-ray at an airport. Color me walking!!! I have no trouble doing anything I want on my computer even though I am also a Baby-boomer. I just call me granddaughter. :) After all I paid for that fancy education why shouldn’t I exploit it. She is going to find the 3-D printer for me. I am curious to see what it can do..



  17. Linda Holmes
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      · May 17th, 2014 at 10:23 pm · Link

    I still have one of these transistor radio. I would take it with me everywhere. I would take with me when I went out bike riding when I was a kid, and bring it with me when I was in high school to listen to the Cubs games. It also came in handy one day when we had some bad weather come. Turned it on just in time to hear we had a tornato warning (saw it too). I won’t forget that day.

    Well that all for now.

    Linda



  18. Joyce M.
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      · May 18th, 2014 at 11:12 am · Link

    The technology advances are amazing, by the time it reaches the consumer it’s obsolete and newer models are ready to come out.



  19. Deborah Nelson
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      · May 18th, 2014 at 11:40 am · Link

    Oh my gosh!! A 3D printer. I also love gadgets (don’t get me started!!) You must keep us updated :-D



  20. Teresa Wilson
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      · May 19th, 2014 at 9:52 am · Link

    I too am amazed at the techno wonders of our world so I chuckled with total understanding on how you felt. It reminded me of the day when as a “present” for my birthday several years back, my boss (while I was working at Kennedy Space Center on the space shuttle program) arranged for me to spend some time in the cockpit of one of the space shuttles as it was in the hangar being readied for its next trip into space. As I sat in the Commanders seat I contemplated in disbelief that I was actually sitting in a vehicle that I watched with my own eyes lift into space, docked with the space station and returned. OMG! Talk about feeling amazed at technology!
    You go girl! Linda!! There’s a whole world of possibilities for each of us if we only dare to dream big enough! :wink:



  21. clare helsley
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      · May 19th, 2014 at 10:59 am · Link

    Love your blog; I need a Pyramid–Have difficulty meditating.

    Clare



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